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Wednesday, July 16th


We Will Rock You: Review Quick Bites #1
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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
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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”
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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”
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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
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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
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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!
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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!
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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”
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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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