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The black Keys push listeners into rock coma

April 8, 2008

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The Black Keys hooked up with Gnarls Barkley producer Danger Mouse on their aptly titled new release Strange Times, and the result is a White Stripes’ inspired guitar assault that leaves listeners in a state of rock coma won...

Gonzalez haunts listeners with beckoning voice

April 6, 2008

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Sometimes one song can define an album, and unfortunately for Jose Gonzalez “Down the Line” was the one and only bright spot off of his new album In Our Nature. Coming off of his 2005 release Veneers, expectations were high...

Pei Wei brings new ethnic food to west metro

April 3, 2008

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Indulging in your Chinese food cravings doesn’t just mean driving to the nearest Leann Chin anymore. Located in Eden Prairie, off of Highway 212 and Prairie Center Drive, Pei Wei Asian Diner is the newest addition to the west...

R. E. M. effectively goes back to basics

Andy Lesser

April 2, 2008

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Although technology is quickly infusing itself into today’s music, none of the recently created digital effects, electronic drum beats, or synthesized noises have affected R.E.M in the 28 years of the band’s existence. R.E.M’s...

’60s legends revived through musical, Jersey Boys

April 1, 2008

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A Broadway musical based on the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jersey Boys finds success with its sarcastic sense of humor and its upbeat songs filled with catchy lyrics, even while telling a not so unusual tale...

Authentic Italian cuisine as close as St. Paul

Amelia Raether

April 1, 2008

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Take a step into Cossetta’s Italian Market and Pizzeria, and you get a little taste of Italy. Complete with pizzas tossed in front of your eyes, handmade noodles, and authentic Italian goods with labels in a language you can’t...

The Other Boleyn Girl lacks substance

April 1, 2008

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Filled with adulterous affairs, families and nations torn apart by sibling rivalries, and beheadings, The Other Boleyn Girl brings the tale of English King Henry VIII and his infamous second wife Anne Boleyn to life in this mel...

Mars Volta experiments with psychedelic sound

April 1, 2008

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The Mars Volta actually have a reason to sound crazy this time. The band was recently possessed by a Ouija board called the Soothsayer and a spirit named Goliath, hence their latest album name, The Bedlam in Goliath. And whatever...

Strange Wilderness: a box office dump

March 18, 2008

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Strange Wilderness’s Steve Zahn has made a name for himself in Hollywood as the sometimes zany, but loveable sidekick. Hailing from Cooper High School, Zahn has shined in secondary roles in movies like Rescue Dawn, Sahara, and...

Bangkok Haunts mixes humor, suspense

March 18, 2008

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Set in the hot streets of Krung Thep (Bangkok), English author John Burdett takes us back to District 8 in his newest book Bangkok Haunts. We re-join Sonchai Jitpleecheep, who must investigate the death of his past love, Damrong,...

Dance punk band fails to deliver

March 18, 2008

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Slick Dogs and Ponies is a classic final album for a one-hit-wonder. Maybe Louis XIV will create another album, but they probably shouldn’t. It might be impossible to make a more lethargic album than Slick Dogs and Ponies...

Nash produces quirky pop album

March 18, 2008

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British singer-songwriter Kate Nash has hit number one on the U.K. album charts with her debut album “Made of Bricks” and is quickly receiving international recognition. The album was released in the U.K. last August 2, 2007,...

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