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Target Center at 30: Ten musical highlights

30 years ago today, Target Center opened its doors as a basketball arena that moonlights as one of Minnesota’s largest concert spaces. Built to be the home of the fledgling Minnesota Timberwolves and — as of 1999 — the Lynx, the 19,356-seat arena (making it, in size, slightly bigger than the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand […]

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Sheila E. honors Prince with stunning set at Timberwolves halftime

Sheila E. lit up Target Center last night with a high-energy halftime performance during the Minnesota Timberwolves’ close victory over the Houston Rockets. The long-time Prince collaborator and friend was enlisted by the Timberwolves to perform as part of the NBA’s 2018-19 City Edition initiative, which highlights each team’s hometown history. Naturally, the Minneapolis team […]

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Review: Lana Del Rey brings wintertime gladness to Target Center

The second Lana Del Rey stepped on stage at Target Center last night, there were deafening screams from the crowd. Anytime she wasn’t singing during her opening song, “13 Beaches,” there were deafening screams. That’s the kind of fan base the post-modern chanteuse has built for herself. It was Del Rey’s first-ever show in Minnesota, […]

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Watch Slug, P.O.S, and Prof introduce the Timberwolves’ new logo (with a Prince cameo)

Last night at halftime during their final home game, the Minnesota Timberwolves unveiled their new logo. A video showcasing the rebranding features Minneapolis hip-hop artists Slug (of Atmosphere), P.O.S (of Doomtree), and Prof. “We knew it would have to have this idea of sophisticated simplicity,” said Rodney Richardson, the new logo’s designer, in another video posted by […]

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Target Center shows off early renovations

Although the most dramatic changes are still ahead, an early phase of Target Center’s $150 million renovation is complete. On Wednesday morning, the venue invited reporters to the luxurious Chairman’s Club for a first look. The press conference was primarily intended for the benefit of fans interested in the upcoming Frozen Faceoff NCHC hockey tournament, which will take place […]

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Paul McCartney pays tribute to Prince at Minneapolis show

The list of rock performers who could have been considered Prince’s peers in terms of pure musical talent is very short, but near the top of it would surely be Paul McCartney. At McCartney’s Wednesday night show at Target Center — the first of a two-night stand — the former Beatle paid tribute to our […]

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