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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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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Saffron’s Sameh Wadi

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.”

08/06/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Alex Roberts, Part 2

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.

06/18/2013

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Curiocity: ‘Famous Dave’ On His New Party Cookbook

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.

06/12/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With Jim Gaffigan On Parenting, ‘Dad Is Fat’

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.

06/11/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Alex Roberts

“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.

06/11/2013

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An Interview With LL Cool J Before His Minneapolis Concert

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.

05/30/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With Rock Of Ages Cast Member

Beyond the headbanging rock hair and the heavy metal T’s, there will be a familiar face in the crowd. Minneapolis native Danny McHugh will be among the rock concert cast otherwise known as “Rock of Ages,” which kicks off Friday at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

05/13/2013

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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Angels’ Share’ Screenwriter Paul Laverty

When The Angels’ Share kicked off the 2013 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival last month, screenwriter Paul Laverty was in attendance to see both opening night screenings sell out.

05/09/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With An ‘Anything Goes’ Cast Member

In light of the recent less-than-desirable news coming from today’s cruise ships, there’s one ocean liner tha’s landed in town that everyone will want to hop aboard.

05/08/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Mary Poppins’ Cast Member

When Mary Poppins flies into Minneapolis on her trusty umbrella — yes, fingers crossed she won’t be swept up in yet another April snowstorm — she’ll bring one of our own home.

04/18/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Jack Riebel, Part 2

It’s taken Butcher and the Boar’s Jack Riebel 30 years of cooking, but he finally feels like he’s arrived.

04/09/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With The Stars Of ‘Flashdance’

Get out your leg warmers and slouch your cut-off sweatshirt — “Flashdance, the Musical” is taking over Minneapolis.

04/04/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Butcher & The Boar’s Jack Riebel, Part 1

Butcher and the Boar’s Jack Riebel is in the midst of celebrating 30 years of cooking and while he’s worked just about every position over the course of his career – breakfast cook, smoothie maker, salad cook, executive chef – he said working the line is where he loves to be.

04/02/2013

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Movie Blog: ‘The Host’s Leading Men Talk Sci-Fi, ‘Twilight’

The Host, a new film directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) from a for-now standalone book by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, stars Max Irons and Jake Abel. Here are some excerpts from our conversation.

03/28/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Spamalot’ Star, Thomas DeMarcus

For only three performances, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” will come to the home of Spam Town USA.

03/13/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Mike DeCamp, Part 2

When La Belle Vie turns 15 this month, the man responsible for a significant portion of its success will also be the man “stuck” back in the kitchen.

03/12/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Other Desert Cities’ Star

From the creator of the hit TV drama, “Brothers & Sisters,” comes a play about a family trying to heal the wounds of a difficult tragedy.

03/06/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Mike DeCamp, La Belle Vie

You could say he’s a dime a dozen. From the incredible kitchen at La Belle Vie, Chef de Cuisine Mike DeCamp leans on years of experience and a natural talent instead of the now-typical route of culinary school or collegiate courses.

03/05/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Top Chef’s’ Chris Crary

Three years before Chris Crary was old enough to drive, he was creating dishes and experimenting with flavors in his home kitchen.

02/27/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With Designer Richard Beckel On Amelia’s Dress

They say, “do what you love” and “follow your passion.” But not all of us listen. Or in Richard Beckel’s case, it just takes some time.

02/13/2013

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