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Now I See: Could be the Best Show of the Minnesota Fringe Festival

I received a second-hand compliment on the capris I’m wearing today. They feature a whimsical mouse family. One of the mouse children is holding a balloon that is sailing up toward my crotch. I’m not really a whimsical mouse pant kind of girl, but I am a “Chico’s, brand new with tags now $9 at the thrift store” bargain shopper. I look like I should be teaching Kindergarten. Which would be frightening for everyone involved.

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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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Songs to Hitch Your Trailer To at the Minnesota Fringe Festival

We’re very lucky to have Paul Strickland back in town. In true wandering troubadour style, he’s currently between homes, living on the road, telling stories, playing his guitar and singing for walking around money. Luckily, he’s very good at what he does. This year he’s peddling Songs to Hitch Your Trailer To, a prequel to last year’s Ain’t True and Uncle False – but since it’s a prequel, it doesn’t matter at all if you didn’t see last year’s show, because it hasn’t happened yet. Truly engaging; one of the top shows in the Fringe: 5-star reviews across the board. Show this out-of-towner some love; you're actually doing yourself a favor. Find him in the Rarig Arena tonight (Wednesday) at 10, Friday at 8:30 or Saturday at 4.

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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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Twin Cities farmers want city officials to do more for urban farms

(Photo courtesy of Stone's Throw Urban Farm)

Urban agriculture may be a growing trend, but some Minneapolis farmers believe the movement may become stagnant if city officials don’t make active pushes to support it.

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GLOBAL GROCERIES | Starting a new farmers market in Minneapolis isn’t easy

Todd Douma and Brad Tetzloff quickly learned that starting a farmers market from scratch in Minneapolis isn’t for the faint of heart. But after three years of planning, the Nokomis Farmers Market is finally open for business.

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The Genealogy of Happenstance at the 2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival

There are three chances left to see The Genealogy of Happenstance, an intimate one-person show by Allegra J. Lingo, including tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00 P.M. It is the story Allegra and her wife Amy's real-life journey to expand their family.

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Fringe Review - Marie-Jeanne Valet Who Defeated La Bete du Gevaudan - Southern Theater - 5 stars

Sandbox Theatre has grown so adept at doing so much with very little that it’s easy to take something as accomplished as Marie-Jeanne Valet Who Defeated La Bete du Gevaudan for granted. That would be a mistake. Thankfully, the audiences of the Twin Cities don’t look likely to take the skillful storytelling of Sandbox for granted any time soon. It’s probably because, all theater trappings aside, audiences enjoy a good adventure story, or a good monster yarn, well told. Few tell them as well as Sandbox.

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