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Fmr. Late Night TV Host, Comedian Jay Leno Heading To Treasure Island https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/07/11/fmr-late-night-tv-host-comedian-jay-leno-heading-to-treasure-island/
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Former late night television host and comedian Jay Leno is coming to Treasure Island’s Island Event Center this September. ]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former late night television host and comedian Jay Leno is coming to Treasure Island’s Island Event Center this September.

On Thursday, Treasure Island announced Leno will be bringing his stand-up comedy show to its venue on September 15.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. and range from $49 to $69. To purchase tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com or go to the Island Box Office to purchase seats.

The show begins at 7 p.m.

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Twenty One Pilots Coming To Target Center This Fall https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/07/11/twenty-one-pilots-coming-to-target-center-this-fall/
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Target Center announced Thursday that the duo from Ohio will perform in Minneapolis on Oct. 24 as part of their expanded “BANDITØ TOUR.”]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Twenty One Pilots is heading to the Twin Cities this fall.

Twenty One Pilots

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Target Center announced Thursday that the duo from Ohio will perform in Minneapolis on Oct. 24 as part of their newly-expanded “BANDITØ TOUR.”

Tickets for the general public go on sale July 19. Fans can get early access to tickets by registering on the group’s website.

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/07/11/working-for-the-weekend-entertainment-best-bets-165/
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It’s Thursday and that means it’s time to preview things to do in the Twin Cities, if you are Workin’ for the Weekend.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s Thursday and that means it’s time to preview things to do in the Twin Cities, if you are Workin’ for the Weekend.

Basilica Block Party

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Cities 97.1 Basilica Block Party! And you can expect an exciting lineup spanning the genres of alternative rock, pop, country and folk. Semisonic, Kacey Musgraves, and Jason Mraz to name a few.

Celebrate Bastille Day

Sunday is Bastille Day. There’s no one better than Barbette in Minneapolis to pay homage to the national French celebration. This street festival features live music and performances and of course lots of French food and drinks. The event starts at 2 pm.

Meet Stanley From The Office!

Finally, ever wonder what Stanley from The Office is up to? Well, he’s still a fan of free pretzels. You can meet Leslie David Baker this Saturday at Ridgedale Mall for Free Pretzel Day. And yes you do get a free pretzel… but tickets are required.

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Netflix Stubbing Out Most Tobacco Use In Future Original Series https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/07/04/netflix-stubbing-out-most-tobacco-use-in-future-original-series/
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Expect to see less smoking on Netflix, which says it plans to cut down on depictions of smoking in upcoming productions.]]>

(CNET) — Police Chief Jim Hopper smokes up a storm in Stranger Things season 3, and he’s not the only character who lights up. All that puffing is pretty factually accurate to 1985, the year the Netflix hit series is set. But expect to see less smoking on the streaming network, which says it plans to cut down on depictions of smoking in upcoming productions.

“Going forward, all new projects that we commission with ratings of TV-14 or below for series or PG-13 or below for films, will be smoking and e-cigarette free — except for reasons of historical or factual accuracy,” Netflix said in a statement obtained by CNET sister site ComicBook.com.

The statement also said that in shows aimed at older viewers, “there’ll be no smoking or e-cigarettes unless it’s essential to the creative vision of the artist or because it’s character-defining (historically or culturally important).”

Read more on CNET.

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Andy Warhol Did Not Violate Prince Photo Copyright, Judge Rules https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/07/02/andy-warhol-did-not-violate-prince-photo-copyright-judge-rules/
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In 1984, Vanity Fair licensed one of Goldsmith’s black-and-white studio portraits of Prince from her December 1981 shoot for $400 and commissioned Warhol to create an illustration of Prince.]]>

NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Warhol transcended a photographer’s copyright by transforming a picture of a vulnerable and uncomfortable Prince into an artwork that made the singer an “iconic, larger-than-life figure,” a judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl in Manhattan sided with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts over renowned photographer Lynn Goldsmith.

The case tested whether the legendary artist who died in 1987 made fair use of a 1981 picture of the famed late singer when he created a series of 16 artworks that became known as the “Prince Series.” The series contained 12 silkscreen paintings, two screen prints on paper and two drawings.

The judge noted that Goldsmith believed photographs she took of Prince in her New York City studio revealed that he was “not a comfortable person” and was a “vulnerable human being.”

In 1984, Vanity Fair licensed one of Goldsmith’s black-and-white studio portraits of Prince from her December 1981 shoot for $400 and commissioned Warhol to create an illustration of Prince for an article titled “Purple Fame,” Koeltl wrote. He noted that the article said it featured a special portrait for Vanity Fair by Andy Warhol and contained a copyright attribution credit for the portrait that cited a “source photograph” by Goldsmith.

Koeltl said Warhol’s artworks were in “stark contrast” to the original black-and-white photograph after the artist applied “loud, unnatural” colors.

“The Prince Series works can reasonably be perceived to have transformed Prince from a vulnerable, uncomfortable person to an iconic, larger-than-life figure,” the judge said. “The humanity Prince embodies in Goldsmith’s photograph is gone. Moreover, each Prince series work is immediately recognizable as a ‘Warhol’ rather than as a photograph of Prince — in the same way that Warhol’s famous representations of Marilyn Monroe and Mao are recognizable as ‘Warhols,’ not as realistic photographs of those persons.”

Koeltl said Warhol changed the picture so much that his artworks reflect the opposite mood of Goldsmith’s photo.

Goldsmith, a pioneering photographer known for unique portraits of famous musicians, claims a 2016 publication of the Warhol artwork destroyed a high-profile licensing opportunity. Her lawyer promises to appeal.

“Obviously we and our client are disappointed with the fair use finding, which continues the gradual erosion of photographers’ rights in favor of famous artists who affix their names to what would otherwise be a derivative work of the photographer and claim fair use by making cosmetic changes,” attorney Barry Werbin said in an email.

He said he hoped an appeal “will be successful and pull in the reigns of transformative use where photography is concerned.”

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Wilf Family To Bring ‘Call Of Duty’ Esports Team To Minnesota https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/07/01/wilf-family-to-bring-call-of-duty-esports-team-to-minnesota/
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The Wilf Family is bringing an esports team to Minnesota. ]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Wilf Family is bringing an esports team to Minnesota.

