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Compass FALL 2013 | Volume 3, Issue 2

Desserts to Dine for

A Look Behind the Scenes Q&A with Twin Cities Film Fest

Your essential guide to living life to the fullest.

Hometown Heroes Minnesota-Made Products at The Shops at West End

Get Fit.

Hit the Barre.

Grilling Tips Fall 2013

Color Palettes

Minnesota-Made

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Minnesota Native Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men stops by The Shops at West End

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Contents

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46 Features

Articles

28 Minnesota-Made Mad Man

Minnesota native Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men stops by The Shops at West End

Minnesota-made products at The Shops at West End

Festival set for August

34 Hometown Heroes –

42 You Betcha! Minnesota-Made

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12 Get Fit. Hit the Barre. 14 Get Fresh at Rainbow 16 Desserts to Dine For

20 Grilling: Omaha Steaks Style 26 Fall 2013 Color Palettes 40 A Look Behind the Scenes 46 West End Class of 2013 52 Love the Skin You’re In


From the Editor

It’s not so much the heat as it is the humidity. The heat and humidity comment is one of my favorite Minnesota-isms. Afterall, it’s true – summer can be very muggy. However, after our long winter I’ll take it, even into November if it wants to bring it.

Our patios are great places to reconnect with friends over a cold beer and a burger.

In this issue of Compass we feature a plethora of all things Minnesota. Check out the story on Minnesota native, and Mad Men actor, Vincent Kartheiser who visited the West End for a photo shoot and interview. Donning both a formal and casual look from MINQ , we chatted with Kartheiser on his road to making it big in Hollywood and his experience with the paparazzi. When it comes to Minnesota-made products, the shops at the West End does not disappoint. From jewelry and dresses, to beer and wine, there are hundreds of goods hailing from the land of 10,000 lakes. We outline some of the many available for you inside this issue. Inside you will also learn more about two large-scale West End hosted events: You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival and Twin Cities Film Fest. We sat down with organizers from both events to learn behindthe-scenes details on how the events run and what we can expect at this year’s events. Lastly, as you’re well aware, patio season is in full swing at The Shops at West End. Our patios are great places to reconnect with friends over a cold beer and a burger. Then finish off your meal with a delicious dessert. In this issue we feature some of the best sweet treasts our restaurants are serving up. So many people are calling The Shops at West End their favorite entertainment and shopping destination. Swing by for a visit soon and you’ll see why. And come back often.

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The Shops at West End 1621 West End Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416 (763) 450-0554 www.theshopsatwestend.com West End Compass is a free publication of Duke Realty Corporation. Compass highlights merchants, restaurants and customers of The Shops at West End. Publisher: Duke Realty Corporation www.dukerealty.com Editor: Michael Landstad, Senior Property Manager Writing and Design: Pernsteiner Creative Group, Inc. www.pernsteiner.com Design: Jen Birr Copy: Todd Pernsteiner, Gina Gryniewski Copy Editor: Karline Koehler Advertising Sales: Pamela Palm (ppalm@pernsteiner.com) Todd Pernsteiner (info@pernsteiner.com)

Advertising in Compass: Advertising is open to tenants of The Shops at West End, West Metro businesses, and Duke Realty tenants at the final discretion of the Duke Realty management team. For advertising information, contact (952) 841-1111 or email info@pernsteiner.com. © 2013 Duke Realty Corporation. All rights reserved. PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. using soy based inks on recycled paper.

On the cover: Model: Vincent Kartheiser Photographer: Travis Anderson Hair: Shannon Schoettler and Tori Moffit, Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Makeup: Kate Plec, phresh spa salon Clothing/styling: Stacy Finnegan, MINQ Creative direction: Todd Pernsteiner and Jen Birr, Pernsteiner Creative Group

Michael Landstad Senior Property Manager

Close to everywhere The Shops at West End is located just five minutes west of downtown Minneapolis at the southwest corner of I-394 and Highway 100 in St. Louis Park. Metro Transit buses and cabs are easy to catch from local and downtown hotels and living spaces. Driving? Plenty of free parking is available in above-and below-ground ramps.

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Minnesota-Made Festival

Saturday, Aug. 17 Noon - Midnight Admission: $10 at the gate The Shops at West End

• Live

Music: 12:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Car Show • Food Trucks and Beverages • Minnesota Accent & Loon Calling Contests • Classic

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Boutique Ladies Night Out

Summer Beer Series

Trunk Shows

Ladies, get a group of friends together and kick off the fall fashion season at West End boutique stores. Enjoy refreshments while shopping the hottest styles.

Figlio is partnering with Minnesota’s best breweries to give local beer enthusiasts a deal of the “for-real” variety. All events are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at figlio and feature food pairings from executive chef JP. Samuelson. Single event tickets are $50 and season passes are $275; Fall Beer Fest tickets are $75 (free for season pass holders). Figlio just made your summer plans for you. You’re welcome. Purchase tickets online at www.figlio.com.

Come purchase the latest in jewelry and fashions by popular local designers. Some pieces are one-of-a-kind and others are available before they hit retail shelves. More details at www.shopminq.com.

Fulton Brewing Co: July 18 Lucid Brewing Co:, Aug. 15 Indeed Brewing Co: Sept. 19 Fall Beer Fest: Oct. 17

scott james “Meet the Designer” Event

Wed. Aug. 28, 5-8 p.m. Apricot Lane Boutique (952) 582-1951 MINQ (952) 217-4933 Primp (952) 303-3791

Trivia and Bingo! Cooper Pub challenges you to trivia on Wednesday nights. Sprocle Live, a teambased trivia game, tests your trivia chops with exciting trivia questions, and Cooper offers drink specials. On Sunday nights, try your hand at Cooper’s Rock & Roll Bingo. Plus, on Mondays, you can play Bingo at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. Trivia: Wednesdays, 9-11 p.m. Rock & Roll Bingo: Sundays, 9:30-11 p.m. Cooper Pub, (952) 698-2000 Bingo: Mondays, 7 p.m. Toby Keith’s (763) 450-9999

Figlio, (952) 345-2400

Live Music Toby Keith’s features live music four or more nights a week. For more details visit www.countrybarmn.com. Live music starts back up at Cooper in September. Visit www.cooperpub.com for full details.

Helen Wang Trunk Show: Aug. 10 Henry & Belle Trunk Show: Aug. 16-17 Nicki Brabbit Trunk Show: Sept. 12 MINQ, (612) 839-6535

Meet Scott Kuhlman and enjoy a sale on scott james merchandise. Men will have a chance to win the striped scott james suit worn by Vincent Kartheiser in this issue of Compass. Retail value $690. Entries will be taken at the store only from July 1 - Sept. 28. Drawing held Sept. 28. Meet the Designer: Sept. 28, Noon-6 p.m. MINQ, (612) 839-6535

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August 17

Get ready for school and gather your fall wardrobe!


What’s Happening

Twins Shuttle Tuesdays

Kids Concerts

Want a FREE ride from The Shops at West End to Tuesday Twins home games? We’ve got your covered. Shuttle Schedule: 7:10 p.m. games – first trip to ballpark leaves at 6 p.m. Noon games – first trip to ballpark at 11 a.m. The shuttle will make trips continually until the first pitch is thrown. Return shuttle trips begin at the start of the 7th inning and go until 11 p.m. Shuttle is located on West End Blvd. near Creative Kidstuff for boarding and unloading of passengers. KTWIN will be doing live pre-game remotes with on-air personalities Rider, Lindsay, and Ron Coomer from 3-7 p.m. at the locations below: • July 30: Rojo Mexican Grill • Aug.13: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill • Aug. 27: CRAVE • Sept. 10: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar

and Grill • Sept. 24: Rojo Mexican Grill

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Lu CERT Creative Kidstuff, The CON IES Shops at West End and SER St. Louis Park’s Parks and Recreation Department team up for their popular summer kids concerts at The Shops at West End. Concerts run 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Aug. 21. sponsored by

July 24......................................... The Alphabits July 31.........Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam Aug. 7.....The Mary Hall show for Pipsqueeks Aug. 14............... Bob and the Beachcombers Aug. 21....................... Kid Power with Rachael Live Music and Animals

Select West End shops have specials on Wednesdays during the concerts. Mention kids concerts to receive the following: Apricot Lane: 20% off entire purchase from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. phresh spa salon: 50% off kids cut and style, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Subway: $1 off kids meal and $0.50 off a regular priced 6-inch sub (all day) Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill: Free kids meal with purchase of an adult entrée (all day)

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The Metropolitan Opera Take in a Met Opera performance in the comfort of the ShowPlace ICON Theatre at The Shops at West End. Reserved seats at all performances. Full details found at www.showplaceicon.com. La Traviata Met Summer Encore, July 17 Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Oct. 5 Shostakovich’s The Nose, Oct. 26 Puccini’s Tosca, Nov. 9 Verdi’s Falstaff, Dec. 14

Twin Cities Film Fest The Twin Cities Film Fest returns to The Shops at West End from Oct. 17-26. A full schedule will be available online this fall at www.twincitiesfilmfest.org.

Great Pumpkin Fest The West End hosts the non-spooky “Great Pumpkin Fest” Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Radio Disney will be on hand, plus kids will enjoy trick-ortreating, moonwalks and contests.

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When you’re on the go, the Stacker Bottle is a great way to carry your daily supplements. The bottle features three powder compartments, three quick-release side latches, three pill trays and a top lid. This handy container system is great for taking to work, the gym or on a business trip.

Decorative knobs are great for adding color interest to plain interior doors, kitchen cabinets or dresser drawers. Transform an old chest of drawers or refinish an antique cabinet quickly with a few simple steps. Anthropologie has a slew of knobs in any color and style imaginable. Guests will want to know where you got them; don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us.

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Run with the Sun A sunburn after a run would really get in the way of tomorrow’s motivation (and hydration). lululemon designed their moisture-wicking Runbeam Short Sleeve shirt with a UPF of 50+ for the sun-sensitive among us, and made it lightweight and breathable to make running long distances feel like a breeze.

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Looks stylish while staying dry. Vinrella umbrellas offer sleek and modern designs coupled with high quality construction. Store your wet umbrella in the bottle and forget about drips and drops. You and all your belongings stay dry!

