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Rachael Yamagata to perform in Minneapolis
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Rachael Yamagata to perform in Minneapolis

“Music kind of crept up on me,” Rachael Yamagata said with a laugh — a warm, hearty, bluesy laugh that takes over in the best kind of way. She described a cousin in the New York Philharmonic, a grandfather who was Bob Dylan’s land surveyor and another relative hired as Frank Sinatra’s private pilot back…

BØRNS performs sold-out show at Palace Theatre
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BØRNS performs sold-out show at Palace Theatre

Playing his sold-out show at St. Paul’s historic Palace Theatre — which was built just over a hundred years ago as a vaudeville theatre in the heart of the city, and was recently renovated into a concert venue — Garrett Borns of the indie pop sensation BØRNS paused his lively set to reflect. “If these…

Grandview Review: The Post explores Pentagon Papers reporting
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Grandview Review: The Post explores Pentagon Papers reporting

Steven Spielberg revisits the 1971 leaking of the Pentagon Papers — classified documents detailing the extent of clandestine US activity in the ongoing Vietnam War — in this tense political drama. Battle lines are drawn between government and press as the Washington Post decides whether to publish the Papers in the face of legal and…

Review: There’s Magic in Guthrie 43rd Christmas Carol
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Review: There’s Magic in Guthrie 43rd Christmas Carol

Remember the moment in The Sorcerer’s Stone when 11-year-old Harry Potter steps through a brick entrance at the back of the Leaky Cauldron pub, and finds himself in the marvellous Diagon Alley? Magic fills his eyes as he wanders, mesmerized, along the eccentric shops and colorful façades that border the avenue. As I walked into…

Walker showcases Cuban Art in Adiós Utopia
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Walker showcases Cuban Art in Adiós Utopia

This month The Mac Weekly ventured to the Walker Arts Center to see the exhibition titled Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950. The exhibition aims to teach viewers about Cuban history, and to express the ways in which artists on the island were shaped by their tumultuous pasts. Over 50 Cuban…

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Waititi revitalizes Marvel franchise in Thor: Ragnarok

For a film about the end of the world, Thor: Ragnarok is a joyride. The previous films of the Thor franchise have had some difficulties with their namesake protagonist, to say the least. Chris Hemsworth did not shine as Thor in the debut 2011 film Thor, or Thor: The Dark World. A sense of awkwardness…

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