On Monday, Activision Blizzard announced that both Los Angeles and Minnesota will join the new Call of Duty esports league.

The Minnesota team belongs to WISE Ventures, which is the investment firm founded by Minnesota Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf. The LA team is owned by Immortals Gaming Club.

According to the Business Journal, Zygi Wilf’s son, Jonathan Wilf, will be the president of the esports franchise.

“Esports and competitive gaming has clearly emerged as a major force in the sports and entertainment industry,” Jonathan Wilf said. “We have explored various opportunities in esports over the past few years, and we believe the new Call of Duty esports league is well positioned for long term success.”

It brings the total amount of teams in the league to seven.

“I’m excited to welcome the newest teams, Los Angeles and Minnesota, to our incredible lineup – Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Paris and Toronto – for Call of Duty esports,” said Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. “Together, these ownership groups represent some of the very best organizations in esports and traditional sports who will join us in paving the way for the future of professional, city-based competition for Call of Duty, beginning next year.”

Call Of Duty League is expected to debut next year.

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Lizzo Says ‘Bigoted’ Security Guard Attacked Her Team At Wisconsin Music Festival https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/06/28/lizzo-says-bigoted-security-guard-attacked-her-team-at-wisconsin-music-festival/
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Rising music star Lizzo says that a “bigoted” security guard at a Wisconsin music festival attacked her team Thursday and that she is “out for blood.” ]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Rising music star Lizzo says that a “bigoted” security guard at a Wisconsin music festival attacked her team.

The “Good as Hell” singer tweeted Thursday night that a security guard at Milwaukee’s Summerfest “tackled and attacked” her team and “slapped and manhandled” a stylist.

“That was the best show ever,” Lizzo wrote, “but I feel like I can’t even celebrate cuz RACISM don’t matter if you a headliner.”

Tonight was beautiful. You are beautiful. But the struggle ain’t over. Racism and bigotry don’t care if you’re a headliner. Thank you @summerfest. We will be filing a complaint against that bigoted “security” guard and I hope you’ll be cooperative in seeking justice. 🤘🏾xoxo pic.twitter.com/bt3J5Cy1AS

— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) June 28, 2019

Lizzo, whose music career blossomed in the Twin Cities before she moved to Los Angeles, said that she will file a complaint against the guard, adding that she hopes for Summerfest to work with her in addressing the issue.

Summerfest responded via Twitter, saying that a thorough investigation will be conducted and that racism will not be tolerated in any form.

Lizzo has asked for fans to send her any footage they might have of the security guard.

2/2 We have an experienced crowd management staff who strive to protect performers & fans. While there may be challenges during a performance, we expect those challenges to be handled professionally & respectfully. If those standards were not met, we will take appropriate action.

— Summerfest (@Summerfest) June 28, 2019

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Elvis Costello Announces Tour Stop In Minneapolis https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/06/24/elvis-costello-minneapolis/
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Elvis Costello and the Imposters announced Monday they’ll head out on a solo headlining tour across the country, including a stop at Minneapolis’ State Theatre.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Elvis Costello and the Imposters announced Monday they’ll head out on a solo headlining tour across the country, including a stop at Minneapolis’ State Theatre.

The “Just Trust” tour will make its way to Minneapolis on Nov. 23. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. They’ll be available at elviscostello.com.

For more information, visit the band’s website.

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Grand Rapids Holds Judy Garland Festival On 50th Anniversary Of Star’s Death https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/06/21/grand-rapids-holds-judy-garland-festival-on-50th-anniversary-of-stars-death/
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One of her most well-known movies — “The Wizard of Oz” — was first shown 80 years ago.]]>
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There are so many big events this weekend, and one of them is the Judy Garland Festival in Grand Rapids, where the actress and singer grew up.

The town celebrates her life every year, with tours of her home, and displays of music and movie memorabilia.

This year some significant anniversaries are making the festival even more popular.

One of her most well-known movies — “The Wizard of Oz” — was first shown 80 years ago.

This month also marks 50 years since Judy Garland died.

“Grand Rapids is not easy to get to, but we have people here from Texas, from Indiana, from Ohio, from Wisconsin. They have come from all over the country — from California — because they want to be with other people who feel about her the way they do. They want to share the joy,” historian John Fricke said.

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Wisconsin Radio Station Edits Mention Of Minnesota Vikings Out Of Lizzo Song https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/06/13/wisconsin-radio-station-edits-mention-of-minnesota-vikings-out-of-lizzo-song/
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There’s an off-season border battle playing-out on the airwaves in Packer Country.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There’s an off-season border battle playing-out on the airwaves in Packer Country.

A Green Bay radio station, WIXX-FM, is bleeping out a mention of the Minnesota Vikings in the song “Truth Hurts” by formerly-Minnesota-based singer Lizzo.

The Green Bay Gazette reports that the station, which is the home of the Packers Radio Network, cut the Minnesota team’s name from the following line in the song’s chorus: “Fresh photos with the bomb lighting, New man on the Minnesota Vikings.”

The station’s music director said if the reverse were true, Minneapolis stations would cut the Packers from the song.

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/06/13/working-for-the-weekend-entertainment-best-bets-163/
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The weekend is upon us. We found plenty of things to do with dad on Father’s Day if you are Workin’ for the Weekend.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The weekend is upon us. We found plenty of things to do with dad on Father’s Day if you are Workin’ for the Weekend.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

A huge celebration of art and music takes place on the Minneapolis riverfront this weekend! The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy live music, food trucks, beer gardens, a car show and of course art from more than 200 artists.

Juneteenth

Another festival in North Minneapolis commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is Saturday. The daylong festival features a parade, music and performances, historical re-enactments and more. Juneteenth takes place at Bethune Park.

Father’s Day Ugly Tie 5K
The 3rd annual Father’s Day Ugly Tie 5K is Sunday. Wear the ugliest tie you can find and run along the beautiful Mississippi riverfront in Father Hennepin Park in Minneapolis. There will also be prizes, food and live music.

Bunker Beach Water Park Deal For Dad

Finally, take dad to the pool! Bunker Beach Water Park in Coon Rapids is offering half off admission if you bring your dad. The offer is good for Sunday only.

