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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

Roe Family Singers: husband-wife duo turns full-time band

February 14, 2018

After they began dating in 2001, Kim Roe had a suggestion for Quillan Roe. “Hey, we should start a band,” she said to her now husband, who was already part of a rock-a-billy outfit at the time. With a passion for singing and music, Kim wanted to share those pursuits with Quillan, but he wasn’t…Read More

Oscar Nominations Full List: Best Director Category gets Punch of Diversity

January 23, 2018

The 2018 Academy Award nominations are out, and the Oscar field, specifically in the best director category, is offering a more diverse mix than some of its award season predecessors. Greta Gerwig, director of “Lady Bird,” is only the fifth woman to ever be nominated for Oscars best director. She follows Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, Sofia…Read More

Arts and Entertainment Year in Review: Communities Take Center Stage

January 3, 2018

As 2018 inches closer in our calendars, December becomes a time of reflection on the past year. People often contemplate what they accomplished, what they want to improve and the common lessons they learned throughout the year. Although many art organizations establish their complete season almost a year in advance, they use this time of…Read More

Gone to the Stars: Well-knowns Lost in 2017

January 2, 2018

Carrie Fisher, Dec. 27, 2016 OK, so the title literally says ‘Lost in 2017,’ and our first guest died at the end of 2016. But Carrie Fisher died after we went to print for our January 2017 issue, and we simply couldn’t leave her out, here. (And she’s not the only one). Throughout her life,…Read More

3…2…1! Where to ring in 2018 in Southern Minnesota

December 31, 2017

Pop the cork, grab a party hat and a noise maker because it’s almost time to bid adieu to 2017. Whether you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve out on the town or at home with your family, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of some unique events taking place in Southern Minnesota…Read More

The Unprecedented Impact of Star Wars

December 13, 2017

Fans of a galaxy far, far away have waited two years for the next major installment in the Disney’s re-invigorated Star Wars series. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened in theaters Dec. 15, following the storylines of new heroes Rey and Finn, featuring the last cinematic appearance of actress Carrie Fisher. The opening for the…Read More

Escape the ordinary

December 5, 2017

Imagine you’re wandering an old, deserted hospital. For years, rumors have floated around that it’s haunted. Recently, a renowned spiritualist went missing there after showing up to run paranormal investigations. Now, it’s up to you and your friends to find her. But you’re locked in, too, and as you sneak through the dark, echoing halls,…Read More

Unique Holiday Shopping in Southern Minnesota

December 1, 2017

As the holidays approach, sticky notes tend to accumulate — scribbles and scrawls capturing ideas and inspiration for holiday gifts. And with each year it can be an increasing challenge to find something new and meaningful to present to friends and family. Luckily, your muse may very well be just around the corner. Southern Minnesota…Read More

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