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Donations hit a record level as the orchestra tackled future financial challenges.
Liquid Music founder Kate Nordstrum will lead an expansion of the Twin Cities midwinter festival.
A small shop on the U's St. Paul campus has been selling dairy and meat at bargain prices for decades.
A strong year for fundraising built its endowment, but provided less support for day-to-day operations than expected.
Smith, who might be poetry's most generous ambassador, will discuss that love Nov. 21 in St. Paul as the final guest of this year's Talking Volumes series.
Singers from South Africa and Minnesota raise their voices together again.
First hung in 1974, "Churchmen in the New World" depicts Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered around a table as well as a slave ship.
Twin Citians of all stripes gather once a month to get inspired.
Fierce and funny writer Lindy West fights misogyny in the media, arguing that bad pop culture breeds bad politics.
As host for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, Grand Rapids shared its successes and struggles with visitors from 25 states.
It was invited to perform in Hanoi for the 25th anniversary of restored diplomatic relations. It also will play South Korea for the first time.
Katherine Luber has led the San Antonio Museum of Art for eight years and brings some business world know-how to the job.
A Scandinavian-inspired home in quaint Milan is covered in a renowned painter's life's work.
Meet the group that plumbs the depths of North America's biggest lake to find sunken ships.
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker will help design the shows, as well as host and perform.
Nonprofit will purchase Northrup King complex, home to 350-plus artists.
A "redesign" is planned to make the event sustainable and bring in new voices.
It is among six Knight grants meant to energize downtown St. Paul.
In his Minneapolis neighborhood and at City Hall, Sean Connaughty has become known as the lake's outspoken caretaker.
Athletic and musical, with a love for giraffes and the outdoors, Lieber received a diagnosis at 15 of Ewing's sarcoma.
Sculpture is central to the story of Walker Art Center's new boss. But people skills may matter more.
On a Mississippi River isle, a teenager has created a haven for his beloved bunnies, and a healing place for humans.
International cast presents "La Pasión" as the finale of Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest.
Once spied on by the FBI, the co-op park on Minnesota's Iron Range just celebrated its 90th anniversary.
With New Yorkers now at the helm of the formerly Minne-centric "Live From Here" and "The Splendid Table," some feel a sense of loss.
The nonprofit behind it, which lost money on the event for years, announced steps to sort out its future.
Fast Eddie's has been fixing shoes in the same small Dinkytown workshop for decades.
Babies are the target audience for a Minnesota Opera work that dares to think small.
Struggling for a subject, an agnostic Minneapolis painter found his purpose in the King James Bible.
The cost-cutting measure comes after the orchestra lost major sources of corporate funding.
Wherever he goes, this Rochester maestro builds community around his passion for song.
"The business model for midsize arts organizations just doesn't work anymore," Heart of the Beast's executive director says.
As corporate giving is steered elsewhere, "the future is a little scary for the arts sector," says the author of a recent study.
Modern dance meets African-American culture — on skates — in the work of Twin Cities troupe Brownbody.
There were the two years in the Peace Corps. The time in the Marines. But every other summer of his life Frank Greenwood Jewett III…
Minnesota Opera is adapting St. Paul writer's memoir "The Song Poet" for young audiences.
The 64-year-old Bloomington resident is known as "the heart and soul of that place."
The Polish National Alliance outpost is tucked away in a basement.
Rooted in the Midwest, fashion designer Joy Teiken's latest couture collection aims for a national stage.
It started with a pair of shoes: the Instagram story that's rewriting how women shop.
Fueled by a powerful winter storm, the water overwhelmed infrastructure, threatened a nuclear power plant and cut off access to some towns and cities.
The 16-foot-tall "Solar Egg" hatched this week at the American Swedish Institute where visitors can sauna in its steamy, 180-degree heat.
"For me, it's been a love affair with my community here," he once said. "I do think of myself as a Minnesota composer."
Mary Ann Feldman didn’t step onstage with an instrument or a baton. She commanded Orchestra Hall with words. For decades, Feldman gave smart, funny pre-concert…
What does home mean? A host of Minnesotans responded, for a work being debuted by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
PaviElle French wanted to "make a big sound" to honor her mom. SPCO granted her wish.
Report calls on State Arts Board to tighten up some of its funding practices.
A Minnesota Orchestra workshop invites young artists to Minneapolis to challenge and celebrate their music.
Thanks to a dedicated staffer, the Minnesota Historical Society has a vast digital headwear archive.
More people are reading and buying the reinvented art form, with an assist from social media.
An ambitious dance work premiering Saturday in St. Paul is "an invitation to true inclusiveness."
Though reluctant to be painted at all, the governor chose a Minnesotan after Ventura and Pawlenty chose out-of-state artists.
From dark foreign films to comic classics, these features come highly recommended.
Preston's Jailhouse Inn offers a "slumbering in the slammer" experience.
Kaywin Feldman will be the National Gallery's first female director.
Minnesota Orchestra musicians provide live, invigorating music for a new series of classes.
Search for a new leader begins as he prepares for his departure in 2022, which is when his contract expires.
Inspired by escape rooms, a new app sparks mini-adventures at the vast Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Safy-Hallan Farah launches a platform for young Somali writers and artists.
Matthew Bakkom marks his Minneapolis homecoming with an exhibit featuring hundreds of archival discoveries.
With plays and music, Minnesota arts groups reanimate World War I 100 years after the armistice.
What are the undercelebrated triumphs in nearly 100 years of musical movie moments?
Todd Bol hammered together the first Little Free Library. Then he built a movement around it. Bol believed the now-ubiquitous little boxes of books —…
After terminal cancer diagnosis, Little Free Library founder feels like 'most successful person I know'
Todd Bol reflects on the movement he sparked, and the seeds he planted in neighborhoods across America — and beyond.
The couple started a website and a Facebook group to share their obsession.
Her new book praises the revolutionary force of female anger.
As Schmidt Brewery is being restored to its former glory, one man never lost sight of the building's ancestry, and he gladly shares its secrets.
After decades designing sets for the Guthrie, Children's Theatre, Holidazzle and Dayton's eighth-floor auditorium, Jack Barkla is putting on his first gallery show.
Stearns County sheriff will release thousands of pages pertaining to the 1989 abduction and murder.
Known primarily as a hip-hop artist, Dessa's latest release comes from a New York City book publisher.
The organization is running a shortfall after missing out on a major Minnesota State Arts Board grant.
Autumn visitors to the wilderness area find fewer bugs, less campsite competition and a new season of beauty.
After a 2014 visit, Osmo Vänskä had promised to return. He and his musicians gave the South African National Youth Orchestra a week of intense training — and a lot of confidence-building.
The performance brought the crowd packed into the historic Regina Mundi Catholic Church to its feet, singing, stepping and clapping.