Amudalat Ajasa, 18, and Rande Tomas, 64, danced during a rehearsal for “Holding On: Unexpected Stories of World War II” at the Episcopal Homes i

From the atomic bomb to internment camps, stories of the last Minnesota veterans of World War II

Minnesota World War II veterans' experiences are told in a new play performed by a multigenerational cast.

Minnesota grad is building a big career in comedy, one character at a time

July 11
Comedian Kate McCarthy
Kate McCarthy is making an impact in comedy, one nutty character at a time.

Minneapolis installation of temporary art honors permanent memories

July 10
Every object in one of Day Schildkret’s mandalas comes from the area where he constructs it.
Mandala artist turns grief into beauty.
“Cosi Fan Tutte” by Mill City Summer Opera.

Rain mars Mozart in the ruins by Mill City Summer Opera

REVIEW: Dodgy weather marred an intriguing update of "Così fan Tutte" at Mill City.
Stage & Arts
A view of the gallery for the "Foot in the Door 4" exhibition in 2010. The show was created in 1980 by the Artist Panel of the Minneapolis Artist Exhi

Once a decade, Minneapolis Institute of Art opens its gallery walls to all artists — with a catch

Having your art displayed in a major museum is a rare honor. But once every ten years, Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) offers that singular…
The riverfront Guthrie Theater is a signature Dowling achievement.
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July 14

Dance duo Hijack juxtaposes stage design and choreography in 'Jealousy'

REVIEW: Lighting and visual elements are juxtaposed by choreography in Hijack performance.
July 13
The Raconteurs (L-R): Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, Jack Lawrence, Jack White.

Best of the Week (July 14-21): Raconteurs, 'Guys and Dolls,' Black Pumas, Apollo anniversary

Back in Jack Returning to the Armory a year after his debut solo gig in town, Jack White of White Stripes fame has put his…
Stage & Arts
July 12
Attorney Jeff Anderson held up a cast photo of Laura Stearns, at left, when she was 13, a year before her sexual abuse started at the Children’s The

Plaintiffs in sex abuse cases against the Children's Theatre to protest insurance company

Laura Stearns contends that jurors had no idea that insurance companies were on the hook, not CTC, for paying any damages in her case.
July 12
Open Eye’s popular “driveway tours” feature free puppet shows for fans young and old in backyards, front yards and parks.

Twin Cities' theater brings magical, free, puppet shows to backyards and parks

For 17 summers, the driveway tour has been roving through the Twin Cities to perform.
Stage & Arts
July 11

Vietnam-born artist has a feel for big, empty Midwest landscapes

‘Waiting Upon the Plains’ Artist Teo Nguyen’s photorealistic paintings of Midwestern landscapes capture the solitude of these wide-open farmlands. His appropriately titled exhibition offers a…
Stage & Arts
July 11
Greta Grosch gets “Ruthless” for Theatre Elision through July 21 in Crystal.

Theatre Elision presents 'Ruthless!'

Ruthless! Through July 21: Theatre Elision warms up its new location by remounting “Ruthless!” The outrageous “Bad Seed”-like musical gave Natalie Portman and Britney Spears…
Stage & Arts
July 10
France-Luce Benson, Zainabu Jallo and Femi Osofisan.

Festival features three playwrights

Afro-Atlantic Playwright Festival Friday/Saturday: Inspired by the African tradition of the poet/storyteller known as a griot, the festival presents three playwrights whose work addresses the…
Stage & Arts
July 9
Ginger Shulick Porcella

Franconia Sculpture Park hires Chicago native to replace its fired founder

It's hoping to bring in "new faces" after its founding director was forced out for inappropriate conduct.
Stage & Arts
July 9
J.H. Shuĭ Xiān

It's a big dance week, with Momentum fest and a new work by Hijack

Momentum festival now at the Frey.
Stage & Arts
July 9
Molly Diers raised concerns about inappropriate jokes and behavior in the Guthrie's scene shop.

Board finds Guthrie Theater engaged in 'unfair labor practices' against former employee

Ex-employee said her evaluations were downgraded after she complained about work conditions.
Stage & Arts
July 6
Lakeside Club interior

Meet WACSO, the once-anonymous artist who sketches the soul of Minnesota

The artist known for Walkin' Around Checkin' Stuff Out scouts supper clubs, small-town bars and other places he doesn't quite belong.
July 5
Kacey Musgraves performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 15, 2019, in Manchester, Tenn.

Best of the Week (July 7-14): Basilica Block Party, Ragamala dance, Rebirth Brass Band, Opera on the Range, Ramsey County Fair

God bless Americana With Live Nation taking over the booking, the Basilica Block Party has a decidedly country-rocking feel on Friday, with Grammy-grabbing Kacey Musgraves,…
Stage & Arts
July 5
Jennifer Maren stars as Marjorie Caldwell in “Glensheen.”

Based on Duluth murders, 'Glensheen' musical returns to St. Paul for record-breaking run

History Theatre's musical, based on the Duluth murders, has become a fan fave.
Stage & Arts
July 5
Casting directors Sheena Janson Kelley of the Jungle, Jennifer Liestman of the Guthrie and Kelli Foster Warder of the Ordway posed for a portrait at t

These casting directors are three of the most powerful people in Twin Cities theater

Meet the casting directors responsible for hiring hundreds of Twin Cities actors every year.
Stage & Arts
July 4
Corey DiNardo in “The Pillowman.”

Torture, brutality and yes, humor, merge in 'Pillowman'

REVIEW: Martin McDonagh's play is a masterful balancing act.
Stage & Arts
July 3
“I won’t starve the land of its dirt. You’ve poisoned us before” by Nancy Julia Hicks.

Printmaking gets political in art exhibit at Minneapolis' Highpoint Center

Printing the political Three printmakers investigate topics both personal and political in the Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibition, the culmination of a nine-month residency. Connor Rice…
Stage & Arts
July 3
Taj Ruler and Lauren Anderson wrestle with dragons in “Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War” at Brave New Workshop.

It's a Brave New Workshop mashup

Shame of Thrones: Stupidity War Through Oct. 12: Actor Lauren Anderson marks her 50th show with Brave New Workshop in an improv-based mashup of characters…
Stage & Arts
July 2
Andrew Erskine Wheeler, an acting instructor on staff at the Children’s Theatre Company, held a sign as he stood in support of survivors during a pr

CTC artists issue demands after past sexual assault cases

A fund for victims is among the five requests, part of an open letter.

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