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A Look At Minnesotans’ Long History On Letterman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Since he debuted on CBS 22 years ago he’s been king of Late Night. David Letterman’s final show is Wednesday night and through it all Minnesotans helped deliver the jokes and make the music, and they […]

05/20/2015

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Late Night Hosts Bid Farewell To Letterman

Late night talk shows that are usually filled with jokes and humor took a more sentimental turn as hosts like Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Myers bid farewell to David Letterman.

05/20/2015

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What David Letterman & His ‘Late Show’ Meant To Music

David Letterman was your taste-maker older brother who shared his favorite music nightly like a perfectly curated mixtape.

05/19/2015

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‘Iris’ Producer Talks About The Life Of 93-Year-Old Fashion Icon

The penultimate film of Albert Maysles is a loving and inquisitive look into the life of a now 93-year-old fashion icon.

05/18/2015

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Tap Talk: Surly Set To Open ‘Brewer’s Table’

Surly’s already impressive Destination Brewery is about to become even more so, when the brewery opens its new finer dining restaurant. The restaurant, called “Brewer’s Table”, will open on the upper level of the Destination Brewery at 5 p.m. Friday, May 22.

05/18/2015

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD Contributor Jane Pauley sits down with David Letterman for his only TV chat before saying farewell to the LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. Pictured: Jane Pauley and David Letterman. Photo: Frame Grab, CBS

David Letterman Doesn’t Think He’ll Revisit The Ed Sullivan Theater After Final Show

He also discusses his longtime desk and what he’ll be doing in five years.

05/18/2015

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Art-A-Whirl Twirls Into NE Minneapolis For Its 20th Year

The music and art worlds merge for the 20th year in a row at the Art-A-Whirl festival. It spans northeast Minneapolis, and ranges from avant-garde to fine art. There are more than 50 locations that are hosting events, including art studios, galleries, homes, businesses and restaurants.

05/16/2015

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‘Camelot’ Brings The Knights Of The Round Table To St. Paul

The national tour of “Camelot” is now at St. Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Tony Award-winning show is an updated version of King Arthur’s tale. It has action, history and even a love triangle.

05/16/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Plays In Cuba For 1st Time Since 1930

The Minnesota Orchestra is making history this weekend, becoming the first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since the announcement to renew relations with the country. The orchestra performed Friday night in a packed Havana theater of 2,000 people as part of their International Cuba-Disco Festival.

05/16/2015

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Twin Cities Jazz Festival Set June 25-27 In St. Paul

New Orleans piano great Dr. John and Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton are among performers scheduled for this summer’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul. The 17th annual festival runs June 25-27 in and around Mears Park in St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood.

05/16/2015

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Mpls. City Council Votes To Allow CenturyLink’s Prism TV

Minneapolis residents will now have a new option for TV cable, marking the first time the market’s had cable competition in nearly 40 years. Minneapolis City Council voted to allow CenturyLink to provide a cable service in the city. The service — called Prism TV — will be the first wire-line TV service in Minnesota.

05/15/2015

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Big Bird’s Biggest Fan Is A Kid From Minnesota

Growing up as a kid with special needs, Nick Bertsch didn’t get invited to birthday parties or sleepovers. Making friends was tough, yet that didn’t stop him from becoming a close friend to one of TV’s most iconic characters: Big Bird.

05/15/2015

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Bob Dylan To Play ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ Tuesday, May 19

Bob Dylan hasn’t been on “Late Show” in 22 years.

05/15/2015

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This Week: Lindsay Lohan’s Community Service & Letterman’s Final Three

This week, one mean girl needs to finish some community service and a late-night host is ready to say his final goodbye.

05/15/2015

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Guests Announced For Letterman’s Final Three Shows

The final broadcasts will feature appearances by Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Eddie Vedder and Letterman’s historic final “Late Show” broadcast on May 20

05/14/2015

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Local Music Tap: ‘France Camp’ LP Release @ 7th Street Entry

There was once a time (Tuesday) when a web producer/local music blogger decided to preview an album release show for a local casual punk band — and was blindsided by their truly remarkable (and beautifully, humorously confusing) responses to his questions. This is his (my) story.

05/14/2015

Nina Tassler, CBS Entertainment Chairman, presented its 2015-16 prime time schedule today (May 13) at Carnegie Hall, followed by a tented party at Lincoln Center. Photo: Robert Deutsch/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

2015 CBS Upfronts: The Major Takeaways To Know For Fall TV Viewing

The 2015 CBS Upfronts happened yesterday, live from Carnegie Hall in New York City and revealed the upcoming slate of new programming for the network.

05/14/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

With the recent rainy forecast, a lot of us are hoping it dries for the weekend. There’s so much to do outside!

05/14/2015

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CBS Unveils 2015-2016 Line-Up With 7 New Shows

America’s most-watched network has unveiled its 2015-2016 line-up, and there’s a little something for everybody with the announcement of seven new shows and 22 returning series.

05/13/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Preps For Trip To Cuba

Wednesday morning, a big group of Minnesotans will board a flight from Minneapolis and head to Havana, Cuba. The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since President Obama announced plans to restore relations with the country in December.

05/12/2015

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It Ain’t Easy Being Big Bird, New Film Shows

In 1964, Muppet master Jim Henson picked the young puppeteer Caroll Spinney to don an 8-foot-tall bird suit for an educational children’s show called “Sesame Street.” Forty-five years later and more than two decades since Henson’s death, Spinney is still the man inside that yellow-feathered puppet, recognized the world over as Big Bird.

05/12/2015

Beck at the 2015 GRAMMYs

2016 GRAMMY Awards To Be Held On Monday, Feb. 15

The ceremony will be held on a Monday rather than its usual Sunday.

05/11/2015

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Prince To Live Stream Concert For Baltimore

The unrest in Baltimore has inspired Prince to write a new song. On Sunday at 8:00 p.m., he’s holding a “Rally for Peace” there to show his support, and he’s live streaming the audio of the concert for free.

05/09/2015

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Trip To Cuba Represents Minnesota Orchestra’s Revival

When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba this week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the United States and the Communist nation, but also healing for an acclaimed ensemble that was “almost destroyed” by a long and bitter lockout.

05/09/2015

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Local Music Tap: Walker’s ‘Summer Music & Movies’ Lineup Announced

The Walker Art Center has your outside music and movie needs covered this summer – all for free.

05/08/2015

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Wacky Fashion At Met Gala

Big names turned out in New York City last night for the annual Met Gala. But even bigger than the names were the fashion choices.

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2015 Academy Awards

“Birdman” was the top winner at the 2015 Academy Awards, winning best picture and best director. “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Whiplash” also earned multiple awards.

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