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Sara Pelissero

sara boyd3 Sara PelisseroSara Pelissero joined the WCCO web team in August of 2009. You can read her stories on wcco.com and check out her Curiocity column, which focuses on food, entertainment and theater.

Sara grew up in the Twin Cities, in the northern suburbs of St. Paul and attended Mounds View High School before venturing into Wisconsin for college and work. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, studying print journalism and working at the student newspaper, The Spectator. During that time, she interned at the local paper in Eau Claire before heading off to Washington, D.C. for an internship at The Washington Post.

After graduation, she completed an internship at the Green Bay Press-Gazette, before accepting a full-time position. For more than two years, she covered local government — and the Green Bay Packers, of course — for the newspaper before heading back to Minnesota.

Sara was a graduate of the ThreeSixty program in 2001 and now serves on its advisory board. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Tom and their adorable dog, Doug.

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Sarah Brightman

Earlier this year, powerhouse singer Sarah Brightman put plans in motion to become the first recording artist to venture into space. Brightman said her passion for space exploration began when she was a little girl, watching the very first moon landing on her family’s black-and-white TV.

10/16/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Tribes’ Actor Stephen Schnetzer

It’s been called one of the best new plays of the year. And so far, it seems Twin Cities audiences agree. Tribes, now playing at the Guthrie Theater, is the story of a young man born deaf who’s raised in a loud, opinionated, sometimes misguided family, who has never learned sign language.

10/15/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Michelle Gayer, Part 2

She makes some of the best pastries in town, is on the receiving end of critics’ highest praise and has spent plenty of time rubbing elbows with culinary legends and celebrity chefs, alike.

10/15/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Michelle Gayer, Of Salty Tart

You likely know her name because of the countless number of accolades she’s earned for her top-notch pastries. But what you may not know about Michelle Gayer is that she’s kind of a badass.

10/09/2013

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Curiocity: New Foods At Xcel For MN Wild Season

It may not feel like it, what with 80-degree temperatures this week, but hockey season is upon us. As the Minnesota Wild prepares for its opening night on Thursday, the cooks of Levy Restaurants at the Xcel Energy Center are busy cooking new creations for fans.

10/01/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘Wicked’ Is Spellbinding, Magical

Turns out, Dorothy, from ‘The Wizard of Oz?’ Nothing but a trouble-making farm girl that ruined everything. That’s right. We were lead to believe she was nothing more than an innocent, naive lost child from Kansas, just trying to find her way home somewhere over the rainbow. But we know better now.

09/20/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Wicked’s’ Leading Lady

One of the most popular and beloved musicals is coming back to Minneapolis. Wicked begins a six-week tour on Wednesday at the Orpheum Theatre, following three highly successful runs in the Twin Cities since 2006.

09/17/2013

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Blake Shelton

If there’s one thing that every country star needs, it’s a good guitar strap. And if there’s one thing that Kimberlie Gilbertson knows, it’s how to make a solid, sturdy guitar strap that not only fulfills its intended purpose, but is specially designed for the musician lucky enough to wear it.

09/12/2013

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Curiocity: Sea Change Chef Jamie Malone’s Wild Year, New Nordic Menu

To say it’s been a crazy year for Chef Jamie Malone would be quite the understatement. Not only was she a semi-finalist for the coveted “Rising Star Award” from the James Beard Foundation but she was named one of the Best New Chefs by Food & Wine and hand-selected to the brand new culinary board for the Norwegian Seafood Council.

09/11/2013

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gifts For Michael Bublé

When Michael Bublé comes to town on Wednesday, he’ll be greeted with a custom Bublé tour hockey stick, plus a little surprise.

09/11/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Vincent Francoual, Part 2

A French chef living in Minnesota who’s known for a burger? It’s certainly not the way Vincent Francoual would’ve predicted it but as he plans a celebration for his restaurant’s 12th year in business, he certainly can’t complain.

09/10/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With Camila Alves McConaughey

She’s a mother, a model, a designer and a wife to a superstar husband. So, it’s easy to see why Macy’s wanted Camila Alves for their brand ambassador.

09/09/2013

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Curiocity Review: Mumford & Sons’ Rock, Restraint Doesn’t Disappoint

During a slight lull between songs, Mumford and Sons looked out across the sold-out crowd of the Xcel Energy Center and asked a simple question: “Where were you in (2008) when we played the 400 Club to 12 people?”

09/05/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Vincent Francoual

It was roughly 16 years ago that Vincent Francoual, a native of France, moved to Minnesota. But before he arrived, he had one important question – where is Minnesota?

09/03/2013

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gifts For Mumford & Sons

When one of the hottest bands in the world comes to Minnesota, they will be leaving with a personalized gift from one of our oldest companies. Mumford and Sons will play at the Xcel Energy Center on Sept. 4 and they’ll have four custom-made bags from Duluth Pack waiting for them when they do.

08/29/2013

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