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‘We Need To Remember Those Guys’: ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Re-Released For D-Day’s 75th Anniversary https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/06/05/we-need-to-remember-those-guys-saving-private-ryan-re-released-for-d-days-75th-anniversary/
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Some Minnesotans are honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a night at the movies.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Whether you’re seeing the latest superhero action flick, or date night romantic comedy, an evening at the theater is an experience beyond just the movie.

And one particular film at the Showplace Icon on June 5 showcased a humbling history lesson of the sacrifice so many made on June 6, 75 years ago.

The movie theater was one of many across the country showing “Saving Private Ryan” in honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, when Allied forces invaded France in June 1944 and ultimately turned the tide of World War II.

Navy veteran Andy Johnson came to the theater with his father Dave, an Army veteran.

“Just tremendous. I think we need to remember those guys,” Andy Johnson said.

“Saving Private Ryan” is known as one of the most realistic war films ever made. It opens with a dramatic, and at times horrific, depiction of the Normandy beach invasions on D-Day.

“You look at all these guys that gave sacrifices for their country, never really had a chance to live like you and I did. They just got killed or wounded,” Dave Johnson said. “It’s always heartbreaking for me to see these things.”

Dave Carlson of Edina saw the movie when it premiered in 1998. He came back to see it again.

“It’s interesting to look at the guys and see how young they are, and imagine the real guys who went through this not knowing what they were getting into, not understanding the full totality and scope, yet they carried that responsibility, that sense of duty,” Carlson said.

Thousands of Allied soldiers died on that fateful day, often remembered through black and white photos. Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film recreated those images into a cinematic experience that once again hit the silver screen.

Linda Haight had never seen the movie, but got a ticket to better understand what her father and so many more went through.

“He was in the Army. He was in the Germany area. I think it was 69th battalion, and what I’ve read about that is they were the ones that came across the concentration camps,” Haight said. “I’ve been to Normandy and seen, I’ve been there, the big craters in the ground. It’s very moving.”

Much like the movie she was about to witness for the first time, giving her a glimpse into the past, and a reminder to be thankful for their service.

“Greatest generation,” Haight said. “We got to remember those guys.”

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Fans Anxiously Await New Collection Of Prince Demos https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/06/05/fans-anxiously-await-new-collection-of-prince-demos/
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The iconic, Minnesota musician actually wrote hits like “Manic Monday,” “Nothing Compares 2 U,” and “Jungle Love,” but other artists ended up turning those tracks into hits.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota’s own global music icon is releasing a new album on Friday. The album titled “Originals” features 15 songs written by Prince that are being released from the vault, but some of the songs may sound familiar.

The iconic, Minnesota musician actually wrote hits like “Manic Monday,” “Nothing Compares 2 U,” and “Jungle Love,” but other artists ended up turning those tracks into hits.

“He absolutely could have had these massive hits for himself but for one reason or another it didn’t fit in to what he wanted to do at that time so he gave them away,” Jim Novak, retail music buyer at Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, said.

Now, more than three years after his death, fans will hear Prince’s version of the hits on the new 15-track compilation.

“It’s like the original artist sketches,” Novak said. ““I’m a sucker for the Prince ballads, so he wrote this great ballad that he gave to Kenny Rogers, of all people, in the ’80s, and to hear his version of that. I’m excited to hear it.”

At the Electric Fetus, a place Prince himself was known to frequent, fans and workers alike couldn’t wait to grab the new album.

“I want to have it in my hand,” long-time Prince fan Rene Gonzalez said. “I’ve already pre-ordered. I’ve got the purple vinyl and CD.”

This isn’t the first album released since Prince’s passing. In 2018, “Piano and a Microphone 1983” was released. This album, as well as the new one coming out, were both mostly written in the ’80s.

“Obviously he was a volcano of creativity,” Novak said.

Novak says this won’t be the last album to emerge from the Paisley Park vault.

“There could be a hundred albums in there that are just waiting to be heard,” Novak said.

For years to come, even though he’s not around, fans will still have a way to hear new music from the legend himself.

“Hopefully they’ll keep on rolling new music out cause we want it and we want it bad,” Gonzalez said.

The album will be released Friday exclusively on Tidal, Jay-Z’s steaming service. According to Novak, Prince had a relationship with Jay-Z and previously made agreements to release some of his work on the platform.

The album will be released on other streaming services and in stores on June 21. The Electric Fetus says they will receive the Vinyl version in July.

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Working For The Weekend: Memorial Day Activities https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/23/working-for-the-weekend-memorial-day-activities/
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The long Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, so you might be Workin’ for the Weekend. If you are staying in town and are looking for ways to honor our fallen heroes, WCCO This Morning has you covered. ]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The long Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, so you might be Workin’ for the Weekend. If you are staying in town and are looking for ways to honor our fallen heroes, WCCO This Morning has you covered.

Minnesota Veterans Home Memorial Day Program

You are invited to honor and remember our fallen soldiers Monday at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis. The Memorial Day program will include Memorial Rifle Squad from Fort Snelling, speakers and refreshments. The service begins at 2 pm.

Fort Snelling Flags | Fort Snelling Activities

At Fort Snelling, volunteers can place an American flag on all 200,000 headstones. Meet at Mall of American Sunday to hop on a bus to Fort Snelling between 9 and 11 am. Mall of America will also host several other events including exhibits featuring a WWI above-ground trench, artifacts and uniforms. While at Fort Snelling, explore the grounds – cannon firings, hearth cooking, blacksmithing and more. You can also learn about Native American history and the Fort’s role in U.S. expansion. The Fort is open to families Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Running Of The Bulldogs – Canterbury Park

Finally, it’s the running of the bulldogs at Canterbury Park. On Sunday, the bull dog races will take place between horse racing. Seventy-two dogs will compete on the Shakopee racetrack. There will also be face painting and pony rides for kids.

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Meet Minnesota’s Own ‘Young Sheldon’ https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/16/meet-minnesotas-own-young-sheldon/
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“The Big Bang Theory” followed Sheldon, a theoretical physicist, and his fellow intellects through the ups and downs of young adulthood. As Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield discovered, Minnesota has a Sheldon of its own. ]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We fully acknowledge here at WCCO-TV that Thursday nights just won’t be the same. After 12 seasons, TV’s top comedy went out with a bang.

“The Big Bang Theory” followed Sheldon, a theoretical physicist, and his fellow intellects through the ups and downs of young adulthood.

READ MORE: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Cements Its Place In Pop-Culture History

As Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield discovered, Minnesota has a Sheldon of its own.