Did you know CNN Travel named Little Szechuan as one of the 50 best Chinese restaurants in the United States? The local restaurant was the only Minnesota Chinese restaurant mentioned in the story. The top 50 report says “Little Szechuan’s mapo tofu and typically spicy Sichuan fare will leave your taste buds screaming for water, but don’t worry; there are plenty of milder options. Entrées tend to be larger than expected. We’re not complaining.” Mitch, Holy Family Student and Member of the 36 Club

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{ Seen in the Scene MINQ Grand Opening WHEN: June 6, 2013 New boutique concept at The Shops at West End, MINQ, held their grand opening June 6. Attendees were greeted by owner Stacey Finnegan, as well as hors d’oeuvres, beverages, shopping specials and an in-store DJ. Designer Scott Kuhlman was also on-hand to talk to shoppers about his scott james line and store-within-a-store concept. DJ YoungStar

MINQ owner Stacey Finnegan (second from left) with brother Joe Finnegan, mother Beverly Finnegan and sister Sharon Mueller at the opening of her new boutique

Stacey Finnegan and designer Scott Kulhman

St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope WHEN: May 23, 2013

Berit Francis (right)

St. Jude survivor, Marit Francis (front center) poses for a pic with her family including mother/actress Berit.

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St. Jude Children’s Hospital held their first ever “St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope” event May 23 at ShowPlace ICON Theatre. Guests were treated to a reception served by CRAVE Catering prior to a screening of Star Trek Into Darkness and an afterparty at Figlio. Star Trek actress Berit Francis was on hand with her daughter, former St. Jude patient, Marit. The event had over 200 guests and raised more than $30,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


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Parktacular Rock The Block WHEN: June 14, 2013 St. Louis Park’s summer celebration, Parktacular, held their annual “Rock the Block” concert at The Shops at West End for a second year in a row. Residents came out to enjoy great music by Casablanca Orchestra and Ragtown, morsels from local food trucks, and drinks from Cooper Pub & Restaurant and Rojo. The four-day community-wide festival also included a parade, Saturday night concert and plenty of activities for kids and families.

Rockin’ For Peter Hobart WHEN: June 15, 2013

Local band “The Covers” donate d their talents to the fundraising event.

A number of Peter Hobart staff members were on hand for the benefit concert.

The Shops at West End played host to a benefit concert featuring The Covers to raise money for families affected by a May field trip tragedy at a Saint Paul park. Two students from St. Louis Park’s Peter Hobart Elementary School were killed and two more were injured during a sudden mudslide while on the field trip. The concert, which raised more than $850, was presented by The Shops at West End, Discover St. Louis Park, Pernsteiner Creative Group and Allegra Print & Imaging of Edina.

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You may have been hearing a lot about popular barre fitness classes lately - sessions that incorporate dance and yoga into a low impact full-body workout. The Shops at West End is excited that Haute Barre™Studio now calls us home. Haute Barre is a lifestyle, a dynamic fitness experience that delivers an effective total body workout in an upbeat and motivating boutique environment. The program was developed by Los Angeles Master Barre teacher Nancy Norby. Norby has trained numerous celebrities, models, athletes and teachers, many of whom have continued on in successful fitness careers of their own.

Amber Eggert,

Haute Barre founder

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We chatted with Haute Barre founder/owner Amber Eggert to gain insight on how her studio and classes work. weC: What is Barre? AE: Barre is an innovative approach to fitness that fuses elements of ballet, modern dance and yoga while emphasizing core abdominal strength. The end result is a long, lean physique with improved flexibility. The low impact technique is great for all ages and skill levels. weC: How often should someone take barre classes to see results? AE: Most members see a significant change in their bodies after six weeks by attending


Haute Barre Classes in Brief haute SHAKE-IT

class three to five times per week. Everyone’s bodies and fitness objectives are different. I invite clients to reach out to their favorite instructor or anyone on the Haute Barre team about their goals and the best ways to reach them! weC: Many of your instructors have dance backgrounds; what if someone has no dance experience? AE: Haute Barre is not a program tailored only for dancers. In fact, some of our most inspiring instructors and clients have zero formal dance experience. The barre and exercises are used to help every member develop strong, lean muscles. weC: What type of classes would you recommend a new client start with? AE: We recommend that all new clients take our original haute SHAKE-IT class at least once. Haute SHAKE-IT offers intensive toning and deep stretching, and is a great introduction to our program. In this class, you will learn the basic moves and terminology that you can expect to see in our other class types. weC: What can someone expect at their first class? AE: Expect to feel the burning and shaking. All Haute Barre classes are designed to challenge at every level. We offer modifications and challenges for everyone, regardless of experience or ability. We suggest beginners let their instructor know of any challenges prior to the start of class. Come check it out. Visit hautebarrestudios.com for more details on the studio and for class times, You can also reserve your spot for a class online.

Sculpt and tone in this 60-minute barre class – The original Haute Barre class is a 60-minute full-body workout, targeting the areas we love to work the most – the arms, abdominals, thighs, and glutes. The class is comprised of interval strength training, isometric holds, and deep, luxuriating stretches, all working to strengthen and lengthen your muscles and develop those shapely lines.

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Maximize your calorie burn in this 60-minute cardio barre fusion class – This 60-minute workout combines toning and sculpting sections from the haute SHAKE-IT with highintensity cardio intervals. This class is designed to raise your heart rate, maximize calorie burn, and increase endurance, all while strengthening and shaping your muscles. The studio is slightly heated for this class. Bring a towel and water and come ready to sweat!

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Pack in the power with a 45-minute express muscle fatigue class – This condensed version of haute SHAKE-IT offers a concentrated, full-body workout in 45 minutes, giving you the opportunity for an intense sculpt-and-burn, all during your lunch hour.

willPower & grace ®

Develop graceful and efficient movement in this full-body cardio-sculpting workout. This unique barefoot class incorporates the intensity of boot-camp, the self-awareness of yoga, and the discipline of Pilates and barre. The formatted movement progressions are taught with positive, uplifting philosophy to increase your self-confidence and show you results! Haute Barre is excited to be the first studio to bring willPower & grace ® to the Twin Cities!

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KALE Vitamins: K, A, & C Health Benefits: Full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients and micronutrients

Go On & Get Fresh at Rainbow

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SPINACH Vitamins: A, C, E, K Health Benefits: Rich in vitamins and minerals and full of antioxidants.

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If you eat healthy, you’ve likely discovered the West End Rainbow’s fresh salad bar. People flock to it daily to create delicious and nutritious lunches. The bar offers a variety of base options such as lettuce, kale or spinach. As you move down the line you’re free to load on all your favorite fixings, such as veggies, meats and protein rich legumes. Finish the salad off with a flavorful dressing and toppings like bacon bits, sunflower seeds or craisins. In addition to salad fixings, the bar offers a variety of fresh fruits, sides, and six hot soups. Delish and nutrish!

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PINEAPPLE Vitamins: C

BLUEBERRIES Vitamins: K & C Health Benefits: Packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compunds.

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Health Benefits: Full of Manganese and Thaimin for energy production and antioxidant defenses.

SUGAR SNAP PEAS Vitamins: K, C & B Health Benefits: Contains Iron and fiber and folate.


Vitamin A

Functions: Vision, Regulation of gene expression, Immunity, Growth and development, Red blood cell production

MEAT & CHEESE PROTEIN Required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s cells, tissues, and organs,

Vitamin C

Functions: Required for the synthesis of collagen and plays an important role in the synthesis of the neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. Vitamin C is also a highly effective antioxidant.

Vitamin D

Functions: Essential for health and maintaining normal calcium metabolism. Vitamn D also aids in immunity, insluin secretion and blood pressure regulation.

NUTS

Health Benefits: Good sources of fiber, phytosterols, and unsaturated fat.

LEGUMES

Vitamin E

Functions: Vitamin E describes a family of eight antioxidants which intercept free radicals in the body from exposure to environmental factors, such as cigarette smoke or pollutants.

BEETS Vitamins: C Health Benefits: High in Folate, Manganese, Potassium and Beta-Carotene.

alth Benefits: ellent source of in, low glycemic x carbohydrates, ial micronutrients and fiber.

Vitamin K

Functions: Essential for the functioning of several proteins involved in blood clotting. Vitamin K aslo plays a role in cell growth. Sources: www.usda.gov lpi.oregonstate.edu www.nutrition.gov www.whfoods.com

MUSHROOMS Vitamins: D Health Benefits: Contain potassium, riboflavin and an essential antioxidant, selenium.

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admit it, I have a sweet tooth. That’s why I was more than happy to be the one assigned to compile a list of desserts at The Shops at West End. Thankfully, I was able to control myself by limiting my caloric intake to only a couple of bites per dessert while photographing them. Well, for the most part – I won’t share which one I finished to completion. 16

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Grab some friends and go on a dessert tour of The Shops at West End. We’ve outlined a list of where to go and what to try at each site. On a strict diet? This is the perfect way to spend your free “cheat” day. Go on…treat yourself.

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Fried Bananas with Ice Cream

Raku Fried bananas are a popular dessert in Thailand and Southeast Asia. For Raku’s presentation, they slice a full banana into bite-sized pieces, batter them in tempura and deep fry them to a light brown. The slices are plated on a bath of strawberry sauce and served with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. De-lish!

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TRIPLE C HOCOL ATE CAK E

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Big enough to share, this is the ultimate chocolate dream. Milk chocolate cake is layered with light and dark chocolate mousse then topped with chocolate ganache and powdered sugar. The masterpiece is served on a plate drizzled with chocolate sauce and a dollop of whip cream. It will be hard not to want to lick the plate clean. Definitely to die for!

S’more

What better way to celebrate summer and fall weather than with the most iconic of summer desserts? CRAVE’s S’more Brownie is a modern twist on this timeless classic, featuring marshmallow frosting, graham cracker crumbles and smoked sea salt. Best of all? No sticky marshmallow fingers. You’re welcome.

Guinness Mousse

Cooper Pub & Restaurant For a rich, creamy dessert, we recommend the Guinness Mousse. Homemade dark chocolate mousse is infused with a hint of Guinness beer, topped with white chocolate and served in a mini Guinness glass. This treat satisfies both your sweet tooth and your love of beer – it’s win-win. Or, better yet, accompany it with a pint of the tall, dark and handsome Irish brewed favorite.

Tiramisu

Figlio Teer-ah-mee-soo: noun. meaning: “a crazy-delicious Italian trademark that you need to eat right now”, or something like that. Figlio makes their tiramisu with genoise cake, espresso Kahlua® glaze & Marsala Mascarpone cheese. Tiramisu is this writer’s favorite dessert of all time. Figlio didn’t let me down with their version.

