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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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Curiocity: A Review Of Autumn Brew Review

I found myself surrounded by 3,000 craft-beer-crazed fans Saturday morning, all of them drinking like New Years Eve at 10 a.m.

09/18/2011

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Curiocity: Ben Folds Rocks This (Witch) In Mpls.

In the many times that Ben Folds entered the stage Saturday night at the Minnesota Orchestra, he proved again and again — he’s truly a master musician. And not just “that guy” from his new hit show, “The Sing Off.”

09/18/2011

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Curiocity: Pizzeria Lola Is A Slice Of Heaven

Pizzeria Lola is the brainchild of Ann Kim, a Korean immigrant who was so inspired by a love of food and her mother’s delicious cooking that she decided to start a restaurant of her own.

08/17/2011

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Cocktail Review: Monte Carlo Bar And Restaurant

The Monte Carlo Bar and Restaurant on the edge of the North Loop section of downtown Minneapolis offers up a rare opportunity for classic fine dining and strong, classic cocktails.

08/17/2011

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The Devil and Mr. Punch Review: Evil Puppet Charms Mpls.

Not all puppets are childlike and there is nothing innocent about one puppet in particular: Mr. Punch, of the famous Italian puppet duo, Punch and Judy.

05/23/2011

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Curiocity: ‘Next To Normal’ Is Next To Perfect

Even as I sat in my seat, moments before the lights were about to dim, I still had my doubts. A musical about mental illness? Music and dancing and depression? What was I about to get myself into?

05/11/2011

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Curiocity: Can’t Take My Eyes Off ‘Jersey Boys’

It’s more than an understatement to say my knowledge of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons was a bit scarce. Beyond memories of seeing my dad working in the garage and jamming out to “Working My Way Back to You,” I didn’t know anything about this legendary group.

04/25/2011

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Curiocity: A Sneak Peek Of Masu Sushi & Robata

A new restaurant opening Monday in northeast Minneapolis has seemingly found the ideal balance of attracting opposites.

04/17/2011

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