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Paul Patane

Associate Editor, SportsEngine; Founder and Managing Editor of Interstellar Intersection

Paul Patane is an associate editor at SportsEngine, an NBC Sports Group company, the founder and managing editor of Interstellar Intersection, and he is a music contributor at Twin Cities Geek. He has an MFA in Writing from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, and an undergraduate degree from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He lives near Saint Paul with his wife.

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J.K. Woodward paints big science fiction worlds, settles into new home

The artist, who is best known for illustrating Star Trek comics for IDW Publishing, recently moved to Maine and has been working on covers and commissions to keep busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy of J.K. Woodward James Kenneth Woodward was on the fourth annual Star Trek cruise, a week-long journey aboard the Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas, at the beginning of March.

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Matt and Kim Aim to Deliver at First Avenue on Monday with Almost Everyday

Fans of fun-loving indie pop-dance outfit Matt and Kim have had to wait a few years for a new headlining tour from the New York City duo. But patience is a virtue, and all the waiting will grind to a halt for Twin Cities concertgoers when a reinvigorated Matt Johnson and a healed Kim Schifino take the stage in First Avenue's Mainroom on April 16, 2018.

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Acclaimed Musician and Composer Jeff Russo Talks Fargo, Star Trek, and More

Imagine growing up knowing you want to make music. That's your thing. But instead of choosing to master a single instrument-or maybe even two-you decide you need to learn all of them because you have so many ideas, sounds, and scores permeating your thoughts that it just seems counterproductive to do otherwise.

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Andrea Swensson Documents the Ascent of the Minneapolis Sound in Her New Book

The North Minneapolis and Rondo neighborhoods played key roles in the evolution of Minnesota's music scene, culminating in the birth of the Minneapolis Sound. Until Prince began to garner national attention in the late 1970s, the budding movement went mostly unnoticed and undocumented by the people who weren't living and breathing it.

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