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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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Movie Blog: Q&A With Director Of Hunger-Fighting Doc

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.

10/24/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Wicked’s’ Leading Lady

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.

09/17/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With Camila Alves McConaughey

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.

09/09/2013

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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Big Joy’ Director, Former Minnesotan

“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.

08/21/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Sameh Wadi, Part 2

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.

08/13/2013

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