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Bassist Liz Draper aboard the Ivan Doerd

Minnesota musicians to “PonTour” down the Mississippi River

In a summer that may have otherwise been filled with live music, musicians and audiences alike have been adjusting to socially distanced options. For most, this entails live streams and music videos made from home. For three Minnesota musicians, bassist Liz Draper, fiddler Clancy Ward, and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Ollah, it also involves a pontoon boat. […]

Bassist Liz Draper aboard the Ivan Doerd
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Take a tour of Minnesota artists’ Animal Crossing islands

If there’s one winner of the COVID-19 pandemic (aside from Zoom), it’s Nintendo. Their low-stakes social simulator game Animal Crossing: New Horizons came out on March 20, just as Americans’ lives started to radically change, and it has scored the third-highest launch sales of any Nintendo game ever. Animal Crossing, with its customizable islands and […]

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Photos: L.A. house Prince turned purple for sale at $30 million

Spoiler alert: it’s not purple any more. 1235 Sierra Alta Way, a mansion in Los Angeles, looms large in Prince lore as the house he rented from NBA player Carlos Boozer from September 2005 to May 2006. As recounted on TopTenRealEstateDeals.com: When Alaskan-born Boozer signed with the Utah Jazz in 2004 for big money, he […]

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Goodbye, Honey and Ginger Hop

The coronavirus-related shutdown of local nightlife — and day life — will be delivering bad news for a while. We got some on Thursday, when Ginger Hop and Honey, a pair of bars in Northeast Minneapolis that have served up some of the Twin Cities’ most adventurous bookings, particularly of DJs, announced they were shutting […]

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