The Blaine-Anoka Airport. It’s a curious place for a bunch of teens to be spending a Thursday night. There were screens involved, but they were using them to create simulations.

“I would say the Sheldon in the room is Yelizir Derkachev. He’s a really, really unique individual. Love him to pieces,” said Mary Albright, Civil Air Patrol Science competitors instructor. “Thinks on a different plane than the rest of us.”

Yelizir Derkachev (credit: CBS)

A scene that played out in real time, when Minnesota’s young Sheldon tried to explain to me his satellite transmittance theory, and the patent he has filed. Yelizir is also working on a live-action video game, and a formula to make computer transmissions more efficient.

The 16-year-old St. Anthony Village High School student fell in love with space in the third grade after finding a video on YouTube. The son of Russian immigrants, Yelizir spends his free time in a room full of standout students. They are young members of the Civil Air Patrol, kids who are obsessed with space and compete in science and math competitions.

The parents of these students find comfort in the quirky characters and vast popularity of “The Big Bang Theory.”

“On TV they’re viewed as total geeks, and it’s funny and it’s humorous. And yet our children are very funny and humorous at the same time,” said Mila Belair, mother of a Civil Air Patrol Science competitor.

As for those comparisons to “Young Sheldon,” Yelizir is flattered.

“I’m honored by that. I think that Sheldon’s very cool,” he said.

READ MORE: ‘It Just Made People Happy’: The Big Bang Theory Stars Reflect On Show’s Legacy

And just like Sheldon and his friends, Yelizir realizes the sky isn’t the limit — it’s just the beginning.

Yelizir hopes to study aerospace engineering at MIT or Stanford University.

He is just one of the standouts here in Minnesota, where students rank third in the country for math scores and seventh for overall education.

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Why Do We Become So Attached To TV Characters? https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/16/why-do-we-become-so-attached-to-tv-characters/
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“The Big Bang Theory” has captured hearts for 12 years. Fan favorites like Sheldon and Penny have offered viewers every range of emotions.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — “The Big Bang Theory” has captured hearts for 12 years. Fan favorites like Sheldon and Penny have offered viewers every range of emotions.

“You can kind of quote-unquote feel like that’s a friend, right? That there’s a shared experience that you’re having,” said Rich Lee, a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota.

It’s a called a parasocial relationship.

“We’ve relationships in the past with TV reporters, or when a baseball team we root for loses,” Lee said. “That in turn kind of feeds our own sense of belonging and connection, and of course, that’s just fundamental to our identity.”

Often times, people will identify with a character.

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“The range of emotions they’re doing through and their relational experiences are things we can relate to,” Lee said.

Watching a show, especially one that air the same time each week, is also a routine that gives people a comfortable and safe place in a chaotic world. But, what if the character is nothing like you?

“There are some who talk about how we have an ideal self,” Lee said.

For Lee, that show was “Thirtysomething.” He and his friends would watch it in college.

“The reason we loved watching it was there was an aspirational quality to it,” he said.

Finally, Lee also points out that watching television is often a shared experience, especially now with social media.

“We might have an attachment with characters, but it’s in part because it allows us to talk about that with another person,” he said.

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/16/working-for-the-weekend-entertainment-best-bets-162/
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Festival season unofficially kicks off in Minnesota with these annual spring events.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Festival season unofficially kicks off in Minnesota with these annual spring events. WCCO This Morning has details on what to do if you are Workin’ for the Weekend.

Art-A-Whirl

It’s the largest open art studio tour in the country. Art-a-Whirl is this weekend in Northeast Minneapolis. Artwork of nearly 800 artists in every medium is featured at more than 60 locations, including studio buildings, art galleries, homes, storefronts, and local businesses. Art-a-Whirl is free and open to the public.

Food Truck Fest At Valleyfair

Stuff your face with delicious food at ValleyFair this weekend. It’s throwing a Food Truck Fest Saturday and Sunday. Choose between grilled cheese, BBQ, ice cream and more. The trucks will be at Valleyfair all day so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner during your visit to the park.

North Loop Food Truck Fair

Or, head to the North Loop for the neighborhood’s annual Food Truck Fair. This Fair takes place Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be music and a beer garden.

Heart Walk At Target Field

Finally, it’ll be an inspirational morning at Target Field. The Heart Walk is Saturday morning. Celebrate the lives of those lost from heart disease and stroke while raising money for life-saving research. The walk’s lengths to choose from are 1 or 3 miles. The opening ceremony is at 8:30 a.m.

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MOA Celebrates Families In Honor Of Military Spouse Appreciation Day https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/10/moa-celebrates-families-in-honor-of-military-spouse-appreciation-day/
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The Mall of America asked people to submit stories in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. As a thank you, they gave five Minnesotans a day of pampering and fun.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some special military spouses are being celebrated. The Mall of America asked people to submit stories in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. As a thank you, they gave five Minnesotans a day of pampering and fun.

The Brandenbergs get a night away from their Carver County home. They’re staying at the Radisson Blu at Mall of America as part of the celebration.

Jeremy Brandenberg recently retired after 16 years in the Army Reserves. He believes it’s his wife Arielle who deserves the thanks: she had their first child on her own and has helped Jeremy cope with life after deployment.

“It’s important to recognize the spouses also that all the sacrifices that they do and go through,” Jeremey said.

“No one teaches you how to cope with depression, anxiety, PTSD and the things they’ve seen and you just have to figure it out,” Arielle said

There’s an itinerary filled with fun, from rides and experiences for the kids to a massage for Arielle and dinner out. The Mall of America plans it all and it’s all donated as part of Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

“I feel pretty lucky that I get to have this day to go and enjoy our kids and our family and the things that we’ve gone through,” Arielle Brandenberg said.

Veteran Tony Nelson manages life in Owatonna for their five kids while his wife, Capt. Dana Nelson works as an RN with the Air Force Reserves. She’ll deploy to Qatar this summer.

“It’s difficult at times, but you just make it work,” Tony Nelson said.

Capt. Nelson and the rest of the family will join Tony and his youngest child Eli at the mall. While they play, he’s looking forward to a little R & R.

“It’s nice to be appreciated for making the sacrifices you have to make,” Tony Nelson said.

On Saturday, the five families will head to the Twins game.

