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SNAPSHOTSEric Roberson sings into an audience member's cell phone video recorder during his recent Dakota Jazz Club performance.
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American Hustle lands a trio of trophies: Abscam comedy emerges as early Oscar favorite

2014 Golden Globes recap

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association staged its 71st Annual Golden Globes in Beverly Hills on Sunday evening, with SNL alumna Tina Fey and Amy Poehler again sharing the hosting duties. The night's big winner was "American Hustle" for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) as well as Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence for Best Lead and Supporting Actress, respectively.
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KING ready to showcase for the world; signed to Prince

KING ready to showcase for the world; signed to PrinceIn 2011 a three-song EP shook up the music world.

"I listened to about five seconds of the first song I heard and I stopped the CD and turned to my wife and said, 'this is about to be great,'" said soul music superstar Eric Roberson.
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Jeremy Lin: The "Linsanity" interview

Jeremy Lin: The Jeremy Lin was born in Los Angeles, California on August 23, 1988 to Taiwanese immigrant parents. Encouraged by his father, he developed a love of basketball at an early age.

Raised in a Christian family, Jeremy's faith guided and supported him as he chased his hoop dream of playing basketball in the NBA. Known for his relentless work off court and on, the young phenom led his Palo Alto high school team to a state title against nationally-ranked Mater Dei, an overwhelming favorite.
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Mark Wahlberg stars in adaptation of memoir about ambush of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan

Mark Wahlberg stars in adaptation of memoir about ambush of Navy SEALs in AfghanistanOn June 28, 2005, a team of Navy SEALs based in Afghanistan were issued orders in accordance with Operation Red Wings to locate and terminate a Taliban leader whose militia had been targeting coalition troops in the Kush Mountains of Kunar Province. The four were then dropped by helicopter line into rugged terrain outside the tiny village suspected of harboring Al-Qaida sympathizers.
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The 'It List' 2013

The 'It List' 2013Now that we are just days into 2014, let's take a look back at some of the major entertainment happenings of 2013 in the Twin Cities.

Before we start, let's be clear this retrospect is presented with no empirical data – there were no pollsters out at malls or restaurants asking each shopper/diner for their insights, though unofficial Facebook polls were taken. The accounting firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers was not charged with tabulating the results. Nielsen was not called in to rate the list – the Aesthetically Speaking It List of 2013.
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Kanye West faces lawsuit over "Bound 2" sample

Kanye West faces lawsuit over Ricky Spicer was just 12 years old when he sang about being "Bound" to fall for the girl of his dreams on the 1971 album "2+2+1= Ponderosa Twins Plus One."

Now 56, the retired Cleveland native has resurfaced–not to restart his career but to defend his old work from "Yeezus."
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