New York Times media columnist David Carr died of complications from metastatic lung cancer, according to autopsy results released Saturday. Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner’s office, said the autopsy shows heart disease also contributed to his death.
Minnesota filmmakers are being invited to submit entries to a new shorts program at this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival Minneapolis-St. Paul. The festival is looking for films by or about people with disabilities that explore and celebrate diversity. Minnesota filmmakers of all abilities are welcome.
While fashion has managed to remain the focal point of New York Fashion Week, there are still a few key events that grabbed everyone’s attention.
Apparently, Minnesota’s up all night to get lucky … and listen to “Get Lucky.” A lot. As reported by our sister station 104.1 JACK-FM, Minnesota’s favorite musical act during the last year was none other than the French house duo Daft Punk.
This week, an acclaimed rapper wasn’t pleased with a GRAMMY decision and a late night staple will be looking for a new host soon.
To call Beloved Sisters a romantic, historical epic about a threesome with a German poet is wrong. While the scenes are set gorgeously, with meticulously detailed costumes and props, and the story centers on the possible love life of the monumental Friedrich Schiller, there lacks a certain something when the characters’ passions flare and fists meet the table. The silverware rattles, but not much else.
A movie coming out this Valentine’s weekend has a lot of people talking, and whispering.”50 Shades of Grey” is based on a book series about a sexual relationship between a man and woman. One local group is taking a national stand against the film. The Minnesota Child Protection League has turned their website into a pledge site.
The official after-party for the Grammy Awards was a tribute concert for Stevie Wonder, airing Monday, Feb. 16th.
The Minnesota History Center is opening a new exhibit on Saturday: Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, which will remain open until April 26. This is the first comprehensive retrospective exhibit of an important American artist.
The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since the recent push to reestablish diplomatic relations, the orchestra announced Thursday.
It needs to be someone who can poke fun at a presidential election, but who also understands what’s at stake in an election.
Jon Stewart will be stepping down from his post as anchor of “The Daily Show” later this year, Comedy Central announced Tuesday.
Sony and Marvel/Disney are finally bringing Spider-Man and the Avengers back together.
Minnesota fans of R&B singer Chris Brown will have to wait longer or travel further to see the performer, as he has reportedly canceled his Target Center concert. Brown was scheduled to play at the Minneapolis venue in March as part of his “Between the Sheets” tour.
With the Academy Awards still looming large on the horizon, it’s hard not to post up a handful of nominees again this week. A few of the big contenders — such as Birdman, Selma, Boyhood and American Sniper – are showing at several metro screens, and the Oscar-nominated shorts are also still going strong over at the Lagoon and the Riverview.
The Dave Matthews Band will be bringing its Summer Tour 2015 to St. Paul this summer. On Monday, Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation made the announcement, saying the Dave Matthews Band is set to play at Xcel on July 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.
A few Grammy nominees with Minnesota connections won golden gramophones on Sunday night, but the biggest Minnesota winner of all was presenter Prince, according to the reception on Twitter. Prince was on hand to present the album of the year award, which many expected to go to either Beyonce or Sam Smith.
See the full list of winners at this year’s GRAMMYs.
Here’s a rundown on “Take My Hand,” and why it’s part of the GRAMMYs program.
as all of us save one now know that we are not Taylor Swift’s date to the GRAMMYs
The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards has a long list of duets planned for the big night, but it’s who Katy Perry’s sharing this stage with this Sunday (Feb. 8) that has people talking.
While the majority of this year’s big Grammys are expected to go to people as far-flung as British crooners Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, or Australian songstresses Sia and Iggy Azalea, there are a few categories with candidates much closer to home.
Minnesota was well-represented in one of the first Wheel of Fortune episodes this year.
Brandon Kimbler of Blaine and Deb Tharaldson of Brooklyn Park somehow ended up on the exact same episode.
Mandolinist Chris Thile of the band Punch Brothers says hosting “A Prairie Home Companion” is like “getting to be Luke Skywalker.” Thile will substitute for “Prairie Home” host and creator Garrison Keillor on the public radio show Saturday and Feb. 14 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
Call it, #GrapeGate light. On Wednesday, I told you about Mashable, the website that named the most iconic movies shot in each state. And for Minnesota, they picked the 1995 comedy, “Mallrats.” Well, negative reaction came faster than you could say “Chasing Amy.”
“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.
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!
The 2015 Oscar Nominations were announced Thursday morning, including lots of nominations for “Boyhood,” “Birdman,” and “The Imitation Game.” See all the contenders in the top categories here.
The stars came out in full force at the 2015 Golden Globes, and some brought A-game glamour to the red carpet while others chose duds that were … well, duds.