CV | Riverfront Fest shows off Sheridan Memorial Park

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Sheridan Memorial Park, a new park that recently opened on the upper Mississippi River in Northeast Minneapolis, hosted the second annual Riverfront Fest on August 1. The event, a project of the Mississippi River Partnership, aims to create awareness of the importance of the river in Minneapolis. For many attendees, it was their first look at the park, which features a veteran's memorial created by artist Robert Smart. The project was a collaboration between a group of World War II veterans, the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

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Second Annual Lowertown Guitar Festival Saturday, August 9: Free, family-friendly and fun!

Robben Ford

In my next life I'm going to play guitar. In this life I'm hoping to at least enjoy some amazing guitar playing at the Lowertown Guitar Festival on August 9. It's a daytime gig. It's free and fun for kids (who like music) and includes access to beer, food trucks and the relaxing atmosphere of Lowertown. If you're a teen and you play guitar there's an opportunity to show what you know with a Teen Guitar Competition.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Trombone Shorty at the Weesner Family Amphitheater

Photos by Patrick Dunn

On Wednesday, August 6 Trombone Shorty played at the Weesner Family Amphitheater as part of the Music in the Zoo Series.

TC Weekend | FMLY Fest, Irish Fair, Polish Fest, Pizza Lucé Block Party, Play on Penn, Art on the Ave & more!

This weekend’s lineup is a bit quieter than last weekend's, but no less engaging. From community gatherings and cultural fairs, to art crawls and music festivals -- there is a lot to enjoy this weekend! Scroll down to see what’s on tap; if you know of an event that readers should know about, sound off in the comment section below.

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MUSIC REVIEW | The Cult at Mill City Nights

Photo credit Miachel Lavine

When British band The Cult first started getting noticed in the mid-80s, most people in America were either listening to synth-pop or hair metal

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Shakespeare Apocalypse: A New Musical at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival: Blithe and Bonny and Baby Oil

What if you set out to make the quintessential Fringe show? You might start off with some Shakespeare. Maybe make it a musical! Add some pop-culture references and ghosts.

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Red Stag Supper Club Block Party features Alpha Consumer and beer competition

I think it was about 100 degrees in the shade on Sunday for the Red Stag Block Party. Except there was almost no shade. But it’s summer so that’s to be expected and enjoyed!

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Top Gun: the Musical at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival

What would the Fringe be without a silly, over-the-top movie musical spoof?  Top Gun: the Musical, which played to a sold-out audience at the Illusion, has barely any plot, a cheesy love story, and lots of eighties music. If you stop and analyze , you'll hate yourself for loving it. But isn't that the point of the movie too?

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Kräftskiva: Food, beer and Haley Bonar outside the Bachelor Farmer

Saturday night outside the Bachelor Farmer felt like the summer night we deserve in Minnesota after last winter. The weather was a little dicey - it rained for a while - but it just didn't matter. People of all ages were there to see music, eat fancy picnic style food and drink a little local craft beer in a fun parking-lot location above the Mississippi and overlooking the back of the downtown skyline. (What a pretty city!)

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