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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.

Twin Cities pastor is ousted from 'Survivor'

The season is pitting GenXers vs. millennials.

An awards season primer

Ask Amy: Child victim faces abuser at family events

Hax: How best to deal with a contrarian

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


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

C.J.: Social media star Connor Franta comes home to promote his Urban Outfitters clothing line
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YouTube’s 5 Million Man and “Work in Progress” memoirist Connor Franta is scheduled to flex his entrepreneurial muscle Friday for Urban Outfitters at the…


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.


'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.…


TV picks for Dec. 8: 'Shut Eye,' 'Taraji's White Hot Holidays,' 'Gangland Undercover"'

If you could read my mind “Burn Notice” hottie Jeffrey Donovan stars as a fake psychic who suddenly gains real telepathic powers in “Shut…


C.J.: Social media star Connor Franta comes home to promote his Urban Outfitters clothing line

YouTube’s 5 Million Man and “Work in Progress” memoirist Connor Franta is scheduled to flex his entrepreneurial muscle Friday for Urban Outfitters at the…


Review: 'The Marches: A Borderland Journey Between England and Scotland,' by Rory Stewart

NONFICTION: Two treks across England reveal new truths about old countries and limn the father-son bond.


10,000 purple lights: Minnesota family honors Prince with holiday display

The ambitious light display blinks to the tune of "Purple Rain."


On day of Nobel ceremony, Dayton visits Hibbing to declare Bob Dylan Day

No, don't expect Dylan to be at either event on Saturday.


Best jazz concerts of the week: CD release party for the Twin Cities Jazz Sampler II

Creative takes on holiday classics Saxophonist Tim Warfield put out the “Jazz Christmas” album four years ago, featuring national artists treating familiar carols such as…


Restaurateur has renovation proposal for historic North Loop building

One of the oldest buildings in the North Loop's historic district could become a mixed-use office and possible restaurant space after years of disrepair.


Hit shows helped Walker Art Center weather a year of construction

Despite renovation work, two crowd-pleasing exhibitions helped the organization balance its budget.


Abbott sued after newborn was breast-fed by wrong mother

A mother's newborn son was mistakenly turned over by Minneapolis hospital staff to another mother and breast-fed, prompting a lawsuit and changes in maternity procedures.


St. Paul Chamber Orchestra builds momentum with year of risk-taking

Bold moves helped the orchestra boost ticket sales, donations in 2016.


2 Twin Cities films premiere at next year's Sundance Film Festival

Two films competing in next year's U.S. Narrative Short Films lineup are Twin Cities productions


Who are the Minnesota Grammy nominees? Mint Condition, Okee Dokees, Prince round out list

Others with local connections, including King and Bon Iver, were recognized with noms, too.


Neal Justin's TV picks for Dec. 7 – "Hairspray Live!," Marlee Matlin, "Conan in Berlin"

You can’t stop the beat The 1988 film “Hairspray” not only ushered John Waters into the mainstream, but it set off a cottage industry that…