Dolly Parton

26 May 19
Sound Books

NICKELODEON’S DOUBLE DARE KICKS OFF 2019 LEG OF MULTI-CITY U.S. TOUR, HOSTED BY MARC SUMMERS AND ORIGINAL SIDEKICK ROBIN RUSSO Double Dare Live, Produced in Partnership with Red Tail Productions, LLC and CB Entertainment, to Visit More Cities Across North America This Spring Tickets on Sale Friday, Jan. 25 Share it: @Nickelodeon Red Tail Productions LLC and […]

26 May 19
Sound Books

https://soundcloud.com/marcus-leshock/coastin-the-country-ep-5-dolly-parton-talks-wildwood-grove-at-dollywood We sit down with the one and only DOLLY PARTON to talk about the new Wildwood Grove expansion at Dollywood! Wildwood Grove is biggest expansion in the park’s history – six acres and 11 new attractions. We talked with Dolly about why she got into the theme park business in the first place, how […]

26 May 19
Sound Books

https://soundcloud.com/marcus-leshock/coastin-the-country-ep-5-dolly-parton-talks-wildwood-grove-at-dollywood We sit down with the one and only DOLLY PARTON to talk about the new Wildwood Grove expansion at Dollywood! Wildwood Grove is biggest expansion in the park’s history – six acres and 11 new attractions. We talked with Dolly about why she got into the theme park business in the first place, how […]

26 May 19
Wandering Weatherwaxes

After touring Sun Studio, we headed to Beale Street for lunch at BB King’s Blues Club.  It was Mother’s Day, so there were lots of folks treating mom to a day out, and lots of tourists like us. I had Catfish Bites, the Memphis version of Fish and Chips, and it was fresh and tasty. We […]

26 May 19
The Fan Voted Chart

NOTE: Click here to go to the Hit 100 page. Who’s #1?“Speak Love” by The Family Sowell held onto its spot atop the Fan Voted Chart this week after another easy win on the Level 10 Poll. “Speak Love” has now been #1 for a record 17 weeks with a couple more weeks nearly guaranteed […]

25 May 19
A Life Cinematic.

In a year which has so far brought us the gentle warmth of Simon Amstell’s Benjamin, the second film vying for the top spot in my cinematic affections is in many ways its opposite. While Benjamin is slow and reflective like a kiss on your shoulder or a hand on your lower back, Wild Rose is bold and exhilarating; the […]

25 May 19
PeoPlaid

Quotes on Kindness Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time. – Ron Hall What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? – Jean-Jacques Rousseau Kindness in words creates […]

25 May 19
Dancing Bodies in coventry

This film looks at Declan McHale- his career, teaching and the McHale Academy of Irish Dance.

25 May 19
Lyndon and Gardening

Every year, there are perennials that “don’t make it.” Sometimes it’s because of the location where they were planted, sometimes it’s because they aren’t hardy enough, and often it’s for reasons that are mysterious to everyone but the plant that has disappeared. I didn’t lose very much this year, and I’m glad about that. My […]

