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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:56:54 -0600


Artist finds new meaning in images of lynchings

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:51:35 -0600

"Shadowlands" finds troubling connections between historic lynchings and racially motivated violence today.(image)

How a work of art makes it onto the wall of the White House

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 04:01:00 -0600

Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy once said, "Everything in the White House must have a reason for being there." So we looked behind the scenes to learn how art is chosen for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.(image)

Trump pulling U.S. from proposed Pacific trade deal

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:11:52 -0600

President Donald Trump signed an order Monday to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fulfilling a campaign pledge. Trump also signed memorandums freezing most federal government hiring, though he noted an exception for the military.(image)

'The Last Jedi' revealed as title for 'Star Wars' VIII

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:00:40 -0600

The Walt Disney Co. announced the title for the next chapter in the Skywalker saga on Monday. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will be released Dec. 15.(image)

A flash mob choir at the Women's March turned this unknown song into an anthem

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:09:00 -0600

"Quiet," by the Los Angeles-based singer MILCK, goes viral after a group of women perform it a capella during the weekend protest in Washington, D.C.(image)

Pink Floyd finally figured out new technology on tour for 'Dark Side of the Moon'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:58:03 -0600

"Dark Side of the Moon" ultimately became Pink Floyd's most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling worldwide.(image)

Former Minnesota TV reporter hits it big in Hollywood with 'Zootopia'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:28:56 -0600

Earlier this month "Zootopia" won a Golden Globe for best animated movie.(image)

MPR started 50 years ago with the Cleveland Orchestra

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:02:21 -0600

It was the first thing listeners heard, founder Bill Kling said. It wasn't the original plan, but there were technical difficulties getting the first station, KSJR, on the air.(image)

For verisimilitude, 'Paterson' borrows verse with MN connection

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0600

The director of "Paterson" wanted real poetry for his movie, and Ron Padgett obliged.(image)

Roy Hargrove's last shows tonight at the Dakota

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:55:24 -0600

Hargrove is a Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter. He was born in Texas, and started playing trumpet at a young age.(image)

Art Hounds: Ragamala Dance, 'The Last Waltz' and Trophy Wife

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0600

This week on Art Hounds, Ragamala Dance performs "Written in Water," local musicians reenact "The Last Waltz" and women artists contemplate the term "trophy wife."(image)

Local Show favorites to play First Ave.

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:55:25 -0600

The group is made up of three brothers, the Campbells, and they say they're rooted in an authentic "Minnesota sound."(image)

In battle over band name, Supreme Court considers free speech and trademarks

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:50:00 -0600

The Patent and Trademark Office denied registration to an Asian-American rock band named The Slants; the musicians say they want to reappropriate the term. The case hits the high court on Wednesday.(image)

Parting thoughts: Let the good times roll

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0600

Diane Witherspoon of Minneapolis passed away last month after a long career as a jazz singer. She was first inspired by her sister, Shirley Witherspoon, a renowned jazz musician who sang with the likes of Duke Ellington.(image)

Prince tax deadline looms

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Star Tribune reporter Emma Nelson joined MPR News host Tom Weber for an update on the Prince estate.(image)

Apostle Islands ice caves frozen enough to visit? Not yet

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:14:01 -0600

The caves off Wisconsin's Lake Superior coast are breathtakingly beautiful in the winter, but the weather is not cooperating so far this season. Officials say the ice is still too dangerous to venture out.(image)

Lumineers hit 'Cleopatra' tells a true story

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:55:24 -0600

The song is one of three hit singles off their latest album.(image)

Tax deadline looms for Prince estate; government to get half

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:39:57 -0600

Prince's case provides a cautionary tale not just for the wealthy, but not-so-rich Americans as well.(image)

Local pair's short film makes it to Sundance

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0600

Sha Cage and E.G. Bailey, prominent figures in Twin Cities theater, won a spot in the prestigious festival with a story about race relations at the neighborhood level.(image)

'Meaning of Michelle' essays celebrate First Lady's realness

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:07:00 -0600

In a new collection, 16 essayists describe how Michelle Obama helped change the perception of black women and the White House.(image)