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Politics shades Beamish concerto premiered by SPCO

Pianist Jonathan Biss, appearing with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra

REVIEW: Piano work's finale was influenced by the presidential election, with the composer describing it as a "grotesque and hollow" movement .

Great Northern mega-festival embraces Minnesota as 'winter capital of America'

The Luminary Loppet, a lighted ski on Lake of the Isles, will be part of the Great Northern festival, a trifecta of outdoor winter events.

New event combines City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, the St. Paul Winter Carnival and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, plus outdoor movies, dining and a sauna.

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers find their groove again

The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed Saturday night at Target Center.

A newish guitarist and old favorites sparked Saturday's sold-out Target Center gig.

Rosenblum: North Market serves up community goodness in Minneapolis

Angerline Goodwin, 60, of Minneapolis spends a good part of her day every other week taking a bus to a Brooklyn Center Cub Foods with a suitcase.

Residents are excited about upcoming full-service grocery store in what was a "food desert."

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Review: Seinfeld did not miss at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2015, file photo, Jerry Seinfeld performs at Menora Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The 62-year-old master comic and keen observer of human foibles, got something of a workout onstage Friday.

How eating right helps maximize a workout's benefits

Pay attention to when and what you eat and drink.

The Monday Briefing: Flying high

Best classical music for the week: Minnesota Orchestra remembers Sir Neville Marriner, Accordo does silent movies

Lileks: Luxury theaters are great, but how about we stop with 16 'Spider-Man' reboots?

Big fat books to help winter go fast

Israel's Batsheva Dance Company brings healing 'Gaga' method to Minneapolis

Choreographer invented the movement language to deal with a dance-related back injury he suffered 40 years ago.

TV picks for Jan. 23: 'Big Fish,' 'Booze Traveler,' 'Quantico'

Review: Eric Church shows who's the Boss at Target Center

The country star evoked Bruce Springsteen, taking a page from his marathon concerts.

REVIEWS: 'Dolce Vita Confidential,' by Shawn Levy, and 'Ashes of Fiery Weather,' by Kathleen Donohoe

Ask Amy: Husband sends marriage to the dogs

Hax: Finding harmony in mixed-faith marriage

"Wilson," shot in Minnesota, is a hot ticket at Sundance

Left to right, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Woody Harrelson and Isabella Amara, cast members in "Wilson," pose together at the premiere of the film at the Eccles Theatre during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Park City, Utah.

Good times: "Wilson" opens to warm applause at Sundance, stars recall their "radical summer vacation" filming in the Twin Cities


"Wilson," shot in Minnesota, is a hot ticket at Sundance
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Good times: "Wilson" opens to warm applause at Sundance, stars recall their "radical summer vacation" filming in the Twin Cities

Lileks: Luxury theaters are great, but how about we stop with 16 'Spider-Man' reboots?
James Lileks

The old Mall of America theaters closed, making some wonder what was coming next. A Hooters the size of Belgium, with go-karts and paintball? Snowmobile…


New 'authentic' Chinese restaurant opening in North Loop this weekend

What's hot this week: The Great Northern, worldly dinners, cocktail classes
Downtown Minneapolis' new hangout: Mercury Dining Room and Rail
Our food critic taste-tested McDonald's new Big Macs – and lived to tell the tale

The Ayottes removed a wall separating their kitchen from their dining room, and added a dining banquette at right.

Chanhassen couple create the ultimate mother-in-law apartment

DIY do's and don'ts from 'Rescue Renovation' contractor, coming to Minneapolis Home Show
DIY terrariums, discount trees, garden seminars and more
How to choose the right chair

The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed Saturday night at Target Center.

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers find their groove again

Review: Eric Church shows who's the Boss at Target Center
Dark Energy celebrates one year of Goth-industrial dance parties in Minneapolis
Minnesota Opera plants 'Diana's Garden' in 1950s America

Maggie Roche, pop-folk singer-songwriter, anchored the close harmonies of the Roches.

