Curiocity

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MNfusion: Guthrie Theater’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

When tackling a well-known piece of theater there are two paths to take: stay true to the original work as much as possible or add in a twist. Both paths offer challenges to directors and actors, and both open the performance up to criticism for either not living up to previous performances or for missing the mark with the new artistic choice.

02/17/2015

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MNfusion: Salt Cellar Embodies St. Paul Culture With Retro, Old-School Style

It’s a tough job to open a restaurant. A fact the team at Salt Cellar in St. Paul knows all too well. The new-fashioned steakhouse was set to open in October of 2014, but as […]

02/12/2015

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MNfusion: Theater Latté Da’s ‘Oliver’ Debuts At The Pantages

Audiences were clearly delighted at seeing the return of “Oliver” Saturday evening in downtown Minneapolis. The show opened Saturday evening at the Pantages Theatre as the third collaboration between Theater Latté Da and the Hennepin Trust Company as part of the Broadway Re-imagined series.

02/09/2015

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MNfusion: The Wedge Sets A Place For Everyone At The Table

A long-time staple of the Whittier neighborhood recently opened a new location along Minneapolis’ Eat Street. The Wedge Table opened their doors, and pulled out a chair, for the Nicollet neighborhood on Jan. 26.

02/04/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Bent Brewstillery

Local Tap Talk checked out Bent Brewstillery, a Roseville watering hole that offers a mix of craft brewing and distilling.

01/29/2015

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MNfusion: The Wedge Table Opens On ‘Eat Street’

A new market and café has found a home on Minneapolis’ “Eat Street.” The Wedge Table Market and Café opened their second location along Nicollet Avenue South Monday.

01/27/2015

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MNfusion Review: ‘I Love Lucy® Live On Stage’

Going into the performance of “I Love Lucy, Live On Stage,” I must admit, my expectations were not very high. It turns out that may have been to my advantage, as I felt the show was a fun, well-executed tribute to the beloved TV program.

01/22/2015

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MNfusion Review: Dobet Gnahoré @ The Ordway

I was excited to learn that the Ordway makes the exploration of different cultures part of their mission each season with the Target World Music Series. The first show in the series for the 2015 calendar year was an African singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, Dobet Gnahoré

01/17/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Excelsior Brewing Company

We decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. This week we visited Excelsior Brewing Company, WCCO viewers’ choice for best taproom, in Excelsior.

01/13/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.

Tin Whiskers — a brewing company and taproom located in downtown St. Paul — has humble beginnings like most craft breweries throughout Minnesota, but with an interesting twist: All three founders are electrical engineers.

01/09/2015

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Curiocity Q&A: Motown: The Musical’s Elijah Ahmad Lewis

Motown: The Musical is playing now through Dec. 28. Tickets range from $49 to $134. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit the Orpheum Theatre online.

12/23/2014

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Local Tap Talk: Big Wood Brewery

We decided to help you – and your livers – keep up with the taproom trend by stopping by some of these Twin Cities brewhouses. First up, Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake.

12/19/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Billie Wildrick From ‘A Christmas Story, The Musical’

By now, it’s hard to believe that there are people who haven’t seen the 1983 Christmas comedy, “A Christmas Story.” I mean, it’s nearly impossible not to catch a glimpse of the film when flipping through channels on Christmas day since TBS began its 24-hour “A Christmas Story” marathon.

12/10/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Musical Mondays’ Creators

Musical Mondays pairs these two by offering audiences a taste of local performers, and offering local performers a space to explore their range of talent. So, I sat down with the people who are working to make everyone’s Monday a bit more musical, Max Wojtanowicz and Sheena Janson.

12/01/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Conrad John Schuck, Orpheum’s General Waverly

We all have holiday traditions. For some, it’s baking cookies. For others, it’s decorating the house. And for another group it could be watching the big game.

11/25/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Tyler Michaels From Guthrie’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

One of the Guthrie Theater’s most popular plays is back, just in time for the holidays. This marks the 40th season of Charles Dickens’ immortal tale “A Christmas Carol.” This year, there’s a new twist on Crispin Whittell’s adaptation.

11/22/2014

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Curiocity Review: CTC’s ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’

It may be a bit early for some of us to be thinking about the holiday season, but within the Minneapolis theater community it was snowing long before Nov. 10. And the first theater to begin its holiday celebrations this season was the Children’s Theater Company.

11/18/2014

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Curiocity: Suburban Bowling Alley Gets Funky With Calley Bliss, Fladcast

I’m a jazz neophyte. I know very little about who performs the genre or how it’s performed. I know even less about where it is performed.

11/15/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With 98 Degrees, Men Of The Strip’s Jeff Timmons

There are a few things that every girl growing up in the 90s loved. Gel pens, Lisa Frank and Tamagotchis, to name a few. But there was nothing they loved more than boy bands. Well, at least there was nothing I loved more. So, when I was asked if I wanted to sit down with Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, I of course said ‘I Do!’

11/01/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Vanilla Ice

Alright, stop. Collaborate and listen, Ice is back with a whole new invention. It’s not really an invention, but the 90s pop icon is back with a new twist on his image. In addition to performing his catchy hit “Ice Ice Baby”, he’s acting and hosting TV shows. As he put it, he’s “getting in where he fits in.”

10/31/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With “Monday Night Comedy Show” Creator Andrew Brynildson

Very rarely does anyone look forward to a Monday. The weekend is over, a full week of work lies ahead and there are five full days until Friday rolls around. Mondays, for many, are a drag.

10/30/2014

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Curiocity: Who? Betty Who!

A booming chant filled the dimly lit Fine Line Music Café as we waited for her to take the stage. Through a thin layer of smoke her named blazed in white, 80s style lightning-bolt writing on the banner on the stage, her only decoration. “Betty, Betty, Betty.”

10/23/2014

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Curiocity: Conewiches Among New Foods At Target Center

Roughly a week after the Xcel Energy Center introduced some of their new menu offerings for the Minnesota Wild season, the Target Center followed suit. And if the Xcel was using whiskey as its theme, the Target Center was using choices as theirs.

10/15/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel Energy Center Goes Wild About Whiskey

For many people, fall signifies the start of football season. This year, fans of the pigskin in Minnesota have not only the team to be excited about (or disappointed by), but a new stadium as well. Yet, while the new Vikings stadium is getting all sorts of press, the Xcel Energy Center is quietly undergoing a major renovation.

10/09/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ Star

A Pulitzer Prize-winning play, now featured at the Guthrie Theater, tells the story of a determined young woman living through societal change and the evolution of women’s rights. The story follows Heidi Holland through her high school days in the 60s to her career-focused life of the 80s — all the while painting a backdrop of momentous events that shaped the country.

09/30/2014

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