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Emotional Campaign Raises Awareness Of ‘Epidemic’ Killing Moms https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mothers-day-2019-what-would-the-world-look-like-withoutmom-emotional-campaign-raises-awareness-of-epidemic-killing/
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A new social media campaign is encouraging people to share what they would not have been able to achieve #WithoutMom and vow to fight to never have to imagine a world without her.]]>
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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/09/working-for-the-weekend-entertainment-best-bets-161/
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If you are looking for something to do with mom this weekend, we found an event that’s beautiful and free.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you are looking for something to do with mom this weekend, we found an event that’s beautiful and free. Details on that and more below, from WCCO This Morning’s Kim Johnson.

Mother’s Day Bonsai Show

Take mom to Como Park and Conservatory for this beautiful annual tradition. The Minnesota Bonsai Society will be displaying some of their finest work on the Covered Porch. Trained professionals will also be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the art of Bonsai.

Winefest’s Grand Tasting

Sip on wine from around the world and support a good cause. Winefest’s Grand Tasting is Friday at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. It features signature menu selections from top restaurants and more than 400 wines for sampling. Proceeds benefit the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

Mill City Farmers Market

It’s farmer’s market season. And the Mill City Farmers Market is officially open. Shop for local and organic groceries, enjoy live music and cooking demos. The market is open Saturdays, rain or shine.

Valleyfair Season Starts

Finally it’s the unofficial start to summer. ValleyFair opens its gates for the season this Saturday. Enjoy the return of your favorite rides, PEANUTS characters and new food offerings. Gates open at 10 a.m.

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ZZ Top, Logic Added To State Fair Grandstand Lineup https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/06/zz-top-logic-added-to-state-fair-grandstand-lineup/
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Legendary rockers ZZ Top and Grammy-nominated rapper Logic are slated to play the Grandstand at this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together. ]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Legendary rockers ZZ Top and Grammy-nominated rapper Logic are slated to play the Grandstand at this year’s Great Minnesota Get-Together.

State Fair officials announced the two shows Monday, saying that Logic will play on Aug. 29, a Thursday, and ZZ Top (with special guest Cheap Trick) will perform on Labor Day, the fair’s final night.

Tickets for the Logic show will run between $55 and $43. Tickets for ZZ Top will cost between $49 and $39.

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Other artists playing the Grandstand this year include Hootie and the Blowfish, Brandi Carlile and Lionel Richie.

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‘A Pleasure To Play Here’: Garth Brooks Returns To Minnesota https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/03/a-pleasure-to-play-here-garth-brooks-returns-to-minnesota/
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Country music fans are flocking to downtown Minneapolis Friday night to see Garth Brooks, who is playing shows at U.S. Bank Stadium Friday and Saturday.

When it comes to his fans here in Minnesota, Brooks has got nothing but love.

“You ask any artist, where your stuff is accepted and loved, that’s where you want to play,” Brooks said. ”And this place has been that place for me since the start of my career, which I don’t get because I’m not from here, I don’t dress like anybody here, but everyone’s been real nice to me.”

Garth Brooks (credit: CBS)

Brooks says he’s excited to get out and perform for all the country fans in town. He’s looking forward to a fun night with lots of help singing from the crowd.

“It is a joy, an honor and a pleasure to play here,” Brooks said. “This is the one the crew comes running to because they know it’s going to be a fabulous weekend.”

Someplace else the crew comes running to? Manny’s. Brooks told us the crew can’t wait to play here because it means a meal at the famous steakhouse.

Brooks also named some of his favorite songs to perform. They include “Calling Baton Rouge,” “The Dance,” and a song that’s all about his wife, Trisha Yearwood.

“Maybe the best written song I’ve ever gotten to put my voice to, I would have to think is she’s ‘Stronger Than Me.’ Still, I can’t sing it without crying,” Brooks said. “I’m married to that woman, so it’s cool.”

Yearwood is hosting a special tailgate ahead of Saturday night’s sold-out show at 3 p.m. at Downtown Plaza East.

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Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner Just Got Married In A Surprise Ceremony In Las Vegas https://www.cbsnews.com/news/joe-jonas-and-sophie-turner-just-got-married-in-a-surprise-ceremony-in-vegas-billboard-music-awards/
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“Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas shocked fans by apparently getting married Wednesday night in Las Vegas, just hours after the Billboard Music Awards, inside a Little White Wedding Chapel at Chapel L’Amour.]]>
“Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas shocked fans by apparently getting married Wednesday night in Las Vegas, just hours after the Billboard Music Awards, inside a Little White Wedding Chapel at Chapel L’Amour.]]>

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/02/working-for-the-weekend-entertainment-best-bets-160/
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We are inching our way to the weekend. If your calendar is wide open, WCCO This Morning found ways to fill it, if you’re Workin’ for the Weekend. ]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — We are inching our way to the weekend. If your calendar is wide open, WCCO This Morning found ways to fill it, if you’re Workin’ for the Weekend.

Kentucky Derby @ Betty Danger’s

Get out your best hat and head to Betty Danger’s Country Club this weekend for the Kentucky Derby.
There will be $1000 in prizes for outrageous hats and ensembles, along with a mint julep bar and live ponies. The party is Saturday beginning at 2:30 pm.

Grillfest At CHS Field

Burgers, beer and BBQ anyone? Grillfest is this weekend! Test out the hottest grills, gather recipes, and learn how to barbecue like a pro. The 8th annual Grillfest is this Saturday and Sunday at CHS field.

Festival Of Nations

In St. Paul you can celebrate the diversity of the community we live in. Festival of Nations is Minnesota’s largest ethnic festival. Try different food, watch cultural dances and shop at over 50 international bazaar booths from countries all around the world. The festival of nations begins today and goes through Sunday at the St. Paul River Centre.

Lake Minnetonka Half-Marathon

Finally, cheer on runners at the the Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon. The beautiful route goes from Wayzata to Excelsior and runs along Lake Minnetonka. The race is this Sunday.

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Return Of The Bros.: Jonas Brothers Playing Xcel In September https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/01/return-of-the-bros-jonas-brothers-playing-xcel-in-september/
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The brotherly boy band are set to perform at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. as part of their Happiness Begins Tour.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fresh off their recent stint at The Armory in Minneapolis during the NCAA Final Four, the Jonas Brothers are returning to the Twin Cities.

