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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gifts For The Backstreet Boys

Backstreet’s back — in Minnesota. But on Tuesday, they’ll actually be making their debut appearance at the Xcel Energy Center.

06/09/2014

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The Replacements To Play Midway Stadium In St. Paul

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.

04/24/2014

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Minnesota Twins To Announce Major Summer Concert

Start the guesses now. The Minnesota Twins say they will announce a major summer concert coming to Target Field on Monday.

04/20/2014

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Activists For Sunday Liquor Sales Hold Fundraiser With St. Paddy’s Day Concert

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.

03/17/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Demi Lovato

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.

03/17/2014

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Backstreet Boys Taking Tour Through St. Paul

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.

03/14/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Paul Simon, Sting

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.

02/21/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Justin Timberlake

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.

02/06/2014

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Milan Girl Takes To The Keyboard With Toes

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.

01/29/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Jason Aldean

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.

01/16/2014

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Katy Perry Performing At Target Center In August

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.

01/15/2014

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U Of Minn. To Host 33rd Annual MLK Tribute

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.

12/14/2013

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Luke Bryan Set To Crash St. Paul’s Party

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.

12/06/2013

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100-Year-Old Fiddler Gets A Birthday Surprise

What do you give a 100-year-old man for his birthday? If the birthday boy is Lloyd Johnson of Woodbury, a big surprise will do the trick.

12/04/2013

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Lady Gaga Bringing Her ARTPOP Tour To St. Paul

Paws up, little monsters! Lady Gaga is coming to St. Paul next year. The queen of costumes announced Tuesday that she’ll be bringing her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour to the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday, May 20.

12/03/2013

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Kanye West Postpones Yeezus Tour Stop In Mpls.

Looks like Minneapolis is the latest city to join the list of postponed concerts from Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour. According to a released statement from West’s publicist, a tour truck was in an accident, which caused damage to the staging.

10/31/2013

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Tim Mahoney Coming To Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Oct. 19

Officials with the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre announced Thursday that local music star Tim Mahoney will be hosting a concert there on Saturday, Oct. 19. The concert is set for 8 p.m. on the Fireside Stage at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.

10/10/2013

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Prince Fans Rave After Paisley Park Concert

Prince put on a quite a show at his Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen on Saturday night, to hear the reviews from fans outside afterward. The concertgoers said that Prince took to the stage for about two hours and played songs that weren’t necessarily limited to greatest hits.

10/06/2013

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Vanska To Return For MN Orchestra Farewell Concerts

Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska is returning to the stage to lead his former musicians in what amounts to a pair of farewell concerts. Vanska quit his post earlier this week over the extended lockout that has idled the orchestra for more than a year.

10/03/2013

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Cher Turns Back Time Again: Tour To Bring Her Back To Mpls.

Do you believe in life after love? Cher must, because she’s coming back to Minneapolis even after her “Farewell Tour” took three pit stops at Target Center roughly one decade ago.

09/23/2013

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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: 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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Elton John Coming To Xcel Energy Center In November

Elton John is headed to Xcel Energy Center on Nov. 22, and tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16. It’s part of a 13-city tour that will feature both new music and his classic hits from a career that’s lasted five decades.

09/09/2013

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Jay-Z, Kanye West Both Coming To Twin Cities In November

The two headliners from the hip-hop “super-duet” LP “Watch the Throne” will be performing live in concert in the Twin Cities this fall in two separate concerts.

09/06/2013

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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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