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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."
Empty seats inside the ticketed event rankle protesters outside.
The Bon Iver ringleader wants to "disrupt normality" by keeping names under wraps at Eaux Claires' fourth annual installment.
An aficionado camps out for maximum moviegoing at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.
Michelle Miller Burns impressed board, musicians as a collaborator.
Bon Iver and TU Dance see past "very challenging times" with their new show, premiering Thursday at St. Paul's Palace Theatre.
Since the National Gallery of Art announced in January that it would indefinitely postpone its Close exhibition, museums have been debating how to handle works by artists accused of harassment.
The Minnesota Orchestra will kick off its next season with something still rare for symphony orchestras — a piece written by a woman. At a…
With small ensembles taking the lead, change is finally coming to the state's largest music institutions.
Protests on the Golden Globes red carpet were refreshing. Here's why Hollywood should take the feminist cause even further.
Minnesota's newest co-working spaces are designed to be a sexism-free hubs for professional women.
Murals are a new focus for the creative studio Burlesque of North America.
Robert Wilson re-imagines what a museum show can be.
The words 'Deport racists' were removed from a photo of the award-winning students.
The organization will perform in five cities, playing classical works and a new Mandela-inspired piece.
Minneapolis Institute of Art received $750,000 grant to study whether gazing at art can boost your empathy.
Arlene, a prolific artist who painted "circles of light" as a reflection of her deep faith, died in the couple's Minneapolis home on Dec. 16, days after their 47th wedding anniversary. She was 67.
Page and his wife, Diane, will exhibit their personal collection at the downtown Minneapolis library.
"The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" will also be the company's first new work composed by a woman.
Ticket revenue was steady during the past fiscal year, but the orchestra recorded impressive results from a program designed to lure young people.
One of the oldest public saunas in the state boasts hot steam, cold showers and good conversation.
The business district has experienced a makeover at the hands of makers.
Kevin Smith, leaving in August, announced third balanced budget in a row.
Her decade as director culminated in a momentous way, with shows on Cunningham and Cuba, the Sculpture Garden reopening — and "Scaffold," of course.
While writing her new memoir, the author uncovered dark family secrets. She also found the source of her need to write.
Bobby Rogers' first solo show nods to the Harlem Renaissance and a hit song by rap superstar Kendrick Lamar.
Garrison Keillor introduced Russ Ringsak to audiences as "our truck driver."
A lab dubbed the "quietest place on Earth" finds a purpose beyond testing products: healing humans.
Her goal: to better understand the disconnect, made clear by polls and voting maps, between folks in urban and rural areas.
The creative economy there attracts national grant money and shows a novel method for reinventing a city.
Jessica Metcalfe is one of the nation's most influential purveyors of American Indian fashion. And she does it all from a small Midwestern town.
This Minneapolis shop owner has three-quarters of a million records — and he's not done collecting yet.
Some of Minnesota's largest arts groups adapt to unexpected cuts in state funding.
As funding shifts, companies' marketing dollars are increasingly important to art institutions' bottom lines.
His current contract expires at the end of the 2018-19 season.
Artcrank's founder celebrates the 10th anniversary of his bike-inspired art show.
At the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, creatives explored their role as cultural translators.
All day, a steady stream of visitors celebrated the Sculpture Garden, a partnership between the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, with 17 new works from a new generation of artists, as well as old favorites in new spots. But a sculpture removed from the garden cast a shadow over Saturday's event.
Meeting of elders will be June 25 in Sisseton, S.D.
Sculpture may not be burned after all, Olga Viso says in one of her first interviews since the controversy erupted.
"We were always hoping to bring awareness" through the work but realized it could only be viewed "through the lens of trauma," says Olga Viso.
The decision, reached in agreement with the Dakota, also provokes questions and concerns, with some Minnesotans citing other moments in history when art was destroyed.
These Minnesota designers craft fashionable tees to support their favorite feminist causes.
Minnesota leaders traded thoughts on protecting the state's cultural resources at the second Star Tribune Arts Forum.
At eye level, it's just another laundromat. The only one in the small, historically Norwegian city of Spring Grove, Minn. But look up, and faces stare back.
Ann Marie Hanrahan was busy, first as a partner at a Minneapolis law firm, then as a vice president at 3M. But the attorney always…
How do Minnesota musicians spend their Sundays? For many, it's the week's most important workday.
Fellow classical musicians remember the conductor's contributions to music and culture remembered in an emotional gathering.
The Black and Funny fest showcases a new diversity on the local scene.
Proposal to cut NEA funding would have big impact in the state.
In a new exhibit, artist Leslie Barlow uses a surprising mix of paints to depict interracial couples and families.
Polish emigre became the dean of Minnesota's classical music scene, leading the Minnesota Orchestra for two decades.
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is pairing a superstar flutist with nearly 200 community flutists for an unusual concert.
Writing songs gives moms a tool to calm and connect with their children.
What's bedtime like for Syrian refugee children? See the haunting photos at American Swedish Institute
To help people care about a complicated conflict, a Swedish photojournalist focused on child refugees at a vulnerable moment – as they tried to fall asleep.
A Walker spokeswoman declined to give a reason for Fionn Meade's departure, saying it's "his news to share."
"Finland 100" events will travel across the country, with two large festivals in Washington, D.C. But the U.S. celebration starts and ends in Minnesota,
Neurological disorders that attack memory and verbal communication can spare creativity, and in some cases can kick it into overdrive.
The state ranked sixth nationally in the latest round of NEA grants.
Orchestras across the country are banking on the popularity of film scores.
Despite renovation work, two crowd-pleasing exhibitions helped the organization balance its budget.
Bold moves helped the orchestra boost ticket sales, donations in 2016.
Adam Turman's murals and prints are ubiquitous. What's next for the state's most visible artist?
The organization got a boost from ticket sales and hall rentals as it continued recovering from its lockout.
This exhibition is no string of holiday lights. The colorful, luminescent show -- the first of its kind at the Landscape Arboretum -- is immersive and inventive.
A concert featuring music by Poliça and a Berlin-based orchestra is Liquid Music's most ambitious yet.
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