The brotherly boy band are set to perform at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. as part of their Happiness Begins Tour.

The band was recently reunited.

The Jonas Brothers — made up of Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas — have sold millions of records since arriving on the scene in the aughts. The group is in the middle of a promotional push for their comeback single, “Sucker,” which marks their first new music in nearly six years.

Tickets for the tour, which kicks off in August, go on sale to the general public Friday, May 10. Presale for American Airlines Mastercard holders begins Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m.

Joining the Jonas Brothers on the tour will be special guests Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw.

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‘Ain’t Too Proud,’ ‘Hadestown’ Top Tony Award Nominations https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tony-awards-2019-nominations-full-list/
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Of the 34 shows eligible for Tonys this season, 21 are plays and just 13 are musicals despite concern in the industry that blockbuster musicals are taking over Broadway.]]>
“CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King along with Tony Award-winning actress Bebe Neuwirth and Tony-nominated “Hamilton”alum Brandon Victor Dixon revealed the nominees in the top eight categories for the 73rd annual Tony Awards Tuesday morning.

“The Ferryman” leads in the top categories for plays scoring nominations for best play, best actor in a play and best actress in a play for stars Paddy Considine and Laura Donnelly. Jez Butterworth’s critically-acclaimed three-and-half-hour drama set in Northern Ireland in 1981 centers on a farmer who was previously a member of the Irish Republican Army.

Meanwhile “Hadestown” and “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations,” earned the most nominations in the biggest musical categories including best musical, best actor for Derrick Baskin’s role in “Ain’t Too Proud” and best actress for Eva Noblezada’s turn in “Hadestown.”

Of the 34 shows eligible for Tonys this season, 21 are plays and just 13 are musicals despite concern in the industry that blockbuster musicals are taking over Broadway.

The Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, will be broadcast live from the Radio City Music Hall on CBS, on Sunday, June 9, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay).

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Twins Will Give Away Purple Jerseys, Caps For 3rd Annual ‘Prince Night’ https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/26/twins-will-give-away-purple-jerseys-caps-for-3rd-annual-prince-night/
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s not quite “3 Chains o’ Gold,” but the Minnesota Twins are giving away a few surefire collector’s items for Prince diehards on their third annual “Prince Night.”

The team announced that they’ll be giving the first 10,000 fans who attend the Friday, June 14 game against Kansas City a purple Twins jersey, which says Prince’s name on the back above the “Love Symbol.”

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That same symbol will be featured on a special Twins baseball cap available to fans who purchase a Prince theme night package, a hat that also features a paisley print under the visor.

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A Prince-themed fireworks show will cap off the game at Target Field, and the team announced there will be a lot more embedded celebrations of the artist, who died three years ago earlier this week. Previously, for instance, each Twins player has selected a Prince song for their walk-up music.

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Prince’s Memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ Coming Out In October https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/22/princes-memoir-the-beautiful-ones-coming-out-in-october/
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The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.]]>

NEW YORK (AP) — The memoir Prince was working on at the time of his death is coming out Oct. 29.

Random House confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that “The Beautiful Ones” will combine a Prince unfinished manuscript with rare photos, scrapbooks and lyrics. First announced just weeks before his 2016 death, the 288-page book will include an introduction by Dan Piepenbring, whom Prince had chosen as a collaborator. The memoir is an exclusive partnership with the Prince Estate.

“‘The Beautiful Ones’ is the deeply personal account of how Prince Rogers Nelson became the Prince we know: the real-time story of a kid absorbing the world around him and creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and the fame that would come to define him,” Random House announced.

“The book will span from Prince’s childhood to his early years as a musician to the cusp of international stardom, using Prince’s own writings, a scrapbook of his personal photos, and the original handwritten lyric sheets for many of his most iconic songs, which he kept at Paisley Park. The book depicts Prince’s evolution through deeply revealing, never-before-shared images and memories and culminates with his original handwritten treatment for his masterwork, `Purple Rain.”‘

Piepenbring’s introduction will touch upon Prince’s final days, “a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated.” Piepenbring, whom Prince had called “my brother Dan” and “not a yes man at all,” is a Paris Review advisory editor who also contributes to The New Yorker.

Prince died three years ago, on April 21, from an accidental overdose of fentanyl at the age of 57. During a Manhattan nightclub appearance in March 2016, he told the audience that “The good people of Random House have made me an offer that I can’t refuse.” He promised the book would start with his “first memory” and “hopefully” continue to his rain-drenched Super Bowl halftime performance in 2007.

In 2018, literary agent Esther Newberg told Variety that Prince had completed more than 50 handwritten pages.

The book’s editor, Chris Jackson, said in a statement that “The Beautiful Ones” was “a beautiful tribute to his life.”

“It’s also much more than that: it’s a genuinely moving and energizing literary work, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image,” said Jackson, whose other authors have included comedian Trevor Noah and Ta-Nehisi Coates. “It’s a treasure not just for Prince fans but for anyone who wants to see one of our greatest creative artists and original minds at work on his greatest creation: himself.”

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Miranda Lambert Coming To The Twin Cities In October https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/22/miranda-lambert-coming-to-the-twin-cities-in-october/
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Country music star Miranda Lambert is heading to the Twin Cities this fall.

The Xcel Energy Center announced Monday that the Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour will stop in St. Paul on Oct. 19.

Joining the “Over You” and “Tin Man” singer will be Elle King, Pistol Annies, and Ashley McBryde.

Tickets for the show, which falls on a Saturday, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

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DeRusha Eats: The Rise Of Chef Malone’s Restaurant, Grand Café https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/18/derusha-eats-the-rise-of-malones-restaurant-grand-cafe/
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)Grand Café, a restaurant where every detail is cared for, was named one of the best restaurant of the year in 2018 by Food and Wine Magazine.

Chef Jamie Malone has a story about everything in her restaurant: her mangalitsa ham comes from a woman in Tennessee who only sells to her and acclaimed chef Sean Brock. Malone said her foie gras mousse with orange glaze is an old technique and recipe from the 1800s.

The rise of Malone’s south Minneapolis restaurant, Grand Café, is nothing crazy.

It was a solid neighborhood restaurant for years, but when Malone and her team took it over in 2017, it started getting national attention and her Paris Brest filled with foie gras mousse in 2018 was named the dish of the year.

