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  • This June 15, 2007, file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams in Santa Monica, Calif. Robin Williams' Wife: He Had Parkinson's Disease

    Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide, his wife said Thursday. In a statement, Susan Schneider said that Williams, 63, was struggling with depression, anxiety and the Parkinson's diagnosis when he was found dead earlier this week. Authorities said the actor-comedian's death was suicide...

  • Netflix Goes for Laughs with New Stand-Up Specials

    You can have Bill Cosby in the palm of your hand. And Jim Jefferies will tickle you at your discretion. Netflix is announcing performances by both comics and three more, set to roll out this fall. It's the latest in the original-content initiative from this subscription Internet channel...

  • This Dec. 16, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Marines shows actor-comedian Robin Williams shaking hands with Marines from 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, during the USO's Holiday Troop Visit tour that stopped at Camp Hanson in Afghanistan. Robin Williams Remembered Fondly by Military

    Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs. But some of his biggest laughs came at military bases. Elizabeth O'Herrin of the Wisconsin Air National Guard remembers working the night shift in the city of Doha in Qatar, delivering munitions to American fighter jets...

  • This March 7, 2010 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall backstage during the 82nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Bacall's Legend More than Just Acting and Bogart

    Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives. The wife and co-star of Humphrey Bogart. A Tony Award-winning actress. A National Book Award-winning author. A giant of fashion. A friend of the Kennedys. One of the last survivors of Hollywood's studio age...

  • This April 6, 2008 file photo shows actor-comedian Robin Williams speaks on stage at the Celebrities, President Reflect on Robin Williams' Death

    Celebrities from Broadway to Hollywood are nearly unanimously in agreement with Steven Spielberg's belief that Robin Williams was a "comic genius." There is widespread admiration and shock at Williams' apparent suicide at age 63...

  • Tracy Morgan is struggling more than two months after he was injured in a motor vehicle crash that left a fellow comedian dead. Lawyer: Tracy Morgan Struggling after Crash

    Tracy Morgan is struggling more than two months after he was injured in a motor vehicle crash that left a fellow comedian dead. His attorney, Benedict Morelli, told NBC's "Today" show Monday the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member is fighting hard...

  • Northern Minn. Couple Gets Married During Parade

    How would you like to get married during a parade? A lucky couple in northern Minnesota was able to do just that, KSTP's sister station WDIO reports. Mark and Sally Yuccas of Mountain Iron tied the knot on Saturday during a flash wedding at a parade that went through Main Street...

  • Internet Cat Video Festival Back in Minneapolis Thursday

    An idea two years ago by an intern has led to a lot of publicity for a museum in Minneapolis. In August 2012, the Walker Art Center planned a small experiment as part of its outdoor summer programming at Open Field. The museum decided it would dedicate an evening program to cat videos, calling the event the Internet Cat Video Festival...

  • INTERVIEW: 'When Momma Prayed' at Hopkins Art Center

    There's a new play taking the stage at the Hopkins Art Center this month. With it comes song, dance, drama and laughter. It's called, "When Momma Prayed." KSTP sat down with director and playwright Darryl Harrell and one of the singers, Teri Myrand...

  • INTERVIEW: The Summer Sampler Food Truck Rally at Harriet Brewing

    The Summer Sampler Food Truck Rally will be going on today at Harriet Brewing on Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis. There will be 18 food trucks participating. Live music will start in Harriet’s tap room at 12 p.m...

  • Weekend Events: August 8-10

    Twin Cities Live's Mike Marcotte picks local events worth checking out this weekend throughout the Twin Cities. Starting Friday, August 8, the "nation's largest free Irish Fair" will be held on Harriet Island. The Irish Fair of Minnesota will feature concerts, dancing, food and a peaceful tea room...

  • Beyonce performs during the Beyonce and Jay Z - On the Run tour at AT&T Park on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in San Francisco. Jay-Z Fan Charged with Biting off Finger Tip

    A San Diego man has pleaded not guilty to biting off a man's fingertip during a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert at Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Twenty-five-year-old Roberto Garnica entered pleas Tuesday to mayhem, battery and battery with serious bodily injury...

  • Nickelodeon Logo Nickelodeon Making 'School of Rock' Series

    The "School of Rock" will soon be back in session, this time on television. Nickelodeon said Monday it has ordered 13 episodes of a "School of Rock" series from Paramount Television, and it will premiere next spring...

  • PHOTOS: Fans Celebrate Sir Paul McCartney at Sold-Out Target Field

    Minnesotans were treated to Sir Paul McCartney's first concert in the state in almost a decade on Saturday night. McCartney performed at the sold-out Target Field as part of his "Out There" tour. Gov. Mark Dayton officially proclaimed it to be Sir Paul McCartney Day in the state. People of all ages were came out to see 72-year-old McCartney live on stage...

  • Dayton Proclaims Aug. 2 as Sir Paul McCartney Day

    Marking the musician’s fourth concert appearance in Minnesota, Governor Dayton has proclaimed Saturday, August 2, 2014, to be Sir Paul McCartney Day in Minnesota. The Governor’s proclamation recognizes McCartney for his contributions to music in a career spanning nearly six decades..

  • Weekend Box Office: James Brown, Guardians

    Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. In the James Brown Bio-Pic "Get On Up," Chadwick Boseman depicts the 'Godfather of Soul' on his journey to find his grove. This funk-filled flick also features Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Octavia Spencer and, as the hero's hapless mother, Viola Davis...

  • Photo: Wikimedia Commons INTERVIEW: Director Discusses Film Based on I-35W Bridge Collapse

    Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, marks the seventh year since the catastrophic Interstate 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. The structure fell into the Mississippi River during rush hour on this day in 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 145 more...

  • Weekend Events: Aug 1-3

    Here are Mike Marcotte's from Twin Cities Live picks for weekend events throughout the Twin Cities August 1-3...

  • George W. Bush Writes Book about Father

    His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George H.W. Bush...

  • This Aug. 3, 2013 file photo shows fans reacting while Mumford & Sons performs at the Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago. Lollapalooza Marks a Decade in Chicago

    Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon...

  • Twin Cities Radio Host Receives Award from Obama

    A St. Paul radio host has a new award to hang in her office. Krista Tippet visited the White House Monday and received the 2013 National Humanities Medal. President Obama presented the medal to Tippett and nine other recipients...

  • Dozens Treated for Illness at Keith Urban Concert

    Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts. Police and fire officials say ambulances from five surrounding communities responded to the Saturday night concert at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, about 30 miles south of Boston. At least 46 people were treated and 22 taken to local hospitals...

  • New Belgium Tour de Fat Saturday is a Day of Bikes, Beer, and Entertainment

    There are plenty of events taking place around the Twin Cities this Saturday. The New Belgium Brewing Company's "Tour De Fat" is making a stop in Minneapolis at Loring Park, in St. Paul there is the Lowertown Blues Festival and there are fireworks tonight on West River Parkway along the Mississippi...

  • Weekend Box Office: 'Hercules' and 'Lucy'

    Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, stars in Paramount Pictures' latest rendition of "Hercules." The man and the myth must end a bloody civil war. "Hercules" is in theaters now...

  • INTERVIEW: Weekend Events in the Twin Cities

    There are some fun events to check out this weekend in the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Live Producer Mike Marcotte shares some ideas including the Northeast Brewers Block Party, which takes place on Sunday from 2-9 p.m. The event is free to attend...

  • Michael Jackson's Hometown to Name School for him

    Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star's Indiana hometown. The Gary Community School Board approved Tuesday a memorandum of understanding with Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson...



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