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Cookie in a Skillet

ShowPlace ICON Lobby Lounge A homemade chocolate chip cookie is baked in a cast iron skillet and served with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. One word to describe this dessert: yum.

Chocolate Chunk Cookie

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8 p.m. concerts (7 p.m. social hour) Oct 26, 2013 Suzy Bogguss and The SteelDrivers (double bill)

Jimmy Johns If you like chocolate and cookies, you MUST have this cookie or three. Deliciousness in every crunchy bite. Quite possibly my favorite chocolate chip cookie.

White Chocolate Macadamian Cookie

Fried Ice Cream Rojo

The history of fried ice cream is hard to trace. Some say it was first served at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, however a company in Philadelphia was also given credit for inventing it in 1894. We like to focus on the present, rather than the past. We think Rojo’s spin on the dessert will go down in your dessert history books. Rojo wraps a scoop of vanilla ice cream in corn flakes and quickly deep fry it to create a crispy shell around the stillcold ice cream. They then dust it with cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Yum.

Subway As delicious as their sandwiches are, they are even better when paired with a perfect snack. We can’t rave enough about Subway’s White Chocolate Macadamian cookie. Moist yet crispy. Sweet with a hint of salty goodness. You better order two because you’ll crave one later.

Nov 9, 2013 Tonic Sol-fa

Dec 14, 2013 Mavis Staples

(pre-concert talk at 7:15 by Jon Bream, music writer and critic, Minneapolis Star Tribune - seating is limited)

Jan 18, 2014 Leon Bates

featuring piano works by African American composers (pre-concert talk at 7:15 by by Leon Bates, national touring pianist – seating is limited)

For information on our entire season of Saturday Sets as well as on our 2014 Take Five Tuesday concerts, visit www.HopkinsArtsCenter.com. Tickets: 952-979-1111 or HopkinsArtsCenter.com 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins (just minutes from St. Louis Park; free parking) This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Wheelchair seating available online or by calling the box office. Assisted listening devices available at the box office.

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For true die-hard grillers, grilling season is yearround. For others, spring and summer indicate the time to break out the grill and put it to work. The folks at Omaha Steaks have the perfect recipes and tips for your next grilling experience. Their premium steaks, chicken and

sides help make a complete meal that will have your diners wanting more. Use the ideas to the right to create mouthwatering steaks, or visit the West End Omaha Steaks store to get a copy of their Great Gathering Guide and Cookbook.

Grilled Lumberjack Steaks with Wild Mushroom Sauce and Potato Wedges Steaks Ingredients: 4 Omaha Steaks porterhouse steaks 1 cup piquant tomato salsa 2 tablespoons olive oil Potato Wedges Ingredients: 6 large unpeeled baking potatoes, cut in half lengthwise 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil Salt to taste Freshly cracked black pepper Wild Mushroom Sauce Ingredients: 2 cups beef stock ½ cup sliced smoked bacon 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 cup sliced chanterelles or other wild mushrooms (about 4 ounces) ½ cup scallions cut into 1-inch lengths 1 tablespoon minced fresh marjoram Dash of Worcestershire sauce Procedures: 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and prepare the grill. (Or, alternatively, the steaks can be broiled or sautéed in a heavy pan or skillet using 1 tablespoon of hot olive oil or safflower oil; they will take approximately the same time to cook as they will on the grill.)

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2. Place the salsa in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. With the machine running, add the oil in a slow, steady stream until well blended. The mixture should be thin but not soupy. Transfer the salsa mixture to a large shallow dish and coat both sides of the steaks. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour. 3. Cut the potato halves lengthwise into 3 triangular wedges. Place the wedges in a mixing bowl and toss with the oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until golden brown and tender. 4. To prepare the mushroom sauce, heat the stock in a saucepan over mediumhigh heat and reduce to 1 cup. Place the bacon in a sauté pan and cook over medium heat until almost crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels. 5. Melt the butter in the same sauté pan. Add the garlic and mushrooms to the hot pan and sauté over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender and the garlic is lightly golden. Add the scallions and

sauté 1 minute longer. Add the reduced stock and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in the cooked bacon, marjoram, and Worcestershire sauce, and remove from the heat. 6. Transfer the steaks from the salsa to the hot grill. Grill for 6 to 7 minutes per side for medium-rare or 8 to 9 minutes per side for medium. The steaks should have a caramelized and roasty tomato smell when cooking. 7. To serve, spoon the liquid from the mushroom sauce onto each serving plate and arrange the vegetables from the sauce on one side of the plate. Place a steak over the sauce, lay the potatoes next to the steak and vegetables, and serve immediately.


Grilled Peppered Filets with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce

10 Tips for Perfect Grilling 1. Clean and pre-heat your grill on high. 2. Lightly oil everything before you put it on the grill. This helps the searing process and prevents sticking.

Steak Ingredients: 4 Omaha Steaks filet mignons 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons freshly cracked black peppercorns 1 tablespoon freshly cracked red peppercorns ½ tablespoon kosher salt

3. Season your food before grilling, preferably with one of our seasonings.

10. Allow your foods to “rest” for 5 minutes between cooking and eating. This will help them retain moisture when you cut into them. Omaha Steaks Cooking Chart The cooking times below are in minutes and based on using fully thawed steaks.

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Gas or Red Hot Charcoal Grill - Preheat the grill on high. Lightly oil and season steaks. Refer to cooking times below. Allow 3 to 5 minutes resting time before serving. Apply finishing sauce or glaze if desired.

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Have a preference for organic grapes? Rainbow carries a large selection of organic wines from Bonterra, Frey, Orleans Hills and Our Daily Red.

9. Place your cooked product on a clean plate. Never place cooked product on the plate you used to transport the raw product to the grill without thoroughly washing it first.

130°- 140°F

Cul-De-Sac Merlot This Merlot has ripe berry flavors with a touch of chocolate and vanilla in the smooth finish.

8. Use the 60/40 grilling method. Grill for 60% of the time on the first side, then grill 40% of the time after you turn over the food. This will give you an evenly cooked product.

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Side note: Cul-De-Sac is Rainbow’s exclusive wine label. We like Cul-De-Sac Wine Company’s use of Eco-Glass® bottles – made of lighter glass leaving a smaller carbon footprint.

Cul-De-Sac Cabernet Sauvignon This medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon has ripe berry and cherry flavors.

7. Keep a spray bottle with water handy to douse any unexpected flare-ups.

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Primal Roots Red Blend The true essence of Primal Roots begins with the raw qualities of Merlot, Syrah, and Zinfandel that are artfully blended to create a smooth, full-bodied, sensual wine.

6. Cover your grill as much as possible during the grilling process. This helps to lock in the grilled flavor and will help prevent flare-ups.

140°- 150°F

A great steak deserves to be paired with a great wine. Red meats are best accompanied by red wines. We paid a visit to Rainbow Foods to find these great pairings for steaks:

5. Use tongs or a spatula to turn your meat on the grill. Using a fork can damage the meat.

160°- 170°F

Procedures: 1. To prepare the sauce, pour the wine into a nonreactive saucepan and bring to a boil. Let reduce over medium-high heat until about ½ cup remains, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a small heavy saucepan and sauté the shallots and peppercorns over medium heat

2. Meanwhile, bring the steaks to room temperature and brush both sides with the mustard. Combine the peppercorns and salt on the plate and roll the steaks in the mixture, pressing to coat each side well. Grill the steaks over direct medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, 6 to 7 minutes for medium, or to the desired doneness. Transfer to serving plates and spoon the warm sauce over steaks.

4. Sear the outside of steaks when grilling. This really helps with the flavor and juiciness.

WELL DONE

Sauce Ingredients: 3 cups Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, or other good-quality, robust red wine 3 tablespoons butter, divided 2 shallots, minced ½ tablespoon freshly crushed black peppercorns ½ cup brandy ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup beef stock Salt to taste

for 2 minutes. Add the brandy, carefully ignite, and let flame for 3 or 4 minutes until the alcohol is burned off. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes, until the pan is almost dry. Add the cream, turn up the heat to medium-high, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the reduced wine and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes longer. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, season with salt, and simmer until 1 cup remains, about 10 minutes more.

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Fall 2O13

A Versatile

Color Palette Looking to stay on top of fashion trends? Here’s a simple guide from the Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2013. This fall, more than ever, there’s a shift towards a unisex color palette. Similar to the women’s palette, the versatility of the men’s colors for fall 2013 allows for more experimentation as the weather cools. This season, designers express the many moods of fall with skillfully arranged collections that will enhance and enliven customers’ outlooks as the colder months set in. Similarly, colors come together to create moods that range from sophisticated and structured to lively and vivid, encapsulating our inherent need for wardrobe variety to reflect emotions that run from thoughtfully introspective to irrepressibly elated. With the changing season, the greens from spring evolve and develop. Multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate, bringing luxury and elegance to the palette, while yellow-toned Linden Green brings a lightness and brightness to the deeper shades of fall. Try pairing both with Mykonos Blue, a bold, meditative blue, for a classic and relaxed fall look. Exotic Acai adds mystery and richness to the palette, and can be

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incorporated with the other colors to create a number of powerful fall combinations. Pair the elegant shade of purple with Emerald for a regal disposition, or spirited Samba red for an expressive and dramatic look. Koi, a decorative orange with dazzling and shimmering qualities, is a statement color that serves as a pick-me-up for your wardrobe. Vivacious, an unruly and wildly deep fuchsia, adds an ebullient sensuality to the palette. Pair Vivacious with anchoring Deep Lichen Green, a naturally lush shade of green, for a dynamic juxtaposition that captures both ends of the seasonal spectrum. Rounding out this season’s cornerstone colors, Turbulence, a dark mercurial gray, and Carafe, a rich, glamorous brown, provide more interesting and sophisticated alternatives to the black basics usually worn in colder months. Both staple neutrals pair gracefully with more expressive colors within the palette, such as Samba, Koi and Vivacious. For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season’s most important color trends. To see more on fashion trends, visit www.pantone.com.

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SAUNDER By Emily Saunder Turbulence Emerald Green

Prominent colors Emerald-in-theWoods, Baked Copper, Brown Bread, Warm Gold and Eggplant with splashes of Soot and Warm Cream. Signature color Emerald Green — the richness of the color is bound to make anyone wearing it feel luxurious — it's a "look at me" color without being too brash.

