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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.

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

Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles, Jan. 12, 2012.

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

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

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

Beyonce gets 9 Grammy nominations; 8 each for Drake, Rihanna, Kanye

The Grammy Awards are sipping all of Beyonce's lemonade.

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

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

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.

Hit shows helped Walker Art Center weather a year of construction

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

How University of St. Thomas students are sleeping their way to better grades

Getting plenty of shut-eye can improve academic and maybe even athletic performance.

Word of the week: Youtubeur

Comedian Chris Rock books Minneapolis for his first tour in 9 years

Presale tickets are available starting Wednesday, then for the general public on Friday.

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

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

Joseph Haj's first season leading Guthrie is a hit

The people have spoken. Joseph Haj's first year at the helm of the Guthrie Theater is a hit.

Think Minnesota winters are bad? Watch this icy Canadian car pileup

Things go from bad to worse in this video of Canadian drivers sliding down an ice-covered street in Montreal.

'The Crucible' at the holidays? Sadly, Theatre Coup D'Etat's timing is right

REVIEW: On a snowy Friday opening, it was obvious that this well-acted "Crucible" is appropriately set and seasonally appropriate.

Hax: How best to deal with a contrarian

Ask Amy: Faux 'bridesmaids' can't afford the honor

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.


The wait is over: Twin Cities' first Dunkin' Donuts opens in New Hope
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It's the first Twin Cities outlet of the doughnut mega-chain. A second is opening next week in Roseville.

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


For a taste of Minnesota, think local cookbooks

These recipes take you far beyond the stereotypical hot dish of the past.


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

Rolling Stones, "Blue & Lonesome" (Interscope)In a career that spans more than 50 years, the Stones have just about run out of surprises. So…


The billionth Noel! This Minnesota Jew is tired of all the Christmas songs

Christmas music arrived early, and this Jewish Minnesotan wasn't pleased.


VocalEssence unwraps novelty-filled 'Welcome Christmas' concert

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


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.…


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.


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

The Protector of OsmirDon't be surprised if woodland sprites show up in a production by Impossible Salt. The company was founded in 2014 by artistic…


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 Eye,"


How movies became the latest concert craze for Minnesota Orchestra

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


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

Here's how to deal with folks who insist on touting "facts" that just aren't true.


An awards season primer

Awards season is upon us. Over the next few weeks, film award shows will be popping up fast and furiously. Here's a guide to some…


Ask Amy: Child victim faces abuser at family events

Dear Amy: I suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a cousin when I was between the ages of 5 and 8. He is…


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.


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.


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.


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…


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.