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  • In this photo made Thursday, June 26, 2014, light from a digital projector beams from the projection house at the Saco Drive-In in Saco, Maine. Drive-Ins Use Creativity to Afford Digital Switch

    Many in the movie industry feared the need to convert to digital could be the death knell for drive-ins, but drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch. Drive-in movie theater operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country have made the expensive conversion from film to digital...

  • Weekend Box Office: 'Dawn of the Plant of the Apes'

    The apes have risen and it's a new dawn. After a new virus has, essentially, destroyed all life on Earth, the only survivors are a pack of genetically altered apes and a small group of humans. Who will reign as the supreme species? Watch "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." It's in theaters now...

  • ABC says O'Donnell is Back on 'The View'

    Rosie O'Donnell will return to ABC's "The View" this September for a most unexpected second act. ABC announced Thursday, via Twitter, that O'Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg on the nearly empty couch at the daytime chatfest...

  • Twin Cities Weekend Events

    If you aren't interested in partaking in the All-Star events happening in the Twin Cities check out these movie themed events going on this weekend. ..

  • Actress Mindy Kaling, left, and TV host Carson Daly announce the award nominees at the 66th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcement on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles. 'Game of Thrones' Earns a Leading 19 Emmy Nods

    The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series...

  • The Ordway Center Presents Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of Broadway

    The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents Broadway Songbook: The First 100 Years of Broadway. The series will be on the Ordway stage Aug. 7-10. This limited-run, cabaret-style show celebrates the history of American musical theater by taking a journey through the first 100 years of Broadway...

  • Minnesota Orchestra Launches Sommerfest

    The Minnesota Orchestra’s annual Sommerfest returns to Orchestra Hall for the first time in two years. Thursday, July 10, launches the celebration of music in the renovated Orchestra Hall, American conductor Andrew Litton will drop the downbeat on Thursday morning...

  • This June 27, 2014 image released by OWN shows Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Jerry Sandusky's Son Tells Story to Oprah Winfrey

    Jerry Sandusky's adult son is speaking out about what he says was sexual abuse by his father. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Tuesday that Winfrey's interview with Matt Sandusky will be broadcast on July 17...

  • In this file photo dated Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers at the Southbank Centre in London. Harry Potter is Back in New J.K. Rowling Story

    J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of the grown-up boy wizard in a new story posted Tuesday on her Pottermore website. It's the first update since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was published in 2007...

  • Idina Menzel will sing the national anthem at the MLB All-Star Game on July 15 in Minneapolis. Idina Menzel to Sing National Anthem at All-Star Game

    Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel will perform the classic song “Forever Young” by 11-time Grammy-Award winner Bob Dylan, who is a Minnesota native, as part of the pre-game ceremony.  Than Menzel will sing the U.S. National Anthem...

  • Taste of Minnesota Thrives in New Waconia Home

    Food, music and family fun is back at the Taste of Minnesota, except this time it's at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia. People gathered all day to gear up for not one, but two fireworks shows. Oddly enough they have the recent flooding in the state to thank for twice the fun this Fourth of July. This week was supposed to be business as usual in Waconia, until the Taste of Minnesota rolled into town....

  • In this Monday, June 23, 2014 photo, actors Ben Savage, left, and Rowan Blanchard. Savage's 'World' Comes Full Circle with Spinoff

    Ben Savage says that when production wrapped on "Boy Meets World" in 2000 after seven seasons, he and his young co-stars were ready to expand their own worlds. "I think at that point all the kids on the show were kind of looking forward to the next step in their lives," the 33-year-old actor said...

  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, greets Mabel Harris-Webb, 95, center, who Clinton knew from her days as Arkansas first lady, at a book signing event at a Little Rock, Ark., Wal-Mart store Friday, June 27, 2014. Clinton Book Sells 26,000 Copies in its 3rd Week

    Hillary Rodham Clinton's book "Hard Choices" is on track to be one of the year's top nonfiction books despite another slip in sales. Nielsen BookScan says "Hard Choices" sold 26,000 copies during its third week of publication...

