Jordan M. Leggett, from left, Gabrielle Dominique, Josh Zwick, Michael Hanna and Shinah Brashears in the local premiere of “Ride the Cyclone” at t

Minneapolis musical is a profane, smart 'Ride,' complete with Lizzo reference

After the roller coaster accident, things really start to get weird in this inventive musical.
Janet Jackson performed during her Metamorphosis residency in Las Vegas in May 2019.
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In concert, Janet Jackson shows her love for Minneapolis

September 15
review: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis spark her winning concert at Treasure Island.
Jamie White, center, and Nikki Rosenfeldt, right, placed their drink orders during the 2017 Zombie Pub Crawl in downtown Minneapolis.
GROWN-UP FUN

Grilled cheese and Savage Love: 10 best fall events for adult fun in the Twin Cities

September 14
Picnic on gourmet grilled cheese, get smart with Neil deGrasse Tyson or get stupid with Zombie Pub Crawl — it's all up to you.
Tracey Ashley on "Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready"
TELEVSION

Why Tiffany Haddish and Tracy Morgan are singing the praises of former Minnesotan Tracey Ashley

September 13
Big names in entertainment are calling sitcom writer Tracey Ashley one of the smartest voices in comedy. But Minnesotans already knew that.
“The Stars and the Blackness Between Them” portrays black youth “a way that I’d never seen myself depicted as a young kid,” says author Juna
BOOKS

Minnesota artist's novel about queer black teens is one of fall's hottest books

September 13
After puppets and poetry, theater and film, artist Junauda Petrus is releasing her first young adult novel about two queer, black teenagers.
Lizzo performed at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – St. Paul, MN – May 5, 2019, Concert review of
POP

Top among fall concerts, Lizzo is still shaking things up in her old hometown

September 13
As she returns for two big gigs, her former cohorts in the Twin Cities music scene take stock of her impact — locally, and now industrywide.
STAGE

Crystal theater wants to give more jobs to women, and pay them fairly

September 13
Theatre Elision specializes in offbeat musicals with female characters.
CLASSICAL

Changing the color of opera is the goal of Minnesota Opera's new leader

September 13
A singer herself, Minnesota Opera's Priti Gandhi sees diversity as a way to "open people's imaginations" — not to mention a matter of survival.
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