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Bad Bad Hats is making some Good Good Music

April 18, 2018

  The members of Bad Bad Hats may not hail from the mean streets of Minnesota, but make no mistake; the band’s story starts and continues here. Formed at Macalester College in 2012, the group has made this state its home, frequenting the 7th St Entry and sometimes even posting up at First Avenue, in…Read More

Little Red Wing Goes Big with Downtown Music Festival

April 11, 2018

When Red Wing resident and frontman for the Double Down Daredevils, Tom Peschges, heard that there was going to be a music festival downtown in February, he was skeptical. “They do know we are in Minnesota, right?” he thought. But now Tom is a believer in Big Turn Music Fest. And who wouldn’t be after…Read More

The Grand Center for Arts in New Ulm is a gem among the artist community

April 9, 2018

Located at 210 N. Minnesota Street in the heart of downtown, The Grand Center for Arts and Culture (GCAC) in New Ulm is living up to its mission of helping to support artists by offering the programming and tools necessary to explore, develop and nurture their gifts. Executive Director Anne Makepeace, of St. Peter, has…Read More

Pranking a Fool: Some ideas for April Fools’ Day

March 28, 2018

Once a year, we get a free pass on malicious behavior at the expense of our loved ones. Whether it dates back to our transition out of the Gregorian calendar or to the Roman end-of-winter celebration, the history around April Fools’ Day remains shrouded in mystery. However, that doesn’t stop the trickster from rising up…Read More

Mankato Symphony Orchestra turns music inside out

March 22, 2018

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra has been dazzling Southern Minnesota since 1950. With annual programs that cover everything from classical composers to cabaret-style jazz to even rock and roll, there is something for every music lover. And now, for the first time, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra is taking musical immersion to a new level by offering…Read More

Young artists make their mark on SoMinn communities

March 22, 2018

Artists don’t have to be a certain age to be great. They just need the dedication and motivation to fine tune their craft whether it’s in theater, visual arts or written word. It takes specific qualities to make be able to push the boundaries of their pieces and create something entirely new. Some of the…Read More

‘The Shape of Water’ wins best picture Oscar

March 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards. Guillermo del Toro’s lavish, full-hearted monster romance “The Shape of Water” swam away with best picture at an Oscar ceremony flooded by a sense of a change for a movie business confronting the post-Harvey Weinstein era. The ceremony, held Sunday…Read More

Oscars: Drink Like You’re There

March 2, 2018

Welcome to the annual addendum to our Academy Awards preview article. As you watch each of the Oscar-nominated films, please allow us to make some pairing suggestions to enhance your experience. A special thanks to friends at 10,000 Drops in Faribault and Loon Liquors in Northfield for the suggestions. The Shape of Water You’re just…Read More

A different place to lay your head: Unique SoMinn B&Bs

March 1, 2018

It can be difficult to keep the romance alive during the cold, dreary months of a Minnesota winter. Even winter staples like sledding and ice skating are difficult when temperatures drop below zero. That’s why, inevitably, love-struck Minnesotans look inward. Winter is the perfect time to check into a beautiful bed and breakfast and snuggle…Read More

The 90th Academy Awards: Calls and Wishes

February 14, 2018

The 90th Academy Awards: Calls and Wishes As we approach the 90th edition of the Oscars, celebrating what some people, apparently deemed important, believe represents the best in 2018 cinema, the field seems as open as ever. The 2017 edition of the Oscars presented a diverse field array of best pictures nominees, no doubt –…Read More

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