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A video camera focuses on the set of Local Vibes on Thursday, Feb. 17. Local Vibes is a late night talk show hosted by John Kueppers.

Local artists meet late night TV on The Vanguard’s new project

Published February 20, 2022
Radio K’s 24/7 hip-hop stream, The Vanguard, recently expanded their Local Vibes segment to a late night talk show format.
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What you should watch this Feb. 14 depending on your Valentine’s Day vibe

Published February 10, 2022
Whether you’re heartbroken, in love or somewhere in between, add these films to your V-Day itinerary this year.
Courtesy of MGM

Q&A: Alana Haim on her “Licorice Pizza” acting debut

Published February 3, 2022
The musician and actress talks about her breakout role, the film’s iconic soundtrack, channeling the ‘70s and more.
UMN faculty, alum among Minnesota Book Awards finalists

UMN faculty, alum among Minnesota Book Awards finalists

Published February 1, 2022
Many past and present Gophers are in the running for this year’s awards, which will be presented on April 26.
Art Museum Director Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez poses for a portrait in front of Weisman Art Museum on Friday, Jan 21. Peña-Gutiérrez was announced as the new director of the museum in September 2021.

Q&A: Weisman Art Museum Director Alejandra Peña-Gutiérrez

Published January 24, 2022
The museum’s new director talks about moving to Minnesota from Puerto Rico, her past work, visions for WAM’s future and more.
Northrop Auditorium as seen on April 5, 2015.

BREAKING: Northrop receives $30,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Published January 21, 2022
The Grants for Arts Projects award will support the Northrop Dance Series’ presentation of dance performances and audience engagement activities.
A basic guide to getting started in the kitchen

A basic guide to getting started in the kitchen

Published January 21, 2022
Local foodies share their tips, tricks and best practices for those looking to jump into cooking for the first time.
10 events and activities to kick off the semester

10 events and activities to kick off the semester

Published January 20, 2022
The Winter Carnival, a vintage fest and other fun happenings to keep in mind during the last few weeks of January.
20 things to do in the Twin Cities this December to close out the semester and celebrate winter break

20 things to do in the Twin Cities this December to close out the semester and celebrate winter break

Published December 3, 2021
Whether you need a break from cramming for finals or are looking for some holiday fun, keep these events in mind.
The ultimate Twin Cities gift guide to help you shop small this holiday season

The ultimate Twin Cities gift guide to help you shop small this holiday season

Published December 1, 2021
Support local businesses and treat all kinds of folks in your life with these gift ideas.
Musician Jada Lynn poses for a portrait in her home recording studio on Friday, Nov. 12.

Local musician Jada Lynn embraces vulnerability and realness in sharing her music with the world

Published November 16, 2021
The 21-year-old artist is making a name for herself while simultaneously coming out of her shell.
Musician Jada Lynn performs during an End Line 3 Concert held in the Whole Music Club on Friday, Nov. 5.

End Line 3 Concert highlighted local artists, raised funds to support water protectors

Published November 10, 2021
The event on Nov. 5 at the Whole Music Club brought people together to learn more about Line 3, support the fight against its construction and celebrate local artists.
15 events and activities in the Twin Cities to keep you busy this November

15 events and activities in the Twin Cities to keep you busy this November

Published November 8, 2021
Pass the time between Halloween and the holiday season by keeping yourself booked and busy with these end-of-fall happenings.
“Dune” and “The French Dispatch:” New Denis, new Wes and plenty of Timothée Chalamet to go around

“Dune” and “The French Dispatch:” New Denis, new Wes and plenty of Timothée Chalamet to go around

Published November 3, 2021
Despite their many stylistic and narrative differences, the two highly-anticipated films offer audiences an escape from their present reality.
Promotional artwork for She Kills Monsters by student Leslie Ritenour.

“She Kills Monsters” celebrates representation, encourages important conversations

Published November 3, 2021
The show runs in Rarig Center’s Stoll Thrust Theatre Nov. 11-21, and will offer audiences and cast members alike a warm “welcome back” to live performances.
Illustration by Harry Steffenhagen

Professors’ Playlist: Here’s what 12 University of Minnesota professors are jamming to lately

Published October 29, 2021
From well-known classics to hyper-local favs, these professors have plenty of recommendations to add to your daily listening.
Flyers for events canceled in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic are seen outside the Rarig Center on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

The University’s Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is back with the announcement of a long-awaited fall season

Published October 12, 2021
The recently announced lineup includes a handful of classic works and contemporary shows under the theme of “Return, Restore, Renew."
Q&A: the anonymous face behind “goldysjockstrap”

Q&A: the anonymous face behind “goldysjockstrap”

Published October 11, 2021
The popular Instagram account’s creator chatted with A&E about her niche content, why she chooses to remain anonymous and how she quickly became immersed in campus culture.
Haunts and horrors: celebrating spooky season in the Twin Cities

Haunts and horrors: celebrating spooky season in the Twin Cities

Published October 7, 2021
You don’t have to wait until Halloween to partake in its festivities; here are some opportunities for frightening fun throughout October to help you make the most of the holiday.
Customers shop at the Twin Cities Vintage Fest at Familia Skatepark on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Vintage Fest went from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and featured clothes from the 80s and 90s.