25 May 19
Twin Cities
There’s nothing like summer in Minnesota, so to celebrate we’ve compiled this list with at least one outdoor concert every day in June, July and August. It includes all the major local music festivals — Rock the Garden, Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Add in Music in the Zoo, Lowertown Sounds (formerly Music in Mears) and the Minnesota State Fair and suddenly the calendar starts getting full. You can drop up to $1,200 for VIP treatment to see Tim McGraw and Pitbull at the new Twin Cities Summer Jam, but there are also many free options. Major shows take up many of the dates and some weekends are packed with choices. We filled in the blanks with some options from the Minneapolis and St. Paul Music in the Parks series. (The latter offers dozens of concerts not included here, and it’s worth checking out the full schedule at stpaul.gov/musicintheparks.) June 1: The Cactus Blossoms with Pieta Brown; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $47-$34.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 2: Grand Old Day, featuring Martin Zellar’s Tribute to Neil Diamond and White Iron Band; 11 a.m.; Grand Avenue, St. Paul; free (wristbands for the entertainment district are $8 in advance and $10 at the door); 651-699-0029 or grandave.com. June 3: Saints of Swing Big Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 4: St. Paul Police Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 5: Innocent Reggae Band, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. June 6: Jaedyn James and the Hunger, Federales and Hailey James; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. June 7: Annie Mack; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Los Angeles comedic metal band Steel Panther. (Courtesy of David Jackson) June 8: 93X Rock N’ Ride Fest, featuring Steel Panther and Pop Evil; 5 p.m.; Cabooze Outdoor Plaza, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls.; $93-$35; 612-338-6425 or cabooze.com. June 9: Amy and Adams; 5:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 10: Capri Big Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 11: Saddle Sores; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 12: Kiss the Tiger, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. June 13: Alex Rossi and the Fattenin’ Frogs; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. June 14: The Dolly’s; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 15: Taj Mahal Quartet; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $62.50-$50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. 50 Cent and Ice T; 7 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $115-$46.50; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Cantus (Photo by Nate Ryan) June 16: Cantus; 2 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 17: Northern Winds Concert Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 18: Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 19: The April Fools, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. The Suburbs with Mark Mallman; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $50-$37.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 20: Twin Cities Jazz Festival, featuring Jorge Luis Pacheco; 4 p.m.; Mears Park (and other downtown St. Paul locations); free; twincitiesjazzfestival.com. June 21: Twin Cities Jazz Festival, featuring Jose James and Jana Nyberg 5; 4 p.m.; Mears Park (and other downtown St. Paul locations); free; twincitiesjazzfestival.com. Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Toad the Wet Sprocket; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $64.50-$52; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 22: Twin Cities Jazz Festival, featuring Nnenna Freelon and James Carter Organ Trio; 1 p.m.; Mears Park (and other downtown St. Paul locations); free; twincitiesjazzfestival.com. Twin Cities Pride in Concert, featuring TLC; 6 p.m.; Loring Park, Mpls.; $99-$20; tcpride.org. Mason Jennings with Cedar Thoms and Dosh; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $52.50-$40; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Blues musician Keb’ Mo’. June 23: Keb’ Mo’ with Jontavious Willis; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $60-$47.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 24: North Suburban Chorus; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 25: Women’s Drum Center with Taikollaborative; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 26: The Sweet Colleens, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $60-$47.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 27: Flamin’ Oh’s and Tom, Dick and Harry; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. June 28: Go Fest ’19, featuring Catfish and the Bottlemen and X Ambassadors; 5 p.m.; Cabooze Outdoor Plaza, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls.; $44.96; 612-338-6425 or cabooze.com. Chris Young; 8 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; $99-$49; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. June 29: Rock the Garden, featuring the National and Courtney Barnett; 1 p.m.; Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; $300-$74; 612-375-7600 or rockthegardenfestival.com. June 30: Common Sound Festival, featuring Doomtree and Jeremy Messersmith; 2 p.m.; Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry St. W., St. Louis Park; $150-$30; commonsoundfestival.com. July 1: Brooklyn Community Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. July 2: Porcupine; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. Dark Star Orchestra; 7 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $50.50-$38; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Jonny Lang (Photo by Piper Ferguson) July 3: The Shackletons, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. Jonny Lang with Shannon Curfman; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $79.50-$67; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Kidz Bop and fireworks; 8 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $29-$11.50; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. July 4: Rock and Rockets, featuring G.B. Leighton and the Sunshine Committee; 5 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; free; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. July 