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Prince superfans snap up Paisley Park tour tickets

A rainbow appeared over Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen in April, the same day that Prince was found dead there.

Fans expressed delight that they'll be able to see some of their idol's belongings.

Actor sues Minnesota Fringe Festival for refusing play about pedophile

Sean Neely accuses the festival of "false advertising" because it claims to be nonjuried.

Lizzo to co-host VMAs pre-show Sunday ahead of her new MTV series

The Twin Cities hip-hop star landed the red-carpet gig as part of the roll-out for the new music series "Wonderland."

Minnesotans celebrate Prince with show of purple at the State Fair

"Unite in Purple" features music, dancing and a special pyrotechnic Prince tribute.

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How did Mpls. land Metallica's only summer concert? Lars Ulrich dishes

Drummer Lars Ulrich talked new album and local history backstage at U.S. Bank Stadium last weekend.

Do the Dixie Chicks' sold-out State Fair concerts mean the end of controversy?

Natalie Maines & Co. play to 30,000 fans at the grandstand, with or without forgiveness.

Sharon Jones bio hits right notes

REVIEW: Biography of Sharon Jones is equal parts toe-tapper and heart-warmer.

'Southside With You' is a love story worthy of a presidential proclamation

REVIEW: This nonpartisan account of the Obamas' first date is a treat.

C.J.: Brooklyn Center rapper networks his way to VMAs after-party

Twin Cities rapper Christian Vind could be rubbing some pretty famous elbows Sunday at Republic Records’ after-party at the Video Music Awards in New York City.

Minnesota is world-class when it comes to watercolors; see for yourself in Bloomington

Ticket alert: Nelly, David Nail, the Fray, Atmosphere and more

Reviewed in brief: 'Don't Breathe,' 'Tale of Love and Darkness,' 'Hands of Stone'

Album review: Frank Ocean delivers gripping new album

The Star Tribune is looking for a book to publish

Hax: She doesn't want to lose him again

Ask Amy: New parents wonder about posting, tagging

Artcetera: Where's the Prince portrait at Vikings stadium, Lizzo rules on MTV


C.J.: Brooklyn Center rapper networks his way to VMAs after-party
C.J.

Twin Cities rapper Christian Vind could be rubbing some pretty famous elbows Sunday. The 20-year-old networking master — he has 38,000 Twitter followers…

Burger Friday at the Minnesota State Fair!
Table Talk

Fairgoers can get a burger for $2.25. That's not a typo.


TV picks for Aug. 28-Sept. 1: MTV Video Music Awards, 'The Kicks' and 'The Strain'

Back to Future Hard to believe that the first “MTV Video Music Awards” were hosted 32 years ago by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler,…


TV picks for Aug. 27-28: Comedy Jam, 'The Strain,' Robin Williams

Good will hunting The late Garry Marshall weighs in on how he found a talent from another planet to inhabit Mork in “Robin Williams:…


New on video: "The Jungle Book"

Back to the jungle It’s hard not to think of “The Jungle Book” remake (⋆⋆⋆½, rated PG) as a feast. It is a banquet…


Best of the week: 'Rise Up, O Men,' 'The Lady and the Trump,' Guided by Voices, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, more

The wildlife of downtown Minneapolis The Twin Cities’ robust urban wildlife scene didn’t include wolves and moose until this summer, when a magnificent sculpture of…


10 highest paid actresses in 2016

10 highest-paid actresses in 2016 Jennifer Lawrence is still the world’s highest-paid actress, topping Forbes’ annual ranking for the second year straight. But some of…


U.S. is getting ready to make truck, bus drivers slow down

For newly made U.S. vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds, regulators are considering a cap of 60, 65 or 68 mph, though that could change.


Every Minnesota town should have a motto, and boy there are some doozies

Mottoes aim to share civic pride, even if some fall short of a shout-out.


REVIEW: 'How I Became a North Korean,' by Krys Lee

FICTION: In this elegant, devastating novel, three teenagers fight for survival and freedom.


REVIEW: 'Newcomers,' by Lojze Kovacic, translated from the Slovenian by Michael Biggins

FICTION: "Newcomers" is an autobiographical novel about a Slovenian family trying to integrate in a hostile society.


REVIEW: 'Still Here,' by Lara Vapnyar

FICTION: A group of Russian ex-pats in the United States try to make sense of life and technology in their new home.


REVIEW: 'The Grand Tour,' by Adam O'Fallon Price

FICTION: A caustically droll and unexpectedly moving novel in which an alcoholic writer and his biggest fan travel the country on a catastrophic book tour.


The life-changing moment of learning to read

I learned to read in the quiet of an upstairs bedroom in our house in Duluth, the room where my little brothers slept side-by-side in…


With pop star Demi Lovato, music meets mental health advocacy in the form of free workshops

Pop star Demi Lovato isn't the first musician to be an advocate for mental health, but she may be the first to organize workshops for fans.


Hax: Ignore parents who play favorites

While I'm away, readers give the advice.On parents who play favorites:By the time I was in my 40s — and after beating my head against…


Scene + Heard: At the Metallica show

Wearing their best fan gear, metalheads young and old flooded into U.S. Bank Stadium to see a trio of heavy metal acts.


Ask Amy: Elderly mother is stressed by daughter's calls

Dear Amy: My mom is nearly 90 and is in great health. She is living with my husband and me — and we all…


TV's 'You're the Worst' and 'Better Things' offer better roles for women

Women get to be as screwed up as that other gender in two mesmerizing series.


Prince & the Revolution: Who are they, and where are they now?

What has everyone been doing all these years? We catch up with Wendy, Lisa and other members of the Revolution.


Lost in the beauty on Ireland's Wicklow Way

A solo hike on Ireland's oldest marked trail turns up scenic beauty and new friends.


Citing 'no proper tribute,' Prince & the Revolution survivors plan 'grieving' gigs

The members of Prince & the Revolution will grieve with three sold-out First Avenue concerts.