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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.
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.”
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.
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.
The wildly creative Finnish violinist begins his tenure in September 2016.
House leaders aim to eliminate film subsidies as a report questions their economic benefits.
Thanks to recent efforts to woo youth to Minnesota museums, the stereotype of the long-suffering teenager on a forced march, slouching past priceless sculptures and paintings, seems as antiquated as an Etruscan bust.
A behind-the-scenes peek at preparations for the Minnesota Zoo's “Big Bugs” reveals the stagecraft involved in a show-stopping exhibit.
A young Minneapolis woman represents a country she’s never been to in the documentary “Miss Tibet.”
Check out Greater Minnesota’s coolest history museums, from a beautifully preserved G.A.R. Hall to an award-winning exhibit on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
In charge of keeping apparel and home goods affordably stylish, Julie Guggemos puts the “Tar-zhay” in Target without leaving behind her down-home roots.
First full season following lockout is long on traditional repertory.
The brouhaha will be remembered at various events this week.
Composer Jake Heggie takes VocalEssence through a new kind of looking glass.
The brouhaha began over some paper towels. The towels were tinged with human blood, used in a live act by a radical HIV-positive artist in…
Lineup features plenty of variety and local talent.
In town for a two-night “Wits” gig, the social media star and “Star Trek” icon’s current passion is the Broadway musical he’s mounting this fall.
“Star Trek” and social media star George Takei is in town for “Wits.”
Highlights of 11 recitals and chamber concerts also include Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s new group, quartet-lab.
Two Minnesotans talk about their challenges in creating sets for the Oscar favorite.
The Ordway Concert Hall is not just a hand-in-glove artistic fit for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, but a psychological home, too.
Chet Walker created mostly all-new moves for the revival of the show first choreographed by his mentor, Bob Fosse.
Louise Erdrich, Winona LaDuke and Eve Ensler join to host a fundraiser in Minneapolis.
REVIEW: Ten Thousand Things' revival of its first musical, “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” is a rambunctious winner.
REVIEW: A rural Ojibwe family moves to Minneapolis to investigate a death in “The Jingle Dress.”
Some criticize the Falun Gong-affiliated dance company for cultural misrepresentation, while others find it harmless.
The dance collective Shapeshift may be young, but it embodies the unifying spirit of the genre's 1970s roots.
“Love and Information” is a clever study on how we connect and collect scraps of knowledge, for better or worse, in 57 scenes.
Canadian drama bombards the audience with the agonies of raising a violently disturbed teen.
Jude Law delivers drama, action in underwater thriller.
REVIEW: The Oscar nominees for animated short films include a few standouts, but this year's live-action lineup is weak.
REVIEW: The Canadian drama “Mommy” bombards the audience with the agonies of raising a violently disturbed teen.
REVIEW: Too often, moviegoers must choose between character-driven drama and edge-of-your-seat action. “Black Sea” has both, with a gripping performance by Jude Law as their nexus.
Neighbors get nude and things turn nasty, but nobody cares in this J-Lo thriller.
Jennifer Aniston turns in the riskiest, most emotionally naked performance of her career.
REVIEW: Inspired in part by the trials of Job, Oscar contender “Leviathan” heaps a truckload of trouble on a small-town family man.
REVIEW: Neighbors get nude and things turn nasty, but nobody cares in this J-Lo thriller.
REVIEW: A quieter kind of kids movie, Oscar-nominated “Song of the Sea” casts a delicate spell.
REVIEW: Jennifer Aniston turns in the riskiest, most emotionally naked performance of her career in “Cake.” The anti-vanity leap she takes is big, brave and deserving of sustained admiration.
Lucille Ball and her sitcom can't be cloned. But a stage version brings back the laughs in “you are there” mode.
At a time when composers struggle to expand the musical appetite of audiences who expect Mozart and Beethoven, young composers are getting a chance to hear their work performed by the Minnesota Orchestra.
Opening Friday, the Science Museum’s giant-screen festival covers the globe and beyond.
Opening Fri., the giant-screen festival covers the globe and beyond.
The chamber orchestra tried out the nearly completed concert hall at the Ordway and gave it a thumbs up on looks and acoustics.
The percolatin' pals behind “2 Sugars, Room for Cream” filter kinship and meaning through a coffee connection.
REVIEW: This remake of the 1974 film starring James Caan bears little resemblance to the original, and wisely so.
Mark Wahlberg scores a meaty role in this stylish if disjointed tale.
St. John’s Abbey Church is a stunning achievement in contemporary architecture. A new book details how it came to be, 60 years ago.
REVIEW: On the third go-round for the “Night at the Museum” franchise, it’s getting harder to blow the dust off the come-to-life relics, charming though they may be.
A diverse Minneapolis neighborhood is the stage for “La Natividad,” a magical, movable feast of theater.
With a laid-back approach, Tricia Khutoretsky hopes her gallery, Public Functionary, can continue to bring in a wide range of people.
Balanced budget, boost in attendance are good news after 2013 lockout.
The Ordway brings the TV-movie classic “A Christmas Story” to life with a little help from catchy tunes, dance routines and talented child performers.
As one character grapples with growing old, the other faces growing up in a tale of family bonding.
An electric performer, Patricia Kopatchinskaja brings a disarming frankness to the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in her new role as artistic partner.
A socialist musical of the absurd suffers from too many beaver jokes.
Shoebox Gallery, which occupied a window of the footwear shop, bids its rough-and-tumble corner farewell with a final exhibit.
REVIEW: Brave New Workshop's shtick may be well-worn, but infused with new topical humor, it's a crowd-pleaser.
Martin Fröst is known for pushing traditional boundaries.
REVIEW: Jake Gyllenhaal brings a captivating ickiness as a crime-chasing freelance videographer, making “Nightcrawler” one of the year’s most satisfying and original thrillers.
Inspired by quantum mechanics, the Japanese multimedia artist limns the relentless buildup of big-data information layers in “superposition.”
REVIEW: Much more than just another showbiz satire, “Birdman” is original visual storytelling at its best. It inspires renewed faith in what we used to go to the movies for — original storytelling, enveloping escape, heart-stopping camera work and enough “wait, what’s going on here?” to keep us intrigued from beginning to end. | ★★★★ out of 4 stars
Edward Norton flew right into his role as cocky foil to Michael Keaton’s man on a mission in “Birdman.”
REVIEW: While Brad Pitt's World War II film “Fury” occasionally shocks, it is ultimately not as moving as, say, “Saving Private Ryan.” But writer/director David Ayer has accomplished something arguably more noble.
REVIEW: There’s a whole lot of suburban wheel-spinning going on in “Men, Women & Children,” based on Chad Kultgen’s 2011 novel that no doubt seemed more shocking a mere three years ago than it does today.
REVIEW: “The Good Lie” is a well-told tale that illuminates the experiences of the 20,000 “lost boys” (and girls) of Sudan, with such grace, insight and humor, it can be forgiven a few simplifying liberties.
The Twin Cities Film Festival reels in audiences with big Hollywood movies, such as “The Imitation Game” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, but also promotes smaller projects and local tie-ins.
REVIEW: Disney has taken a 40-year-old classic kids’ tale and fashioned it into a modern family movie that, refreshingly, stars good old-fashioned humans instead of phantasmagorical animated creatures.
REVIEW: Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. push the courtroom drama a few notches above Grisham-style schlock in “The Judge.”
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