What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans

What the State Fair art show says about Minnesotans

It appears we're a thoughtful bunch, with a soft spot for nature and nostalgia, and a bent for the surreal.
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Venerable St. Paul dance studio to close after more than 60 years

August 19
Venerable St. Paul dance studio to close after more than 60 years
St. Paul Ballet's Grand Avenue studio, which for nearly 50 years was under the Andahazy Dance Studio name, is closing. The building's owners have decided to retire and do something else with the property.

Selfie alert! 'Frame' yourself at scenic spots along Mississippi River

August 13
Selfie alert! 'Frame' yourself at scenic spots along Mississippi River
Nineteen frames show off "masterpiece" vistas from Fridley to Prescott, Wis.
Stage & Arts
August 30

Theater Latté Da buys historic Ritz Theater in northeast Minneapolis

Troupe had been using the old theater in northeast Minneapolis since 2014.
Stage & Arts
August 29

Review: "Bars and Measures" at the Jungle Theater contemplates the uniting power of music in these divided times

Jungle Theater explores the power of music in sincere but under-investigated new play.
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Stage & Arts
August 28

Roving dancers recall St. Paul's olden days in 'Passing Through Pigs Eye'

REVIEW: Roving dancers take viewers through the city and celebrate its unruly roots in 'Passing Through Pig's Eye.'
Stage & Arts
August 27

Actor sues Minn. Fringe Festival for refusing play about pedophile

Sean Neely accuses the festival of "false advertising" because it claims to be nonjuried.
Stage & Arts
August 26

Two brothers are divided in a new play premiering at Jungle Theater

Bars and Measures Opening: Playwright Idris Goodwin brings this new work to the Jungle Theater, with music by jazz composer Justin Ellington. It is based…
Stage & Arts
August 25

Winners of the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art competition

Oil/acrylic/mixed media: 1. Joan Cox, St. Paul; 2. John Cunningham, St. Paul; 3. Michael Proulx, Brooklyn Center; 4. Malia Wiley, Lake Crystal.Sculpture: 1. Allen Christian,…
Stage & Arts
August 25

Minnesota is world-class when it comes to watercolors; see for yourself in Bloomington

Artistry Awash: Watercolor Exhibition and FestivalIf watercolor painting were an Olympic sport, Minnesotans would sweep the medals. In fact, the eight Minnesotans in this sure-to-be-sparkling…
Stage & Arts
August 22

Review: 'Rise Up, O Men' doesn't sour the Church Basement Ladies' formula

REVIEW: The stage comedy franchise adds a little Y chromosome to its successful shtick.
Stage & Arts
August 22

In honor of Cirque show, we turned our intern into a Na'vi from 'Avatar'

Meticulously applying the layers of makeup needed to pull-off the eye-popping look of Cirque du Soleil's upcoming show, "Toruk: The First Flight," takes about an hour.
Stage & Arts
August 19

Review: The joy of dance comes through in 'Rhythmically Speaking' at Southern Theater

REVIEW: The "Rhythmically Speaking" showcase offers pure enjoyment & thoughtful sizzle.
Stage & Arts
August 19

Review: 'DAI,' at Minnesota Jewish Theatre, contemplates violence in a civil society

"DAI" brings us to the front lines of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — a coffee shop in a teeming city.
Stage & Arts
August 19

Fire Drill reaches 'Boiling Point' with a performance that promises extremes

Boiling Point If you aren’t lucky enough to have air conditioning, this time of year can be a tad overwhelming. Add to that the ills…
Stage & Arts
August 19

Artists explore the Mighty Mississippi in the Weisman exhibit 'Silver River'

Silver River Ongoing: Minnesota claims bragging rights as the source of the world’s fourth longest river, the Mighty Mississippi. Rushing through Minneapolis and St. Paul,…
Stage & Arts
August 17

Rhythmically Speaking spreads the gospel of jazz dance

Rhythmically SpeakingStarted in 2009 by artistic director Erinn Liebhard, this dance organization puts on just one show a year, but it's packed full of local…
Music
August 16
The midway at the Minnesota State Fair.

State Fair to tighten security at gates, around grounds this year

Virtually everything will be searched at the fair's 11 gates. The Great Minnesota Get-Together starts Aug. 25 and runs through Labor Day.
Stage & Arts
August 16

Minnesota sex abuse survivor finds healing in new play 'Trust'

A new play opening this week in Minneapolis looks at clergy sex abuse from a victim's perspective.
Stage & Arts
August 11

Review: 'Paint Your Wagon' gets a polished reboot at Ordway

The producers threw out Alan Jay Lerner's book, kept the songs by composer Frederick Loewe and lyricist Lerner, and enlisted Marans to craft a new story that's exciting and relevant.
Stage & Arts
August 11

'Paint Your Wagon' gets a fresh topcoat as it opens at Ordway Center

A 1950s musical by the "My Fair Lady" team of Lerner and Loewe gets a 21st-century remake.
Stage & Arts
August 11

Prairie in central Minnesota will become 'My Ocean' for a two-night performance

My OceanA prairie in central Minnesota will be the site of this event by performance artist Bethany Lacktorin and composer/musician James Everest. It involves an…
Stage & Arts
August 11

Good earth at Form + Content

'Living Arrangements'It takes a farmer or a linguist to recognize, and to celebrate, the distinction between "dirt" and "soil." Artist Sandra Menefee Taylor, who grew…
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