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Curiocity: 2 Local Women Create Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Snacks

More often than not, a new business opportunity arises out of one person’s desire for a product not already found on store shelves. That’s certainly the case with a new Minnesota company that has the dreams of becoming a national brand — and the goals of helping you, and your family, be healthy on the go.

02/19/2014

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Curiocity: Mamma Mia’s Michael Colavolpe On ABBA, Bell Bottoms

Mamma Mia — the 10th longest running show in Broadway history — is certainly a favorite among Twin Cities audiences. Whether you’re a fan of ABBA, a fan of sequin-encrusted bell bottoms or just a fan of a great love story, this story is sure to bring some warmth into the coldest Minnesota day.

02/17/2014

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Curiocity: A Tour Of Barbie’s Dreamhouse Experience

Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of Barbie or a fan since the first doll hit store shelves more than 50 years ago, there’s a new exhibit at the Mall of America that’s sure to attract your attention.

02/13/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Justin Timberlake

When he’s not busy bringing Sexy Back, chances are, you may find Justin Timberlake indulging in one of his favorite pastimes — at the golf course.

02/06/2014

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Curiocity: 2014-2015 Broadway Season Announced

A selection of Tony Award-winning shows, Minnesota premieres and classic favorites make up this year’s Broadway line-up at the Hennepin Theatre Trust.

01/22/2014

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Curiocity Review: Outside It’s Winter, But In ‘Cabaret’ It’s So Hot

Schedule your Brazilian wax and gird your loins — it’s time for “Cabaret.” Hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time, the all-local production of “Cabaret” certainly had plenty to live up to.

01/20/2014

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Curiocity: A Review Of Jerry Seinfeld’s Opening Night In Mpls.

We’re highly familiar with Jerry Seinfeld, the single guy who lived across from a zany neighbor and helped solve the every day traumas of his neurotic companions.

01/16/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Jason Aldean

Kicking off the Xcel Energy Center’s first show of 2014 is a performer who’s both familiar with the venue — and quite familiar with Minnesota’s love of the outdoors.

01/16/2014

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Curiocity: Pizza Studio Brings Create-Your-Own Concept To MOA

The nation’s largest mall is adding yet another option for hungry shoppers. Pizza Studio, from the brains of Lloyd Sugarman (of the Johnny Rockets franchise), will open a new location at the Mall of America on Jan. 20.

01/13/2014

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Curiocity: The Freehouse Brings Breakfast, Beer To North Loop

For a restaurant company that’s built a small empire in the Twin Cities, it’s almost funny to hear their latest venture was introduced over beers during a summer music festival.

01/09/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘The Phantom’ Of The Opera

The Phantom of the Opera … is here. And it’s not just inside your mind. The classic story has returned to Minnesota but this time, with a slightly new look.

12/19/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Lion’ In Ordway’s ‘Wizard Of Oz’

Grab some lucky shoes and follow the yellowbrick road — a new production of “The Wizard of Oz” opens this week at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

12/02/2013

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Curiocity: Review Of FireLake Grill At Mall Of America

Being located inside a popular mall and being considered a “hotel restaurant” — two things that can go hand-in-hand with dining only for convenience and necessity. FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar had both hurdles to overcome when they opened earlier this spring.

11/25/2013

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Curiocity: 2 Mpls. Bakeries Make The Daily Meal’s 50 Best In America

Minneapolis is home to not one, but two of the best bakeries in America — at least according to The Daily Meal’s latest report.

11/14/2013

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Curiocity: 3 Local Skaters Touring With Disney On Ice

If there’s anything the kiddos love more than their favorite Disney stars, it’s when those same Disney stars strap on a pair of skates and hit the ice. This year, when Disney On Ice comes to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul this December, they’ll have plenty of familiar faces, beyond the stars, in tow.

11/13/2013

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Curiocity: First Look At Lake & Irving In Uptown

Two brothers with a passion for food left their respective warm-weather climates behind in order to open their first establishment in their home state. Luckily for us, they’re bringing some of that warmth back with them — on a globally influenced menu.

11/12/2013

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Curiocity: Amy Thielen On New Cookbook, Food Network Stardom

It started out as a distraction — a way for Amy Thielen to put off writing the multitude of papers waiting for her and instead, immerse herself in the flavors she adored to cook for the friends she loved. It’s almost funny then, that she finally gave into her cooking when she had the fewest distractions possible.

11/06/2013

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Curiocity: Cosmos Restaurant Celebrates 10th Anniversary

It’s not often that a downtown Minneapolis restaurant celebrates 10 years in business so when one is lucky enough to do so, it certainly calls for a celebration.

10/30/2013

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Curiocity: Mpls. Izzy’s Ice Cream Shop Ready For Grand Opening

Ice cream enthusiasts, rejoice! It’s time to celebrate another delicious destination to get a scoop of one of Minnesota’s tastiest treats.

10/28/2013

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Curiocity Review: ‘700 Sundays’ Is Heartwarming, Delightful

At the end of his one-man show, Billy Crystal answered the question many may have been wondering — after being on Broadway, why bring the show only to Minneapolis?

10/24/2013

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Curiocity: New Foods At Target Center For Wolves’ Fans

The latest new foods offering came Wednesday at the Target Center, where Chef Wayne Skjelstad previewed the new food offerings awaiting hungry Timberwolves fans this season.

10/23/2013

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Sarah Brightman

Earlier this year, powerhouse singer Sarah Brightman put plans in motion to become the first recording artist to venture into space. Brightman said her passion for space exploration began when she was a little girl, watching the very first moon landing on her family’s black-and-white TV.

10/16/2013

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Tribes’ Actor Stephen Schnetzer

It’s been called one of the best new plays of the year. And so far, it seems Twin Cities audiences agree. Tribes, now playing at the Guthrie Theater, is the story of a young man born deaf who’s raised in a loud, opinionated, sometimes misguided family, who has never learned sign language.

10/15/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Michelle Gayer, Part 2

She makes some of the best pastries in town, is on the receiving end of critics’ highest praise and has spent plenty of time rubbing elbows with culinary legends and celebrity chefs, alike.

10/15/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Michelle Gayer, Of Salty Tart

You likely know her name because of the countless number of accolades she’s earned for her top-notch pastries. But what you may not know about Michelle Gayer is that she’s kind of a badass.

10/09/2013

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