Maggie Roche, who harmonized with her sisters, dies at 65

Stacey Dash Exits Fox News, Twitter Rejoices
'SNL': Aziz Ansari Monologue Tackles Racists Going Public in the Age of Trump (Video)
Madonna defends her anti-Trump speech at women's march

Michael Keaton is Ray Kroc in “The Founder.” Weinstein Co.

Michael Keaton's take on Ray Kroc: All's fair in love, war and hamburgers

'20th Century Women' — coming of age in a new age
Little things add up to a lot in Jim Jarmusch's 'Paterson'
Home video review: 'Girl on the Train' goes nowhere

The Washburn Center for Children opened its $24 million center in 2014. Steve Lepinski is the CEO.

Minneapolis therapy for child trauma attracts global interest

Marijuana's effects on health: The good, the bad and the unknown
Study: Heroin resurgence 'unintended consequence' of trying to curb OxyContin abuse
Meet three women on the front lines of Zika vaccine testing

Penny's Coffee in Minneapolis.

How Instagram is changing the game for Twin Cities restaurants

Making macarons needn't be intimidating; patience is your friend
Beat the winter blues with salmon, noodles and a coconut-ginger broth
Our food critic taste-tested McDonald's new Big Macs – and lived to tell the tale

Five of the Twin Cities' biggest style influencers on Instagram.

'Almost like local celebrities': Meet state's biggest style influencers on Instagram

Scene + Heard: Best of the Best Showcase for dance teams
Ask the expert: How to style navy skirts without resembling a schoolgirl
Trump hotel starts 'inaugural tradition' amid ethics concern

Nia Long, left, and Idina Menzel in “Beaches,” which premieres tonight.

Idina Menzel and Nia Long stay in safe waters in Lifetime's remake of 'Beaches'

Kristen Bell rings true in 'The Good Place,' network TV's best new sitcom
Future of HBO's 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' still uncertain
Catch 'Catch' on March 9

A train crosses the Nine Arches Bridge, near Ella, Sri Lanka. Navigating Sri Lanka’s hill country by rail can be a beguiling experience but also a time-consuming one.

From tea plantations to game parks and a lazy beach, exploring Sri Lanka

New hotels in Palm Springs offers rooms with a point of view
Biking the Florida Keys, east to west
Apostle ice caves inaccessible; Hawaii reconsiders ferry; family fun in Colorado

The Batsheva Dance Company, which performs Tuesday at Northrop, is known for its daring repertory and distinct Gaga training approach.

Israel's Batsheva Dance Company brings healing 'Gaga' method to Minneapolis

Startling Walker Art Center show explores women's search for peace in a troubled world
For Twin Cities troupe Mu, 'Flower Drum Song' will be a celebration
Minnesota Opera plants 'Diana's Garden' in 1950s America

Burning Bright by Nick Petrie takes readers to the redwood forest of Northern California.

7 mysteries to chill your soul on a wintry night

Review: 'Krazy,' by Michael Tisserand
Big fat books to help winter go fast
Mark Twain bedtime story is rediscovered

Maggie Roche, who harmonized with her sisters, dies at 65

Maggie Roche, the songwriter whose serene alto anchored the close harmonies of the Roches, the trio with her sisters Terre and Suzzy, died Saturday of…


Minnesota Opera plants 'Diana's Garden' in 1950s America

REVIEW: Peter Rothstein directs a lively and charming revival of the 18th-century opera.


Minnesota's Waiting Child: Dylan has spent half of his life in foster care

Dylan has been in foster care since age 9, and he turns 18 this year. But he has not lost hope of finding an adoptive…


Best Twitter battle of the week: Vincent D'Onofrio vs. the trolls

Take that, trolls Turns out actor Vincent D’Onofrio (“Daredevil,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) treats his Twitter account the same way he treats…


Resources

ResourcesThe Ayottes designed and managed their project themselves, but they also worked with a number of subcontractors and craftspeople, including:TK Construction of Minnesota, Waconia.Lenzen Services…