There’s something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that’s got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the food. Ahead of her Thursday performance at the Ohio State Fair, the Queen of Soul says she’s looking forward to tracking down some elephant ears, a dish of fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar.
A new summer music festival is planned for Coon Rapids next month. The first Rum River Music Fest will be held July 19. The festival will be held at Sand Creek Park and will benefit HOPE 4 Youth, a nonprofit organization serving homeless young people in Anoka County.
Backstreet’s back — in Minnesota. But on Tuesday, they’ll actually be making their debut appearance at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Replacements, who were one of the bands who helped pave the way for a new alternative rock scene in the early 1980s, have announced a long-awaited hometown reunion concert. The concert is scheduled to take place at Midway Stadium on Sept. 13.
Start the guesses now. The Minnesota Twins say they will announce a major summer concert coming to Target Field on Monday.
Some proud beer drinkers took a rather festive approach Monday to the legislative process. The group Minnesota Beer Activists is trying to raise money to push for alcohol sales on Sunday. Several bands offered to play in support at First Avenue in downtown at a four-hour concert on St. Patrick’s Day.
It seems like Demi Lovato is everywhere these days — whether it’s prominently featured on Top 40 charts, among the New York Times bestsellers list, on the hit show “Glee” or as an official ambassador for We Day. And yet, her fans can’t seem to get enough.
Famed boy band Backstreet Boys hope Twin Cities fans won’t show them the meaning of being lonely when they swing through St. Paul this summer. Xcel Energy Center announced the Boys would quit playing games with your heart and bring their “In a World Like This” concert tour to the venue for a Tuesday, June 10 show.
Two music icons on one stage — no doubt a concert that fans will remember forever. But when it comes to giving these legends a gift to remember Minnesota, it could certainly pose a challenge.
When he’s not busy bringing Sexy Back, chances are, you may find Justin Timberlake indulging in one of his favorite pastimes — at the golf course.
As 9-year-old Lexi Dietz work on her math problems at school, the grip on her pencil will force you to do a double-take. And it helps explain her nickname. “They were like, ‘Hi, Fancy Feet!’ I was like, ‘Hi!'” Lexi said. In the past two years, we’ve seen Lexi hold a book, paint and even eat without the use of her hands. Now she’s up to something new; the idea for which came when her class was asked to play on their recorders at their Christmas concert.
Kicking off the Xcel Energy Center’s first show of 2014 is a performer who’s both familiar with the venue — and quite familiar with Minnesota’s love of the outdoors.
Katy Perry fans in Minnesota have a new reason to “Roar,” as the Grammy-nominated singer announced she will be performing in Minneapolis in August. Perry’s 46-city “Prismatic World Tour” will make a stop at Target Center on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket sale information has not yet been announced.
The University of Minnesota will host its 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute on Jan. 19. The concert will feature composer Bill Banfield and Jazz Urbane plus performances by Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock, vocalist Yolanda Williams and high school students from the FAIR School in Minneapolis.
Luke Bryan is hoping you can make it his kind of night as he brings his concert tour to the Xcel Energy Center next March. The country star, whose recent album “Crash My Party” scored the biggest debut for a male country artist in nearly a decade, will be performing in St. Paul on Sunday, March 2 at 7:30.