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Acai

Signature Ground Medallion Tie – Jos. A. Bank

Samba

Executive 2-Button Cashmere Blazer

7 For All Mankind “Skinny Bootcut” – Hot Mama

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Emerald

Bib necklace and earrings – Charming Charlie

Mykonos Blue

Acai

Dark purple satchel – Charming Charlie

Tommy Hilfiger Mykonos Blue

Prominent colors Reds and blues in shades of Cabernet and Navy Blazer are grounded by a palette of earth-toned neutrals including Bistre, Toasted Coconut and Carafe.

Jack “Dolores Zig Zag” Sweater olive & oak “Plaid Flannel Button Front”

Samba & Mykonos Blue

– Hot Mama

Signature color Jewel tone reds, green and deep blue in shades of Port Royale to Pine Grove and Deep Well to Navy Blazer.

Mykonos Blue

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Minnesota-Made

Mad Man Minnesota native Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men stops by The Shops at West End Story by Sarah Howard | Photography by Travis Anderson

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Walking into MINQ boutique, behind sunglasses, a beard and shaggy hair, a laid-back Vincent Kartheiser is a far cry from Pete Campbell, the slick advertising account executive character he’s played on AMC’s Mad Men since 2007.

"When it comes to stage acting, there are different things to be aware of [than TV or film]. It’s a relationship between you and the audience. Every night is a unique conversation that you’re having with a whole new group of people.”

Hair: Shannon Schoettler, assistance by Tori Moffit, Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Makeup: Kate Plec, phresh spa salon Styling: Stacy Finnegan, MINQ Suite: scott james, MINQ Creative Direction: Todd Pernsteiner and Jen Birr, Pernsteiner Creative Group Location: Cooper Pub & Restaurant

West End Compass magazine caught up with the Apple Valley native at the West End on a sunny Monday morning when he had the day off from rehearsals for the Guthrie Theater’s upcoming Pride & Prejudice, in which he’ll play the aloof Mr. Darcy. He’s back to his old stomping grounds through the summer with an apartment in the Warehouse District. The production runs through Aug. 31 and will be directed by Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling. “The Guthrie is exactly where I want to be,” Kartheiser said. About two weeks into rehearsals, the show was very much still in flux and days before our shoot it had been announced that University of Minnesota alumna Ashley Rose Montondo would be playing the featured role of Elizabeth Bennet opposite Kartheiser. “We’re still very much making changes to the show,” he says, adding that the beauty of the stage is that things can “adapt as the show goes on.” And at his fitting at MINQ boutique it becomes clear that Kartheiser truly is quick to adapt. While trying on a pinstriped scott james suit, he opts to wear his own brown wingtips and adds a belt to the ensemble. While filming Mad Men in Los Angeles, he often spends 16-hour days, five days a week dressed as Manhattan-bred Pete Campbell. You could say he knows his way around a suit. “I know when something fits,” he says, adding that Tommy Hilfiger is the best brand for his cut, but he also likes suits by Boss and Brooks Brothers. His casual look from MINQ includes a suede suit jacket by Moods of Norway and salmon colored pants by scott james, which

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he calls “hot pants” and took home from the shoot. Kartheiser says the outfit is an upgrade from what he considers casual, saying that he spends time off-set in jeans and a T-shirt. After fittings at MINQ, the next stop is a haircut and shave at Roosters. He’s midrehearsal for a period piece, so he can’t take off much hair, but the muttonchops he showed up with can go. Manager Shannon Schoettler quickly discovers his strange hairline of short, buzzed hair. Kartheiser reveals that his character’s receding hairline — that has become so notorious it sparked a season-by-season slideshow on Vulture — is fake. “It was my idea,” Kartheiser says of Campbell’s balding. “I’m less recognizable in person this way.” Voluntary hair loss is not something most men would be excited about. But the self-deprecating Kartheiser seems unbothered. “I’m not worried about it. [Hair loss] hasn’t happened to me yet, but I’m sure it will. It runs in my family,” he said. “I’m getting married, so it doesn’t matter,” he says with a laugh. “There are bigger parts about you that you can’t change, like your personality.” Kartheiser played coy and kept mum about his upcoming nuptials to Alexis Bledel of Gilmore Girls fame, but did hint that the wedding will take place in 2014. The two met while Bledel played Kartheiser’s unstable mistress in season 5 of Mad Men, and began dating after filming. “Vincent called me and said ‘I met her and she is the one,” and my heart lept for joy,” said his mother Janet. She calls Bledel unassuming, kind, gentle and a delight. “Companionship is a wonderful thing.” While he won’t give up the dirt on wedding details, it’s easy to tell that Kartheiser is happy to be settling down. A smile comes to his face when he shares that later that day, himself, Janet and Bledel are going to visit his 90-yearold grandmother. Bledel is making cookies for the occasion, as it’ll be the first time she’s met the matriarch. “She is so comfortable around family and really enjoys it,” Janet said. “Weddings are for family,” Kartheiser says. “When I look through old family photos, it’s always wedding photos where all of the generations are together.” Family is important to Kartheiser. “I come home as often as I can,” he says. “Family keeps me grounded.” The youngest of six has nieces and nephews in their late teens and twenties, and Kartheiser is quick to gush about them.

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"Weddings are for family. When I look through old family photos, it’s always wedding photos where all of the generations are together.”

“They’re all really great kids,” says the proud uncle. “It’s always a delight,” Janet says of having her son home. “It’s just wonderful.” A true Minnesota boy, Kartheiser listens to The Current — “I love that station,” he says — and in 2012 participated in the station’s Theft of the Dial. Kartheiser’s playlist included songs from local artists Felt, a hip-hop duo that includes Slug of Minneapolis-based Atmosphere, as well as national artists like Dr. Dog and Curtis Mayfield. “I stressed out more about that than I should have,” he says of picking the perfect songs. “I had to have the right six songs. I was rearranging my playlist up until the last minute. I’m not that hip to music but I told them what I was going to play and I was kind of impressed. Even [the disc jockeys] didn’t know some of the songs.” Kartheiser grew up on the stage — what he calls an “actor’s medium” — and starred in a number of shows at the Children’s Theatre Company, including Pippi Longstocking and Our Town. His debut at the Guthrie came at age seven when he appeared in A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim. His upcoming performance will be the first at the new Guthrie, which was rebuilt and moved to the riverfront in 2006. “The way the stage is built, you really can see the expressions on people’s faces,” he says. “When it comes to stage acting, there are different things to be aware of [than TV or

film],” he says. “It’s a relationship between you and the audience. Every night is a unique conversation that you’re having with a whole new group of people.” Janet was determined that each of her children would partake in some kind of art form as they grew up. Some chose orchestra or ballet. Vincent chose theater. “Once he became involved in acting, that’s what he wanted to do,” she says. “It was just natural for him. He never saw acting as work.” Kartheiser moved to Los Angeles at the age of 14 and quickly landed roles in such 1990s hits as Little Big League, The Indian in the Cupboard and Alaska. After a string of independent films, he dove into television, starring in Angel as Connor until 2004 and landed the role of sad and pompous Pete Campbell in 2007. “I can’t even tell you how much fun I have playing this character,” he told The New York Times. “His character is constantly taking on new dimensions,” said Janet. “He’s so unpredictable and colorful, you never know what’s going to happen next.” Mad Men won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for its first four seasons. “Nobody knew what Mad Men was going to be,” said Janet, who gathers every Sunday to watch the series with family. “It wasn’t until it aired and we started to realize the public’s reaction to this very interesting series that we became more and more excited that Vincent had landed a winner.” The show famously went through contract disputes after season 4 in 2011, but returned in spring 2012 for season 5 and spring 2013 for season 6. Next year, season 7 will be the show’s last. What’s to come for Kartheiser when the show is off the air? He has a few projects in the works but wouldn’t go into much detail. He’s continued to land film roles throughout Mad Men, including In Time and voiceover work in the animated film Rango. For now, Kartheiser is enjoying the success of Mad Men and his opportunities to get back to the stage as often as possible, saying he tries to do a show during every off-season. “I like to go back to where it started and refresh myself,” he says. “The stage gives you the most opportunity to create and edit your character every night with pure expression.” Kartheiser is quick to compliment the stage skills of his Mad Men costars, calling John Slattery, who plays Roger Sterling, a “stage monster” and saying that he hopes to get out to New York to see Rich Sommer, who grew


Dress the part...free! You too could dress like a Minnesota-Made Mad Man! Enter in-store at MINQ to win this fantastic scott james suit (retailing at $690) worn by Vincent. MINQ, located next to lululemon, is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday. Must enter at the store to win but no purchase required. Drawing will be held Sept. 28, 2013 during the MINQ scott james “Meet The Designer� event.

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"I just have one of those faces, people don’t trust me.”

Hawaii when paparazzi found them within a day. “We left the beach as soon as we saw them,” he says of photographers. But Kartheiser knows the benefits of his stardom. He gets that media and publicity is the name of the game. “It’s part of my job. I know I have an obligation,” Kartheiser says of press attention. “There are tons of great actors in Minneapolis, probably several who are much more appropriate to play Mr. Darcy,” he said. “I’m realistic about the fact that one of the reasons that I’ve come in to do this show and the Guthrie is interested is because [the celebrity] does bring a certain amount of attention. Although Jane Austen brings the most amount of attention, and rightfully so. People love her work.”

up in Stillwater and plays Harry Crane, in The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Drunin.

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Kartheiser’s siblings still live in the south metro, so when he’s home, he says he mostly ends up at family-friendly joints in the suburbs, places his family wants to go. But in the city, he claims he’s “always trying new places.”

through. “If I told you that, I couldn’t go there!” says Kartheiser, who is often swarmed by Mad Men viewers for pictures. “I have to be aware of the types of places our fans go and avoid those,” he says, recalling a recent incident at the Marvel Bar in Minneapolis in which Bledel and himself were practically mobbed.

When asked about his favorite places to visit while in town, his level of celebrity shines

This is the case most places Kartheiser goes, recalling a recent trip he and Bledel took to

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This role marks the first time Kartheiser is playing a character that is familiar to the audience. “It’s an interesting expectation that lays on my head,” he told the Associated Press in May when his casting was announced. And while shooting at Cooper, Kartheiser’s desire to entertain shines through with sporadic whistling, singing, dancing and teasing. A natural in front of the camera, his claim that people hate his face catches the crew off guard. “I just have one of those faces,” he says. “People don’t trust me.” So maybe, after all, he does have something in common with Campbell.


