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Good Question: How Much Do Artists Make From Music Streaming?

Chalk up another victory for the talented Taylor Swift — she wrote an open letter to Apple Music, calling them out for not paying artists for their music streamed during a free trial period, for their new streaming service. But how much do artists make off music streaming, anyway? Good Question.

06/22/2015

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Club: Lil’ Wayne Opted Out Of Show After Entourage Refused Safety Check

A downtown Minneapolis club says it’s in the process of issuing refunds to concert-goers after rapper Lil’ Wayne opted not to perform Sunday night.

06/22/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra To Perform ‘Celebrate Cuba!’ Concert

The Minnesota Orchestra is continuing its musical exchange with Cuba. After performing in Havana in May, the orchestra is holding a “Celebrate Cuba!” concert next month.

06/20/2015

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This Week: Trump Runs For President & Stamos Gets Arrested For DUI

This week, a mogul and reality star is running for president and a 90’s sitcom star is arrested for a DUI.

06/19/2015

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The Filmmaker Who Won Sundance Made The Movie For His Dad

When director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon started work on “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” the film that went on to conquer this year’s Sundance Film Festival, bagging both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize, he didn’t think he’d put a dedication to his late father at the very beginning of the movie.

06/18/2015

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Comic-Con 2015 To Kick Off With CBS Blockbuster Programming

This year, CBS will be presenting its own blockbuster programming with shows like “Zoo” and “Limitless” as well as a special reading of William Shatner’s autobiography.

06/18/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Loews’ Apothecary

ne of the hottest parts of the Twin Cities dining scene right now: hotels. For years, hotel bars and restaurants were afterthoughts, and had trouble getting locals in the door. But in DeRusha Eats Thursday morning, we meet the St. Paul Chef trying to change that at a Minneapolis hotel.

06/18/2015

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Twins Blog: ‘Damn Yankees!’

It’s fair to say there’s no love lost between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. However, that rivalry (and hatred) goes well beyond the Twins’ days at the Metrodome and even Met Stadium.

06/18/2015

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Watch Now: Julie Chen Hosts ‘CBS Summer Preview’

Julie Chen hosts “CBS Summer Preview,” the networks’s first digital special highlighting its original summer programming, now available on demand on multiple platforms.

06/16/2015

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Como Town Amusement Park’s Newest Attraction: Tiger Trax

Como Town Amusement Park is debuting its newest attraction — Tiger Trax. The family-friendly roller coaster was created by SBF Group in Italy. It was shipped overseas, travelled thousands of miles via train and semi-truck, and recently arrived at Como Town.

06/16/2015

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Movie Blog: 10 Best Movie Fathers Ever

It’s been a few years since I ran down my top 10 lists for the best and worst movie mothers. And until now, it never occurred to me to put together a list of their […]

06/16/2015

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Movie Blog: 10 Worst Movie Fathers Ever

Though I found myself struggling to come up with a shortlist of candidates as compelling as the collection that formed the distaff side, the horror genre alone ensured that there would be no shortage of contenders.

06/16/2015

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Janet Jackson To Perform In Concert At Target Center

Janet Jackson is returning to Minneapolis, the city she loved enough to shout out during that break in “Escapade,” this November as part of her just-announced concert tour. Miss-Jackson-if-you’re-Nasty’s Unbreakable World Tour is making a stop at the Target Center on November 1.

06/15/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (June 13)

Don’t hit that snooze alarm on Saturday. Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak have a full weekend’s worth of happenings to share with you.

06/13/2015

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‘Live From New York’, ‘The Farewell Party’ Reviewed

A history of “Saturday Night Live” that isn’t afraid to dive into the show’s issues of diversity and identity, “Live From New York” is a compelling and effectively moving portrait of a program than in 40 years has gone from being an avant-garde game-changer to an American institution.

06/12/2015

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Seth Meyers Says He Was ‘Queer Bombed’ In Minneapolis

Every month, the local event organizer Flip Phone orchestrates an LGBT “takeover” of a nominally straight bar in the Twin Cities. And last week, former “Saturday Night Live” performer and current late-night TV host Seth Meyers was caught up in the festivities.

06/12/2015

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This Week: ‘The View’ Adds Raven-Symone & Iggy Azalea Gets Replaced

This week, there’s a new co-host in town and a rapper’s homophobic tweets get her replaced.

06/12/2015

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Excelsior’s ‘Art On The Lake': Art & Autism

Cars, cityscapes, and streets those are the staples of artist Thaddeus Jameson’s work.

06/12/2015

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Minnesota Festival Memories: Town N’ Country Day

Summer weekends are filled with festivals. This Sunday there is a fun one going on to celebrate June Dairy Month in River Falls, Wisconsin.

06/12/2015

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Canterbury Park Cancels Ostrich Races Due To Bird Flu Scare

There is some breaking news out of Shakopee that is sure to ruffle some feathers. Canterbury Park officials have announced that ostriches will not take part in this year’s Extreme Race Day — the park’s most popular event of the year.

06/11/2015

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10 Great (Or Very Ungreat) Music Videos Featuring Athletes

Athletics and energetic music go hand in hand. They’re both things that just take over your body. The former makes you acutely aware of your physicality, and the latter (when it truly hits you in […]

06/11/2015

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Local Music Tap: Mpls. Concert Benefits Musician Recovering From Near-Fatal Crash

A group of Minnesota musicians are banding together to help a fellow Twin Cities musician recovering from a near-fatal car crash.

06/11/2015

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Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

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Getting To Know Ruby Rose, ‘Orange Is The New Black’s’ Australian Newbie

Ruby Rose, an Australian television personality, is breaking into one of this culture’s streaming phenomenons, “Orange Is the New Black.”

06/11/2015

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Chris Hemsworth Will Be The Guy In The All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’

Hemsworth, a.k.a Thor, will play the receptionist in the film. #whoyougonnacall

06/11/2015

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2015 Emmy Nominations

“Game of Thrones” earned a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations, but there were big nods for “Mad Men,” “Transparent,” and “Better Call Saul.” Here are the top nominations.

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World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2015

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, was the winner of the World’s Ugliest Dog contest.

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Wacky Fashion At Met Gala

Big names turned out in New York City last night for the annual Met Gala. But even bigger than the names were the fashion choices.

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