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Curiocity: Best Entertainment Quotes Of 2012

It was quite the year in our local arts and entertainment scene – we were roasted by Jeffrey Ross, we welcomed a fleet of new food trucks, got glamorous at Glamorama and were mooned by Madge herself.

12/20/2012

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Curiocity: All Caught Up In ‘Catch Me If You Can’

The life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. is perhaps the most shocking upon realizing its truth. While most of us were learning to drive and thinking about college, Frank was ditching his pilot uniform for a doctor’s lab coat, while shoving millions in counterfeit money into an empty suitcase.

12/12/2012

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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: ‘Elf’ Strays From Film, But Provides Festive Fun

Picking a favorite moment from the movie “Elf” is what I imagine it’s like picking a favorite child — impossible.

12/10/2012

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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: A Chef’s Profile Of Doug Flicker, Part 1

Fresh off the honor of being named Outstanding Chef at the 2012 Charlie Awards, Doug Flicker still maintains his humble demeanor as his rise to one of Minneapolis’ best chefs continues.

12/04/2012

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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: The Magic Of Guthrie’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

As an actor of live theater, you must always prepare for the unknown — a missed line, a malfunctioning prop, even a faulty microphone. Or in the case of the Guthrie’s opening night of “A Christmas Carol” — a collapsed audience member.

11/21/2012

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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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Curiocity: Union’s Retractable Rooftop Opens Monday

After only about nine months since its conception, Minnesota’s first retractable roof restaurant is on the cusp of opening to the public.

11/15/2012

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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: Michael Birawer On His Iconic Skyline Paintings

The jagged lines, the vibrant colors and the intimate details of a beloved neighborhood or skyline — it doesn’t take much to positively identify a Michael Birawer painting.

11/14/2012

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Curiocity: Pentatonix Packs A Pitch-Perfect Punch

It seems almost strange to see a crowd packed around a nearly completely empty stage — with only two small platforms and zero instruments. But half-way into the first song, you realize, you don’t miss the band at all.

11/08/2012

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Curiocity: Madonna Returns To St. Paul With A ‘Gang Bang’

It’s been 25 years since we’ve had the Material Girl live and in the flesh — and strangely enough, it appears she hasn’t aged a bit.

11/04/2012

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Curiocity: Pentatonix’s Kevin Olusola On Music, Tour

When Kevin Olusola posted a video on YouTube celloboxing (beat-boxing while playing the cello), it got thousands of views and instantly went viral. Among the people who saw the video was a three-person a capella group in Arlington, Texas.

10/30/2012

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Curiocity: Snow Patrol Ready For Halloween Show In St. Paul

When Snow Patrol hits the Roy Wilkins stage on Halloween next week, there’s a chance they might just be in costume.

10/25/2012

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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: Beauty And The Beast Is True As It Can Be

For a tale that’s old as time, Beauty and the Beast never feels timeworn. As one of the classic stories from the Disney vault, this charming storyline proves once and again that it’s a favorite for a reason.

10/17/2012

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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: Friday Food Truck Feature — Foxy Falafel

I’ve never really thought of a falafel to be foxy, per se, but after tasting the goodies coming out of this green and yellow antique food truck — I’m having a change of heart.

10/12/2012

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Curiocity: Friday Feature — From Food Truck To Eatery

Snow fell on Thursday in parts of Minnesota — that means the food truck season is sadly nearing an end. But fear not, fellow food truck followers. It seems the new trend from our mobile munchers is to turn their trucks into fabulous new restaurants.

10/05/2012

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Curiocity: Food Network’s Jeff Mauro Hits Mpls. For ‘$24 In 24′

The premise seems simple enough — one man, in a new city, has 24 hours to eat his way through breakfast, lunch and dinner — with a budget of $24.

10/04/2012

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Curiocity: Cloud Cult On Partnering With U Of M Ad Campaign

There’s something awfully familiar about the new University of Minnesota ad campaign. The ads, which focus on the theme of illumination, features a recognizable sound — that of the Minneapolis-based indie rock band, Cloud Cult.

10/03/2012

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Curiocity: Friday Featured Food Truck — AZ Canteen

When you have a name like Andrew Zimmern attached to a food truck, the advertising tends to take care of itself.

09/28/2012

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