“We want to hide the technique, we don’t want you to worry about that, we want you to have a good time,” Malone said.

Malone started in the restaurant business as a teenager, waiting tables in the small town of Mahtomedi, although she said she always had visions of being a chef.

“That’s what I wanted to do, but you don’t know how to get in,” said Malone. “It’s so intimidating. I wanted to be in a restaurant in any capacity.”

After 15 years cooking in Minneapolis at La Belle Vie and at the sustainable seafood restaurant Sea Change, Grand Cafe is fully her vision.

“How do we extract the important things of fine dining and how do we let the other things that aren’t important fall by the wayside?” Malone said.

The dining experience isn’t as fussy as you might expect looking at the sheer beauty of the food. Part of that is the environment of the dining room.

Malone chose lots of soft pink and bright fresh flowers.

“It’s like openly romantic. It’s OK. We don’t have to side-step that,” said Malone. “It’s a soft, sweet, romantic place.”

The feminine side of the design is also reflected in Malone’s staff. One of the finest restaurants in the Upper Midwest is run by women.

“We hire and promote the best people, a lot of them usually happen to be women,” she said.

Malone’s General Manager is Nikki Clocker, a St. Cloud native, her chef de cuisine is Britt St. Claire, the chef who helped open the small tasting-menu restaurant, Birdie.

Malone said she thinks there should be more women in head chef roles.

“You can be feminine and be soft and gentle and still be a commanding leader,” Malone said. “In kitchens, you’re used to the loudest guy in the room getting the job and we need to change that direction,” Malone said.

Malone is a finalist for Best Chef: Midwest in the 2018 James Beard Awards, along with two other Minneapolis chefs, Ann Kim from Young Joni and Pizzaria Lola, and Christina Nguyen, the chef at Hai Hai and Hola Arepa. They’ll find out in mid-May if any of them have won.

“We all work so hard, myself, and the whole team. We feel passionately about what we’re doing,” Malone said. “You don’t feel like you deserve to be there, I’m still processing. But it’s great.”

Grand Café
3804 Grand Ave. S, Minneapolis 55409
612-822-8260
Open Monday-Saturday 5 p.m.- 1 p.m. ;Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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Chad Daniels On ‘Dad Chaniels’ Comedy Special & Career https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/15/chad-daniels-on-dad-chaniels-comedy-special-career/
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(CBS Local)– While many comedians got their start in places like New York and Los Angeles, Chad Daniels began his comedy career in Minneapolis.

The father of a 19-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter uses stories of fatherhood in his stand-up routine that has taken him all around America. Daniels says that the road work has been key in helping him find his voice as a comedian.

“There’s a lot of times where I go to LA and these guys talk about paying their dues by sitting outside The Comedy Store for three hours,” said Daniels in an interview with CBS Local. “I’ve slept in a Walmart parking lot only because they have cameras. If I got murdered, I would want my kids to have closure.”

Daniels has a new comedy special on Amazon called “Dad Chaniels.” While many of his contemporaries are doing their specials on Netflix and Comedy Central, the Minnesota native decided Amazon was the place to be.

“Once I record something, I want it out the next day,” said Daniels. “That’s not how it works. It was tough waiting around, but that does give you time to write and reload the chamber a little bit with new material. Even growing up for me, I had to seek out Richard Pryor. I wouldn’t bump into his comedy.”

While Daniels’ kids are a big part of his act, he always makes sure to clear things with his son and daughter before using the material on stage or in a special.

“My daughter doesn’t really know much about my comedy, which is wonderful,” said Daniels. “My son is old enough. He’s in college and they’ll go to a party and people are playing it just because they’re from the same hometown. He doesn’t mind. Anytime I’ve written a bit about them or a story, I’ve always gone through it with them before I’ve brought it to the stage. I’m willing to pay for therapy, but not if I’m the cause of it.”

Chad’s comedy special “Dad Chaniels” is available now on Amazon Prime.

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‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Trailer Released https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/12/star-wars-episode-ix-the-rise-of-skywalker-trailer-released/
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(KDKA) — The day has finally arrived, the first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX, The Rise of Skywalker, has been released.

The upcoming film is produced and directed by J.J. Abrams.

It’s the third installment of the Star Wars trilogy following “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi” in 2017.

The film is set to be released on December 20, 2019.

Check out the brand-new poster for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. pic.twitter.com/EcKAKARIKM

— Star Wars (@starwars) April 12, 2019

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Tower Of Power, Guster, Men I Trust & More: ‘Music In The Zoo’ Lineup Announced https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/12/tower-of-power-guster-men-i-trust-more-music-in-the-zoo-lineup-announced/
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Zoo’s “Music In The Zoo” summer concert series will be coming back for 27th year this summer, featuring a male-leaning lineup of Guster, Tower Of Power, Jonny Lang and more.

On Friday, Sue McLean & Associates (SMA) announced the concert series lineup for its outdoor Weesner Family Amphitheater situated within the Minnesota Zoo.

The concert series kicks off with The Cactus Blossoms on June 1, and features artists like The Suburbs with Mark Mallman, Keb’ Mo’, Jonny Lang, Tower of Power, and Guster playing through the summer. The series wraps up with Robert Cray on August 28.

Check out the full lineup below:

Drum Roll Please… the 2019 #MusicintheZoo lineup is officially here! Get your tickets starting next Saturday, April 20 at 10AM! https://t.co/oeZfKELCxu pic.twitter.com/wPpZraQ3VI

— Music in the Zoo (@musicinthezoo) April 12, 2019

Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m

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‘I Get Called Out, They Don’t’: Rep. Omar Appears On ‘Late Show’ https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/11/i-get-called-out-they-dont-rep-omar-appears-on-late-show/
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Facing accusations of anti-Semitism recently, Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar went on the Late Show to respond, calling double standards offensive.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Facing accusations of anti-Semitism recently, Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar went on the Late Show to respond, calling double standards offensive.

“We will have people come after minorities for things that they’ve said or that they’ve might of insinuated, but nobody goes after the people like the folks on Fox & Friends that actually say those words,” Omar said. “It’s not about insinuation, they actually said that I might not be an American, my loyalties may not be to this country. But I get called out, they don’t.”

Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade said on a “Fox & Friends” segment about the freshman Democrat that “you have to wonder if she’s an American first.”

Omar later said she took an oath to uphold the American constitution, and that she’s as American as everyone else is.

