Wednesday, March 4, 2015

'Color Purple' breaks records at Park Square

The musical opens an entree for the company as it broadens its audience and programming.

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George Takei shows wit with Mpls. show

George Takei gathers no moss. In town for a two-night “Wits” gig, the social media star and “Star Trek” icon’s current passion is the Broadway musical he’s mounting thi…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Technology helps Blaine special-ed students expand theatrical range

Advances in technology have expanded the possibilities for special needs students who stage an annual theater production at Blaine High School.

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Gehry-designed guest house on the road again

Famed modernist house to be auctioned in Chicago; BYO moving trailer.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy feet fly in Flying Foot show

The company headed by Joe Chvala presents an eclectic program at Cowles Center.

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Jasmine Guy brings her Harlem renaissance show to the Twin Cities

Star of TV’s “A Different World” talks about her life, career and Harlem Renaissance-themed show, “Raisin’ Cain.”

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Taylor Mac's 'Hir' gets a muscular production at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis

Taylor Mac’s absurd comedic drama “Hir” pushes out against binary gender roles.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015

Pulitzer winner Kevin Puts returns to Minnesota Opera with high expectations

Kevin Puts won a Pulitzer for his first work for Minnesota Opera. Word on the street is “The Manchurian Candidate” is even better.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Cheap 'toy' was a stolen Picasso

Label said value was $37; painting is worth millions.

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Streetscapes: Urban giants are pyramids of the prairie

Once abandoned, the utilitarian grain elevators dotting the Twin Cities landscape are difficult to retrofit. But tearing them all down seems wrong.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Photographer Alec Soth hears America singing in a book and Weinstein show

Trips through the heartland yield a “Songbook” of new photographs, and a smashing show at Weinstein Gallery.

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Gender gets a gander in "Hir” and other shows opening in the Twin Cities

Shows such as “Hir,” “Girls Only” and “Other Desert Cities” open on Twin Cities stages in one frenetic weekend.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: Camille A. Brown & Dancers make magic

Review: The New York dancer and her company brought magic to St. Paul.

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'The Shining' set for Minnesota Opera's 2015-16 season

The world premiere is part of a slate that includes “Tosca” and “Magic Flute.”

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Ordway expands its own production program with American classics

The St. Paul venue will produce three classics in a season that begins in August.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Review: Dickens commands stage in world premiere 'To Begin With'

Review: Gerald Dickens plays his great-great-grandfather in an inspired new one-man show about the writer’s work on a gospel for children.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Family saga, passion for Guthrie fueled new director's 'inner fire'

Joseph Haj is stepping into his dream job.

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SPCO finally gets a hall of its own

The Ordway Concert Hall is not just a hand-in-glove artistic fit for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, but a psychological home, too.

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New Ordway Concert Hall fulfills a 30-year-old promise

It's a new era for St. Paul and the house that Sally Ordway Irvine built.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Streetscapes: How old is old enough for a building to be labeled historic?

Preservationists debate whether buildings from the 1950s and '60s merit the same distinction as structures that are much older.

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Dance review: Filling the house with candy-striped dance, music

Dance review: Choreographer Chris Schlichting premieres his new Walker commission.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Nimbus Theatre goes prehistoric

An original play looks at cave painters

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Hymns to the horizon: Art of George Morrison at Minnesota History Center

The career of Minnesota artist George Morrison is celebrated in a major retrospective at the History Center in St. Paul.

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The gospel according to Dickens

Gerald Dickens comes to town to premiere a play based on his great-great-grandfather’s lessons to his children.

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