Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Phylicia Rashad also a respected director now

The stage star and former “Cosby Show” mom is making her mark behind the scenes.

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Minneapolis playwrights thrive through Mellon Foundation program

Residency grants have allowed two local women the luxury of calling one theater home for three years.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

20 years after record-setting production, Anoka High restages 'Dreamcoat'

In 1995, a staging of the show wowed the community. Now, a new production is stirring memories.

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Big drama, small screen

The Minnesota-made online series “Theater People” deftly spoofs the professional and personal lives of stage actors. This show just might have legs.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

History Theatre presents the Augie Garcia story

Review: History Theatre brings to life rock ’n’ roll pioneer Augie Garcia, who grew up on St. Paul’s West Side.

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Review: Young Dance celebrates all abilities in Lab Theater performance

Review: Young Dance illustrated the universal vocabulary of dance in a diverse program.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Streetscapes: Former Odd Fellows lodges in Minneapolis thrive as neighborhood connectors

A pair of former Odd Fellows lodges in Minneapolis still thrive as neighborhood connectors.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Abstraction blooms anew in Minnetonka Center for the Arts show featuring Minnesota artists

Minnetonka Center for the Arts spotlights more than two dozen Minnesota artists in an admirable show.

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James Sewell Ballet finds inspiration in Dessa's music

In its spring concert, James Sewell Ballet leans on the music of one of Minnesota’s hottest music talents.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Eifman Ballet brings "Rodin” to Northrop in Minneapolis

Dance review: Russia’s Eifman Ballet explores the passion between sculptor Auguste Rodin and his muse.

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'Jersey Boys' has fresh legs at the Orpheum in Minneapolis

“Jersey Boys” is not showing its age in the national tour that hit Minneapolis on Tuesday.

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Guthrie Theater's new season gives a taste of Joseph Haj

The new artistic director will direct two shows in a 2015-16 season that mixes the familiar with more adventurous works.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For Bloomington painter, it's open air, open mind

Gregg Fretheim, an inveterate traveler, combines his love for adventure and painting outdoors.

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts hopes public will show $1 million in love for 'Eros' sculpture

Minneapolis Institute of Arts unveils a massive sculpture — and a fundraising plan to pay for it.

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Review: Minneapolis Musical Theatre stages a happy 'Happy Days – A New Musical'

“Happy Days – A New Musical” rides on a wave of simple nostalgia.

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Review: Provocative new Lee Blessing play shines light on sexual abuse

Lee Blessing’s new play “For the Loyal” escapes the bounds of reality to shine a light on a complex subject.

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SPCO names star violinist Kuusisto as newest artistic partner

The wildly creative Finnish violinist begins his tenure in September 2016.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

At Penumbra, love, revolution take center stage

Penumbra Theatre’s new season includes “Sunset Baby” and “Rodney King.”

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Review: Music by Yo-Yo Ma, Dessa enlivens Sewell show

Review: Recorded work often merges with choreography to create a dialogue in company’s diverse spring concert.

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Review: Minnesota Opera's 'Carmen' is disappointing

Review: Minnesota Opera’s production adds little to understanding Bizet’s fiery masterwork.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Readers offer advice to Joe Haj and new Guthrie administration

Last Sunday, we heard from local theater leaders about their dreams for the Guthrie. Readers threw in their two cents’ worth.

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How Walker Art Center inspired the new Whitney Museum

As he prepares to open the New York museum’s riverfront home, director Adam Weinberg talks about his Minnesota roots.

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Lee Blessing's 'For the Loyal' premieres in Minneapolis at the Illusion Theater

Playwright Lee Blessing is back in Minneapolis for the premiere of “For the Loyal,” inspired by the Penn State sex abuse scandal.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Playwrights win McKnight, Jerome fellowships

Harrison David Rivers and Carson Kreitzer awarded McKnight fellowships; Erik Ehn named McKnight national resident playwright.

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