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How Minneapolis became a 'must-play market' for stadium rock tours

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo at U.S. Bank Stadium last year.

This weekend's Guns N' Roses and Billy Joel gigs kick off the busiest stretch yet as the Twin Cities now attracts the biggest tours.

Why Sunday's Guns N' Roses stadium concert is one of the year's biggest rock shows

Guns N' Roses brings its Not in This Lifetime Tour to U.S. Bank Stadium.

Five reasons Minnesota rock fans are psyched for this reunion tour.

Well-known Mpls. restaurants add health care surcharge

The Bryant Lake Bowl is among Kim Bartmann's restaurants that will be adding a 3 percent surcharge to bills to pay for the rising cost of health insurance for employees.

Owner of Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl and other locales said she opted for surcharge, rather than "raising prices here and there" on menu items.

'Atomic Blonde' with Charlize Theron is a real blast

Spy thriller's key lesson: Don't mess with Charlize Theron.

Eat & drink insider

State Fair talent show attracts hopefuls, dreamers, maybe a future star

At open auditions for the Minnesota State Fair's amateur talent contest, anyone can take a shot at stardom.

Summer serial: Embark on Great Lakes adventure in 'Redemption's Run'

When a mysterious young captain arrives in her hometown of Bayfield, Wis., 12-year-old Kacie stows aboard his boat, Redemption, searching for answers about the father she has never known.

Legendary Lexington returns with well-rendered classics from a top-shelf chef

The old-but-new supper club is back after sitting dormant since mid-2013.

Roger Waters and his pig return to the X with a seething show

Pink Floyd's guiding light got political, visual and deep in to his song catalog.

Piecaken — yes, a pie inside a cake! — gets a makeover that kids can bake

How do you get a pie inside a cake? Let your kids figure out this puzzle of a dessert challenge.

Review: Guthrie's 'Native Gardens' is the best stage comedy of the summer

Steve Hendrickson, Jacqueline Correa, Dan Domingues and Sally Wingert in the Guthrie’s production of “Native Gardens.”

Guthrie staging of "Native Gardens" is the summer's comedy winner.

Beer Choir combines love of suds and singing: 'Zero talent is required'

In the words of the official theme song: "The Beer Choir is the choir that sings while drinking beer."

Twin Cities concerts of the week: André Cymone at Turf Club, Wiz Khalifa at downtown Minneapolis block party

Your guide to the Twin Cities' must-see shows.

'Humble and sweet' Frampton calls Twin Cities fan, apologizes for meltdown

Classic rocker also arranges to give longtime fan that autograph she was pursuing.

TV picks for July 27: 'Typical Rick,' 'Niko and the Sword of Light,' 'Ozark'

Ask Amy: Blended family struggles with adult daughter's vitriol

Hax: Mom considers boycott of son's wedding

Controversial pedophilia-themed show back in Minnesota Fringe Festival

Festival officials say they were unaware of the content of the show, billed simply as "Sean Neely."


Downtown Minneapolis bar with 50 taps coming to Mall of America
Table Talk

City Works will debut on level 2 later this year.

Duck stamp art competition to be in September in Wisconsin
Wingnut

Have you bought the 2016 stamp yet? It's an investment in birding.


The Lexington’s clubby bar got a makeover.

Legendary Lexington returns with well-rendered classics from a top-shelf chef

A restaurant-starved St. Paul neighborhood gets a new buzzed-about pizza joint
Downtown Minneapolis bar with 50 taps coming to Mall of America
Well-known Mpls. restaurants add health care surcharge

Toni Johnson with stacks of Pyrex mixing bowls and casseroles sold at her shop, Turquoise Vintage.

Minneapolis' Minnehaha Mile is a shopping destination with a vintage vibe

Childhood home in Medina gets a 'modern mountain' update
See the winners in this year's Star Tribune Beautiful Gardens contest
Duck stamp art competition to be in September in Wisconsin

Metallica’s Robert Trujillo at U.S. Bank Stadium last year.

How Minneapolis became a 'must-play market' for stadium rock tours

Roger Waters and his pig return to the X with a seething show
Why Sunday's Guns N' Roses stadium concert is one of the year's biggest rock shows
'Bluer Than Blue' singer Michael Johnson dies at 72

In this combination photo, Quincy Jones appears at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 9, 2004, left, and Michael Jackson arrives to court on March 2, 2005, in Santa Maria, Calif. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, a jury found that Jackson�s estate owes Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from �Billie Jean,� �Thriller� and more of the superstar�s biggest hits.

Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million

Michael Phelps stands by Shark Week race: 'You can believe whatever you want'
Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana
Comedian Dave Chappelle dines at acclaimed Robbinsdale restaurant

Charlize Theron in “Atomic Blonde.”

'Atomic Blonde' with Charlize Theron is a real blast

'Lady Macbeth' takes disturbing look at a truly desperate housewife
Florence Pugh is no longer a 'Lady' in waiting
Mini-reviews of 'The Midwife' and 'The B-Side'

Red Lake Police Department Public Safety Director William Brunelle, shown in 2015 when the indictment of a multi-state heroin trafficking conspiracy was announced.

Red Lake Indian Reservation declares public health emergency over drug epidemic

Baby deliveries to end at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul
Minneapolis menthol tobacco sales restriction vote delayed until Aug. 2
Excelsior beach closed due to high E. coli levels

The finished piecaken.

Piecaken — yes, a pie inside a cake! — gets a makeover that kids can bake

Downtown Minneapolis bar with 50 taps coming to Mall of America
Legendary Lexington returns with well-rendered classics from a top-shelf chef
Well-known Mpls. restaurants add health care surcharge

Mari Anderson looks at jewelry handmade in Haiti sold by Jesse Farley (left) from Gathered Goods Co. during the Crafts & Drafts Summer Craft Fair.

Why craft markets are proliferating at Twin Cities breweries and taprooms

That's different: Minnesota's passive-aggressiveness inspires hit T-shirt
Scene + Heard: Gala Garden Party at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Divers search lake for NFL star's $100,000-plus earring

Michelle Dockery from "Downton Abbey" would make a great Sherlock Holmes.

Now that there's a female 'Dr. Who,' here are 8 more heroes women should play

Paul Douglas is back on Twin Cities airwaves as WCCO radio host
Home video: 'Ghost in the Shell' deserves a second look
TV picks for July 28-30: 'Room 104,' 'Still Star-Crossed,' 'Wild Alaska Live'

This photo taken Jan. 13, 2010, shows Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia church, an unfinished Barcelona landmark in Barcelona, Spain.

Barcelona is a city for the ages

Walking among the bluebirds of Northfield
Rush on $10 senior lifetime pass to national parks causes shortage in Twin Cities
The Good Life: 'Famous' Minnesotans share their favorite travel destinations

Steve Hendrickson, Jacqueline Correa, Dan Domingues and Sally Wingert in the Guthrie’s production of “Native Gardens.”

Review: Guthrie's 'Native Gardens' is the best stage comedy of the summer

As arts funding shifts, Twin Cities groups get creative to woo sponsors
Ordway's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' looks super but is short on soul
Controversial pedophilia-themed show back in Minnesota Fringe Festival

Individual tickets for Pen Pals series go on sale next week

Reviews: 'Trajectory,' by Richard Russo, and 'The Lying Game,' by Ruth Ware
Review: 'Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures,' by Ben Mezrich
REVIEWS: 'Girl on the Leeside,' by Kathleen Anne Kenney, and 'The Road to Jonestown,' by Jeff Guinn

From Guns N' Roses to U2: Ranking the Twin Cities' 5 upcoming stadium concerts

What to expect from the big gigs, including this weekend's head-banger and head-scratcher lineups.


Ticket alert: Tyler Henry, the Script, the Blenders, the Hip Hop Nutcracker and more

10 A.M. FRIDAYCorbin & Shlohmo, Sept. 21 at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul. $20. amsterdambarandhall.com . … Tyler Henry, Sept. 23 at Mystic…


'Lady Macbeth' takes disturbing look at a truly desperate housewife

Don't be fooled by the title's nod to "Macbeth" — this ain't Shakespeare.


Circus Juventas picks up Thor's hammer for its new show 'Nordrsaga'

NordrsagaEach summer the St. Paul performing-arts school Circus Juventas puts on a show of acrobatic feats wrapped in a mythical story, and this year's tale…


Mini-reviews of 'The Midwife' and 'The B-Side'

The Midwife⋆⋆⋆ out of four starsRated: Unrated. In subtitled French.Theater: Edina.The midwife of the title is Claire (Catherine Frot), a Parisian woman in her…