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Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Guthrie Theater announces layoffs that take its staff from 262 down to 55

The Guthrie Theater announced Tuesday that it is cutting 79 percent of its staff because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move drops the theater’s full- and part-time staff from 262 to 55. Ea… → Read More

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra set to celebrate its own musicians in 2020-21 season

Six new works, plenty of familiar favorites and the temporary disappearance of artistic partners and guest artists notable in the newly announced St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s 62nd season. “Du… → Read More

A week after Sven Sundgaard’s firing, another KARE meteorologist announces departure – Twin Cities

One week after KARE-TV fired meteorologist Sven Sundgaard, Jason Disharoon announced his last day covering the weather for KARE would be Sunday. “It’s bittersweet that I announce that this will be … → Read More

Sven Sundgaard speaks out for the first time since getting fired by KARE-11

Television meteorologist Sven Sundgaard publicly addressed his sudden departure from KARE-11 for the first time Tuesday night. “Many have asked me about KARE11’s post regarding my employment and se… → Read More

Daily distraction: Listen to new SiriusXM Prince channel for free through the end of May

Digital radio service SiriusXM has launched a limited-run channel devoted to Prince, and it – along with all of SiriusXM’s other channels – is free through the end of the month. The Prince ch… → Read More

Daily distraction: The First Avenue coloring book was such a hit it already has a sequel

Sean Tillmann and his fiancee, Laura Hauser, have released their fifth coloring book, “The Big Coloring Book of First Avenue Part 2: A Benefit for the Twin Cities Music Community Trust.” The 28-pag… → Read More

New movies for home viewing: ‘Bad Boys for Life,’ ‘Like a Boss,’ ‘The Gentlemen’

MOVIES AVAILABLE FOR HOME VIEWING > Tuesday “Bad Boys for Life”: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back for this refreshing tribute to ’90s action flicks. R 3 stars “The Gentlemen”: Alpha… → Read More

Daily distraction: See what Eden Prairie Center looked like 25 years ago in ‘Mallrats’ – Twin Cities

After making a name for himself with his 1994 indie smash “Clerks,” writer/director Kevin Smith landed a studio gig for his next film “Mallrats.” While it’s set at a New Jersey mall, Smith fi… → Read More

CBS to air Prince tribute concert Tuesday night with performances from Beck, Usher and John Legend

Usher, John Legend and Foo Fighters are among the musical acts that pay tribute to Prince in “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince,” which will air at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, on CBS.… → Read More

MPR invites all of Minnesota to sing ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ together Friday night

Minnesota Public Radio is inviting everyone across the state to join in Bring the Sing Home at 5:53 p.m. Friday. At that time, Minnesotans everywhere are invited to step outside or open a window to… → Read More

New movies for home viewing: ‘Little Women,’ ‘Dolittle,’ ‘Cats,’ ‘The Night Clerk’

MOVIES AVAILABLE FOR HOME VIEWING > Tuesday “Little Women”: It would be hard to find a “Little Women” more suited to its times, for love or money. PG 3.5 stars “Dolittle”: Not only is “Dol… → Read More

Twin Cities Pride festival, parade and other June events are postponed

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Twin Cities Pride events in June have been postponed, including the festival and parade on June 27 and 28. “Life as we know it isn’t … → Read More

89.3 The Current and Walker Art Center’s Rock the Garden is canceled for 2020 – Twin Cities

The Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current have canceled their annual Rock the Garden concert, which was scheduled for June 20 at the Walker’s Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. All ticketholders … → Read More

Drag goes digital: Twin Cities drag performers turn to Facebook to keep the show going

Spring is usually a busy time for local drag performer Miss Richfield 1981. “I had a cruise, a week at a resort, three nights in New York, a night in Boston, two weddings,” said Russ King, the man … → Read More

Daily Distraction: Walker Art Center moves its Native American film festival online

The Walker Art Center is moving its film festival “INDIgenesis: GEN 3” online. The ongoing showcase of works by Native American filmmakers and artists was scheduled to run for two weeks… → Read More

Daily Distraction: Teach your kids to cook with free online classes each day at noon

As we stay home to try to help contain the spread of COVID-19, we’re offering a “Daily Distraction” — ideas to help you stay home and stay safe. Last week, budget food blogger Eri… → Read More

It’s a perfect time to binge watch favorite sitcoms — or discover a new one

We all could use a good laugh right about now. Now that many folks are homebound and facing an uncertain future, TV comedies are a great way to escape. They’re relatively short and easy to bi… → Read More

The Rolling Stones postpone May concert at U.S. Bank Stadium

The Rolling Stones have postponed their upcoming tour, which included a May 16 stop at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium. Tickets will be honored on the to-be-announced new date and refunds are … → Read More

‘Jumanji,’ ‘Richard Jewell’ available for home viewing this week

MOVIES AVAILABLE FOR HOME VIEWING > Tuesday “Jumanji: The Next Level”: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black are back for more (and more) in the third film in the “Jumanji” series. PG-13 2.5… → Read More

Kenny Chesney postpones May 2 show at U.S. Bank Stadium

Kenny Chesney became the third major musical act Thursday to postpone a Twin Cities concert due to the coronavirus. The country star’s May 2 performance at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis wi… → Read More