Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Get your Fringe on: an early look at what's in store

It's not science, looking in the crystal ball and making judgments on three-minute excerpts, but here are some shows with at least the potential to warrant a look.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Sondheim's 'A Little Night Music' gets a zesty production by Mu Performing Arts

REVIEW: Effervescent zest marks Mu Performing Arts’ take on Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music.”

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Southern dynamo spices up Twin Cities choral scene

A charismatic man from Tennessee is set on attracting Minnesota millennials – and anyone in earshot – to the joy of singing.

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Musicals at the Fringe: Sing, dance, take a chance

Despite constraints of time and budget, some Fringe producers see the musical as a shortcut to audience emotions.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Fresh from New York, curator Fionn Meade talks about life, art and the Walker's new show of black performance art

Fresh from New York, cross-disciplinary curator Fionn Meade talks about life, art and the Walker’s new show of black performance art.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mu's 'A Little Night Music' opens at Park Square Theatre

In Mu Performing Arts' “A Little Night Music,” actor Randy Reyes takes orders from director Rick Shiomi, who takes orders from artistic director Randy Reyes.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hmong-American photographer is a pioneer

Pao Houa Her of Lino Lakes takes photos that explore the duality of being both Hmong and American.

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St. Louis Park artist paints a path less traveled into figurative art

Artist Malcolm Liepke, a St. Louis Park native, has built an international audience for his paintings and drawings.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Bain Boehlke to retire as Jungle Theater's artistic director

Jungle Theater’s influential founder and artistic director for 25 years is retiring in 2015.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Christopher Durang's 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' opens at the Guthrie Theater

Tony-winning playwright Christopher Durang says his comic mashup arises from admiration for the Russian master.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

The Cowles Center announces its 2014-2015 season

Cowles Center announced a fourth season of (mostly) dance, including both newcomers and mainstays.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Minneapolis Institute of Arts balances budget, looks to 2015

Minneapolis Institute of Arts ends “banner year” in runup to its centennial.

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Minnesota Opera gets new support from Mellon Foundation

Minnesota Opera announced Thursday that it will receive a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support upcoming commissions of “The Manchurian Candidate,” “The Shinin…

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American Swedish Institute offers Scandinavian sampler

The American Swedish Institute showcases Swedish photos, Norwegian sculpture and Finnish rugs this summer.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

The Brave New Workshop's 'Walmart' takes on challengers with rap

The Brave New Workshop sends up corporate control in its latest revue

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Dance review: 'Wreck' by Black Label Movement

REVIEW: Black Label Movement’s work seizes the anxiety and struggle of humans trapped in harm’s way.

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Valisia LeKae talks about playing Diana Ross in "Motown the Musical” and ovarian cancer

Valisia LeKae was playing Diana Ross in “Motown the Musical” when a visit to the doctor changed everything.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rosy Simas summons Seneca past in new solo work

REVIEW: "We Wait in the Darkness" combines dance, music, film and narration in an abstract reflection on loss and resilience.

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'Tosca' is a hot ticket at Mill City Opera

Mill City Opera is sticking to the plans that made it a big hit in the company’s first two years.

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Minneapolis museum showcases 100 master drawings from its collection

Minneapolis Institute of Arts unveils, from its collection, 100 master drawings spanning 500 years.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014

New director hired by Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis

German-born, Russian-speaking scholar is the museum’s fourth leader.

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Guthrie's 'My Fair Lady' keeps it bubbly

REVIEW: The Guthrie's staging of the classic musical "My Fair Lady" goes down easily, like a cool summer cocktail.

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