Suede jacket: scott james Tshirt: Velvet Men Trousers: scott james All from MINQ

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Hometown

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Minnesota-Made

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by Sarah Howard Minnesotans are proud to support local businesses. Shops at West End merchants offer a diverse line-up of Minnesota-made, designed or inspired products. Here is a brief sampling of what you’ll find in store.

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Cooper

MINQ

Open for nearly four years, Cooper is a haven for Irish pub lovers. But the ornate and grand restaurant sells local products at the bar. What’s on tap? Irish Amber from Minneapolis-based Finnegans, which literally turns beer into food by donating 100 percent of its profits to local hunger charities. The bar also has Extra Pale Ale from St. Paul’s Summit Brewing Co. And lastly, the newest member of the Grain Belt family, Nordeast, is on-tap.

Scott James Line Local designer Scott Kuhlman has won a number of awards for his “Ameripean” style, which he describes as a European style with an American fit. West Enders now have a first pick at his scott james line, which is available at MINQ in a “shop-in-shop.” MINQ owner Stacey Finnegan, former owner of il Vostro Boutique at 50th & France, has known Kuhlman for years and the two attend the same church, which is where they first talked about her boutique carrying scott james. “It was just such an obvious and natural fit,” Finnegan says. The menswear line includes shirts, pants, sweaters, jackets, suit separates and shoes — and it’s flying off the shelf. And the greatest benefit of a local designer selling in a local shop? The chance to meet-and-greet. Kuhlman will be at MINQ on Sept. 28 for an instore designer event from 12-6 p.m. The event will include the chance to meet and shop with Kuhlman, an extended assortment of designs, discounts and a scott james suit will be given away to one lucky winner. (952) 217-4933 shopminq.com

(952) 698-2000, cooperpub.com

Helen Wang jewelry Made by local designer Helen Wang. All custom, one-of-a-kind beautiful pieces ranging in price from $65-$300 depending upon materials. Stop by MINQ for a trunk show from 11 a.m. 6 p.m. on August 10.

UnRefineD | Jewelry by Nicki Brabbit While a desire to create a wearable piece with a tank, sweater or dress was the initial inspiration for Minnesota designer Nicki Brabbit, what ultimately resulted from her creation was a connection to her inner feelings—her strengths, fears and desires— all without her saying a word. Brabbit’s original piece wasn’t predictable, balanced or perfect but rather uneven, edgy and not uniform. The items blended together as raw yet refined, and once completed represented something beautiful. It’s this raw, refined look that is the signature style of Brabbit’s work. Her creations include earrings, bracelets, leather bracelets for men and women and wedding jewelry. MINQ will be hosting a trunk show from 4 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.

ROJO Fans of local brews will want to check out Lucid Air at Rojo. Lucid Air is the lightest brew produced by Minnetonkabased Lucid Brewing. (952) 657-5385, rojomexicangrill.com

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Creative Kidstuff Arguably one of the most fun stores in Minnesota, Creative Kidstuff always has a clever assortment of educational and inventive goodies for the kiddos — much of which is locally made or invented. The Junior Raised Bed Garden Bag from The Little Acre ($39.99) is from Minnesota-grown Easy Growin’ and allows kids to plant a vegetable or flower garden without the mess or tools. Plant the garden bag and viola! Home grown vegetables! If your little one would rather play dress up than get down in the dirt, the Fairy Finery Flower Tulle Skirt ($25), available in an assortment of bright colors, is for her. The adorable skirt is made in Minnesota and features yards of sparkle tulle and is adorned with flower petals. If you need a game to keep your child busy, CK carries Sweets Kendama games ($30) – a Japanese ball and cup game that challenges players to complete tricks. The first American-made Kendama is made in Minneapolis by Kendama enthusiasts. Local author Constance Van Hoven’s “Hello, Minnesota” from Sterling Publishing ($6.95) is an homage to this great state. In the illustrated book, a boy travels around Minnesota landmarks — from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area to the International Wolf Center in Ely — to say “Hello!” to the state.

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FIGLIO If your child is an artist-in-the-making, the ultimate double-sided hardwood easel ($110) by St. Paul-based, familyowned Beka is a sure bet. The easel features two washable plastic trays, a center console for storage and a topmounted roll for paper, plus, it folds for easy storage with kid-friendly, pinchproof hinges. Bored with nothing to do on a rainy day? Not any more with “Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun” ($25) by local writers Elizabeth Larsen and Joshua Glen, who consulted with kid experts around the country to create the complete guide to being unbored. The book is packed with ideas for kids and adults alike, from trivia and experiments to projects and crafts. A must-have for anyone in need of new ideas to keep little ones entertained.

Figlio has a number of local and regional brews on tap including: Flat Earth (St. Paul), Summit (St. Paul), Grain Belt (New Ulm), Lift Bridge (Stillwater), Surly (Brooklyn Center), Fulton (Minneapolis) and Steel Toe Brewing (St. Louis Park). (952) 345-2400 figlio.com

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Apricot Lane Boutique This trendy boutique features a healthy mix of causal attire and fashionable accessories. Dresses and tops from local designer Laura Hlavac’s Temple of Fashion line are on sale. Most of the athletic-inspired pieces, which run up to $110 for dresses, are cotton and easy-to-wear. “I wanted to carry her designs because having local designs is important to me,” said Apricot Lane owner Kristine Haas. “They’re high quality, unique and you can dress the designs up or down.” After recommendations from customers, Haas started carrying UrbanHalo headbands. “We have a lot of active women in our store,” she says. The headbands are great for keeping the hair out of your eyes – whether you’re out on the town or working out. They’re made locally by a runner and stay-at-home mom from Prior Lake.

Haas says that the store is constantly getting in new designs. “It stays fresh,” she says. These soft-stretchy Lycra-blend headbands are perfect for women on the go and have been seen on celebrities like Venus Williams and were even given away at the White House Correspondents’ Weekend in Washington, D.C. (952) 582-1951 apricotlanewestend.com

haute barre Local art has found a unique home at one West End location. Haute Barre’s studio features art from local artists as part of a rotating gallery. Currently on exhibit are paintings by William Joseph Kenney (sample at left). Artists interested in exhibiting and selling their art at the studio can find the full call-for-entry details on Haute Barre’s website. (952) 681-2639, hautebarrestudios.com

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PRIMP When aspiring designers Michele Henry and Wesley Uthus opened Primp boutique in St. Paul, they started out modest. Now, three years later, they’ve expanded to three locations (in addition to the St. Paul and West End locations, they opened a White Bear Lake location in June) and the duo are no longer aspiring – in April 2013 they launched their own clothing line, Henry + Martin. Described by the designers as “versatile and chic,” the line allows for flexibility, such as a dress that can also be worn as a skirt. “We noticed a void in the market and wanted to design pieces we were craving: longer hemlines, comfortable yet playful knits and items that you can wear multiple ways without paying a

fortune for them,” the designers said. Because the store owners are also the designers, they have the opportunity to hear feedback from customers on the spot and adjust accordingly. “It was a great chance [for us] to listen to what our customers liked about the line and what they were looking for in addition to the pieces we created.” While the line currently only includes knitwear, the designers are looking to expand. Plus, the designers were conscious to keep the line made in the United States. Manufactured in Los Angeles, the line is both chic and affordable, with all pieces running less than $60.

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A Glimpse Behind the Scenes

Q&A with Twin Cities Film Fest Organizers This fall The Shops at West End will again play host to Twin Cities Film Fest, a major mainstream film festival. We chatted with festival organizers to get a glimpse of what it takes to pull the massive event off. weC: What exactly is a film festival? TCFF: Much like a movie theater, a film festival is composed of two elements: The movies on the screen, and the audience in the seats. Every great film festival boasts a carefully curated showcase of new films, as well as a compelling series of parties, panels and side events through which movie lovers can talk about the films, talk about new trends in the movie industry, and meet the talent behind some of the titles selected to screen. Every year, the festival donates funds raised during the event to non-profit charities. In 2012, beneficiaries were hunger relief organizations. This year’s festival will raise money for groups that help overcome poverty.

Imagine going to an art fair where you walk through rows and rows of artist booths admiring the sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and other hand crafted artwork, chatting with other art admirers and artists as you go. A film festival is essentially the same. An exhibition of films from various genres showcased for the amusement of the audiences. Festivals can range from a two-day competition film festival to a five-day independent festival to boost local economy to a 10-day extravaganza, which includes film premieres, educational panels, parties and networking. weC: How do you select films to show at the festival? TCFF: Most of the films selected for the Twin Cities Film Fest come to St. Louis Park through one of three avenues: • First, filmmakers submit their newest projects for consideration, and our artistic director decides which of those films he chooses to accept. • Second, our programmers travel to film festivals around the world in search of new visions that we want to recruit to the Twin Cities. • Third, negotiations with major studios often allow us to offer sneak previews of major blockbusters. Last year, we hosted the Minnesota premiere of Silver Linings Playbook, which went on to become a major Oscar contender. The first people to see the film here were the audience at the film festival. weC: How many films typically premier for the first time at your festival?

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TCFF: There are different levels of premieres at film festivals. Every single film shown at the Twin Cities Film Fest is enjoying its Minnesota premiere, which is to say its very first screening in the state. Most of the films at the festival are also Midwest premieres, with a handful celebrating their U.S. or North American premieres. These films vary from independent features from across the country to local productions to major mainstream films from studios. weC: What types of awards do films win at TCFF? TCFF: Our main categories for giving recognition to outstanding films at TCFF are Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Short, Breakthrough Achievement and The North Star Award for Excellence.

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Get in The Know 5 things you should know about Twin Cities Film Fest’s host venue, ShowPlace ICON Theatre

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All seats are reserved!

Catching a bite to eat before your movie? Buy your tickets and pick your seats online or at a ticket kiosk in the theatre lobby before heading to dinner. All of ICON’s seats are reserved so you’ll be able to fully chew every bite of your meal and then sneak in right before the show.

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You can enjoy a V.I.P. experience.

Want a lush movie-viewing experience? Go V.I.P.! For a few dollars more, you can upgrade your experience to the 21+ V.I.P. seating level. Extra-wide V.I.P seats have tables between them that can hold your alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks. Wine during a movie? Yes, please.

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Free Extras Club gets you perks.

