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Thursday, March 31st

We Will Rock You: Every Monkees Album Reviewed

Happy 50th to the “Pre-Fab Four” — and if you know anything about me, you know they’re one of our favorite bands ever. We take this opportunity to review and rank all their LPs — happy listening!

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Thursday, November 12th

In Review: Six Nights of Theatre

In this omnibus review, Todd O’Dowd takes in opening weekend performances from Casting Spells Productions, the Jungle Theater, New Epic Theater, Transatlantic Love Affair, Theatre Coup d’Etat, and Workhaus Collective over the course of six days.

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Wednesday, June 10th

We Will Rock You: So, So Many Album Reviews (FFS, Darkness, Rich Mattson, Manilla Road, Edger, Lunar Laugh)

Oh my god, so many albums to get through, and so little time. Enjoy a few capsule reviews of albums from FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks), The Darkness, Manilla Road, Rich Mattson, Lunar Laughs and Edger.

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Wednesday, May 27th

We Will Rock You: Reviews A-Poppin’ feat. Whitey Morgan, A$AP Rocky

Two great summer albums for ya — the magnificently authentic outlaw country of Whitey Morgan and the 78s (seriously, cannot be beat) and the deeply trippy, acid-drenched hip-hop of A$AP Rocky, which sees the afro-futuristic underground coming into the mainstream in a big way.

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Friday, April 10th

In Review: “Mr Burns…” Electrifies The Guthrie

Anne Washburn’s witty post-apocalyptic comedy on cultural survival is getting a fantastic production at the Guthrie.

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Wednesday, July 30th

We Will Rock You: Local Review Roundup feat. The Persian Leaps, Rivers and Mark Mallman

Three terrific local things this week, including a gorgeous baroque-folk album from Eau Claire’s Rivers, a great guitar-pop album from Persian Leaps, and a cocaine-inflected banger from Mark Mallman.

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Wednesday, July 16th

We Will Rock You: Review Quick Bites #1

Featuring a series of brief capsule reviews — a great way to address claims of “long-windedness” for our erstwhile critic and tackle the ten thousand backlogged reviews all in one shot! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 7th

In Review: Macy’s Glamorama

This year’s Macy’s Glamorama included a number that was half Benny Hill, half Chippendales. It was awesome. Let Beth Hammarlund tell you why.

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Monday, July 30th

In review: “Dress Rehearsal”

Beth Hammarlund recaps the runway fashion’s at Dress Rehearsal, the annual benefit for The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.

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Tuesday, July 24th

We Will Rock You Midyear Report: 10 Records You Haven’t Heard Yet (But Should)

We Will Rock You takes a look at the musical landscape at the year’s halfway point and unearths a few gems you might have overlooked.

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Friday, June 8th

In Review: Vita.mn Poolside Fashion Show 2012

Chelsea Streich offers a review of last night’s Vita.mn Poolside Fashion Show, spotlighting summer trends with a exotic, bossa nova, retro twist.

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Friday, May 25th

Local Fashion Files: RetroRama in review

Beth Hammarlund reviews the Minnesota History Center’s annual RetroRama, featuring locally-designed looks inspired by the Constitution, politics, and civil rights.

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Wednesday, May 23rd

We Will Rock You: The Square Sounds of the Beach Boys

Jon Hunt reviews “That’s Why God Made The Radio,” the new LP by California legends the Beach Boys, and finds it to be completely unhip – and completely awesome.

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Monday, May 14th

In Review: Pink Carpet Event
Look by Max Lohrbach

New contributor Alexandra Katz reviews Friday’s stylish breast cancer benefit the Pink Carpet Event, which featured locally-designed frocks from Emma Berg, Max Lohrbach & more:

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Monday, May 14th

In Review: St. Kate’s Katwalk Eco-Logic Fashion Show
St. Kate's Katwalk

Chelsea Streich reviews Saturday’s St. Kate’s Katwalk fashion show celebrating fashion and all things eco-friendly.

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Thursday, May 3rd

The Universe According to Callahan: Steampunk gets the stage treatment

Rob Callahan delves into the world of steampunk with two new neo-Victorian plays from Hardcover Theater and English Scrimshaw Theatrical Novelties.

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Monday, April 30th

In Review: Cliché Spring Crosswalk Fashion Show

Stefani Arden reviews Saturday night’s Spring Crosswalk fashion show at Cliché, which took fashion to the streets – literally.

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Friday, April 27th

Art and fashion merge in Art in Bloom’s “Haute-House Garden”
Photo by Patrick Kelley

Designers incorporated flowers and foliage in the “Haute-House Garden” fashion show kicking off Art in Bloom at the MIA, as reviewed by Beth Hammarlund.

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Friday, April 27th

“No White” fashion show reimagines the darkest fairytale looks

Inspired by Ballet Preljocaj’s recent production of “Snow White,” U of M student designers ” reimagine the darkest fairytale looks in “No White,” as reviewed by Stefani Arden.

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Tuesday, April 17th

Local Fashion Files: “Envision: Artopia” in review

To recap the “Envision” fashion show, we grabbed one our most outspoken fashion friends Richard Anderson – a fashion stylist, interior designer of HGTV fame, and a sometime-drag queen – for a gab fest.

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Wednesday, April 11th

The Universe According to Callahan: Super Super Tuesday!

Tuesday night was a super one for local lit lovers, as Paper Darts teamed up with the Current and the Nomad to present Super Super Tuesday. A crowd of literati packed into the place and stood shoulder-to-shoulder to see five exceptional authors read their work.

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Monday, March 26th

In review: ARENA Bikini: Beach Baby!

Last Saturday, spring-fevered guests spilled out from the expansive silent auction, across the luxurious runway and into the unseasonably balmy March night on the terrace of the Calhoun Beach Club, ready and waiting to see this year’s 5th annual ARENA Bikini benefit – a collaboration between local fashion designers, ARENA dancers and local boutique style. The highlight of the fashions was without a doubt Emma Berg’s collection of breezy, beach-ready wrap […]

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Friday, February 24th

MSP Fashion Week in Review: “Resurgent”

Last night, Lyndale boutique You and Me presented “Resurgent,” their first runway show, at Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul. A collaborative venture between fashion designers Tim + Thom, Camille Fashions and jewelry designer Katy Schmaty, the store is part studio, part custom shopping experience. The show opened with musical performances by Loveless Aphrodite and Tiger Vs. DJ Encounter then took to the stage, which had been decorated in twisted […]

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