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Prince Planning Paisley Park Parties This Weekend

“Sometimes It Snows In April,” and sometimes the Purple One shows up to “Play in the Sunshine” at Paisley Park in March. Prince is planning a big party at Paisley Park this weekend called “Paisley Park After Dark.”

03/27/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. This weekend we have events that will get you outside, have you sipping a rare beer and even save you some money with a huge warehouse sale.

03/27/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Jillian Michaels Before Her ‘Maximize Your Life’ Tour

She’s been called the leading authority in health, wellness and fitness in America — and this Saturday, you can see her live.

03/26/2014

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Curiocity: MN Actor Returns Home For ‘Othello’

When Peter Macon walks down Nicollet Mall, he can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. A few decades earlier, he walked the same path on his way to work — at an art supply store that no longer exists.

03/25/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Get So Attached To Television Characters?

When Aarica Johnson of Lino Lakes tuned into CBS’ “The Good Wife” last night, she saw one of the last things she’d expected – the death of a major character in the show.

03/24/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Particle Fever’ Review

Particle Fever is a science documentary that, once it gets going, feels almost like a thriller. In it, director Mark Levinson follows a handful of physicists, both theoreticians and experimentalists, who are deeply invested in what the biggest, most intricate tool in human history can tell us about the universe.

03/24/2014

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

In a few weeks, the MSPIFF starts up and everything else goes out the window. So if you’re looking to wrap up some loose ends — like, say, Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1 — do so as soon as possible.

03/24/2014

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Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Kip Moore Added to ACM Fan Jam Lineup

The three 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year finalists — Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore — have now been added to the bill of the ACM Fan Jam on April 6, joining Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan.

03/24/2014

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Pete Seeger Celebration Planned In St. Paul

Musicians will gather in St. Paul in May to honor Pete Seeger on what would have been the renowned folk singer and political activist’s 95th birthday. The concert — called “For Pete’s Sake: Celebrating Pete Seeger’s 95th Birthday” — will be held May 3 at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. Seeger died Jan. 27 at age 94. The singer-songwriter was known for such folk classics as “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” ”Turn, Turn, Turn” and “If I Had a Hammer.”

03/22/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Nymph()maniac: Vol. I’ Review

If you were afraid Nymph()maniac was going to be nothing more than pornography masquerading as art-house, don’t worry. The sex doesn’t come off as steamy or exciting as much as raw, monotonous and sort of funny.

03/21/2014

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Merle Haggard Getting ACM Award & a Tribute Album

The legendary artist will receive the Crystal Milestone Award during this year’s ACMs. Haggard is also the subject of the upcoming tribute album “Working Man’s Poet,” featuring many top country stars.

03/20/2014

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CBS Reveals Season Finale Airdates

Fans of CBS’ top programs should get their calendar’s ready for the season finales, and even a series finale, coming up in the next several weeks.

03/20/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Divergent’ Author, Actor Pick Their Factions

Veronica Roth, the author of the book series, was in the Twin Cities a few weeks back to promote the film’s release along with actor Ansel Elgort, who plays the brother of the film’s chief protagonist. WCCO had the chance to ask them to both sort themselves, and here’s what they told us.

03/20/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, and it’s also the beginning of March Madness. WCCO is your headquarters for all the NCAA action. Plus, a fresh flower display to chase our winter blues away. Natalie Nyhus has this week’s best entertainment bets.

03/20/2014

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Curiocity: Macy’s Flower Show — The Secret Garden

It’s safe to say that this year – more than ever – Minnesotans need a taste of spring. And while we’ll have to wait a few more weeks before the weather matches the changing season, winter weary residents will soon have a place to escape.

03/19/2014

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Cook St. Paul To Open In Former Serlin’s Cafe Space

Their motto — good food, good service, no frills. Cook St. Paul opens April 17 in the former Serlin’s Cafe space and they’re hoping to show the neighborhood they’ve got the same values as the old digs.

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Macy’s Flower Show: The Secret Garden

After a blustery winter comes the renewal of spring and the famed Macy’s Flower Show® with Gardens by Bachman’s where fantasy and discovery await at Macy’s downtown Minneapolis store. From Sunday, March 23 through Sunday, April 6, The Secret Garden, the theme of this year’s floral extravaganza will offer spectators a peek behind the magic and majesty of lush landscapes.

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MOA Expansion Renderings

Crews are breaking ground on the Mall of America expansion on March 18, 2014. Here are some renderings of what you can expect to see there soon.

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BoneYard Kitchen & Bar Opens In Uptown

The people who brought you Crave, figlio, Union and more is now bringing a contemporary twist on Southern cuisine to Uptown. Its newest concept, BoneYard Kitchen and Bar, opened to the public on March 7.

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CSI: The Experience At Mall Of America

Based on the top-rated CSI television series, CSI: The Experience is a challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction that places guests in the role of crime scene investigators as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries.

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Best & Worst Dressed At The Oscars

Natalie Nyhus shared her best and worst dressed picks from the 2014 Academy Awards. And, for those keeping score, asymmetry is so out.

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