Join ICON’s Extras Program and get access to no internet ticketing fees when signing in at checkout, select titles for just $6, free V.I.P. upgrades (Monday through Thursday), exclusive member discounts and more. You can join online or at the theatre. Did we mention $6 movies?!

4. weC: What is the significance of showing at film festivals? TCFF: The significance of getting your film showcased can vary from filmmaker to filmmaker. One may simply want to showcase the film to an audience to get feedback, while another might use the film festival to network, connect with professionals and add to their resume. Festivals can be launching pads for films as they seek out buyers and distributors, who can secure nationwide releases. For other filmmakers, it's all

about the communal festival experience - getting to meet other directors, actors, producers, and, of course, the audience. It's a special thing, to see your movie with an audience, and to be able to grab a glass of wine with them after and talk about what they thought. Twin Cities Film Fest runs Oct. 17-26 at ShowPlace ICON Theatre at The Shops at West End. Visit the festival’s website for updates and announcements at www.twincitiesfilmfest.org.

Lobby Lounge open to all (21+).

You’ll feel like a celebrity when you enjoy dinner, a snack and/or drinks in ICON’s sleek Lobby Lounge located on the second floor of the theatre. Best of all, you don’t have to be seeing a movie to enjoy the fun atmosphere of Lobby Lounge. Guests 21+ are welcome at any time (during operating hours, of course).

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Fall in love with bacon popcorn.

Try Lobby Lounge’s bacon covered popcorn and you’ll never want plain old buttered popcorn again. Real, hot crumbled bacon pieces are scattered on top of rich buttery popcorn. This treat is so yummy that even Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine wrote about it.

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When Billy Hallquist enters a room, there’s no question which generation he grew up in. His long graying ponytail and unshaven face are a shining example of a child of the 60s. We sat down with Hallquist to learn more about his generation of music as he pulls together Minnesota Legends acts for the August 17th “You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival” (Retro Edition).

When asked about the big names of the '60s and '70s coming to the Minnesota-Made Festival, a few stood out to be recognized by Hallquist. Lonnie Knight, a solo artist and member of the Rave-Ons is a virtuoso guitar guy; “he’s the créme de la créme of guitarists”, said Hallquist. He feels Knight would’ve been a worldwide sensation had Lonnie been based out of New York, L.A., Memphis, London or Liverpool.

Hallquist says the music scene in the 60s was vibrant, incredibly diverse; from pop, soul and rock to the unique underground scene. Back in the 60s and 70s, music was the only source of income for many of the bands. They were young with no wives, no kids and no mortgages says Hallquist. In fact, he said most Thundertree members lived with their parents as they rose to fame, eventually scoring a contract with a national label.

Hallquist also praises the stylings of guitarist Peter Lang. The press has also spoken very highly of Lang. Village Voice said “Lang is one of the finest acoustic finger-style players in the nation. His songs are complex, mercurial, lyrical and fluid.”

Hallquist says while the music has evolved over the years, “There are stark similarities between today and 40 years ago. The area is home to lots of talented bands eager to play, but a limited number of venues and customers to support those venues,” he said.

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Hallquist is excited about You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival’s generational appeal. He hopes families will come together and listen to the full day of music, adding, “I want the young ones to say ‘I remember my folks taking me to see such and such group when I was little’.” Compass invites you to come share in an amazing generational experience.


Meet the Artists You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival is filled with amazing talent. Hitting the stage early in the afternoon are Minnesota Legend soloists and bands. Early evening, Prince cover band, The Purple Xperience takes the stage featuring original Prince and the Revolution band member Dr. Fink. Closing the evening is disco band Boogie Wonderland. The festival is an amazing flash back in time guaranteed to have you dancing til the cows come home.

Boogie Wonderland Boogie Wonderland, a six piece 70's disco dance band based in the Twin Cities, has been pleasing crowds across the nation for more than 16 years. Powerful vocals and musicianship are blended to truly recreate the hits of the 70's disco era. Their intricate blend of mega 70's dance and disco hits have been pleasing audiences of all ages for years.

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The Band has performed nationally and internationally including shows in Cancun, Aruba, Palm Springs and Las Vegas. They have been the feature attraction at many concerts, festivals, fairs, conventions and major corporate events for Honda, McDonald's, Comcast, Best Buy, The Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Timberwolves and Target. Boogie Wonderland has been spotlighted on several television news shows and featured on commercials. Boogie Wonderland has appeared on stage with national artists and music legends such as Donna Summers, KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, Thelma Houston, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, America, Daryle Hall and John Oats, C&C Music Factory, The Gin Blossoms, The Little River Band, Cheap Trick, The BoDeans, Ru Paul, Debra Gibson, Quiet Riot, Smash Mouth, 38 Special and more. Don your purple polyester suit or bell bottom jeans and come boogie!

The Purple Xperience The Purple Xperience, which includes Matt “Doctor” Fink, from Prince and The Revolution, is as they say “unmistakably the most authentic Prince tribute band in the World.” The fact that Fink and lead singer Marshall Charloff would wind up working together in a tribute to the artist they both respect and admire so much is a testament to destiny. It began years ago when Charloff, who like Prince, taught himself to play guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums in his early teens, found himself invited to a rehearsal of Prince and The Revolution as they prepared for their renowned Purple Rain tour. “I kept going back after that first day, I couldn’t get enough” explains Charloff. “I found a spot

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where I could see through a crack in the doorway, they couldn’t see me, but I could see them perfectly. I went day after day and stood just feet away from Prince, one of the best artists of all time, as he put his band, The Revolution, through their paces. It was intoxicating, I will never forget it.” Playing the role of the understudy would payoff for Charloff as years later he would find himself actually playing the part of Prince with none other than Doctor Fink from the band he studied years earlier at that sound stage. “Dr. Fink is the real deal,” explains Charloff. “After 13 years of working with Prince, 10 multi platinum albums, three Grammy’s, two American music awards, one Grammy Hall of Fame Award and 10 World tours, yes, Fink is most definitely the real deal!” “I have seen every tribute band there is to see, and I have never seen anyone come close to Charloff’s depiction of Prince,” said Fink. “From his performance to his wardrobe, overall look and presentation, I have no doubt that Charloff is by far the most talented and accurate Prince tribute artist in the world. Sometimes I have to remind myself I’m not performing again with Prince himself!” The Purple Xperience is a must-see during Minnesota-Made Festival.

Minnesota Legends The Del Counts Since 1962 Minnesota's own Del Counts have been playing Hit Music for audiences across the Midwest. Few, if any, local acts can lay claim to the loyal fans, accolades and awards which have been afforded this pioneering Rock & Roll band. Check out their web site at www. delcounts.com to see their huge collection of pictures and enjoy the memories of 50 years of Rockin’ and Rollin' the Twin Cities.

The Rave-Ons The Rave-Ons were a Richfield, Minnesota group who formed in the early sixties as The Knights. Around 1964 they became The RaveOns and embraced the Invasion sounds. They released three quality 45s, mainly original compositions, before breaking up in 1967. After a mere four decades of individual music-making, The Rave-Ons have reunited. Their separate journeys and stories would fill several volumes of great reading, Together they fill the air with great music. Learn more at www.midwesttribute.com/Rave-Ons.

Thundertree When the band The Good Idea broke up in 1969, organist John Miesen landed a deal

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He was born without a fibula. He overcame his disability and surprised many of his fans with his appearance in the popular exercise program P90X. He is now speaking to audiences across the country, telling his poignant and often humorous story of overcoming obstacles and persevering, even when the odds are stacked against you.

Inspired by The Beatles, four teens from Robbinsdale, Minnesota formed a band called The Lyncx, later changing their name to The Youngsters. Through the mid-60s, the band was booked into high schools, colleges, ballrooms, state fairs and hotels throughout the upper midwest. In 1967 the group recorded two original songs, both written by Keith Follese. They continued to play through the early 70s.

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Stolhanske also appears in The Onion Movie, The Sweetest Thing and Watching The Detectives. On television, Erik has appeared on the HBO critically acclaimed series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Six Feet Under as well as on the Comedy Central special Broken Lizard Stands Up.

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Stolhanske and fellow college friends Jay, Kevin, Paul, and Steve shared an interest in sketch comedy, and formed the comedy group “Charred Goosebeak.” After graduating, they moved their group to New York City and changed its name to “Broken Lizard.” Stolhanske has written, produced and starred in all of Broken Lizards’ films – including Puddle Cruiser, Super Troopers, Club Dread, Beerfest, and their latest release The Slammin’ Salmon.

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The emcee for the contests is actor/writer/ producer, Erik Stolhanske. Minnesota native Stolhanske is a member of the comedy group Broken Lizard and is probably best known for his role as "Rabbit" in the hit comedy Super Troopers.

become minor collectables in their own right. Thundertree also contributed a track “Sixteen Tons” to the legendary “Gathering at The Depot” compilation album.

with Roulette Records based on an unreleased The Good Idea track, “12/25”. The traditional Christmas Story set to Rock Music. Thundertree, was formed by Miesen and vocalist/guitarist Billy Hallquist to exploit the former’s fortuitous Roulette contract. The band managed one eponymous album for Roulette (SR-42038) issued in 1970. Its combination of psychedelia and progressivism earned a cult-like following in numerous markets/ countries around the world. The emphasis was very much on psych guitar, synthesizer and organ. Generally, the album bristled with innovation. Hallquist went on to record two solo albums, “Persephone” and “Travelin'” both of which, with their pleasant, dreamy folk-rock style, have

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Do you speak like a true Minnesotan? Do you impress people at the cabin with your amazing loon call? If so, we want to hear you, you could win a $100 West End gift card in the process. The Minnesota Accent and Loon Calling Contests will be held in the evening during the You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival.

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Northern Light Northern Light was formed in 1974 and made up of four members: guitarist, Spence Peterson, lead guitarist, Nick Raths, bassist, Gary Lopac and David Sandler on piano. The group shared singing roles and was particularly noted for their pristine vocals and masterful pop productions. Sandler wriote most of the material and did the arranging and producing with aid from other members of the group. Their hit “Minnesota” remains one of the most recognizable recordings released locally.

