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Leaders of four of the Twin Cities' largest arts institutions tackle questions facing our community, and the arts world.
Amy Schumer has rocketed to the top of the comedy world. What made her the It Woman of funny?
Hennepin Theatre Trust wants public input as it uses grant to brighten five-block stretch.
Classical musicians venture out of the concert hall and into bars to connect with new listeners.
From bootleg booze to Somali struggles, the 15 local features in MSPIFF cover a wide terrain.
The chamber orchestra's plans include tours and new artistic partners.
In August, the orchestra will play in Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Amsterdam and the music director's former home of Lahti.
The host reflects on 20 years of "This American Life," the podcast boom and the story that can't be repeated on the radio.
The poet Langston Hughes wrote that “an artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to…
Young conductors, new music will be in the mix for Minnesota Orchestra's 2016-17 season.
"The How and the Why" uses biology as a metaphor in a story that's really about an unexpected relationship between two academic women of different generations.
How about a selfie with the Oracle of Delphi? Museums are targeting new audiences by embracing all forms of digital media.
As concertmaster, she is a confident, candid musician who leads with her art.
Touring exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art celebrates lesser known talents from around the nation.
Minneapolis storyteller Colleen Kruse turned her time as a fetish worker into a one-woman show with Hollywood ambitions.
VocalEssence, the Morehouse Glee Club and 200 Twin Cities teens will celebrate the African-American choral tradition.
Annie Sprinkle leads an "ecosexual" walking tour of Walker Art Center during its all-night Valentine's party.
Charles Brin loved Edgar Allan Poe's "The Telltale Heart." An actor and co-founder of KFAI Fresh Air Radio and longtime host of the weekly program…
Who knew you could make a career as a paperback photographer? Enterprising Elisabeth Ansley of Plymouth is doing just that, from Stephen King to Nora Roberts.
Marlon James and Dave Eggers will appear at St. Paul program's fundraiser.
Known for fighting bias in the art world, the feminist agitators arrive in Minnesota for a series of events.
The quip-spewing guy behind a multishow singles event calls the Twin Cities a hothouse of romantic possibility.
Review: A president and a rock god road-trip through personal and national identity issues in "Out There" opener.
Minnesotans are at the forefront of the rush to Cuba after Obama's diplomatic thaw.
The Walker's annual series features a historic odd couple, a man wounded by a sniper and more.
Minneapolis-bred wiseacre Lizz Winstead has no shortage of material for her year-in-review show.
Caroline Amplatz's gift will go toward rehab of the 1888 building in the Cowles Center complex.
A beginners' ballroom contest for Twin Cities kids was more fun — and more real — than any reality TV show.
REVIEW: In the new comedy "Sisters," Tina Fey and Amy Poehler overindulge in just about everything but subtlety.
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra sold out all shows in its new hall and set a record for ticket revenue.
Why battle the mall crowds when you can lace up and enjoy the day, Minnesota-style?
REVIEW: Bryan Cranston gives blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo his due in a surprisingly fun biopic.
One of the local theater scene's biggest VIPs has never appeared on stage – and he likes it that way.
The "Breaking Bad" star dons a handlebar mustache and First Amendment zeal to play the blacklisted screenwriter.
Pulitzer-winning Talking Volumes guest Stacy Schiff reveals the sensational scandal of the colonial Salem witch trials, the subject of her latest book..
Actor Carey Mulligan and screenwriter Abi Morgan savor experience — and message — of "Suffragette."
REVIEW: "Suffragette" resparks a forgotten history lesson – how ordinary women waged war to gain the vote.
Review: A homemade prison can't defeat an abducted young mother's drive to free herself and her young boy in the indie gem "Room."
Night Vale, the locale of a cult-hit podcast, is one strange, intriguing little community in the desert Southwest. The spinoff book is just as engrossing.
Our first Talking Volumes guest talks about his new novel, his animus for online culture and his tendency to attract controversy.
