All eyes on Mary Ceruti: The Walker director posed with a giant “scare eye” balloon that the art collective Postcommodity used in making “Repell

Thoughtful new leader brings 'a nice shift in tone' to Walker Art Center

Sculpture is central to the story of Walker Art Center's new boss. But people skills may matter more.

R.J. Kern photographs 'best' animals for Minnesota State Fair

August 15
R.J. Kern ‘s “The Best of the Best” features portraits of livestock from the 2018 State Fair made using a 19th-century bronze-tinted salt photo
Twin Cities photographer R.J. Kern showcases pairs of prizewinners from last year's Minnesota State Fair.

$10 million later, the renovated Peavey Plaza is an accessible success

August 9
The fountains at the renovated Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis flowed over the reflecting pool.
A renovation has restored the downtown gem's singular looks while making it accessible to all.
Stage & Arts
August 20
A rehearsal for Crash Dance’s production of “Domino.”

All will fall in 'Domino,' a Minneapolis performance by Crash Dance

Company randomly selects which dancer will play the villain in each show.
Stage & Arts
August 19
Top, “Tradeswomen: Get Serious!” by Meadow Muska, 1976.
Above, Muska stands beside a 1978 photo of herself in the exhibit. Courtesy of the Minneap

Once-taboo images by a Minnesota-born photographer reveal lesbian lives in the 1970s

Once-taboo images by a Minnesota-born photographer reveal lesbian lives in the 1970s.
The riverfront Guthrie Theater is a signature Dowling achievement.
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Stage & Arts
August 18
Theater Mu’s dark comedy, “Hot Asian Doctor Husband,” features Mikell Sapp, left, Damian Leverett, Meghan Kreidler, Eric Sharp and Danielle Troi

Theater Mu's 'Hot Asian Doctor Husband' premieres with deadpan wit

"Hot Asian Doctor Husband," full of profanity and sharp wit, has its buzzy premiere at Mixed Blood.
Stage & Arts
August 17
A fire destroyed St. Olaf’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis in 1953.

Elegant Gothic church dominated Minneapolis skyline — until it burned a second time

An iconic sanctuary survived an 1888 fire and a 1904 tornado only to burn down years later.
Music
August 17
“The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club" picnic operetta by Mixed Precipitation.

Best of the Week: Picnic Operetta, Gully Boys, Rod Stewart, Mill City Museum, Ringo Starr, more

Picnicking with Mozart Each summer the Mixed Precipitation company likes tilting operatic convention on its head in its Picnic Operetta, wherein a novel take on…
Stage & Arts
August 16
Dancers in Erinn Liebhard’s “Feist(meist)er,” premiered by Rhythmically Speaking.

Minneapolis dance company Rhythmically Speaking kicks it up a notch

REVIEW: Guest choreographers add dimension in a strong showcase for the company's ensemble.
Stage & Arts
August 16
Danielle Troiano, Mikell Sapp, Eric Sharp, Meghan Kreidler and Damian Leverett in “Hot Asian Doctor Husband.”

Minneapolis world premiere plays off 'Crazy Rich Asians,' views rom-coms through a biracial lens

Theater Mu's dark comedy says being biracial makes the dating puzzle even more puzzling.
Stage & Arts
August 15

Art, culture and music at Twin Cities' first-ever Iranian Culture Week

Iranian Culture Week Minnesota’s Iranian-American community presents the Twin Cities’ first Iranian Culture Week, a weeklong celebration Aug. 18-25 featuring art exhibitions, live music, lectures…
Stage & Arts
August 15
“The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club” by Mixed Precipitation.

Picnic operetta: Mozart mash-up by Mixed Precipitation

The Clemency of Tito’s Tennis Club A case could be made that boy wonder Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the “New Wave” of the 1770s, so…
Stage & Arts
August 14

'Lightning Rod' attracts risk-taking performers for a showcase at Pillsbury House in Minneapolis

‘Lightning Rod 2019’ After a weeklong intensive workshop, interdisciplinary artists working at the crossroads of dance, theater and music will showcase the fruits of their…
Stage & Arts
August 14
Broadway smash 'Hadestown' is coming to the Twin Cities

Broadway smash 'Hadestown' is coming to the Twin Cities

The Tony-winning musical has announced a national tour that includes a Twin Cities stop in 2020 or 2021.
Stage & Arts
August 13
Laura Wertheim Joseph

Minnesota Museum of American Art's new curator: 'There are widespread calls to decolonize museums'

Macalester alum Laura Wertheim Joseph brings broad arts experience to Minnesota Museum of American Art.
Stage & Arts
August 10

'Bone man' artist Gendron Jensen dies at age 79

He died last month in New Mexico after a battle with a rare bone cancer. "The irony of that diagnosis was not lost on him," a friend said.
Music
August 10
Ben Folds

Best of the Week (Aug. 11-18): Surly double bills, Dobet Gnahore, Rhythmically Speaking, Greek Festival, more

2 + 2 = 1 big week at Surly This week’s pair of big Surly Brewing outdoor concerts are each twofer offerings with bands that…
Music
August 9
Musician and composer Nirmala Rajasekar held a veena — a seven-stringed instrument — during a practice session in Brooklyn Center. Rajasekar offer

Four artists from India who made their mark on Minnesota

In honor of India's Independence Day, a look at four Minnesotans who changed the culture here.
Stage & Arts
August 8
Karen Kunc’s “Fury & Flow”	Provided

Weather comes alive in bold color prints at Minneapolis' Highpoint Center

‘Weather’ Artist Karen Kunc’s exhibition at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis explores the threat and the benevolence of nature through highly colorful, practically hypnotic…
Stage & Arts
August 7

Minneapolis dance performance connects with live music

Live music has become a lot more common in dance performances in the past few years. We are here for this trend, as it brings…
Stage & Arts
August 6
Sue Scott led the second live performance of her “Island of Discarded Women” podcast.

Former 'Prairie Home' performer starts a new chapter with podcast about battling back

Sue Scott chuckles about it now, but her self-esteem took a serious hit when she was told she was let go from the radio show.
Music
August 6
Jack Swanson

At 27, fast-rising opera star comes home to perform in Stillwater

Rising international star tenor Jack Swanson will lead a free Opera on the River concert.
Stage & Arts
August 5
Bob Ross and one of his paintings.

The mystery of the missing Bob Ross paintings

TV's beloved art teacher painted thousands of landscapes. Why can't we find them?
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