Peter Lang Fingerstyle guitarist Peter Lang was among the many discoveries and disciples of the pioneering John Fahey, whose Takoma label issued Lang's cult-classic 1973 debut LP, The Thing at the Nursery Room Window. Born and raised in Minnesota, Lang was in middle school when a friend invited him to a Minneapolis coffeehouse for a performance by folk revival trio Koerner, Ray & Glover. Dave Ray's picking style would prove the most profound influence on his own guitar playing, and through the music of another Minnesota legend, Bob Dylan, he further traced the roots of contemporary folk music back to America's prewar country and blues. Lang's technical acumen, melodic

imagination, and profound grasp of the blues inevitably brought him to the attention of American Primitive icon Fahey, who in 1973 issued The Thing at the Nursery Room Window. A year later, Takoma also released a compilation featuring Fahey, Lang, and fellow fingerstyle virtuoso Leo Kottke. Lang issued his next LP, the Grammynominated Lycurgus, on the Flying Fish imprint in 1975, followed two years later by the Waterhouse release Back to the Wall. Fame and fortune eluded him, however, and upon returning from a six-week East Coast tour $600 in the hole, he agreed to give up performing in search of steady employment. Apart from co-authoring the 1982 book 20th Century Masters of Finger-Style Guitar with John Stropes, Lang spent close to two decades outside of the music industry, working in film and animation until 1999, when he began work on his 2001 comeback LP, Dharma Blues, released via his own Horus label. The follow-up, Guitar, hit retail in 2004.

Lonnie Knight Singer-songwriter Lonnie Knight may joke that “Legendary is just another way of saying ‘...been around a long time,’” but the lanky Minnesotan is one of those rare musicians who has truly earned the title Legendary. He got his start as

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a folkie, learning from the likes of Townes Van Zandt. Then he played in some of the Midwest’s seminal rock bands, including Jokers Wild, the Nielsen-White Band and The Hoopsnakes. His recent CDs Better Days (2005) and I Wrote My Name on You (2007) brought him back to his acoustic roots, and with his brand new CD So We Jump (2010), his music is inspiring a whole new generation of fans.

Meet the Beneficiaries Guitars for Vets Guitars for Vets, Inc. (G4V) is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of ailing and injured military veterans by providing them with guitars and music instruction. Through self-expression and the healing power of music, it is their intent to restore the feelings of joy and purpose that can be lost after suffering trauma.

Knight has long been known as a stellar guitar player – he’s won several Minnesota Music Awards for “best guitarist” – and his playing has been likened to Richard Thompson, Patty Larkin, Bert Jansch and Brooks Williams. But his great songwriting also comes to the fore in his recent releases, and his songs reveals a gifted artist getting his second creative wind.

G4V’s primary focus is to use the healing power of music to help veterans. Whether we agree or disagree with the decision to go to war, one thing is for certain: there are men and women who bravely fight for and honorably represent our country. As a consequence of war, many of our soldiers come home with physical and emotional injuries. They need assistance.

Billy Hallquist After Thundertree, Billy Hallquist continued to perform solo and with groups like The K.O. Band, Cimmarron and Perfectly Loud. Currently, he is concert organizer and member of Salute to the Music of Bob Dylan. They perform annual concerts on behalf of Guitars for Vets. In addition, he plans to develop MN Legends into an ongoing series of events featuring iconic local acts of the '60s, '70s, '80s and beyond.

Guitars for Vets provides free private lessons and a new acoustic guitar to military veterans at VA medical and community-based Vet centers. All veterans are referred by the VA medical team in order to integrate the Guitars for Vets program into their treatment regimen. Upon graduation, each Vet is presented a guitar, gig bag, strap, tuner, method book and a certificate of completion.

For more information on Minnesota legend bands, visit minniepaulmusic.com. The site includes detailed histories and biographies of Minnesota bands.

Music Education in Public Schools The last decade has been tough on educational funding. Oftentimes arts programs have to suffer cuts. We feel music education is a fundamental

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Sat urday, Aug. 17 Gates open: 12 p.m. Music: 12:30 - 11:30 p.m. The Shops at West End festival grounds at the southwest corner of of Hwy 100 and I-394 Presented by: The Shops at West End, Discover St. Louis Park, City of St. Louis Park, Rainbow and Pernsteiner Creative Group Admission: $10 at the gate Proceeds benefit Guitars for Vets and Music Education in Public Schools

Schedule 12:30-1:30 p.m...................Jim Rhodes Quartet 2-6:30 p.m...........................Minnesota Legends 6:30-7:00 p.m.................. Loon Calling Contest (pre-registration required by 6 p.m.) 7-8:30 p.m........................The Purple Xperience ft. Dr. Fink of Prince and the Revolution 8:30 p.m...................Minnesota Accent Contest (pre-registration required by 8 p.m.) 9 p.m.-11:30 p.m................Boogie Wonderland

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Live Music | Street Rods and Collector Car Show Food Trucks and Beverages Minnesota Accent & Loon Calling Contests Exhibits | Free Drawings Shopping Offers at West End Stores

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Entertainment* Boogie Wonderland

Calling Collector Car Owners

The Purple Xperience

1969 and older Street Rods & Collector Cars Wanted Show your car at the Street Rod and Collector Car show in conjunction with the “You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival”. The event is open to cars 1969 and older. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. at the east side of the festival site. Exhibiting is Noon 11:30 p.m., with options to leave earlier. Exhibiting is free and car show is free to the public. Pre-registration requested by August 10th but drive-ins also welcome at the event site starting at 11 a.m. No trophies awarded. To pre-register, email your name, phone number and type of vehicle to: Todd Pernsteiner at info@pernsteiner.com. For more details visit http://www.pernsteiner.com/MNMadeCarShow.pdf

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Rainbow Rewards Save $2 off admission to You Betcha! by showing your Rainbow Fresh Perks Rewards card at the gate.

The Jim Rhodes Quartet Plus MN Legends: The Del Counts | The Rave Ons | Thundertree The Youngsters | Northern Light | Peter Lang Lonnie Knight | Billy Hallquist

Food and Drinks* Cooper Pub | Rojo Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

Rainbow Coloring Contest Kids: Pick up a coloring sheet at the West End Rainbow Foods, color it and bring it to the You Betcha event for a $1 ticket to be used for food. Two lucky winners will be drawn for a $25 gift card either from Rainbow or Creative Kidstuff. Drawing held on Aug. 19 (no purchase necessary). Entries may also be submitted at the West End mall office.

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Coming to You Betcha! Minnesota-Made Festival? Visit Discover St. Louis Park’s website to find a local hotel and for more things to do in St. Louis Park – www.discoverstlouispark.com.

(featuring Dr. Fink of Prince and the Revolution)

Food Trucks Anchor Fish and Chips | Cave Café | Cupcake Social Falafel King | Harvest Grill | I Heart MN Coffee Stanley’s on Wheels | Tollefson Family Grill West Indies Soul Food For your comfort, bring a lawn chair along and enjoy music all day! *Music and concessions subject to change.


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2013 Photography by: Jesse Valley; assitance by: Shannon St. Clair

You are only a high school senior once in your lifetime. For some that’s a good thing, for others, it can be the best days of their lives. Senior pictures are a great way to capture the personality of a student’s high school days. Selecting clothing and photo locations can be a challenge, especially when parents and the student don’t always agree. The most important thing to remember is the word compromise. Plan for multiple outfits and locations so that everyone will be happy – especially when looking through yearbooks 20 years down the road at a class reunion. For this photography feature, we partnered with West End merchants to select and style high school-aged models to be shot in senior portrait style. Apricot Lane Boutique, MINQ, Primp and White House | Black Market worked with our models to select clothing that was both ageappropriate and fit their individual personalities. Hair and makeup was done by Blast Blow Dry Bar, phresh salon spa and Roosters Men’s Grooming Center.

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Pants by Kique B, shirt by XTaren, dress by Everly, white shoes by Qupid – Primp


Lexy Hair: Angie Malzahn Makeup: Asia Schulz – Blast Blow Dry Bar Pants by Kique B, shirt by XTaren, dress by Everly, white shoes by Qupid – Primp

Siena Hair: Krista Barthel Makeup: Asia Schulz – Blast Blow Dry Bar Dress by Beth Bowley, shirt by 525 America, jeans by Henry & Belle, bracelet by Uno de 50 – MINQ

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Class of 2013

Ashley Hair: Ashley Horn Makeup: Kate Plec – phresh spa salon Red jeans by Dear John, anchor tee by Popcorn, classic natural crochet shoe by TOMS, black bracelets Strapless maxi dress by THML, denim shirt by Love Stitch, gold and teal statement necklace – Apricot Lane Boutique

Blowout Styles $35 1• the blåst 2• the skinny 3• the flirt 4• the shortie

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7 TIPS FROM A PRO Part of the fun of senior pictures is in seizing the opportunity to express yourself. Here are some tips from photographer Jesse Valley to maximize your session. •

Pick a variety of outfits (three completely different outfits are better than six similar outfits). Layering can create multiple looks with fewer outfits.

Choose one classic look for a timeless portrait (your mom will love this). This might include picking a solid color that complements your eyes.

Do something trendy or funky – the point is to have fun and capture your personality.

Have your hair and makeup professionally done at a salon. This is probably the best kept secret for great portraits.

Many poses require sitting or laying down, so dresses that are too short should be avoided.

Accessorize – this is where you give outfits your personal touch and flair.

Make sure the clothes are a good fit. Clothes that are too big (or too small) will make you look larger.

See senior picture styles and location ideas at www.jessevalley.com/seniors.

Andrew Hair: Darcy Maiers – Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Blue shirt by Jeremiah, shorts Ben Sherman, shoes by scott james, Suit and shirt by Moods of Norway – MINQ

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Class of 2013

Yoel Peach shirt from Stone Rose and jeans from Tavernit, blue and white shirt, coat and denim from scott james – MINQ

Josie Hair: Cassie LaPlante Makeup: Asia Schulz – Blast Blow Dry Bar Blanc Flame slim crop jean, foil print tiered shell, Jami exotic crystal sandal, gold & white double drop earrings, flame & floral toggle bracelet – White House | Black Market

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Senior Portraits—Class of 2014

Mention this ad and get 16 FREE wallets and a Facebook file from the same pose ($78 value). Learn more at jessevalley.com or call 612-382-2867 to book a session.


Practically everyone has questioned their appearance at some point in their life. The media often dictates what beauty looks like. Which isn’t at all practical for a large percentage of society. Nor healthy.

