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Southern Minn Scene Columns

Our writers at Southern Minn Scene offer up advice, short stories, and several other features in varying columns. Check them out below!

Grammys: Love it or Hate it

February 14, 2018

Love it or hate it, the Grammy Awards has weathered, persevered, and remains the most notable honor one can receive in the music industry. Throughout its 60 years, the annual award ceremony from The Recording Academy has seen competition from other awards shows, a dying recording industry, and frequent accusations of being out of touch…Read More

Gym-talk: Let’s get back on track

January 21, 2018

We are just about 4 weeks into 2018, into the New Year. In my experience, this is juussttt about the time people start dropping out of their new routines. I have noticed it’s usually 1 of 2 things: discipline wearing off – or because of a “plateau”.   As time goes on, dieting & eating…Read More

Get Fit In SoMinn: Gyms for the New Year

December 22, 2017

The start of a brand-new year. I’m not sure I know a single person who does NOT set new goals for themselves at the start of the new year. New Year’s Resolutions are almost to be expected. And I’m not sure why they get such a bad rep. New changes are never an easy thing…Read More

Album Review: Marlon Craft – The Tunnel’s End

December 17, 2017

You may not know the name now, but on The Tunnel’s End, New York Rapper Marlon Craft displays an impressive array of skills and vision that could very well propel him to the top of the hip-hop game. Album Grade: A+ While the recent Grammy nods for “Album of the Year” and “Rap Album of…Read More

Minnesota Music SCENE: My Top 5 MN Women in Music

December 17, 2017

There are plenty of female artists in the music industry, but women are not all held to the same standards as men, nor are they created equal. They are mostly appreciated less for their talent than they are for looks, or even how they cater to their audiences. Since women are stereotypically more open with…Read More

The fruition and demise of Mustard Daze

December 11, 2017

Mustard Daze was set to bring some of the best-known independent artists from around Minnesota to one location – the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Polica, The Suburbs, Low, Sarah White and The Shift were all prepared to take to the stage for the 2017 music festival. But tickets didn’t sell. And promoter Christian “C-Gull”…Read More

Mollywood BLVD: How the corporations stole Christmas

December 11, 2017

The Holiday Season seems to start earlier and earlier every year. My husband welcomes it! Maybe you do too. Now, I don’t mean to sound like Ebenezer Scrooge, but I started seeing Christmas decorations up at Hobby Lobby in August – four months before Christmas?  Ba-humbug! I’m sorry, but if it’s not 80 percent mark…Read More

Album Review: Robert Plant – Carry Fire

December 11, 2017

With his new album, the former Led Zeppelin frontman continues to warm the ears with slow-burning nuance.  Album Grade: A- In some ways, Robert Plant will never escape the band that introduced him to the world.  It finally seems to him that this is not necessarily a bad thing.  While the side of Led Zeppelin’s…Read More

Minnesota Music Scene: A look at Fathom Lane

December 11, 2017

Minnesota has been my home since we left Chicago when I was small, and despite remaining a Bears fan by default, I have no shortage of pride where our home state is concerned. From being voted one of the healthiest states in the U.S. to being one of the best places to live in the…Read More

Get Fit in SoMinn: Surfing on Land

November 20, 2017

Surfing … indoors? Yeah, it’s pretty much as awesome as it sounds. When Surfset Minnesota reached out challenging me to a class, I have to admit I was a bit nervous. So I did a little research and discovered that Surfset Fitness was a dream that was pitched on the television series Shark Tank, (a…Read More

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