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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."
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.
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.
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