LOVE the Skin You’re In

Park Nicollet’s Melrose Institute’s treatment director, Heather Gallivan, PsyD, LP, explained why celebrity-inspired bodies aren’t practical and how body image affects the way we feel. She started out by explaining what the term body image is:

Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. Body image is not only how your feel about your appearance, but also how comfortable you feel in your body. Learning to recognize thoughts and feelings related to body image can help an individual work on building a more positive body image.

“Genetics play a large role in our body shape. The body type of the majority of fashion models is not realistic for most of society,” said Gallivan. “In addition, body shape is not what makes up the whole person. We need to look at a person for their whole being. We are comprised of talents, relationships and our body.” Gallivan said that the people closest to us see us more for our personality than our weight or shape – generous, funny, kind, a great listener. It is when we don’t know someone personally that we may be more prone to comparing bodies or being critical of someone’s appearance.

When Appearance is a Problem Generally, being critically aware of body image is something almost everyone pays attention to daily. But it can be a problem. Knowing when a concern with appearance is a problem and treating that is Gallivan’s clinic specialty. Gallivan pointed out when the obsession becomes an issue.

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rationalizes that their eating habits are OK. They may think: “No one is noticing.” By no one saying something to them, they think the status quo is OK.

“An indication of an eating disorder is when someone is extremely anxious about eating and overly concerned about body weight and shape, when they spend the majority of their day thinking of food, body, weight,” explained Gallivan.

Gallivan understands the challenge of approaching someone about an eating disorder. Typically, Midwesterners try not to offend someone. However, one of the best ways to help guide someone to seek out treatment is that they hear that others see a problem. She suggests using words that aren’t confrontational, such as “I’ve noticed that you are xyz lately.”

Sometimes this is self-evident and a patient is aware and wants to seek help. Oftentimes it is not. Gallivan says that the way an eating disorder works is that a person

It can take an extreme situation for a person suffering with an eating disorder to get the help they need, such as a hospitalization for an unrelated issue. She suggests that it’s

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“An indication of an eating disorder is when someone is extremely anxious about eating and overly concerned about body weight and shape.”

better to seek help sooner than later. Having the reassurance of a diagnosis is helpful if someone is concerned about their well being or that of a loved one.

For more information about eating disorders and services offered at Melrose Institute, please contact the Melrose Institute information line at (952) 993-6555. More details on the clinic can be found at parknicollet.com/Melrose or at facebook.com/melroseinstitute.


Negative body image represents a distorted perception of our shape, explained Gallivan. Sometimes people convince themselves that only other people are attractive or they view their body shape as a sign of personal failure. The challenge for most people is to find things we like about ourselves now, in the moment, says Gallivan. The challenge is finding a clear, true perception of your body shape as it really is. She says we should celebrate and appreciate what our body can do for us. It allows us to run, dance, and do things we enjoy. “When we look in a mirror, we look at what we don’t like about our appearance. We set ourselves up psychologically to pick ourselves apart,” Gallivan pointed out. Shopping can be a difficult process if we don’t have a positive body image. When shopping, Gallivan suggests using a friend as your “mirror.” She says that lighting in many stores isn’t flattering to our figure and we are often too critical of ourselves in a mirror. She also recommended that people pay attention to how clothes feel on you as that’s a good indication of whether or not you’ll be comfortable and confident in them or not. Gallivan also suggests shopping when fresh and not stressed out, and limit the shopping time frame to a couple of hours. She explains that when people spend too much time shopping they can’t really focus and that adds to the stress of what makes someone feel good or not. Melrose Institute’s “Be You” campaign has tips to help create a positive body image. It points out that we all may have days when we feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies, but the key to developing positive body image is to recognize and respect our natural shape, and learn to overpower those negative thoughts and feelings with positive, affirming and accepting ones. Building a more positive body image also means making an effort to treat your body right.

Check out these tips to get you started on the path to a better body image: Be balanced. Be good to your body by getting enough sleep, eating nutritious foods and being physically active. Avoid smoking, drugs and other unhealthy behaviors. Be positive. Focus on all the amazing things your body can do, not how it looks. Appreciate your ability to run, dance, play or create. Be diverse. Recognize that people naturally come in different shapes and sizes – embrace what makes you unique. Be stylish. Wear clothes that fit your body type and make you look and feel good – no matter what your size. Be proud. Make a list of your positive qualities that aren’t related to your body or appearance. We are all so much more than what we look like on the outside. Be inspired. Think about the people you admire. Have they impacted your life because of what they look like or because of what they’ve accomplished? Be accepting. Challenge negative thoughts about your body. Try to be less judgmental and learn to talk more positively about yourself. Be special. Take time to pamper yourself. Try a yoga class, get a massage or facial, or take a relaxing bubble bath – you deserve it! Be savvy. Read books and magazines with positive messages that make you feel good about yourself. Ditch anything that makes you feel inadequate. Be kind. Avoid body-bashing in social settings. Instead, focus conversations on the positive traits of yourself and others. In the end, you are the only one that can turn your image of yourself around. And it likely won’t happen overnight. Remember, patience is your friend. For more on the Be You campaign, visit www.facebook.com/BeYouMelrose.

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MErchant Directory HEALTH AND BEAUTY

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Blast Blow Dry Bar

Anthropologie

Blast Blow Dry Bar provides customized blow outs and products that are consistent, highquality, affordable and efficient in an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere with excellent customer service. 612.564.6959

A one-of-a-kind shopping experience specializing in unique women’s clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry and home goods. 763.544.2053

Glamour Nails

Today’s fashion boutique featuring celebrityinspired apparel, jewelry, handbags and gifts in the latest styles. 952.582.1951

A full-service nail salon offering a variety of manicures, acrylic sets and fills, pedicures, waxing services and paraffin wax treatments. 763.545.9937

Haute Barre A fresh approach to fitness delivering an effective total body workout in an upbeat and motivating small group environment. 952.681.2639

Nutrishop

Apricot Lane Boutique

Charming Charlie WIth a blend of fun, style, color and affordability, Charming Charlie helps shoppers complete their look with key finishing touches. 763.546.9530

Hot Mama

Nutrishop specializes in complete programs for weight loss, strength and muscle gain as well as general health. 952.657.5721

Motherhood doesn’t mean you have to give up on fashion! Hot Mama caters to soon-to-be moms, new moms, and moms who still love looking fashionable! 952.303.5034

phresh spa salon

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phresh spa salon is a full service luxury salon and spa with massage services. 651.288.4040

A heritage of unique, quality workmanship and extensive selection of classically styled tailored and casual clothing for over 105 years. 763.593.6172

Roosters Men’s Grooming Center Roosters gives you the fun and comfortable atmosphere of an old-school barbershop without being old-fashioned. 763.546.1140

CHILDRENS Creative Kidstuff Creative Kidstuff is stocked full of classic developmental and educational toys that are creative, innovative and imaginative. 952.540.0022

Love Culture Love Culture is a cool and unique shopping experience for the fashion-conscious shopper. 763.546.1390

lululemon athletica lululemons makes technical athletic apparel for yoga, running, dancing, and most other sweaty pursuits. 763.545.9069

MINQ

ENTERTAINMENT ShowPlace ICON Theatre Modern design and delectable dining converge with state-of-the-art cinematic technology for a feast of the senses. 612.568.0375

GROCERY Rainbow Foods A new gourmet concept focusing on grocery with freshly prepared foods, specialty products, and a wine and liquor store. 952.546.1665

HOME GOODS Parmida Home A leading boutique of exquisite home living, entertaining merchandise and gourmet foods at highly competitive prices. 952.405.9696

MANAGEMENT OFFICE Mall Office/Guest Services West End gift cards make the perfect gift! Available Monday-Friday. Call for hours. 763.450.0554

MINQ is the Twin Cities “dress address” for women, and a diverse collection of quality garments and accessories designed for men who aren’t afraid to dress with style! 952.217.4933

Primp Offering a high end boutique experience while keeping every hand selected item under $100. Adorable, affordable clothing. 952.303.3791

White House | Black Market White House | Black Market’s clothing remains a symbol of who they are: the honest simplicity of black and white, and the unique styles they build from it. 763.544.0602

RESTAURANTS Cooper A fun, energetic Irish pub from the team that has brought you Kieran’s Irish Pub, The Local and The Liffey. 952.698.2000

CRAVE CRAVE offers fresh, innovative cuisine along with an impeccable wine selection brought to life in a chic yet casual atmosphere. 952.933.6500

Forever Yogurt A self-serve frozen yogurt concept featuring 16 flavors and over 50 toppings that allow for literally trillions of healthy possibilities! COMING SOON

Jimmy John’s Quick-serve gourmet sandwiches offering bread baked in-house daily. Fresh meats and veggies are sliced in-house daily. 952.544.7827

Little Szechuan The finest restaurant in the Twin Cities to bring you the culinary art and flavors of traditional Szechuan cuisine. 952.322.7671

Noodles & Company No matter what you’re watching — calories, fat, sodium or carbs — Noodles & Company offers many healthy pasta dishes that taste amazing. 952.545.6422

RAKU Sushi An upscale fusion restaurant that focuses on traditional Japanese dishes with French, Italian and Asian influences. 952.378.1803

Rojo Mexican Grill Rojo Mexican Grill promises unique twists on familiar Mexican fare — with more than 75 tequilas — served in contemporary surroundings. 952.657.5385

Subway A healthful alternative to traditional fatty food. Fresh, made-to-order healthy food with a great taste. 952.746.4506

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Leave it Toby Keith to create a restaurant that offers great food and the best live music in St. Louis Park. 763.450.9999

SPECIALTY SHOPS Bergstrom Jewelers Since 1923, Bergstrom Jewelers has dedicated themselves to providing fine quality jewelry and expert service to their customers. 952.767.0606

Brush Studio Get ready to paint, drink and be merry! We provide everything you need and we offer beer and wine for your enjoyment! COMING SOON

Omaha Steaks For over 90 years, Omaha Steaks has been bringing our customers grain-fed beef of the highest quality. 952.545.6079

Verizon Wireless Being on Verizon Wireless means you get the 3G Network, Friends & Family plus Unlimited Messaging with an eligible plan, Mobile to Mobile calling within the Verizon Wireless network and much more. 952.545.9191

Wedding Day Diamonds Straight-up, diamond for diamond, you won’t find a better selection anywhere. 952.345.2100

Figlio From crispy fried calamari to succulent tortellini, Figlio delivers a rich Italian menu true to the classic taste you fell in love with. 952.345.2400

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Official publication of The Shops at West End, St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Highlights shopping, dining and health tips.

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