5: Marisol La Brava and A Flor de Piel; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 6: Minnesota Pops Orchestra; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 7: Stan Bann’s Big Bone Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. July 8: Tony Ortiz and the Guns of Soul; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 9: Heiruspecs; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. July 10: Main Street Bayou, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. I’m with Her; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $52.50-$40; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 11: Maudlin and St. Paul School of Rock; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Kacey Musgraves performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) July 12: Basilica Block Party, featuring Kacey Musgraves and Semisonic; 5 p.m.; the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N., Mpls.; $400-$60; 800-514-3849 or basilicablockparty.org. Lakefront Music Fest, featuring Steve Miller Band and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; 5 p.m.; Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway S.E., Prior Lake; $125-$40; lakefrontmusicfest.com. July 13: Basilica Block Party, featuring Jason Mraz and Chvrches; 5 p.m.; the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N., Mpls.; $400-$60; 800-514-3849 or basilicablockparty.org. Lakefront Music Fest, featuring Brad Paisley and Chris Lane; 5 p.m.; Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway S.E., Prior Lake; $125-$40; lakefrontmusicfest.com. July 14: O-Town, Aaron Carter and Ryan Cabrera; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $65-$52.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 15: Dirty Shorts Brass Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. July 16: Monica LaPlante; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. July 17: Katy Vernon Band, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. Robert Earl Keen and the Lone Below; 7 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $62.50-$50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 18: Annie Mack and Nikki and the Ruemates; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Twin Cities Summer Jam, featuring Rascal Flatts and REO Speedwagon; 2 p.m.; Canterbury Park Festival Field, 1100 Canterbury Park, Shakopee; $1,200-$149; tcsummerjam.com. July 19: Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest, featuring Thomas McClary: The Commodores Experience and Boogie Wonderland; 4:30 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; lowertownbluesfestival.com. Rosanne Cash; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $58.50-$46; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony; 5:30 p.m.; Cabooze Outdoor Plaza, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls.; $35-$30; 612-338-6425 or cabooze.com. Lynyrd Skynyrd with Gov’t Mule; 6 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $59-$32.50; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Twin Cities Summer Jam, featuring Aerosmith and Buckcherry; 1 p.m.; Canterbury Park Festival Field, 1100 Canterbury Park, Shakopee; $1,200-$149; tcsummerjam.com. Tim McGraw performs at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) July 20: Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest, featuring Jon Cleary and Popa Chubby; noon; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; lowertownbluesfestival.com. Tower of Power; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $60-$47.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Twin Cities Summer Jam, featuring Tim McGraw and Pitbull; 1 p.m.; Canterbury Park Festival Field, 1100 Canterbury Park, Shakopee; $1,200-$149; tcsummerjam.com. July 21: Minnesota Pops Orchestra; 2 and 5:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 22: Guster with Mikaela Davis; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $52.50-$40; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 23: Lena Elizabeth; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. Belle and Sebastian with Men I Trust; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $68.50-$56; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 24: Malamanya, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. Psychedelic Furs and James; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $57.50-$45; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 25: Purple Funk Metropolis and Brianna Kocka; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. The Great Midwest Rib Fest, featuring Gretchen Wilson and Jessie G; 5 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; free; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. July 26: The Great Midwest Rib Fest, featuring Loverboy and the Tubes; 5 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; free; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. July 27: Lord Huron with Bully; 5 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $40; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. The Great Midwest Rib Fest, featuring Sugar Ray, Better than Ezra and Emerson Hart; 11 a.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; free; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. July 28: Conor Oberst with Joanna Sternberg; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $58.50-$46; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 29: Sherwin Linton; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 30: Nooky Jones; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. Tame Impala; 4:30 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; sold out; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. July 31: Tame Impala; 4:30 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $55; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. Singer/songwriter Katy Vernon. (Courtesy of Randy Vanderwood) Aug. 1: Katy Vernon and Martin Devaney; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 2: Steve Earle and the Dukes with the Mastersons; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $60-$47.