A blast from the past: Twin Cities Vintage Fest celebrates sustainability, community and nostalgia

Published October 4, 2021
The festival on Oct. 2 highlighted the best of the 80s and 90s through fashion, toys, music and more.
Hot drinks, sunsets and historic buildings: Here’s how to romanticize your life on campus this fall

Hot drinks, sunsets and historic buildings: Here’s how to romanticize your life on campus this fall

Published September 25, 2021
Because the end of summer doesn’t mean we have to stop thinking of ourselves as the main character.
Phoebe Ryan performs at the Homecoming Concert in front of Coffman Memorial Union on Friday, Oct. 4.

Q&A: The folks behind the Homecoming Concert

Published September 23, 2021
Have you ever wondered who calls the shots in terms of which artist will be performing? A&E spoke with the University’s Student Unions and Activities, the students and alums who make the final decision on who performs at the homecoming concert.
The extraordinary life of the campus squirrel

The extraordinary life of the campus squirrel

Published September 20, 2021
A deep-dive into the history, lifestyle and physiology of the real face of the University.
A crowdsurfer is held up during the FIDLAR show on Sept. 7, 2018 at the First Avenue Mainroom.

10 concerts to keep on your radar this fall

Published September 12, 2021
A&E curated a list of shows on and around campus to fit into your schedule this semester.
Abby Capistrant and Steven Bulfer, sophomores at the U, spend time coloring at WAM-O-Rama at the Weisman Art Museum on Sept. 8, 2017.

WAM-O-RAMA is back: The Weisman will welcome students to campus with a jam-packed day on the plaza

Published September 6, 2021
The event on Sept. 10 will offer live music, food and art activities — all free for students.
The Pickup Truck Opera cast workshopping the show back in 2020. Courtesy of Scotty Reynolds.

Mixed Precipitation’s Pickup Truck Opera is hitting the road and bringing an epic tale to neighborhoods, parks and beaches around Minnesota

Published July 29, 2021
The production is anything but your typical opera, equipped with puppets, Dolly Parton tunes and a pickup truck stage.
Twerk N Paint and Art and Wine?: A&E’s guide to four Twin Cities art classes with a twist

Twerk N Paint and Art and Wine?: A&E’s guide to four Twin Cities art classes with a twist

Published July 27, 2021
Because painting and sipping is kinda like wining and dining — but better.
Review: “Sling” by Clairo

Review: “Sling” by Clairo

Published July 27, 2021
The artist takes a step away from indie pop with her second album, adding various new elements to her musical repository and putting her songwriting abilities on full display.
Shoppers search through records at Agharta Records in St. Paul, Minn. on July 14, 2021. Agharta Records will be opening early for this years Record Store Day, a day to celebrate and support local record stores.

Local record stores are dropping needles and stocking shelves for Record Store Day 2021

Published July 17, 2021
The celebration will take place on Saturday, July 17, and independent record stores around the Twin Cities are preparing for a day filled with excited customers and exclusive music.
Curatorial Fellow Ian Karp poses in front of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) on Tuesday, July 6. Karp, a University of Minnesota 2020 graduate, is organizing an exhibition of The Fly Zine Archive, a collection of zines, comics, artists books and printed ephemera from countercultural scenes of the 1990s and 2000s, according to the MIA website.

Recent UMN grad organizes new zine exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Published July 9, 2021
Ian Karp, a University of Minnesota 2020 graduate and curatorial fellow at Mia, organized “The Fly Zine Archive: A Chronicle of Punk, Queer and Anarchist Counterculture.”
Harper McIntyre, daughter of Grace Rileys partner, holds the bearded dragon Riley found near her house.

A bearded dragon’s day out: the journey of a reptile who toured the city

Published June 21, 2021
The dragon had quite the adventure exploring south Minneapolis before finding its way to the Standish neighborhood, where a resident took it into her care.
First Avenue venue sits empty on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The Minnesota chapter of the National Independent Venue Association was founded by First Avenue, along with other local music venues, to advocate for relief in the form of the SaveMNStages bill.

The return of live music brings back a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy for venues, fans and artists alike

Published June 14, 2021
Concerts are making their long-awaited comeback to the Twin Cities this summer.
Patrons look at handmade crafts being sold at the Geek Craft Expo held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Saturday, June 5.

GeekCraft Expo Twin Cities: Local makers from all corners of Geekdom

Published June 12, 2021
The market showcased local artists producing geek-themed goods and created a sense of community among those with niche shared interests.

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