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Miley Cyrus announced that she wasn’t feeling well (for a change, she didn’t give TMI) but she certainly rallied for a hearty performance Monday at the X.
As my review indicated, she’s a little short on material but long on show-womanship.
A few more thoughts about Miley at the X:
Here is Miley’s set list from Monday:
SMS (Bangerz)/ 4X4/ Love Money Party/ My Darlin’/ Maybe You’re Right/ FU/ Do My Thang/ Get It Right/ Can’t Be Tamed/ metal musical interlude/ Adore You/ Drive/ Rooting for My Baby/ semi-acoustic set on satellite stage in bowl end: It Ain’t Me Babe (Bob Dylan)/ Ruler of My Heart (Linda Ronstadt)/ Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Ray)/ Hey Ya (OutKast)/ Jolene (Dolly Parton)/ back to mainstage 23/ On My Own/ Someone Else ENCORE 1 We Can’t Stop/ Wrecking Ball ENCORE 2 Party in the USA
Kyle Fokken took first place honors for his mixed media sculpture "Fokko."
Members of the Society of Minnesota Sculptors turned out for the opening of an exhibit of art by their colleagues at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, on view through April 3. The society's 85 members are an eclectic lot whose work typically tends toward whimsical, figurative or abstract pieces in wire, bronze, ceramic or mixed media.
Jurors Sally Johnson of Groveland Gallery and Holly Streekstra of Minneapolis College of Art and Design presented ribbon awards to: Kyle Fokken for "Fokko," a mixed media sculpture that took first place; Richards Poey for "Let's Tango, a bronze sculpture in second place; and Kate Chrisopher, whose ceramic bust, "My Vanishing Illusion," took third place.
Honorable mentions went to Thomas Zahn for his bronze "Solo Dance," Carl A. Smith III, for a wire sculpture, "My Eyes are Here," and Norman Holen for his stoneware piece, "Man with an Owl Mask."
The society is also sponsoring a one-day workshop by Twin Cities area sculptor Foster Wiley, Jr. who will explain how to "Sculpt a Head in Clay." (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 15, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, 2240 Northshore Dr., Wayzata/ Orono. To register go here or call 952-473-7261, ext. 16)
Locally beloved Oklahoman roots-rocker JD McPherson has canceled tonight's show at the Turf Club due to a death in the family. Refunds for the long-sold-out concert will be given out automatically for those who purchased tickets via eTix, or else at the Depot Tavern if you bought them in person (next door to First Avenue).
Here’s the tweet McPherson sent out announcing the cancellation, plus a bittersweet follow-up message. We wish him and his family well.
Show in Chicago tonite & tomorrow's show in Minneapolis are cancelled due to a death in my family. Flying home tonight. Please spread word.— JD McPherson (@jdmcphersonjr) March 9, 2014
I'm sorry friends. Please call your friends & family and tell them you love them every day. It's really important. Hope to see you soon ❤️— JD McPherson (@jdmcphersonjr) March 9, 2014
Matisse's "Large Reclining Nude," 1935
Break out the berets and head over to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for a free stroll through the popular "Matisse: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art," show. Adult tickets for the special exhibition are normally $16 weekdays, $20 weekends, but for one night it will be free. Tickets are timed and limited in number, however, so savvy art fans will arrive early for the 6 p.m.-9 p.m. event March 20.
For this "Third Thursday" program the museum is embracing all things French. The Alliance Francaise Mpls/St. Paul will offer informal French lessons in the galleries. Arty types can "draw with scissors" as Matisse did when nipping out his famous and very colorful cutouts of dancers cavorting in space. Museum visitors will be encouraged to confine their cutouts to post cards or collages, however.
And everyone will be encouraged to indulge in a selfie with a life-sized cutout of Matisse in the MIA photobooth. Or visitors can take self-portraits in a life-sized replica of one of the artist's paintings. Music wiil be provided by the Atlantis Quartet, a modern jazz group.
The "Matisse" show features paintings and drawings from the collections of Claribel and Etta Cone, wealthy Victorian-era Baltimore women who were introduced to Matisse at the Paris salon of writer Gertrude Stein. Over 40 years, the sisters bought more than 500 paintings, drawings and sculpture by Matisse that they later bequeathed to the Baltimore Museum of Art. The Institute's show is on loan from the Baltimore institution through May 18.
Newly engaged Saga Blane and Jake Jeppson at the Cowles Conservatory in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden "still processing" the special moment, Jeppson said.
When Jake Jeppson and Saga Blane walked into the installation "and still this" on Valentine's Day during opening night of the Jim Hodges exhibition "Give More Than You Take" at Walker Art Center, they loved it so much that they decided to come back when it wasn't so crowded. When they did, Jeppson had one more thing on his mind besides basking in the cozy glow of the Hodges work, consisting of ten tall Gessoed panels painted with 23- and 24-karat gold and arranged in an open circle, creating the effect of a golden womb. Back inside it, he took out an engagement ring and asked Blane to marry him.
"We stepped in and were transported into this warm and quiet place where it was just the two of us -- and the security guard peeking as I got on one knee," Jeppson said. Blane's immediate response was "Are you kidding me?" and then "WHAT?" he said. "She was kind of loud about it. But she finds a spirituality in those kinds of spatial experiences, plus she's a lover of all things gold."
The couple recently moved to Minneapolis because Jeppson, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama who has had three plays produced, is a 2014-15 Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center. Blane, who studied architectural theory, plans to work in advertising and will curate a pop-up Finnish design show this spring.
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