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. O.A.R. with American Authors and Rozzi; 6 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; $59.50-$39.50; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. Aug. 3: Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. Aug. 4: The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 5: Sound of Simon; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. Aug. 6: Trailer Trash; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 7: Matt Wilson and His Orchestra; 6 p.m.; Mill City Museum, 704 Second Ave. S., Mpls.; $6; 612-341-7582 or mnhs.org. Gaelic Storm with the Belfast Cowboys; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $50-$37.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Aug. 8: The Shackletons and Porky’s Groove Machine; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 9: Irish Fair of Minnesota; 3 p.m.; Harriet Island, St. Paul; free; 651-645-0221 or irishfair.com. Mat Kearney with Matt Hires; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $54.50-$42; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Gary Clark Jr.; 5:30 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $50; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. Kid Rock performs at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File) Aug. 10: Irish Fair of Minnesota; 10 a.m.; Harriet Island, St. Paul; free; 651-645-0221 or irishfair.com. Marc Cohn with Chelsea Williams; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $65-$52.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Kid Rock with A Thousand Horses; 8 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $57-$35; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Aug. 11: Irish Fair of Minnesota; 10 a.m.; Harriet Island, St. Paul; free; 651-645-0221 or irishfair.com. Aug. 12: Dan Newton and Cafe Accordion; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 13: Dead Kings of Norway; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. Aug. 14: Charanga Tropical; 6 p.m.; Mill City Museum, 704 Second Ave. S., Mpls.; $6; 612-341-7582 or mnhs.org. Ben Folds and Violent Femmes; 5 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $49.50; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. Aug. 15: Porcupine and Southside Aces; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 16: Salsa del Soul; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Reba McEntire performs during a tribute to Dolly Parton at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Aug. 17: Shakey Graves and Dr. Dog; 5 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $35; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. BoDeans with the New Standards; 5 p.m.; Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth; $100-$25; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com. Reba McEntire with Gone West, Colbie Caillat, Home Free and Rachel Wammack; 7 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $139-$32; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Aug. 18: Moonlight Serenaders Big Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 19: Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. Aug. 20: North Star Chorus and Sweet Adelines; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 21: Jaedyn James and the Hunger; 6 p.m.; Mill City Museum, 704 Second Ave. S., Mpls.; $6; 612-341-7582 or mnhs.org. Aug. 22: Hootie and the Blowfish with Barenaked Ladies; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $90-$51; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Melismatics and the Plott Hounds; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 23: Why Don’t We; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $38-$28; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Aug. 24: Josh Ritter; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $52.50-$40; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Rod Stewart; 7 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $159-$39; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Aug. 25: Trace Adkins and Clint Black with Terri Clark; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $41-$31; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $71.50-$59; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Aug. 26: Happy Together Tour, featuring Tommy James and Shondells, the Turtles and Chuck Negron; 7 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $31; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Aug. 27: Weird Al Yankovic; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $31; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates perform in Miami in 2017. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images) Aug. 28: Daryl Hall and John Oates with G. Love and Special Sauce; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $67-$57; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Robert Cray; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $58.50-$46; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Willie Wisely; 6 p.m.; Mill City Museum, 704 Second Ave. S., Mpls.; $6; 612-341-7582 or mnhs.org. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Aug. 29: Logic; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $55-$43; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Mystery Band, Saint Small and Joe Hunt; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 30: Lionel Richie; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $67-$57; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Aug. 31: Music On-a-Stick with Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples and Savannah Conley; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $76-$51; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org.
25 May 19
I Don't Get It

Bra-burning began 50 years ago among protesters of the Miss America pageant, an emblem of radical feminism. Having not been alive 50 years ago, I cannot fully comprehend their behavior. I imagine most of these women would have been svelte, small-bosomed ladies like my mom and most of my friend’s mommies. Today, however, those who […]

25 May 19
Record Weekly

As part of my birthday celebrations back in February, I secured a group of friends of mine and I some cheapy £5 tickets to a Jungle DJ set. Now, I’m a big fan of the soulful electronic group, so when I saw that a couple of them would be swinging by Headrow House for a […]