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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.
Powerful lessons learned, the musicians look back and look forward. But next stop: home.
While encouraging young South African talents, Minnesota Orchestra musicians are finding inspiration of their own.
Incoming CEO Michelle Miller Burns vows to continue open, collaborative leadership at Minnesota Orchestra.
Touring the Midwest this summer, the 29:11 choir found an unlikely partner in Minnesota Orchestra.
A former prisoner led the grim trek through Robben Island, where South Africa's future president spent 18 years.
Some of the instruments also need their own kind of visas to travel.
Minnesota Chorale loosens up, while the South Africans get a lesson in German.
During a rousing, sold-out start for the Minnesota Orchestra in South Africa, the former president's words were sung by a soaring soprano.
'Music became a weapon against apartheid,' Mandela's daughter says as orchestra previews its program
"We're not in Kansas anymore, are we?" joked the evening's host, Brian Newhouse of Classical MPR, after the drums had quieted and the applause died down.
The organization will perform in five cities, playing classical works and a new Mandela-inspired piece.
The orchestra embarks for South Africa this week, realizing "a big dream" for its players and partners.
With tongues in cheeks, savvy Minnesotans gather with friends for weekly "Bachelorette" viewing parties.
Neda Kellogg is "being who she needed at the time when she was young."
What's a collection of old European paintings and vibrant contemporary art doing in the Northwoods? Go find out.
Hip-hop artist, educator Toki Wright says goodbye to Minneapolis: 'It's pushing me to make decisions'
Hip-hop luminary Toki Wright is leaving for Boston, but first comes a going-away concert packed with favorite artists and friends.
Bringing Castile's story into the Minneapolis Institute of Art gives it weight, artists say about "Art and Healing: In the Moment," which opened this weekend.
1968 film "Hot Summer" is the centerpiece of a rock 'n' roll film fest at the Heights Theater.
Springboard for the Arts purchased an old auto dealership in St. Paul.
The impact is clearest, leaders and artists say, in outstate Minnesota, where grants have boosted artists' projects and rooted fledgling organizations.
Notorious for baring women, the network now leads the way in putting naked men on-screen.
After a big breakup last season on "The Bachelor," the Prior Lake native returns as the star of "The Bachelorette."
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