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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Jamie Malone, Part 1

As Chef de Cuisine of Sea Change, Jamie Malone is turning seafood into works of art — and receiving high accolades for doing so.

02/05/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Steven Brown, Part 2

Steven Brown has proven that simple ingredients and an easy approach — both in the kitchen and out — can make for some extraordinary results.

01/08/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With The Star, Director Of ‘Aida’

A new collaborative partnership between Hennepin Theatre Trust — and their marketing prowess — and a favorite local theater company, Theater Latté Da, takes the best of our Twin Cities talent and brings it to a larger spectrum.

01/07/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Tilia’s Steven Brown, Part 1

For Steven Brown, it all began with Betty Crocker. That iconic red-and-white cookbook started the spark that eventually spun into being named “one of the best cooking talents this town has ever produced.”

01/02/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With Edina Actor In ‘Priscilla Queen Of The Desert’

Drag queens, the Australian outback, sequins, head dresses and oh yes, drag queens. This, in a nutshell, describes the fabulous musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which heads to the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis Jan. 8-13.

12/30/2012

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Frank Interviews Obama On Fiscal Cliff, Spending Cuts

With negotiations regarding the impending fiscal cliff hanging in the balance, President Barack Obama told WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro he’s confident a deal will be reached.

12/13/2012

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Full Transcript Of Frank Vascellaro’s Interview With Obama

Here’s the full transcript of Frank Vascellaro’s interview with President Obama.

12/13/2012

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Doug Flicker, Part 2

Last week’s Part 1 of our profile of Doug Flicker focused on his humble beginnings and the journey that led him to this point in his career — running a restaurant that’s been given a perfect score by a number of critics.

12/11/2012

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Curiocity: ‘Catch Me If You Can’ The Musical Heads To Mpls.

A teenage runaway, in search of a new, glamorous life, successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, cashes millions of dollars in forged checks and dodges the FBI — all before hitting puberty. Still, the strangest part of this story? It’s true.

12/06/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A On Target + Neiman Marcus Collection

When Target collaborated with Missoni to offer customers a piece of Italian-designed clothing at a fraction of the price, the website crashed and store shelves were bare in a matter of hours. So what will happen when the bulls-eye company partners with a name like Neiman Marcus?

11/28/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Jovie’ From Ordway’s ‘Elf’

With seven magical words, the feeling of Christmas is suddenly upon us — “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”

11/20/2012

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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author

Silver Linings Playbook is sort of a lateral pass for director David O. Russell. Much like The Fighter, Playbook is a blue-collar romantic dramedy with sporty trimmings and a fixation on the number of ways family members can drive you straight up the wall.

11/20/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With Tristan Prettyman

It’s been a wild couple of years for singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman. After undergoing surgery on her vocal cords, she got engaged to boyfriend Jason Mraz — only to deal with the heartbreak of the relationship ending soon after.

11/14/2012

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Curiocity: Couple Tackles Marriage Musical In ‘Til Death’

They say you should always write what you know and for a local couple, they’re taking that notion both to heart — and to the stage.

10/22/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With Joshua Radin

It’s been quite a journey for Joshua Radin. The Indie artist’s music has been featured in hit TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, he’s provided soundtrack help in numerous movies, oh, and Ellen DeGeneres is one of his biggest fans.

10/18/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With All-American Rejects, Before Mpls. Show

There was certainly a time when you couldn’t turn on the radio — or TV, for that matter — without hearing The All-American Rejects song, “Gives You Hell.”

10/15/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With Joss Stone, Before St. Paul Concert

It was 10 years ago that a young, soulful singer debuted her first album — a collection of cover songs titled, The Soul Sessions.

09/25/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With John O’Hurley, ‘Chicago’s’ Billy Flynn

When “Chicago” opens Tuesday night at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, audiences will be graced with a very familiar face.

08/07/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With Chef Marcus Samuelsson On New Memoir

Before Marcus Samuelsson turned 40, he had a three-star restaurant from the New York Times, was named Rising Star Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation and Best Chef in New York City and was asked to serve President Obama and his family at the State Dinner.

07/24/2012

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Movie Blog: Q&A With ‘Your Sister’s Sister’ Director

Lynn Shelton, the writer-director of Your Sister’s Sister, is quick to share credit. She hands her quartet of co-stars the rather curious (and prominent) credit “Creative Consultants.”

06/29/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With Motion City Soundtrack On River’s Edge

Motion City Soundtrack, one of the biggest Minneapolis-bands-gone-good in the last decade or so, will head back to their roots to help kick off the inaugural River’s Edge Music Festival this weekend.

06/20/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With Kristin Chenoweth

It was nearly three years ago that Miss Kristin Chenoweth was in Minnesota. At the time, she was shooting a movie called, “Into Temptation,” and using every hour off the job to spend her earnings at the Mall of America.

06/14/2012

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Curiocity: Star Of ‘Time Stands Still’ On Guthrie Play

A new play at the Guthrie Theater is described as an emotional ride through one woman’s lens.

04/16/2012

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Curiocity: Local Woman Writes, Stars In ‘Mary A La Carte’

When Wisconsin native, Mary Vander Leest saw what the Twin Cities had to offer in theater and beyond — she made the decision right then and there, this would be her new home.

03/21/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With Craig Ferguson Before Minn. Shows

Before he takes the Minnesota stage, “Late, Late Night” host Craig Ferguson was kind enough to discuss just about everything with me — from his recent Anthrax scare to his life-long love of science.

09/21/2011

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