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‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

January 22, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s…Read More

Going medieval: The Society of Creative Anachronism, Inc.

January 14, 2019

It’s a cool winter morning, and the sound of steel against steel rings through the air. Two knights are battling in a small fighting ring. A sword thuds against a shield. Armor clangs. Finally, the first knight knocks the second to the ground, delivering the finishing blow… …Then he helps his opponent back to his…Read More

Best Local Albums of 2018

January 4, 2019

2018 produced a slew of new music from local artists. The birthplace of one Prince Rogers Nelson is fortunate not only to have hoards of talent running through it, but talent across many genres. From rap and hip hop to country to folk, bluegrass and everything in between, Minnesota has something for everyone. In no…Read More

Unique holiday shopping in Southern Minnesota

December 12, 2018

Once the endless errands and obligations of the holiday season start to pile up, it’s easy to fall into a gift-giving rut. With packed schedules and family responsibilities, relying on a standby set of options means one less item on the to-do list. But shopping for out-of-the-box ideas can be an escape and adventure of…Read More

Southern Minnesota Businesses Give Back during Holidays

December 12, 2018

Giving back during the holiday season comes in many different forms and from many different places, but it all serves one greater purpose: building and supporting community. Merchant’s Bank in Winona created its own giving back tradition 30 years ago. The Spaulding family and The Hideaway Coffee House and Winebar in Northfield have added it…Read More

2018 Best of Southern Minnesota Winners List

November 15, 2018

Another year, another enormous voting turnout for the Southern Minn Scene Magazine Best of Southern Minnesota competition. We continue to be amazed and grateful for the amount of interest shown by you, the readers, in our little (not so little, though) annual competition. But not just your interest – it’s also your participation. In all…Read More

Small Venues to see Live Music in SoMinn

September 27, 2018

Why do we go to concerts? The simple response is for the music. A more comprehensive explanation, in my opinion, anyway, is to have the best time alongside other concertgoers, listening to the music we all love in a sort of conglomerate. Easy enough, right? Seems pretty straightforward, but it’s not always that easy to…Read More

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