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Don’t Forget To Wear Green: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Begins Tuesday Evening

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is Tuesday, and WCCO’s own Jamie Yuccas will be the celebrity grand marshal. Festivities will include floats, bands, walking units, and several new entries. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on Nicollet Mall, between 11th Street and 5th Street.

03/13/2015

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Movie Blog: ‘Friday The 13th’ Ranked, From Worst To Best

It isn’t so very often that we get two Friday the 13th months in a row. You don’t have to be superstitious to perk up whenever the fateful date approaches. You might just be a fan of some of the cheesiest, least frightening horror movies ever made, the Friday the 13th franchise.

03/12/2015

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Movie Blog: This Weekend’s Best Bets

Since there was no “This Week’s Best Bets,” there’ll be a “Weekend’s Best Bets.” So while you’re out enjoying the spring-like temps, consider popping by one of the events listed below. They include a DVD and estate sale, as well as back-by-popular demand screenings of Godard’s latest, “Goodbye to Language.”

03/12/2015

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‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Snags A May 2017 Release Date

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” will blast into theaters on May 26, 2017, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced at a shareholder meeting Thursday.

03/12/2015

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Will Ferrell To Appear In 5 Arizona Spring Training Games

The comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday. He will play for all 10 teams involved, HBO and Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.

03/12/2015

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Johnny Depp Injured While Filming ‘Pirates’ Sequel

Johnny Depp is no stranger to injuring himself on set—while filming The Lone Ranger, he nearly got trampled by a horse—but the actor’s latest incident happened off set.

03/12/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Top Entertainment Bets

It’s Thursday and that means many of you are already working for the weekend! We have ideas on how to fill up your calendar.

03/12/2015

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Michele Bachmann Appears In Latest ‘Sharknado!’ Movie

Michele Bachmann is finding new work in our nation’s capital. She’s no longer a political member of Congress, but she plays one in the latest version of “Sharknado!” A picture of former Minnesota congresswoman Bachmann shows her filming outside the White House on Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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Local Tap Talk: LynLake Brewery

After what seems like forever, the Lyndale Theater’s empty, barren space is leased and is now home to a new brewery. LynLake Brewery opened to the thirsty, hip masses in Uptown on Oct. 10, 2014 just in time to the last bit of warm sunshine on its rooftop.

03/11/2015

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Local Music Tap: 2015 Rock The Garden Lineup Announced

We now know who will play this summer’s two-day festival at the Walker Art Center.

03/11/2015

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke perform onstage during the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict Likely To Alter Music Business

A jury’s verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines” won’t just be felt by the singer’s pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.

03/11/2015

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Getting To Know James Corden, The New Face Of Late Night

James Corden may not be a household name (at least in the United States), but he will be very, very soon.

03/10/2015

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Willie Nelson & Family Coming To Mystic Lake

Country music legend Willie Nelson and Family are “On The Road Again” and are traveling to Minnesota to take the stage at Mystic Lake Casino in May.

03/09/2015

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Northeast Minneapolis Ranked Best Art District In U.S.

USA Today’s “10Best” website cited the many annual events in the area centered around the Northrup King Building, including the spring Art-A-Whirl, the fall Fine Arts Show and November’s Art Attack.

03/07/2015

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Movie Blog: ‘Human Capital’ & ‘Road Hard’ Reviewed

Director Paolo Virzì’s multi-sided moral fable Human Capital took home the Best Picture award last year from the equivalent of the Italian Oscars, managing somehow to best Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty, which happened to bag an actual Oscar. While Virzi’s film isn’t half as good as Sorrentino’s, it must be said that “Human Capital” is pretty, gripping and has the aura of greatness, even if it does come off a little too much like another Oscar winner, 2006’s Crash.

03/06/2015

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Local Music Tap: Mary Bue Album Release @ Turf Club

A Duluth-based pop rock songstress is headed to the Twin Cities to release her newest album, “Holy Bones,” at the Turf Club Tuesday.

03/06/2015

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Harrison Ford Survives Crash-Landing On Golf Course

The doctor who helped treat Harrison Ford after his vintage plane crash-landed on a golf course says he found the actor slumped over in the cockpit but conscious. Spinal surgeon Sanjay Khurana was golfing next to Santa Monica Airport when he saw the plane “belly flop” and rushed to the fairway where it came to rest.

03/06/2015

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This Week: Jared Leto Is Blonde & Chris Brown May Be A Dad

This week, blondes are taking over and there may be a new celebrity daddy.

03/06/2015

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Nickelback Postpones Tonight’s Concert

“Too Bad.” Nickelback will perform “Someday” soon in the Twin Cities, but “If Today Was Your Last Day,” the rock band’s fans would be left asking “What Are You Waiting For?” Nickelback were scheduled to perform at the Target Center in Minneapolis Friday evening.

03/06/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Steel Toe Brewing

We decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. Next up is St. Louis Park’s expanding tap room, Steel Toe Brewery.

03/05/2015

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Report: Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash

The actor Harrison Ford is reportedly in critical condition after he crashed a small plane Thursday afternoon on a California golf course.

03/05/2015

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‘Manchurian Candidate’ To Make Opera Debut At St. Paul’s Ordway

Take a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villainess evil enough to rival Lady Macbeth. The enduring result is “The Manchurian Candidate,” first as a novel, then two movies and now — an opera.

03/05/2015

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Releases First Photo As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone Film

The photo reveals Gordon-Levitt dressed in Army fatigues, not looking much like the Snowden most of America pictures.

03/05/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Skyway Golf, Auto Show & Music Expo

The weekend is approaching, and if you don’t have plans yet, you’re in luck. WCCO This Morning has you covered on affordable fun for the whole family in Working for the Weekend.

03/05/2015

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Shania Twain Bringing Her ‘Final’ Tour To Minneapolis

She’s still the one. And she does impress us much. One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, announced on Wednesday her first North American tour in more than 11 years. She also announced it was to be her final concert tour.

03/04/2015

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2015 Academy Awards

“Birdman” was the top winner at the 2015 Academy Awards, winning best picture and best director. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash” also earned multiple awards.

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Puppy Bowl XI Starting Lineup

Forget the Patriots, ignore the Seahawks. The REAL competition this year is between Drew Carey, Pepper, Faulkner and the rest of the starting lineup for Puppy Bowl XI. See them all here!

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