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Curiocity: Roman Holiday Is Perfectly Bittersweet

If Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are the main stars of “Roman Holiday,” then the city of Rome is certainly the supporting actor. So what happens when you remove the city and are given a blank stage for a musical? Does it work — can it be recreated?

06/21/2012

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Curiocity: Blue Man Group Paints The Town

As it turns out, some of the best entertainment doesn’t need to rely on fancy costumes, individual stars or even words. As the Blue Man Group proved on Friday night, you don’t need much to wow an audience.

06/17/2012

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Curiocity: Fela! Packs A Powerful Punch

Prepare to emerge yourself in Fela Kuti’s world. You are no longer the quiet theater-goer, watching from a distance, simply taking in a show at the Ordway Center on Tuesday night. You are part of Fela’s shrine – and as such, part of the madness.

06/13/2012

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Curiocity: The Addams Family Musical, Not Quite As Creepy

We’re all familiar with The Addams Family — the jet black hair of mother Morticia, the sliver of a mustache that sits atop Gomez’s upper lip and the expressionless face of daughter Wednesday. But on stage, this family is not nearly as creepy as you may remember.

05/09/2012

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Curiocity: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Is An Unbelievable Night

Everything about “Million Dollar Quartet,” which opened Tuesday night at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, is slightly unbelievable.

03/28/2012

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Restaurant Review: Peter’s Grill

Despite Minneapolis’s penchant for razing, there are numerous remnants from the city’s past that still stand. Some historic pieces are more hidden than others, but there is comfort — and fun to be had — in seeking the treasures that remain.

03/21/2012

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Curiocity: ‘Memphis’ Is A Must-See

There’s truly nothing bad I can say about “Memphis” — from the opening scene to the final curtain call, it was spectacular.

03/14/2012

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Review: Bradstreet Crafthouse

For cocktail connoisseurs who enjoy drinking in a low-light atmosphere, the lights at the Bradstreet Crafthouse are playing a winning game of limbo.

03/07/2012

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Curiocity: Big Flavors At Small Town Ole Store

Walking into the Ole Store instantly gave me a feeling of walking into someone’s home. Hardwood floors that creaked and screamed with every step, almost guided me along a tour of who has been here before me.

03/05/2012

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Curiocity: ‘American Idiot’ Puts The Rock In Rock Opera

Never before has a musical evoked such a strong desire to headbang from my seat.

02/22/2012

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The Good Life For Less: A Look Back At 2011

The economy seemed to be top of mind this year — jobs, budgets and stock market swings. This blog is all about taking those things into consideration and finding ways for you to continue doing the things that make life more enjoyable — living the good life without costing you more money.

12/28/2011

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Consumer Advocate Reviewing Xcel Rate Hike Request

The Colorado Office of Consumer Counsel is closely studying Xcel Energy Inc.’s request for a $141.9 million electricity rate hike, which would raise the typical residential customer’s monthly bill by about 6 percent.

11/24/2011

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Court: No Review Of Minn. Sealed Absentee Ballots

Who would have gained from votes in thousands of rejected absentee ballots in Minnesota’s close 2008 Senate race will forever remain a mystery.

11/16/2011

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Curiocity: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Kicks It Up A Notch

Guilty pleasure confession: I love “So You Think You Can Dance.” Say what you will, but unlike other shows, this one truly showcases hidden talent. Talent that was no more apparent than at Target Center Thursday night.

10/14/2011

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Curiocity: ‘Come Fly Away,’ A Moving Tribute To Sinatra

Upon arriving at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday night, attendees were given a substitution list of the names of the dancers that would be hitting the stage in that night’s “Come Fly Away.”

10/12/2011

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