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Kling To Debut New Work At Minneapolis’ Open Eye

Storyteller and playwright Kevin Kling debuts a new work at Open Eye Figure Theatre in Minneapolis next month. “Hammer, Anvil and Stirrup” marks the eighth year in a row that Kling has created a work for the Open Eye stage.

07/26/2014

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#Trending In Entertainment: The “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Trailer, Comic Con, And Adam Levine Is Married

This week one trailer was too hot for TV, it’s Christmas for nerds, and Twitter mourns the marriage of a celebrity.

07/25/2014

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CBS Connects With Fans At Comic Con 2014

No, it’s not Christmas yet, but for many it feels like it as San Diego Comic Con starts.

07/24/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s the last weekend of July, and there is absolutely no shortage of great things to do as summer gets ready to move into its final stretch. Here are three great suggestions to get you started.

07/24/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Drive-In

At the Long Drive-In in Long Prairie, Minn., the show starts at sundown. But most people have already been here for hours, according to projectionist Dan Hilsgen. “If you guys walked around tonight and you’ve seen some of the stuff where the families are sitting in the back of the truck, they’re all sitting together,” Hilsgen said.

07/23/2014

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‘Late Show’ With Stephen Colbert To Stay In New York

Good news for New York! Late Show with Stephen Colbert isn’t going anywhere.

07/23/2014

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Local Music Tap: Minne Fest Returns For 2nd Year

Minne Fest is returning for its second year this weekend in Minneapolis. Now, it features two days of music and a new location. The event – hosted by MJG Productions — is meant to promote local music, art, businesses and projects all while raising money for Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota.

07/23/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Helen Anker, Guthrie’s ‘Eliza Doolittle’

Few shows need less introduction than “My Fair Lady.” Small wonder few seats are available at the Guthrie Theater, where British actress Helen Anker is charming Higgins and crowds alike as the effervescent Eliza Doolittle. WCCO had the chance to speak with Anker. Here are some excerpts.

07/22/2014

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NCIS Star Pauley Perrette Issues Hair Dye Health Warning After Severe Allergic Reaction

NCIS actress Pauley Perrette is warning fans about the dangers of hair dye after suffering a severe allergic reaction to her trademark ink-black color.

07/22/2014

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FX Plans 2nd Season Of ‘Fargo’ TV Show

FX is taking another trip to “Fargo,” where the cast is changing but some of the characters are not. The network announced Monday that it has renewed the series for a second season with new actors, time period and crime.

07/22/2014

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A Talk With The ‘Human Cannonball’

David “The Bullet” Smith Jr., 37, holds the Guinness World Record for the “greatest height achieved” after being launched from a cannon at 85 feet 4 inches. On Saturday July 26 at Canterbury Park, he’ll show spectators exactly why he holds that record.

07/21/2014

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Logrolling Makes Mpls. Aquatennial Debut

It’s the opening weekend of the 75th Minneapolis Aquatennial. From water to food to music, there’s something for everyone – and new this year is logrolling. A Minnesota company will be providing free demos for anyone who wants to give it a spin.

07/19/2014

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Lowertown Guitar Festival Returns To St. Paul

The Lowertown Guitar Festival returns to St. Paul next month. The free day of outdoor music will be held Aug. 9 in downtown Mears Park. McNally Smith College of Music is holding the second annual event. Last year’s inaugural festival drew nearly 2,000 people.

07/19/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Hellion’ Review 

It’s unfortunate that this film had to go up against Boyhood. That 12-years-in-the-making, coming-of-age colossus is my most anticipated movie of the summer, and it comes out the same weekend as Hellion, which is also a film about growing up. It’s also unfortunate that Hellion is a bit hit-or-miss.

07/18/2014

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Zach Braff Returns To Filmmaking in ‘Wish I Was Here’

VIDEO: Writer, Actor, Director Zach Braff discusses his new film with Franco Finn.

07/18/2014

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MLB All-Star Weekend: Futures Game

Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball’s best minor leaguers.

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