Jay Z

Price: $32.50 - $125

When: Ended 11/30/13

Where: Xcel Energy Center

When he’s not busy fending off marriage breakup rumors, copyright infringement lawsuits or criticism of his Barney’s clothing line, Blue Ivy Carter’s dad still performs on occasion. In the Twin Cities, where he hasn’t been since 2004, it certainly is a rare occasion, one made all the more attractive by the cancellation of his cohort/competitor Kanye West’s own local date. West has by far the better new album — “Magna Carta Holy Grail” has been widely panned — but Jay has the deeper catalog and bigger persona, both of which he is using effectively enough to earn mostly favorable reviews so far on his Magna Carter Tour. CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER


Xcel Energy Center
W. 7th St. and Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN

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