As arts funding shifts, Twin Cities groups get creative to woo sponsors

As arts funding shifts, Twin Cities groups get creative to woo sponsors

As funding shifts, companies' marketing dollars are increasingly important to art institutions' bottom lines.

Ordway's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' looks super but is short on soul

July 21
Ordway's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' looks super but is short on soul
REVIEW: Musical boasts great voices, choreography and design, but at the expense of soul.

Redo of Peavey Plaza in Mpls. preserves and updates once-popular park

July 21
Redo of Peavey Plaza in Mpls. preserves and updates once-popular park
It wasn't easy, but the city of Minneapolis has landed on a design to update the aging outdoor park while maintaining its modernist integrity.
Stage & Arts
July 26

Review: Guthrie's 'Native Gardens' is the best stage comedy of the summer

Guthrie staging of "Native Gardens" is the summer's comedy winner.
Stage & Arts
July 26

2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival

This year's Minnesota Fringe Festival, featuring 167 theater and dance performances at 17 venues, will be held from Aug. 3-13. Tickets: VIP all-access passes are $200. Day passes ($16 on weekdays, $22 weekends) offer entry to all shows that day. Seats can be reserved via the Fringe website.
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Music
July 24

New opera 'Mother King' tells the story of MLK's mom

‘Mother King’ Poet Venessa Fuentes and composer Dameun Strange team up for an original opera that takes Martin Luther King’s mother, activist Alberta Williams King,…
Stage & Arts
July 21
Gregory Stavrou, executive director of Rochester Civic Theater is part...

Minn. arts group faces upheaval after sex harassment allegations against ex-director

Gregory Stavrou, accused of sexual harassment, had resigned in April after arts group called for his firing.
Stage & Arts
July 21

Review: Momentum Dance festival's second week brings magical hoop skirts and otherworldly adventures

Review: Week 2 of the Momentum dance festival brings magical hoop skirts and otherworldly adventures.
Stage & Arts
July 21

You can get art, with no buyer's remorse, at Minneapolis Art Lending Library

Operating like a cross between a bookmobile and a mini-art gallery, Minneapolis Art Lending Library sets up shop at city parks four times a year.
Stage & Arts
July 20

Latino and white neighbors clash over 'Native Gardens' in new play at Guthrie

‘Native Gardens’ The 2015-16 theater season was a banner one for Latina playwright Karen Zacarias. She had five world premieres, including “Native Gardens,” a metaphor-laden…
Stage & Arts
July 20

80 years after Nazis, Minnesota artists organize their own 'degenerate' show

The DegeneraTe Show Travel back in time, why don’t you, to the 1937 “Degenerate Art” exhibition in Munich, which opened 80 years ago on July…
Stage & Arts
July 19

Dave Chappelle to headline five shows at intimate Minneapolis club

The comedian and actor will perform at Icehouse, a small venue in south Minneapolis.
Stage & Arts
July 19

MSP Airport shows travelers 'who we are' with new Minnesota art

Does art represent something essential about Minnesota? The planners at MSP International Airport think so.
Stage & Arts
July 18

Hundreds of puppets from around the world converge on St. Paul this week

How'd we get this interview with a puppet about a puppetry convention in St. Paul? We pulled some strings.
Music
July 18

Mill City Summer Opera stages a sultry version of 'Maria de Buenos Aires'

REVIEW: The company assembled a strong cast of actor-singers and dancers for Astor Piazzolla's tango opera.
Stage & Arts
July 17

French farce provides fun introduction to Gremlin Theatre's new St. Paul space

REVIEW: The troupe presents a French farce to inaugurate St. Paul space.
Music
July 15

In summer, Minnesota river town of Winona becomes world-class cultural capital

With its summer festivals in full swing, Winona is showing how the arts can help transform a city.
Stage & Arts
July 14
"Ghost" by Joe Sinness.

Minnesota artist's solo show is a reminder to 'stop and smell the flowers'

Minneapolis Institute of Art show brings beauty to sometimes gritty details of queer male life.
Stage & Arts
July 14

Dance works at Momentum festival confront dystopia, celebrate black sisterhood

REVIEW: The annual two-week Momentum festival begins with works confronting dystopia and celebrating black sisterhood.
Stage & Arts
July 14

Brave New Workshop's 'Guardians of the Fallacy' takes aim at Trumpworld

REVIEW: Its latest sketch-comedy revue aims zingers at Washington.
Stage & Arts
July 14

Louie Anderson displays his angrier side in a tour of Twin Cities suburban clubs

To see the Emmy nominee's new rough-edged routine, you'll have to venture off the beaten path.
Stage & Arts
July 14

Illusion Theater workshops a new play by Jeffrey Hatcher

Fresh Ink Opens Thursday: The Illusion kicks off its 30th annual Fresh Ink workshop with a new play by the clever playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey…
Stage & Arts
July 14

'Receptacle' exhibit features 13 Somali-American artists

Receptacle Featuring work by 13 Somali-American artists, half of them based in Minnesota, this ambitious exhibition was organized by curator Mohamud Mumin and the Somaal…
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