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Movie review: ‘Whitney’ brings Houston movingly down to earth

In Whitney, a former boyfriend reminisces about how he used to feel on top of the world. It’s the ’80s, you’re a young man, you’re driving to pick up Whitney Houston for a date. Whitney Houston. The images of the singer as an icon of dazzling pop perfection spring immediately to mind. The demure Whitney of 1985, […]

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Review and photos: Inventive, impassioned David Byrne triumphs at Orpheum Theatre

It’s hard to set expectations much higher than David Byrne did in announcing his American Utopia Tour, promising his most ambitious stage show since Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense performances. Immortalized in the classic 1984 concert film, the Stop Making Sense shows reached the pinnacle of what artfully executed rock concerts can achieve, all the more impressive because […]

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Review: The 7th St Entry luvs Dizzy Fae

What do you mean Dizzy Fae isn’t headlining First Avenue yet? It may be unkind to wish so much fame on an artist who still gets X’s on her hands. But St. Paul’s own Dizzy Fae belongs there. As she demonstrated last night at the Entry, she has the voice; the stage presence; and yes, the look. Before […]

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FDeluxe and Funk Soldiers close out a Celebration 2018 full of Prince music and memories at Paisley Park

Will Celebration return? It sure sounds like it, based on the questions that Graceland’s managing partner Joel Weinshanker asked attendees on Saturday — and the responses he got. “Who’s coming back next year?” he asked a full soundstage audience before the evening activities began at Paisley Park. Most hands shot up. “Okay,” he noted. “Next […]

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