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Little Big Town thinks bigger with April 5 show at Target Center

Kacey Musgraves and Midland will open the concert, LBT's first local arena headlining date.

How Crocs made a mighty comeback to be cool again

From left to right: Laura Hinueber (lavender crocs) Kara Randall (white converse) Christine Pastor (teal crocs) Jenna Carlson (nike kicks/dunks)

Crocs, perhaps the most polarizing shoe of our time, is making a comeback. And the turnaround is no accident, analysts say.

New CTC musical 'Abominables' blows whistle, sweetly, on youth sports

Stephanie Bertumen, Doug Neithercott, Henry Constable and Bradley Greenwald in “The Abominables” at Children’s Theatre.

REVIEW: Children's Theatre's made-in-Minnesota hockey musical offers insights and humor.

Conductor calls Minn. Orch. lockout 'ugliest labor dispute' in U.S. orchestra history

Slatkin calls the lockout the "the ugliest labor dispute in the history of American orchestras."

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Mystic Lake Casino locks up massive, glitzy nightclub for the Super Bowl

During Super Bowl week early next year, Mystic Lake Casino will host a massive traveling nightclub for four days that counts some of pop music's biggest stars among its attractions as it has roamed the country.

Twin Cities performer faces a tough choice: Stage star or rock star?

That is the question for Twin Cities performer Meghan Kreidler as she balances the demands of both theater and music.

Robbinsdale's hot Travail restaurant sells discounted tickets for last-minute seats

The foodie hot spot is known for its 15-course tasting menu.

Waterfront restaurant by 'Sioux chef' company to open on original Fuji-Ya site

Owamni: An Indigenous Kitchen will open as the featured full-service restaurant in the first phase of the upcoming Water Works project on the Mississippi River.

This corner of Nicollet Av. is almost unrecognizable in vintage 1960 photos

From the buildings to the billboards, see how this section of downtown Minneapolis has changed dramatically over the years. Without any hints, it's almost impossible for a modern resident to place this block.

Tiny hummingbirds are sturdy and strong

Hard as it is to believe, these small dynamos may fly great distances to reach their winter homes.

Guthrie Theater's 'Romeo and Juliet' is lusty, modern and free-spirited

Kate Eastman (Juliet) and Ryan-James Hatanaka (Romeo) in the Guthrie’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Joseph Haj elaborates on his approach to Shakespeare with a lusty production of the classic.

The week's best Twin Cities jazz: Wynton Marsalis, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele

Native Minnesotan writer 'didn't expect' to land on Man Booker shortlist

Missing Minnesota while in California, Emily Fridlund began to write. Now she's on the Man Booker shortlist.

Word of the week: Wake me when the internet is a happy place again

Hax: When razzing friends tilts toward mean

Ask Amy: She's losing sleep over sister's affair with married man

Surly Brewing replacing its second-floor Brewer's Table with pizza joint

The brewery announces its new concept for the second-floor space above the massive beer hall.


Little Big Town thinks bigger with April 5 show at Target Center
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Kacey Musgraves and Midland will open the concert, LBT's first local arena headlining date.

Conductor calls Minn. Orch. lockout 'ugliest labor dispute' in U.S. orchestra history
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Slatkin calls the lockout the "the ugliest labor dispute in the history of American orchestras."


Al’s Breakfast in Minneapolis.

Dinkytown's Al's Breakfast now serving dinner, late-night menu on weekends

Robbinsdale's hot Travail restaurant sells discounted tickets for last-minute seats
Waterfront restaurant by 'Sioux chef' company to open on original Fuji-Ya site
Surly Brewing replacing its second-floor Brewer's Table with pizza joint

3 Graphic teal and pink bedroom for a horse lover, Parade home #231 in Medina by Toll Brothers.

Model spaces: Here's what caught our eye at the Parade of Homes

Harry Potter decor from Pottery Barn will transform your home into Hogwarts
Trees to plant now – advice from a forestry expert
Dying birds, butterflies, hurricanes, and duck stamps

Los Angeles saxophonist Kamasi Washington echoes classic horn players like John Coltrane along with Black Power-era R&B and modern hip-hop.

Coming soon to First Avenue: This Kendrick Lamar collaborator is jazz's new rock star

Mystic Lake Casino locks up massive, glitzy nightclub for the Super Bowl
Conductor calls Minn. Orch. lockout 'ugliest labor dispute' in U.S. orchestra history
Little Big Town thinks bigger with April 5 show at Target Center

Jimmy Kimmel appears during a taping of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," in Los Angeles.

