Sara Pelissero

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Curiocity: ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Star On Nat’l Tour

When “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant Rudy Abreu heads to Minneapolis next week with the rest of the Top 10 on tour, he may want to consider packing a parka. Well, first, he’ll want to Google what that is.

10/10/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ Star

A Pulitzer Prize-winning play, now featured at the Guthrie Theater, tells the story of a determined young woman living through societal change and the evolution of women’s rights. The story follows Heidi Holland through her high school days in the 60s to her career-focused life of the 80s — all the while painting a backdrop of momentous events that shaped the country.

09/30/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Star Of ‘Ghost: The Musical’

When it comes to romantic love stories, few tales can compete with the classic film, Ghost. The story of a lost love from beyond the grave returning as a spiritual presence to comfort and protect the woman he loves gives new meaning to one’s eternal adoration.

06/18/2014

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Curiocity Review: Backstreet’s Back — Thankfully, In 1999

Roughly 15 years ago, I boldly established “the best day of my life.” It was during a meet-and-greet session with the hottest boy band at the peak of their success — yes, I’m talking about the Backstreet Boys.

06/11/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gifts For The Backstreet Boys

Backstreet’s back — in Minnesota. But on Tuesday, they’ll actually be making their debut appearance at the Xcel Energy Center.

06/09/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Sister Act’s’ Mother Superior

It was 21 years ago when the story of a Reno lounge singer turned convent choir director entered our lives for the better.

05/26/2014

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — O’Cheeze

There’s a few things most couples do during their first year of marriage — perhaps they buy a new house or get their first pet. But I’m guessing not many decide to buy and operate a brand new food truck.

05/22/2014

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Curiocity: Birchwood Cafe 2.0 Reopens In South Minneapolis

For those of us counting down the days until a savory waffle could once again be in our grasp, Tuesday’s official reopening of Birchwood Cafe (2.0) was certainly a welcomed sight.

05/21/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gifts For Lady Gaga

When a performer like Lady Gaga stops through town, there’s plenty of pressure to ensure the gift she’s given is as unique and creative as the pop singer herself. Add in the fact that this is her third time performing in St. Paul and there’s the added challenge to find something outside-the-box and new.

05/19/2014

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Curiocity: Food Truck Feature — Butcher Salt

Jean Hutar says she was “destined to live the restaurant life.” Her family helped start her passion early on at their locally owned restaurant, where she quickly graduated from hostess to breakfast line cook — the place she honed the skills she still utilizes today.

05/15/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Star Of ‘Crimes Of The Heart’

It’s a story of three sisters, raised together in a dysfunctional family, who are reunited after their grandfather becomes hospitalized. But once they’re back sharing the same roof, they realize, this is just the start of their problems.

05/13/2014

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Curiocity: Heyday Opens In Minneapolis

When two notable culinary forces with a highly talented team come together to open a new restaurant, local food enthusiasts and powerhouse restauranteurs certainly take notice — even if that’s much to the surprise of the owners themselves.

04/24/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Ingrid Michaelson

You’ve most likely heard her songs on hit TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” or providing the soundtrack to models dancing in Old Navy commercials. But if that’s your only exposure to Ingrid Michaelson’s music, you’re certainly missing out.

04/22/2014

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Curiocity: Cook St. Paul Wants To Be The Neighborhood Diner

Opening a new restaurant in the same space that served as a St. Paul favorite for local diners, politicians and the great, ‘Miracle man’ Herb Brooks certainly comes with its share of pressure. But two lifelong friends are treading with respect and hoping their simple approach appeals to the neighborhood.

04/15/2014

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Curiocity: Cajun 2 Geaux To Open Circle Pines Restaurant

Good news for those craving a taste of the Bayou. The man who brought us delicious Cajun cuisine from a bright green food truck is expanding his efforts and opening a brick-and-mortar in the north metro.

04/14/2014

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Curiocity: MSU Grad, Bismarck Native On Performing In ‘Once’

Since the 2007 film, people have been enthralled with a little independent Irish film that was made for a mere $150,000. It was shot in less than 20 days but went on to gross more than $20 million worldwide.

03/28/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Chef Michelle Bernstein

She’s been featured as a guest judge on Bravo’s “Top Chef,” has a James Beard Award under her belt and several restaurants boasting fresh, inventive Latin cuisine. And on Friday, you’ll have a chance to see (and smell) her cooking talents in action.

03/27/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With Jillian Michaels Before Her ‘Maximize Your Life’ Tour

She’s been called the leading authority in health, wellness and fitness in America — and this Saturday, you can see her live.

03/26/2014

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Curiocity: MN Actor Returns Home For ‘Othello’

When Peter Macon walks down Nicollet Mall, he can’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. A few decades earlier, he walked the same path on his way to work — at an art supply store that no longer exists.

03/25/2014

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Curiocity: Macy’s Flower Show — The Secret Garden

It’s safe to say that this year – more than ever – Minnesotans need a taste of spring. And while we’ll have to wait a few more weeks before the weather matches the changing season, winter weary residents will soon have a place to escape.

03/19/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Demi Lovato

It seems like Demi Lovato is everywhere these days — whether it’s prominently featured on Top 40 charts, among the New York Times bestsellers list, on the hit show “Glee” or as an official ambassador for We Day. And yet, her fans can’t seem to get enough.

03/17/2014

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Curiocity: BoneYard Brings Southern Charm To Uptown

Sift through the menu at Uptown’s newest restaurant, BoneYard Kitchen and Bar, and it’s like flipping through the recipes of Chef Jason Bush’s youth.

03/13/2014

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Curiocity Review: The Stars Align For ‘Peter And The Starcatcher’

Before there was a Neverland, before a pirate captain lost an appendage and before there was a John, Michael and Wendy, there was a young boy that yearned for a sense of normalcy. We all know the classic story of Peter Pan — the leader of a magical world where grown ups aren’t allowed and kids can truly be kids.

03/12/2014

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Curiocity: Peter & The Starcatcher’s Recycled, Sustainable Set

As the old saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” And in the case of a highly anticipated, Tony Award-winning musical, one man’s trash is set designer’s inspiration.

03/05/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Paul Simon, Sting

Two music icons on one stage — no doubt a concert that fans will remember forever. But when it comes to giving these legends a gift to remember Minnesota, it could certainly pose a challenge.

02/21/2014

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