  • Weekend Box Office: 'Tammy', 'Deliver Us from Evil' and 'Earth to Echo'

    Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week Melissa McCarthy hits the road with Susan Sarandon, Eric Bana must exorcize the demons and some kids kick it with a little beasty from space...

  • Weekend Events: Star Spangled Celebrations Across State

    Many of us have been planning for the three-day, Fourth of July weekend, but just in case you haven't picked out the perfect way to spend it, there are plenty of options. Twin Cities Live's Mike Marcotte joined Ellen McNamara in the studio to talk about some of the highlights including Fourth of July celebrations in Stillwater, the Bayfront Festival in Duluth and Sparky the Sea Lion's show at the Como Zoo....

  • Photo: KSTP/File Bustle.com Names Minn. State Fair Best in US

    There is plenty to love about the great Minnesota get-together. On Wednesday, the fair received some national praise. Bustle.com chose the Minnesota State Fair as the best in the nation. The website praised it for reasons like food variety, the butter sculpting contest and free Wi-Fi on the fairgrounds...

  • In a photo from June 20, 2014 in Salem Township, Mich., Brian Eggenberger putts his ball during a round of FootGolf at Fox Hills Golf Course. FootGolf, A New Summer Sport in Minnesota

    FootGolf is a precision sport where players kick a soccer ball into a cup in as few shots as possible. Its name is a portmanteau of "football" (meaning soccer) and "golf". It is closely related to golf. Simply put, it is golf with a soccer ball...

  • Christmas in July: TV Week of Holiday Programming

    The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week's worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July - but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs. The stunt on the Hallmark and Hallmark Movie channels begins Friday afternoon...

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, wedding dresses from 1912, left, and 1934 sit on display during the Wedding Fashions from 1800s to Today Featured

    Wedding dresses from the 19th century to the present day are featured in a new exhibit showcasing the changing styles of American brides, from a 1900s dress with a lace choker collar to a beaded flapper dress...

  • This April 29, 2014 photo shows Garrison Keillor recording installments of Garrison Keillor Returns to College for 'Prairie Home' 40th

    Garrison Keillor returns to Macalester College to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "A Prairie Home Companion" over the Fourth of July weekend. The three-day festival will be held at the St. Paul college where Keillor broadcast the first "Prairie Home" show on July 6, 1974...

  • Photo: Wikimedia John J. Kruzel/American Forces Press Service Robin Williams Pursues Ongoing 12-Step Treatment

    Robin Williams is reconnecting with the 12-step program during a brief stay at a Minnesota facility. A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old actor-comedian says Williams planned the visit as a respite to recharge after more than 18 straight months of work. Publicist Mara Buxbaum said Williams is "taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud."

  • Ben Utecht Writes Love Song for Wife, Daughters while Suffering Memory Loss

    A Super Bowl Champion and Hastings-native wrote a love letter to his wife and daughters and put it in a song. Ben Utecht said he started experiencing memory loss at age 29, after a football career in which he sustained five documented concussions and innumerable dings to the head...

  • Sparky the Sea Lion at Como Zoo Celebrate the 4th with Sparky the Sea Lion

    Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is open on the Fourth of July and Sparky the Sea Lion is putting on two performances, one at 11:30 a.m. and another at 3 p.m. The performance includes bedtime tales reinterpreted with an environmentally friendly twist...

  • In this file image released by 20th Century Fox, Ansel Elgort, left, and Shailene Woodley appear in a scene from 'Fault in Our Stars' Amsterdam Bench Missing

    The city of Amsterdam isn't quite sure whether to blame fate or human error, but a bench upon which the star-crossed teenage lovers talk and kiss in the hit film "The Fault in Our Stars" is missing....

  • St. Paul Fireworks Display Moved to State Capitol Mall

    Mayor Chris Coleman on Monday announced St. Paul's annual fireworks display will continue, despite the flooding affecting Harriet Island. The fireworks were initially meant to be part of "A Taste of Minnesota," but the show will now be held at the State Capitol Mall...

  • This book cover image released by Knopf shows Starbucks Chair Co-Writing Book on Military Vets

    Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is collaborating on a book about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice" will be released by Alfred A. Knopf...



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