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Review: Don Henley tries life in the country lane

Don Henley performed "Dirty Laundry" from his 1982 debut album "Can't Stand Still" at the State Fair on Thursday night.

His triumphant State Fair concert featured Eagles and solo hits and new material from his "Cass County" album.

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

The Dixie Chicks were engulfed in controversy when they performed at Xcel Energy Center in June 2003.

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

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."

What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans

It appears we're a thoughtful bunch, with a soft spot for nature and nostalgia, and a bent for the surreal.

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

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

Public tours of Paisley Park to begin in October

It may not be like Elvis Presley's Graceland, but Prince's Paisley Park could open as a museum on Oct. 6.

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.

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

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

Star alert! Lea Thompson scheduled to visit TCFF gala

Lea Thompson will be the guest of honor at September's Twin Cities Film Festival special event


Star alert! Lea Thompson scheduled to visit TCFF gala
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Lea Thompson will be the guest of honor at September's Twin Cities Film Festival special event

Sound Advice: Adding antenna to a TV to get extra channels is quick and easy
Don Lindich

Q: I would like to get the local digital subchannels you mentioned in a recent column. How do I connect the antenna to the HDTV…


News of the Weird: Gender is complicated

Chuck ShepherdAustralians are about to learn how particular some people are about their genders. Queensland University of Technology and three other sponsors have created an…


Small-town mottoes: the Biggest Little Great Thing to See

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


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

Good will huntingThe late Garry Marshall weighs in on how he found a talent from another planet to inhabit Mork in "Robin Williams: Behind…


Sound Advice: Adding antenna to a TV to get extra channels is quick and easy

Q: I would like to get the local digital subchannels you mentioned in a recent column. How do I connect the antenna to the HDTV…


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 get…


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.


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.


Dez Dickerson and André Cymone: Why these early Prince collaborators joined the Revolution's tribute concerts

These early Prince partners talk about their relationship with Prince and their involvement in the Revolution's tribute concerts.


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.


New on video: "The Jungle Book"

Back to the jungleIt's hard not to think of "The Jungle Book" remake (⋆⋆⋆½, rated PG) as a feast. It is a banquet of…


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

Back to FutureHard to believe that the first "MTV Video Music Awards" were hosted 32 years ago by Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler, two…


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 — Volbeat, Avenged…


Ask Amy: Boyfriend's social surveillance spells trouble

Dear Amy: I have been dating my boyfriend "William" for 2½ years. We are both divorced with children. William's ex-wife had a horrible two-year…


High Road: Pain of being bullied rushes back with high school invitation

The problem: I was invited via e-mail to a gathering of former high school classmates. It's not a reunion — just a golf game followed…


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

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


Crawling to better fitness

Got a floor? That's all the equipment you need for a great workout.


James Lileks: Some creative new fair offerings

You can't say this is the same ol' State Fair stuff.


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

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


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.


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…