AC2 — aka Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper — take their high-profile friendship on the road in a freewheeling live show Saturday at the State Theatre.
AC2 — aka Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen — take their high-profile friendship on the road in a freewheeling live show Saturday at the State.
Young Minneapolis composer Jake Runestad connects with the struggles of war veterans in "Dreams of the Fallen."
Harper Lee's tale may be best known as a novel and movie, but it promises fresh insights on stage in a Guthrie production opening Friday.
After a splashy Minnesota Orchestra debut last year with the "Rach 3," pianist Natasha Paremski will tackle Tchaikovsky next.
REVIEW: Jesse Eisenberg plays a baked store clerk who's amazed to discover he's a special agent in "American Ultra."
REVIEW: The irrepressible heroine of "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" goes down some dark paths, lightly.
The wide-ranging movie actor talks "American Ultra," "The End of the Tour" and his new short-story collection.
Being America's most famous sex therapist might seem a substantial enough accomplishment for any résumé. But before she earned those laurels, Dr. Ruth Westheimer was a sharpshooter with the Israeli army.
The free hourlong performance on the Mississippi in north Minneapolis is part of the third annual Riverfront Fest, designed to help revitalize an underused portion of the Mississippi corridor.
With Igudesman & Joo, the music is virtuosic and the comedy sidesplitting.
The main artery of W. Broadway is in the middle of an artistic and culinary renaissance.
Delivering a '70s-style variety show with a polka-band beat, "Hoopla Train" is bound for small towns throughout Minnesota.
Conductor and pianist Andrew Litton, Minnesota Orchestra's "summer cousin," returns.
Four literary powerhouses and a pair of podcast writers will be guests for the upcoming Talking Volumes season.
From violin prodigy to Miss America to TV news star, Anoka native Gretchen Carlson reveals in a new memoir how she has dealt with sexism, a stalker and those cringeworthy "SNL" spoofs.
Fathers and daughters on some of television's best shows reflect the more honest relationships of their nonfictional counterparts.
Braids flying, sticks scooping, American Indian lacrosse players of all ages bring back a tradition that's more than a game.
Park Square brings back its popular Holmes and Watson duo to investigate bloody murder on the Mississippi during the St. Paul Winter Carnival.
Skylark Opera stages the rarely performed "La Rondine" and "Putting It Together" for its eighth summer festival.
One Voice Mixed Chorus stages a musical exploration of LGBT acceptance.
The women's prison dramedy "Orange Is the New Black" holds viewers captive.
Bud Kraehling didn't have a meteorology degree. But for nearly 50 years, his was the weather forecast that Minnesotans trusted.Kraehling, who died Wednesday night at…
Former colleagues of 50-year WCCO weatherman Bud Kraehling, who died Wednesday at 96, share some memories: Don Shelby, former news anchor who began as a…
Poliça and Kid Koala are among guests for 2015-16 season for experimental series that blends genres and art forms.
It is the only place that the public can view the endangered species outside of the Hawaiian Islands.
The St. Paul duo behind a Michael Jackson tribute show won't stop till they get enough.
Popular YA authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black have teamed up to launch a five-book fantasy series about a boy reluctant to use his superpowers.
Azar Nafisi, author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" and a guest at Talking Volumes on Nov. 5, views fiction as "the moral guardian of the American dream."
At Park Square, "The Language Archive" explores communication troubles between lovers.
Residency grants have allowed two local women the luxury of calling one theater home for three years.
The Minnesota-made online series "Theater People" deftly spoofs the professional and personal lives of stage actors. This show just might have legs.
Nothing gets more faces pressed to glass than the irresistible pull of the youngest animals. "We could have a brand-new big animal and the babies will still get more visitor interaction and online photos," one Minnesota Zoo keeper says.
Museum visits not only influence what we learn, but how we learn.
Festival season roars in this weekend with three biggies. Here's how to decide which one is right for you.
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