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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Bob Dylan musical ‘Girl from the North Country’ to open national tour at Orpheum Theatre – Twin Cities

The Tony-nominated musical that uses Dylan’s songs will hit the road for a North American tour that opens in fall 2023 → Read More

Justin Bieber is back for his first show in six years. Here are five ways he’s changed.

He now has his own doughnut, for one thing. → Read More

Adam Levine and his band Maroon 5 set to return to Xcel Energy Center in August

Multi-platinum pop band Maroon 5 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album “Songs About Jane” with a summer tour that hits St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on Aug. 13. Tick… → Read More

R&B star and former Minnesotan Lizzo will headline Xcel Energy Center in October – Twin Cities

Grammy-winning R&B star and former Minnesotan Lizzo will perform her biggest local concert to date when she headlines St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 11. Tickets, at prices to be an… → Read More

Longtime Twin Cities radio DJ Mary Lucia is leaving 89.3 The Current

Lucia’s final on-air shift at The Current will be 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The 51-year-old did not give a reason for her sudden departure. → Read More

History Theatre artistic director Ron Peluso to retire after 27 years on the job

St. Paul’s History Theatre announced Tuesday that artistic director Ron Peluso will retire effective Jan. 1. “I’ve been here 27 years,” said Peluso, 71. “It’s been a good run. I&#… → Read More

Ringo Starr will play at Mystic Lake Casino this fall

Ticket prices start at $89 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. → Read More

Pitbull added to Minnesota State Fair Grandstand lineup

Tickets go on sale Friday. → Read More

Spring and summer fun 2022: Theater

Here’s a look at what’s happening this spring and summer on area stages. → Read More

Spring and summer fun 2022: Art

Here’s what you’ll see this spring and summer in Twin Cities galleries. → Read More

Spring and summer fun 2022: Classical music

Here’s a look at what’s happening on Twin Cities classical music stages. → Read More

Seven years after firing her, Current rehires Barb Abney for Saturday night show

Abney was one of four hires the station announced Friday on its website. → Read More

Screening of unseen 1992 Prince concert among Celebration attractions

Celebration, a four-day festival of all things Prince, is planned for June 2-5. → Read More

Celebration, the four-day festival of all things Prince, will return to Paisley Park in June

Celebration – the four-day festival of all things Prince – will return to Paisley Park after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. So far, the only information Paisley Park has revealed are the da… → Read More

The Doobie Brothers, with Michael McDonald, book outdoor casino show in September

The Twin Cities will finally see the Doobie Brothers — with Michael McDonald back in the band — on Sept. 16 at Treasure Island Amphitheater. → Read More

Elton John’s farewell tour stops at the X — but he’s not going anywhere

Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour — which landed at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center Tuesday for the first of a two-night stand — has turned into his own version o… → Read More

Watch – and vote for – local band Yam Haus on NBC’s new ‘American Song Contest’

The deadline for voting is 6 a.m. Wednesday. → Read More

Vanilla Ice to headline ’90s throwback concert in June at CHS Field

The latest incarnation of the I Love the ’90s Tour – featuring Vanilla Ice, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Young MC and Color Me Badd – will swing its way into St. Paul’s CHS Field on June 3. → Read More

Music in the Zoo won’t happen this summer

Longtime promoters Sue McLean and Associates will focus on other outdoor venues. → Read More

Alice in Chains to headline evening of grunge at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

Two bands that followed in Alice in Chain’s wake, Breaking Benjamin and Bush, are also on the bill. Tickets go on sale on Friday. → Read More