Jimmy Kimmel tackles TrumpCare, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'

Billy Bush separating from wife after nearly 20 years
New mom Serena Williams thanks mother for being a role model
O'Reilly calls Fox News firing a 'political and financial hit job' in NBC interview

Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a musician in “Coco,” coming to theaters Nov. 22, but when he strums his guitar it sets off an unexpected chain of events.

Meet the 12-year-old star of 'Coco,' Pixar's big fall movie

'American Assassin' launches Minnesota's Mitch Rapp as a new film spy
Jennifer Lawrence's horror-drama 'Mother!' is mind-blowingly eerie
Minnesota-made drama provides powerful look at war's impact on female vets

St. Paul is considering restrictions on the sale of menthol tobacco. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have already restricted sales of other flavored tobacco.

St. Paul considers restricting sale of menthol tobacco

Teens increasingly putting off traditional markers of adulthood
Boston U study shows kids under 12 are at risk playing tackle football
Minnesota gets $6 million from feds to fight opioids

A crate of Honeycrisp apples.

20 things you didn't know about Minnesota's famous Honeycrisp apples

Prep the hammerschlagen! Your guide to Oktoberfest parties in Minnesota
A serious wine industry in Minnesota? You betcha — and it's growing
Surly Brewing replacing its second-floor Brewer's Table with pizza joint

Halima Aden has her makeup done for the Miss Minnesota USA pageant last year.

Minnesota's pioneering Muslim model featured in new Nike ad campaign

Scene + Heard: Avant Garden at Walker Art Center
Bullied for her dark skin, Minnesota model goes viral for promoting self-love
How Crocs made a mighty comeback to be cool again

Ken Burns once said he was through with wars, but he sees the Vietnam conflict as a morality tale “woven into the fabric of who we are.”

'Vietnam War' director Ken Burns keeps returning to Minnesota

O'Reilly calls Fox News firing a 'political and financial hit job' in NBC interview
'Handmaid's Tale' and 'Saturday Night Live' win big at politically charged Emmys
Jimmy Kimmel tackles TrumpCare, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'

Piazza del Popolo lies at the northern gates of Rome. It was designed as a grand entrance. This view is from the Pincian Hill, in Villa Borghese.

High on Rome: Walking tours await in Italy's ancient city

Midwest Traveler: Seeing red in Wisconsin cranberry country
Mother Nature wreaks havoc on our favorite vacation spots
Up North sees the light, realizing its dark, starry skies lure tourists

Stephanie Bertumen, Doug Neithercott, Henry Constable and Bradley Greenwald in “The Abominables” at Children’s Theatre.

New CTC musical 'Abominables' blows whistle, sweetly, on youth sports

Theater Latté Da opens 2017-18 season with nicely realized 'Man of La Mancha'
Twin Cities performer faces a tough choice: Stage star or rock star?
The Jungle's dark 'Nether' pokes at crime in a virtual universe

Jack Wheatley, owner of Level Best Ranch and Anderson Hay Elevators, baled hay on his farm on Saturday, August 22, 2015, in Thorp, Wash.

Review: 'This Blessed Earth,' by Ted Genoways

Review: 'The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve,' by Stephen Greenblatt
NONFICTION: "Fantasyland," by Kurt Andersen
Review: 'The Ninth Hour,' by Alice McDermott

Jimmy Kimmel tackles TrumpCare, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'

After addressing the nation's health care system following his newborn son's emergency open-heart surgery in July, Jimmy Kimmel blasted Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham's new health care act on Tuesday.


Review: 'The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve,' by Stephen Greenblatt

NONFICTION: Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar Stephen Greenblatt traces significance of the story in various cultures.


Prep the hammerschlagen! Your guide to Oktoberfest parties in Minnesota

Not every international holiday is embraced by Minnesotans. There's something about Oktoberfest, though — and we suspect it's the beer.


Wine of the Week: Vignarco Orvieto Classico 2016

Vignarco Orvieto Classico 2016 Try as I might, it’s a challenge to find under-$12 wines worth touting in this friendly cubbyhole. So when I find…


TV picks for Sept. 20: 'Breaking2,' 'The X-Files,' 'The Good Place'

The long run “Breaking2,” an inspirational documentary about three African runners trying to complete a marathon in under two hours, has Nike as a co-producer,…