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Minnesota Orchestra Plays In Cuba For 1st Time Since 1930

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.

05/16/2015

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Twin Cities Jazz Festival Set June 25-27 In St. Paul

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.

05/16/2015

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Mpls. City Council Votes To Allow CenturyLink’s Prism TV

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.

05/15/2015

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Big Bird’s Biggest Fan Is A Kid From 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.

05/15/2015

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Bob Dylan To Play ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ Tuesday, May 19

Bob Dylan hasn’t been on “Late Show” in 22 years.

05/15/2015

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This Week: Lindsay Lohan’s Community Service & Letterman’s Final Three

This week, one mean girl needs to finish some community service and a late-night host is ready to say his final goodbye.

05/15/2015

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Guests Announced For Letterman’s Final Three Shows

The final broadcasts will feature appearances by Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Eddie Vedder and Letterman’s historic final “Late Show” broadcast on May 20

05/14/2015

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Local Music Tap: ‘France Camp’ LP Release @ 7th Street Entry

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.

05/14/2015

Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment Chairman, presented its 2015-16 prime time schedule today (May 13) at Carnegie Hall, followed by a tented party at Lincoln Center. Photo: Robert Deutsch/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

2015 CBS Upfronts: The Major Takeaways To Know For Fall TV Viewing

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.

05/14/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

With the recent rainy forecast, a lot of us are hoping it dries for the weekend. There’s so much to do outside!

05/14/2015

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CBS Unveils 2015-2016 Line-Up With 7 New Shows

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.

05/13/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Preps For Trip To Cuba

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.

05/12/2015

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It Ain’t Easy Being Big Bird, New Film Shows

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.

05/12/2015

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2016 GRAMMY Awards To Be Held On Monday, Feb. 15

The ceremony will be held on a Monday rather than its usual Sunday.

05/11/2015

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Prince To Live Stream Concert For Baltimore

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.

05/09/2015

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Trip To Cuba Represents Minnesota Orchestra’s Revival

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.

05/09/2015

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Local Music Tap: Walker’s ‘Summer Music & Movies’ Lineup Announced

The Walker Art Center has your outside music and movie needs covered this summer – all for free.

05/08/2015

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Tina Fey Strips Down To Her Underwear For Last Letterman Appearance: Watch

Tina Fey wanted to give David Letterman something as a goodbye gift. It turned out it was the dress off her back.

05/08/2015

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This Week: There’s More 1D Drama & Hip-Hop Beats The Beatles

This week, there’s more One Direction drama and apparently hip-hop is bigger than the Beatles.

05/08/2015

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Shania Twain Adds 2nd Twin Cities Target Center Show

Shania Twain has added a second “Rock This Country” Twin Cities tour date at Target Center.

05/07/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

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.

05/07/2015

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Andrew Zimmern Pitches ‘Snowbate’ Tax Renewal At Capitol

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.

05/06/2015

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‘Flavor’ Restaurant Event To Benefit Kids, Low-Income Families

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.

05/06/2015

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Prince Announces ‘Rally 4 Peace’ Concert In Baltimore

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.

05/06/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Returns To Cuba, First Visit Since 1930

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.

05/05/2015

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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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