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.
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.
“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.
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.
This Saturday is Make a Difference Day, which organizers call the “largest national day of community service,” with millions of volunteers worldwide working together to help someone in need. One local person who has been striving to make a difference on a daily basis is Allan Law.
One of the most popular and beloved musicals is coming back to Minneapolis. Wicked begins a six-week tour on Wednesday at the Orpheum Theatre, following three highly successful runs in the Twin Cities since 2006.
She’s a mother, a model, a designer and a wife to a superstar husband. So, it’s easy to see why Macy’s wanted Camila Alves for their brand ambassador.
“Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton,” a new documentary about the life and times of Broughton, is screening at the Walker this Thursday. Director Stephen Silha, a former Minnesotan, will be on hand. Here is our Q&A with him.
Cooking was such a large part of Sameh Wadi’s upbringing it’s somewhat shocking that the young and budding cook never considered it a career path until much later in life.
When Sameh Wadi told his father he wanted to go to culinary school, his first response wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement. “It was a shock. He had no idea. I mean, no idea,” he said. “My father said, ‘Oh sh–, you’re going to be flipping burgers for the rest of your life. That was his initial reaction.”
Alex Roberts may be a highly accomplished chef with a James Beard Award under his belt and several successful restaurants, but his grace and humility when it comes to leaving a mark on the culinary world is what propels him into true greatness.
When you spend 25 years perfecting your recipes and studying the competition, it’s no surprise when your food becomes known for being famous. The man behind the widely successful and highly popular Famous Dave’s chain — yes, there’s actually a “Famous Dave” — said he never expected to be a famed BBQ master when he started this journey but couldn’t be prouder of what he’s accomplished.
Sure, kids may say the darndest things but only a comedian would turn those adorable and somewhat humbling quotes into the title of his new book. Jim Gaffigan, best known for his hilarious, observational stand-up and his numerous TV cameos, is also juggling five kids, all under the age of nine, in a small New York apartment — it’s the perfect setting for comedy.
“There are a lot of doctors out there but there aren’t a lot of chefs.” Those were the words, coupled with a grandfather’s urge to follow one’s God-given talents, that changed the course of Alex Roberts’ life.
LL Cool J, the actor and Grammy Award winning recording artist, is in the Twin Cities for the Kings of the Mic Tour. LL Cool J stars in the CBS show NCIS: Los Angeles but, during the summer months, he’s focusing on music.