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How movies became the latest concert craze for Minnesota Orchestra

Karine Watne and twins Khloe (on lap) and Kamille, 7, had a front-row seat as Sarah Hicks conducted a Minnesota Orchestra screening of “Ratatouille” at Orchestra Hall.

Orchestras across the country are banking on the popularity of film scores.

Real advice on fake news: How to maneuver that personal minefield

Dan Barreiro, Tom Hauser and others have advice on how to deal with folks who insist on touting "facts" that just aren't true.

Plenty of new Twin Cities restaurant options filling void left by closings

The cheery interior at Oui Bar + Ktchn is dominated by murals from Minneapolis artist Adam Turman.

In a year marked by endings, the Twin Cities dining scene has also recently witnessed a flood of newcomers. Here's a preview.

How can Dylan inspire teens? Iron Range project is on the case

He won't be in Sweden for his Nobel Prize. Could his ''pre-existing commitment" be in Hibbing?

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For a taste of Minnesota, think local cookbooks

Sharing more than recipes, recent Minnesota cookbooks offer stories of farmers, foragers, chefs and purveyors that connect us all the more deeply to this fertile, vibrant place.

How to find a dress that fits? Our expert has some advice

Want to nab the perfect frock? Here are a few tips for the fitting room.

VocalEssence unwraps novelty-filled 'Welcome Christmas' concert

REVIEW: Spanish Christmas carols were the centerpiece of this lively VocalEssence program.

89.3 the Current turning 12 with Bonar, Messersmith, Lemon Twigs, Joseph

The Jan. 27-28 birthday lineup at First Ave will also feature Strand of Oaks, Sam Roberts and local newcomers Jay Smart, Monica LaPlante and Black Market Brass.

Twin Cities musicians tout consent in viral remake of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

Lydia Liza

Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski updated the 1944 song with new lyrics that offset its questionable sexual tone.

CD review: Rolling Stones get the blues while John Legend gets darker

Need baking help? These books offer guidance and confidence

The year's baking books offer to hold your hand while broadening your skills — and horizons.

Review: Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde empower each other

Hall of Famers rock St. Paul with familiar and obscure songs.

Raunchy rap video shot in rented Mpls. high school gym; district officials repulsed

A district spokeswoman said makers of the profanity-laden video misled school officials.

An awards season primer

Ask Amy: Child victim faces abuser at family events

Hax: How best to deal with a contrarian

Ticket alert for Dec. 9-10: Guns N' Roses, Justin Bieber, Chris Rock, Nickelback on sale and more


"Hairspray Live": Tis the season for NBC's musical theater snark along
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Bafflylingly bad production values and poor pairings flatten a telecast that still has its high-C moments

You can't stop the beat of live TV musicals, either online or in my living room
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NBC's "Hairspray Live" broadcast looks to best a live TV social media record


R. Kelly opens up, then hangs up, in interview before Orpheum holiday concert

In an abbreviated phone chat, Chicago's ill-reputed R&B singer only wanted to talk about his new, sexed-up Christmas album.


Snow is in the forecast as Ordway revives its hit 'White Christmas'

Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Ordway has tapped A-list Twin Cities talent for its revival of this holiday favorite that sold out previous runs. Dieter…


Wizards behind the curtain make the Guthrie's 'Christmas Carol' fly

Come backstage at the Guthrie's "Christmas Carol" to see who really runs the show.


TV picks for Dec. 9-11: 'Albert,' Madonna, Jimmy Kimmel, "Lip Sync Battle Shorties"

Standing tall"Saturday Night Live" troublemakers Bobby Moynihan and Sasheer Zamata attempt to get off Santa's naughty list by lending their voices to a new animated…


They'll be home for Christmas concerts: A guide to holiday shows by Minnesota's favorite acts

Your guide to holiday shows by Minnesota's enduring local acts.


Hax: Wife's words are emotionally abusive

Dear Carolyn: My wife and I have been married for 28 years. Ninety-five percent of the time we get along great.We have both had our…


D.C. political thriller wins the cynics' vote

"Miss Sloane" paints a blunt picture of a ruthless Capitol Hill power broker.


Sean Smuda's art show 'Universal Capital' is a dizzying delight

Universal CapitalThis solo show by artist Sean Smuda, who received a State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant this year, presents an array of weird, otherworldly…


Best restaurant events of the week: Cocktails, coffee and ugly sweaters

It’s time for enjoying lavish holiday spreads, sipping sparkling wine and wearing your best worst Christmas sweater. Lucky for you, we’ve got leads on the…


At the holidays, Minnesotans want Christmas cookies. In Wisconsin — it's taco dip

State-by-state data shows that Minnesotans are tops in searching for cookie recipes.


"Hairspray Live": Tis the season for NBC's musical theater snark along

Bafflylingly bad production values and poor pairings flatten a telecast that still has its high-C moments


Twin Cities pastor is ousted from 'Survivor'

The season is pitting GenXers vs. millennials.


Minn. Historical Society gets ready to settle Capitol art dispute

On Thursday, the 30-member executive council of the Minnesota Historical Society is expected to decide the future of six massive and priceless paintings that depict Minnesota soldiers in Civil War battles.


A werewolf stalks St. Paul in 'The Protector of Osmir'

The Protector of Osmir Don’t be surprised if woodland sprites show up in a production by Impossible Salt. The company was founded in 2014 by…


'Sesame Street Live' originator Vince Egan dies at age 74

Vince Egan didn't have children, but he fathered a beloved, family-friendly show enjoyed by millions of young people."Sesame Street Live," a touring stage show featuring…


Amy Schumer responds to 'Barbie' fat-shamers with swimsuit photo

Amy Schumer is putting some skin in the game in her battle with the fat-shamers of the world.


Second helping for Golden Corral is in Maplewood

Opening is set for 10:45 a.m. Thursday, in time for lunch.


More baby boomers are getting high

Baby boomers are getting high in increasing numbers, reflecting growing acceptance of marijuana as treatment for various medical conditions, a study published this week in…


You can't stop the beat of live TV musicals, either online or in my living room

NBC's "Hairspray Live" broadcast looks to best a live TV social media record


Style calendar

Holiday shoppers can help support local designers and vendors at the Northside Holiday Boutique being held through Dec. 23 at Gaviidae Common in downtown Mpls.…