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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: 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: Friday Food Truck Feature — YumMi Truck

With so many new — and delicious — food trucks hitting the streets of the Twin Cities each summer, it’s almost too tough to keep up. Well, fear not — we’re here to help. Introducing our new Friday food truck feature!

06/15/2012

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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: Prairie Kitchen & Bar Goes Beyond Hotel Fare

When it comes to the phrase “hotel restaurant,” thoughts of chain food, greasy diners and generic menus can often be the norm. But when the downtown Minneapolis Hyatt was deciding how to use $25 million for renovations, they had another idea in mind.

06/14/2012

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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: Fela! Cast Member On The Man, The Legacy

It’s hard to sum up the many accomplishments and full history of Fela Kuti in one short article – let alone a two-hour musical. But the touring production, headed to St. Paul this week, has found the perfect approach to showcase this man’s lasting legacy.

06/11/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With The Soulful Star Of ‘The Amen Corner’

They say some things are worth the wait. And when it comes to the Guthrie Theater’s “The Amen Corner,” that statement is certainly true.

05/17/2012

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Curiocity: Mrs. Smith Live At The Bowl

Forget about Mr. Smith and his dusty, old Washington. We have our very own Smith star and she’s coming to a theater near you.

05/15/2012

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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: Q&A With The Addams Family’s Daughter

They may be creepy and kooky on TV and in the movies, but what is The Addams Family like on stage? Daughter Wednesday (played by Cortney Wolfson) said they’re surprisingly funny and completely original.

05/07/2012

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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: 9th Annual ‘Dish’ To Support Second Harvest

An annual fundraiser is returning for its ninth year with the hopes of raising awareness through good food, a great sense of community and a little comic relief.

04/10/2012

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Curiocity: Harriet Harris On Her Guthrie Return In ‘Hay Fever’

Upon meeting Miss Harriet Harris, it’s hard to believe she’s the same woman who starred as Desperate Housewives‘ eight-fingered crazy lady, Felicia Tilman, or Frasier’s overly dramatic agent Bebe Glazer.

03/29/2012

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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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Curiocity: ‘Kingdom Undone,’ A New Play On Jesus’ Final Days

The idea of writing a show about Jesus would no doubt make anyone a bit hesitant. But for Jeremiah Gamble, he knew it was a show he needed to write.

03/27/2012

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Curiocity: Q&A With MJ The Immortal World Tour Dancer

When it comes to dance, no one has more iconic moves than the late, great Michael Jackson. It was only a matter of time until someone took those masterful moves and created a show that would both capture the essence of Jackson and celebrate his many contributions to the pop world.

03/26/2012

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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: Barre Hopping

There’s a new barre in town and it seems like everyone is lining up to get served. Except at this barre, it’s not the drinks that will make your legs a bit wobbly.

03/19/2012

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Curiocity: Meet Minneapolis’ New Music Venue, The Brick

A new concert venue opening in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District is poised to be the next big thing.

03/15/2012

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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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Curiocity: Food Truck Season Is Here

Thanks to some balmy March temps, food trucks are gearing up to get ready for a new season — a tad earlier than usual.

03/13/2012

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Curiocity: Food & Wine Experience Returns To Target Field

Two hundred exhibitors, 350 wines, lots of local food and more than 75 specialty beers — all inside the warm comforts of Target Field’s Metropolitan Club. Need I say more?

02/29/2012

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Curiocity: ‘Chicago,’ ‘Elf’ Coming To Ordway

It’ll be quite a year for the Ordway Center for Performing Arts. With hits like “Chicago” and revival sensation, “Anything Goes,” the 2012-2013 performance season is set to hit a high note.

02/28/2012

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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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