The Minnesota Orchestra is making history this weekend, becoming the first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since the announcement to renew relations with the country. The orchestra performed Friday night in a packed Havana theater of 2,000 people as part of their International Cuba-Disco Festival.
New Orleans piano great Dr. John and Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton are among performers scheduled for this summer’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul. The 17th annual festival runs June 25-27 in and around Mears Park in St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood.
Minneapolis residents will now have a new option for TV cable, marking the first time the market’s had cable competition in nearly 40 years. Minneapolis City Council voted to allow CenturyLink to provide a cable service in the city. The service — called Prism TV — will be the first wire-line TV service in Minnesota.
Growing up as a kid with special needs, Nick Bertsch didn’t get invited to birthday parties or sleepovers. Making friends was tough, yet that didn’t stop him from becoming a close friend to one of TV’s most iconic characters: Big Bird.
Bob Dylan hasn’t been on “Late Show” in 22 years.
This week, one mean girl needs to finish some community service and a late-night host is ready to say his final goodbye.
The final broadcasts will feature appearances by Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Eddie Vedder and Letterman’s historic final “Late Show” broadcast on May 20
There was once a time (Tuesday) when a web producer/local music blogger decided to preview an album release show for a local casual punk band — and was blindsided by their truly remarkable (and beautifully, humorously confusing) responses to his questions. This is his (my) story.
The 2015 CBS Upfronts happened yesterday, live from Carnegie Hall in New York City and revealed the upcoming slate of new programming for the network.
With the recent rainy forecast, a lot of us are hoping it dries for the weekend. There’s so much to do outside!
America’s most-watched network has unveiled its 2015-2016 line-up, and there’s a little something for everybody with the announcement of seven new shows and 22 returning series.
Wednesday morning, a big group of Minnesotans will board a flight from Minneapolis and head to Havana, Cuba. The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since President Obama announced plans to restore relations with the country in December.
In 1964, Muppet master Jim Henson picked the young puppeteer Caroll Spinney to don an 8-foot-tall bird suit for an educational children’s show called “Sesame Street.” Forty-five years later and more than two decades since Henson’s death, Spinney is still the man inside that yellow-feathered puppet, recognized the world over as Big Bird.
The ceremony will be held on a Monday rather than its usual Sunday.
The unrest in Baltimore has inspired Prince to write a new song. On Sunday at 8:00 p.m., he’s holding a “Rally for Peace” there to show his support, and he’s live streaming the audio of the concert for free.
When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba this week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the United States and the Communist nation, but also healing for an acclaimed ensemble that was “almost destroyed” by a long and bitter lockout.
The Walker Art Center has your outside music and movie needs covered this summer – all for free.
Tina Fey wanted to give David Letterman something as a goodbye gift. It turned out it was the dress off her back.
This week, there’s more One Direction drama and apparently hip-hop is bigger than the Beatles.
Shania Twain has added a second “Rock This Country” Twin Cities tour date at Target Center.
We are working for the weekend. It is Mother’s Day weekend and there are a lot of fun activities to do with mom! But we begin with a party even the dads would enjoy.
Minnesota lawmakers got a visit Wednesday from a well-known celebrity chef and food writer lobbying to save the “Snowbate” tax credit for production companies. Andrew Zimmern greeted House members, some of whom took selfies with the famous chef.
A one-of-a-kind restaurant event is taking place next week that brings attention to kids and their nutrition. It’s called Flavor and it benefits the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
Minnesota music icon, Prince, has announced he’ll play a major concert in Baltimore, Maryland. The event, called “Rally 4 Peace”, comes as racial tensions in that city continue to boil over after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
The Minnesota Orchestra is preparing to make its first visit to Cuba in 85 years. The orchestra, led by music director Osmo Vanska, will perform two concerts next week at the International Cubadisco Festival.
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.
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.