Starting around 2008, the fair media team realized that they were sitting on some valuable information. Hence the birth of the annual new food rollout.
From Music in the Parks to Bands on the Boulevard, it’s amazing how much free music you can hear in Minneapolis and St. Paul in summer.
ALSO: Anita Shreve, Emily Fridlund among Club Book authors; Midwest Accordion Meetup II at Minneapolis Eagles Club; and more.
ALSO: Niall Horan to do 2018 Grandstand show; Dakota to do Peggy Lee show at the Guthrie; Jonathan Biss to play Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with SPCO; and more.
It’s a new year, and that means new T-shirts.
ALSO: a tribute to Al Sicherman; Aaron Hedenstrom Orchestra at Jazz Central; Paul Chaat Smith on “The Americans” at the Walker; and more.
On the first day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, fairgoers were full of gratitude for their elected representatives.
ALSO: Pop-up arts at the State Fair; Joe Horton: Black Magnesia at the Southern; Open Streets on Franklin; and more.
MinnPost has tapped a panel of Midway vets — writers, musicians, politicians and poets — to write or chat about their favorite (and not-so-favorite) State Fair Midway experiences.
ALSO: Three titles for Nobel Peace Prize Forum Book Club; Zacc Harris’ “American Reverie” at Vieux Carré; SPCO hires a horn player; and more.
ALSO: Vänskä to conduct Mahler’s Second at Orchestra Hall; Nancy Harms at Crooners; “Jane Austen’s Persuasion” at the Wellstone Center; and more.
ALSO: “The 100 Years Show” at the Walker; State Fair tops attendance records; a pop-up pub benefit; and more.
Two long-time political volunteers discuss what they see from the DFL and GOP booths.
ALSO: Minnesota Orchestra back from European tour; proposals sought for Prince Tribute Concert; Prince tribute art quilts planned; 5 to 10 on Hennepin; and more.
Four all-new bingo cards specially created to reflect this year’s T-shirt trends at the Fair.
ALSO: Dakota bringing in jazz stars; last week of Music and Movies in the Parks; The Kitchen Tour in south Minneapolis; Skyline Mini Golf at the Walker; and more.
A ubiquitous icon of the State Fair, the pail depicts a scenario more in line with a dystopian sci-fi story than the nation’s happiest get-together.
Everybody in Minnesota has a Prince story, especially many of the record-setting crowd of 141,023 who attended Friday’s “Unite In Purple Day” at the State Fair.
ALSO: Unite in Purple at the Fair; Fringe reviews are plentiful; “Birds & Bees” at the Bakken; and more.
ALSO: “The Lion King” at the Orpheum; “Glensheen” at the History Theatre; Maud Hixson’s CD release at Crooner’s; and more.