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Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:29:57 -0500


Save the ruby slippers: Smithsonian seeks funds to preserve Dorothy's shoes

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:15:00 -0500

The National Museum of American History says it will cost $300,000 to protect the aging shoes in "The Wizard of Oz." A Kickstarter campaign launched three days ago has already raised nearly $200,000.(image)

Art Hounds: Sing 'til you're hoarse to Tall Heights

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500

This week, the Art Hounds recommend a band at the Turf Club, a show of state flowers in Hutchinson and Frank Theatre's "Good Person of Setzuan."(image)

What it means to be an American: Artists, musicians and activists speak

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:58:04 -0500

Influential thinkers from around the country reflect on the American identity in the modern age. First up: Roseanne Cash.(image)

Rick Dees' 'Disco Duck' hit No. 1 40 years ago

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:44:03 -0500

Dees says it took him a day to write the song and three months to convince anyone to record it.(image)

Internet mourns apparent death of Pedals, a real stand-up bear

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:17:00 -0500

Pedals was a wild black bear with injured forepaws, who stood and walked on his hind legs. State officials say he appears to have been a casualty of this year's bear hunt.(image)

Prince's siblings: Purported niece, grandniece are not heirs

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:09:30 -0500

Prince's siblings say a woman and girl purported to be the singer's niece and grandniece have no genetic connection to Prince and should not be named as heirs to his estate.(image)

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Chuck Berry turns 90

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:57:00 -0500

Berry started out playing the blues, but created his own sound when he incorporated country music into his repertoire. He was in the first group of musicians inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.(image)

A hexed marionette and other eerie items from Minnesota history

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:33:35 -0500

The Minnesota Historical Society archives contain many odd items with unsettling stories.(image)

Bragg and Henry recorded songs on train trip from Chicago to LA

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:56:18 -0500

Bragg and Henry will perform Monday night at Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.(image)

'Teen Idol' honors legacy of pop star Bobby Vee

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:47:58 -0500

"Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story," chronicling the singer's career and the onset of Alzheimer's disease, is currently playing at the History Theatre in St. Paul.(image)

How much is a Nobel prize medal worth?

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 11:27:00 -0500

On Monday, Sotheby's will auction off a Nobel economics prize medal awarded to John Nash in 1994. So, how much is a Nobel medal worth?(image)

Canada just wants to #TellAmericaItsGreat

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:54:00 -0500

A Canadian company started the hashtag #TellAmericaItsGreat to help its southern neighbors endure this contentious election season.(image)

Sonny Knight and the Lakers out with new album, will perform in St. Cloud

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:59:06 -0500

"Sooner or Later is in stores Friday.(image)

Fans, musicians celebrate Prince at tribute concert

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:49:22 -0500

The concert was nearly five hours long and featured a parade of musicians performing songs written by the late great rock star.(image)

The Hibbing high school teacher who mentored Bob Dylan, Nobel literature prize winner

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:06:19 -0500

Bob Dylan's literary roots may be as tangled as the Nobel Prize winner's famously enigmatic lyrics, but at some point they invariably end up in the Hibbing High School classroom of B.J. Rolfzen.(image)

Photos: The fall colors of Minnesota -- on Instagram

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:02:17 -0500

Leaf-peepers, you have done well. We asked our Instagram followers to share photos of the fall colors in their area and they delivered.(image)

25 freaky and fun things to do for Halloween in the Twin Cities

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:54:58 -0500

This October, there's plenty of family and adults-only fun to be had in the Twin Cities Metro area that doesn't involve creepy clown hoaxes.(image)

Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize in literature

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 06:05:48 -0500

The Swedish Academy said the Minnesota native "created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."(image)

Art Hounds: The peril of choice, and Shakespeare meets 'Bernie'

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500

This week on Art Hounds: A Shakespearean take on "Weekend at Bernie's," and a comedic look at capitalist America.(image)

In the garage: Art students create their own space

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500

What began as a search for off-campus space to work ended with the establishment of a student-run art studio and gallery in Fargo.(image)