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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Foxcatcher’ Director Bennett Miller

The majority of movies centered around a true-life crime story typically work, in effect, from the event backwards. The story may be told in a linear fashion, but the crucial question usually remains: Why did this horrible act happen?

11/24/2014

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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: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Star On Nat’l Tour

When “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant Rudy Abreu heads to Minneapolis next week with the rest of the Top 10 on tour, he may want to consider packing a parka. Well, first, he’ll want to Google what that is.

10/10/2014

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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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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Love Is Strange’ Director Ira Sachs

Love is Strange begins with an easy, unforced reflection of the parallel truism that love is natural. Alfred Molina and John Lithgow play George and Ben, Greenwich Village lovers who, at an advanced age and […]

09/06/2014

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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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Curiocity: Q&A With Star Of ‘Ghost: The Musical’

When it comes to romantic love stories, few tales can compete with the classic film, Ghost. The story of a lost love from beyond the grave returning as a spiritual presence to comfort and protect the woman he loves gives new meaning to one’s eternal adoration.

06/18/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Sister Act’s’ Mother Superior

It was 21 years ago when the story of a Reno lounge singer turned convent choir director entered our lives for the better.

05/26/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Star Of ‘Crimes Of The Heart’

It’s a story of three sisters, raised together in a dysfunctional family, who are reunited after their grandfather becomes hospitalized. But once they’re back sharing the same roof, they realize, this is just the start of their problems.

05/13/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Next Look’ Q&A With Walker Film Curator

More often than not, it takes at least six months to a year (if not longer) for festival movies to arrive in the Twin Cities, especially given all the titles distributors hold onto until Oscar season kicks into high gear.

05/01/2014

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Curiocity: Heyday Opens In Minneapolis

When two notable culinary forces with a highly talented team come together to open a new restaurant, local food enthusiasts and powerhouse restauranteurs certainly take notice — even if that’s much to the surprise of the owners themselves.

04/24/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Ingrid Michaelson

You’ve most likely heard her songs on hit TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” or providing the soundtrack to models dancing in Old Navy commercials. But if that’s your only exposure to Ingrid Michaelson’s music, you’re certainly missing out.

04/22/2014

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 17: ‘Dom Hemingway’ Director Q&A

Sometimes it takes months and months for movies that play the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival to show up in general release in the Twin Cities. Even more often, films from the festival roster don’t show up again at all. And then every once in awhile an MSPIFF selection pops into theaters in a matter of days.

04/19/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Chef Michelle Bernstein

She’s been featured as a guest judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” has a James Beard Award under her belt and several restaurants boasting fresh, inventive Latin cuisine. And on Friday, you’ll have a chance to see (and smell) her cooking talents in action.

03/27/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Jillian Michaels Before Her ‘Maximize Your Life’ Tour

She’s been called the leading authority in health, wellness and fitness in America — and this Saturday, you can see her live.

03/26/2014

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Curiocity: MN Actor Returns Home For ‘Othello’

When Peter Macon walks down Nicollet Mall, he can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. A few decades earlier, he walked the same path on his way to work — at an art supply store that no longer exists.

03/25/2014

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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Peabody’ Director Rob Minkoff

It wasn’t necessarily supposed to take 20 years for Ron Minkoff to make his return to fully animated feature films following “The Lion King.” But such are the realities of getting an animated project off the ground that he actually managed to get five other features through the pipeline in the interim.

03/07/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Jeff Timmons Of 98 Degrees

In the days when boy bands ruled the airwaves, throngs of screaming girls certainly had their options. Among them, a group of four “beefy” guys, focused on smooth harmonies and catchy pop hits quickly climbed the charts with their abilities to crank the heat.

02/13/2014

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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Labor Day’ Author Joyce Maynard

“Labor Day,” the new film from Jason Reitman and starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, doesn’t reward cynics. In fact, it punishes them with doses of crusty homemade peach pie and baseball lessons from rough-hewn surrogate fatherhood.

01/29/2014

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Q&A: WCCO’s David McCoy 1-On-1 With Mike Tyson

The promoter for this weekend’s boxing event in the Twin Cities was none other than one of the greatest boxers ever — former heavyweight champ and all-around sports icon Mike Tyson. Tyson sat down with WCCO’s David McCoy for a one-on-one interview. Here are highlights from their Q&A together.

01/06/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘The Phantom’ Of The Opera

The Phantom of the Opera … is here. And it’s not just inside your mind. The classic story has returned to Minnesota but this time, with a slightly new look.

12/19/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Lion’ In Ordway’s ‘Wizard Of Oz’

Grab some lucky shoes and follow the yellowbrick road — a new production of “The Wizard of Oz” opens this week at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

12/02/2013

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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Homefront’ Author Chuck Logan

Chuck Logan still hadn’t seen the movie based on his novel when undergoing the media tour for “Homefront” a few weeks back. And he could barely contain his excitement about the prospect of seeing his work up on the silver screen.

11/26/2013

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Movie Blog: Q&A With 2 ‘Catching Fire’ Tributes

“Pandemonium, excitement.” “A lot of energy. A lot of 12-year-old girls crying.” That’s what Bruno Gunn and Meta Golding respectively say their lives have been filled with ever since they embarked on their press tour for “Catching Fire.” You can hardly blame them for perhaps overstating the case.

11/20/2013

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One-On-One With Dave Chappelle

Comedian Dave Chappelle is enjoying a successful run at First Avenue and he’s also added an extra show at the Pantages Theatre Saturday. Today, Chappelle sat down with his good friend, WCCO reporter, Reg Chapman to talk about his week in Minneapolis, what’s ahead and more.

11/14/2013

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