Omar said she’s been doing a lot of learning since getting elected to Washington.

She also said when someone is pained by something she says, she will always listen, and asks the same of others.

Watch full appearance below:

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Rep. Ilhan Omar To Appear On Tonight’s ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/10/rep-ilhan-omar-to-appear-on-tonights-late-show-with-stephen-colbert/
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Rep. Ilhan Omar is set to appear as a guest on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

“Our next guest made history this year as one of the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress, and the very first woman of color to represent the very great state of Minnesota,” Colbert said in introducing her, as shown in the preview clip above.

This marks Omar’s first appearance giving an interview on the program, her office confirmed.

Had a great chat with @colbertlateshow – Tune in tonight on @CBS! pic.twitter.com/Zz4PWqrCUT

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 10, 2019

Colbert has invited a number of politicians to chat with him on his show, especially as the host has taken a more overtly satirical and critical view of the Trump presidency.

Among the topics Omar is said to have talked with Colbert during the taping of the show are her comments and apologies about Twitter posts, her spending time with Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose congressional seat she won after he vacated it, and Wednesday’s bill about repealing the travel ban.

Colbert’s house band, by the way, can be heard playing a snipped of Stevie Wonder’s “Superwoman” as Omar enters the stage.

The show airs after WCCO 4 News At 10, at 10:30 p.m.

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Due To Reconfiguration, ‘Very Good Seats’ Tickets Available For Garth Brooks Shows At US Bank Stadium https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/08/more-tickets-available-garth-brooks-us-bank-stadium/
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Due to a reconfiguration of production for Garth Brooks’ show at US Bank Stadium in May, more seats are becoming available Tuesday.

According to a press release Monday, “very good seats” will be available for both the May 3 and May 4 shows. Both shows previously sold out.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. with an 8-ticket limit. Tickets include seating for end-stage and in-the-round seating.

You can buy on Ticketmaster, by calling Ticketmaster Express at 1-866-448-7849 or go to the Ticketmaster app on your mobile device. Ticket prices are expected to cost $94.95.

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The Chainsmokers Play 1st Of 3 Free Final Four Mpls Armory Concerts https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/05/the-chainsmokers-play-1st-of-3-free-final-four-mpls-armory-concerts/
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The free March Madness Music Series tipped off on Friday night at the Minneapolis Armory.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The free March Madness Music Series tipped off on Friday night at the Minneapolis Armory.

A chance to see the wildly-popular duo The Chainsmokers for less than the price of a sub sandwich was worth the wait outside for thousands. The concert was the first of three being put on by the NCAA as a part of its March Madness Music Fest.

The Chainsmokers (credit: CBS)

The Jonas Brothers will take the stage at The Armory on Saturday, and Katy Perry on Sunday.

You had to register to get one of those free tickets, which are now all sold out.

Check Out Our Final Four Guides!

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Celine Dion Coming To Target Center This Fall https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/04/celine-dion-coming-to-target-center-this-fall/
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Celine Dion is heading to the Twin Cities this fall.

The Canadian singer announced she’s leaving her residency in Las Vegas to hit the road for her “Courage World Tour.”

Dion, 51, is scheduled to play Target Center in downtown Minneapolis on Nov. 1. Tickets for the show go on sale for the general public on April 12.

Prior to singing in the Twin Cities, Dion will perform in Fargo, North Dakota.

The Fargo show is slated for the Fargodome on Oct. 30.

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets (Not Final Four-Related) https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/04/working-for-the-weekend-entertainment-best-bets-not-final-four-related/
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Many will be coming downtown to check out the Final Four events over the next couple of days. But if you are looking for something to do in the suburbs, WCCO This Morning found things to do in Shakopee, Edina and more, if you’re Workin’ for the weekend. ]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Many will be coming downtown to check out the Final Four events over the next couple of days. But if you are looking for something to do in the suburbs, WCCO This Morning found things to do in Shakopee, Edina and more, if you’re Workin’ for the weekend.

Floral Experience At The Galleria

It’s your last chance to take in the Floral Experience at the Galleria in Edina. Over 25 breathtaking floor-to-ceiling arrangements by Bachman’s floral experts will get you into the spring spirit. Guests can expect tulips, daffodils, hydrangea and more until Sunday.

American Craft Show

The American Craft Show returns to the Saint Paul this weekend. More than 240 of the country’s most talented artists will present their handmade creations. This year’s show will focus on spring and summer fashion tips, including jewelry, clothing, furniture and home décor. The craft show runs for three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the RiverCenter.

Spring Festival At Canterbury

Hundreds of the nation’s finest crafters will also display and sell their work at Canterbury Park. The Spring Festival is Friday through Sunday and will also feature hourly gift certificate drawings, food and drink, free parking, and lots of family fun!

Goldy’s Run

Finally, join thousands of runners this Sunday morning for Goldy’s Run. All races start at TCF Bank Stadium and finish on the 50-yard line. Choose from a 10 Mile, Relay or 5K Run! The race benefits the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

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Giant Ferris Wheel, Concerts & More: Final Four Preps Underway On Nicollet Mall https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/04/02/giant-ferris-wheel-concerts-more-final-four-preps-underway-on-nicollet-mall/
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Nicollet Mall is well on its way to being transformed from busy road to big block party.]]>

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Nicollet Mall is well on its way to being transformed from busy road to big block party.

Final Four preparations will continue in the days ahead of the NCAA semi-final games. With it will come a 10-story Ferris Wheel, concerts, live viewings of the games, and plenty of road closures.

Streets around Nicollet Mall will shut down to traffic, most notably Nicollet from 12th to 8th streets, and 10th Street. U.S. Bank Stadium will get tricky north of 5th Street as well.

Related: Final Four Guides

Lyft and Buick will both add incentives for drivers who want a ride. Lyft, in partnership with Captain Morgan, will give users ages 21 and older a $20 credit for a ride on each of three days: Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7 from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m.

Buick will continue its annual Final Four Grab a Buick campaign, offering people free rides from the Minneapolis Convention Center, which is hosting Fan Fest, to downtown locations within a 5-7 mile radius. It will not, however, drive people to private homes.

Fan Fest is a $10 interactive event space that has lacrosse, hockey, home run derby, and plenty of basketball hoops. Organizers say there’s something for everyone.

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