After a decade, Brainerd music fest prepares for big growth spurt — and new arts center

After a decade, Brainerd music fest prepares for big growth spurt — and new arts center

Referendum passed by Brainerd voters will provide a new performing-arts center for the Lakes Area Music Festival.

Iconic walking bridge connecting Sculpture Garden and Loring Park reopens after makeover

August 10
(Left) Marie Pfeilsticker and Kayla Lysne from Delano, MN spent part of their Friday afternoon takin pictures of each other on the bridge. ] ALEX KORM
The Siah Armajani-designed structure is back just in time for the artist's retrospective at Walker Art Center.

Ten-Minute Play Festival in St. Paul showcases Native American theater-makers

August 9
Andrea Fairbanks and Lorne Maxwell Duquette in “SEEDS” by Laura Shamas, part of the Native American Ten-Minute Play Festival.
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August 10
Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye sings "Harmonia Ubuntu" as Osmo V‰nsk‰ conducts during rehearsal. ] LEILA NAVIDI ï leila.navidi@startribune.com BACKGR

Follow Minnesota Orchestra's first-of-its-kind tour to South Africa

The orchestra is the first from the United States to play South Africa's biggest stages.
Music
August 10
Dexieng Yang as Gao Hlee and Brian Kim as Benedict in “The Korean Drama Addict’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity.”

Lively cross-cultural comedy 'Korean Drama Addict' gets its premiere in St. Paul

Theater Mu premieres a new work by Twin Cities playwright May Lee-Yang.
The riverfront Guthrie Theater is a signature Dowling achievement.
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August 10
"A Family Friendly Pulp Fiction."

Our 10 favorite shows at the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival

As the Fringe heads into its final weekend, here are our critics' top picks from the 42 shows we reviewed.
Stage & Arts
August 10

2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival

Back for its 25th year, the Midwest's biggest performing arts festival is expected to draw nearly 50,000 attendees to 132 shows, each no longer than an hour, at more than a dozen venues Aug. 2-12. Star Tribune reviewers will swarm the fest to see as many shows as they can stand, and tip readers to the good, the bad and the curious. New this year: a Family Fringe with six shows at Celtic Junction in St. Paul. Tickets are $5-$10 per show, $19-25 for a daylong pass, $220 for VIP all-access pass. Seats for some shows can be reserved for an extra $3 via minnesotafringe.org.
Stage & Arts
August 9
Art by Gerry Bibby at Midway Contemporary Art.

Artist Gerry Bibby plays with words, semiotics at Midway Contemporary Art in Mpls.

‘Game on Tilt’ This exhibit by Berlin-based Australian artist Gerry Bibby is clever but terribly dry at times, yet its title is rather colorful, reminiscent…
Stage & Arts
August 9
Will Jakala at "Hamilton" camp: "It's so cool."

Summer camps capture 'Hamilton' mania for Minnesota kids

The hit musical "Hamilton" has lots of young fans. Popular day camps are giving Minnesota kids a chance to sing and dance along.
Stage & Arts
August 7
Emily Colay is “Medusa.”

A fiery night at the Minnesota Fringe Fest, plus Nazis, witchcraft and love in Prague

REVIEW: An epic myth tops our latest roundup of Fringe faves.
Stage & Arts
August 6
"BollyProv" (photo by Arun Photography)

Minnesota Fringe Fest offers Vietnam War tales, Bollywood comedy and more

REVIEW: Storytellers, showstoppers and head-scratchers all can be found at this year's theater fest.
Music
August 6
“Burnout County” at the Fringe Festival.

To be or not to be ... a chicken? 10 more buzzworthy shows at the Minnesota Fringe Fest

REVIEW: 10 more shows for your consideration as the theater fest heads into the home stretch.
Stage & Arts
August 4
Joseph Haj: “It’s humbling in the extreme to recognize you haven’t done as much as you set out to do.”

After a tumultuous three years, Guthrie stays the course with director Haj

The artistic director reflects on the successes and "missteps" of his tenure so far.
Stage & Arts
August 3
“Not Fair, My Lady”

11 buzzworthy shows from opening weekend of the Minnesota Fringe Festival

REVIEW: Our critics swarmed opening night Thursday. Here's what they saw.
Stage & Arts
August 3
Afoutayi Haitian Dance, Music and Arts presents “Experience Haiti!”

See shadow puppets, Haitian dance and 'Fruit Flies' at new Family Fringe

The Fringe is still a free-for-all where participants are chosen by lottery. But now there is a juried portion of the festival, one that expands…
Stage & Arts
August 3
On Saturday, noted Twin Cities entertainer T. Mychael Rambo was carjacked, pistol-whipped and left on a St. Paul street with a concussion after giving

Famed Twin Cities actor and singer recovering after a bloody carjacking in St. Paul

"I'm saddened that there are so many who are lost," T. Mychael Rambo said of St. Paul attack.
Stage & Arts
August 3
Shanan Custer laughed with pianist Keith Hovis as they rehearsed one of her five Fringe Festival shows, “Couple Fight: The Musical!”

5 shows, one Fringe Festival: How this Twin Cities actor/director gets ready for 'marathon'

Shanan Custer has no fewer than five shows in Minnesota's largest performing arts fest: "It's like theater sports."
Stage & Arts
August 2

Art fair weekend in Minneapolis, with Uptown and Powderhorn both starting Friday

Powderhorn and Uptown Art Fairs Two of the summer's biggest art fairs hit Minneapolis this weekend, with free Metro Transit passes available for visitors. Powderhorn…
Stage & Arts
August 2
Bluebirds from the Bell Museum’s collection are piled in a display box in “She Was Concerned About the Loss of Habitat” by Jeff Millikan.

Forgotten taxidermy at Bell Museum becomes pointed art show about climate change

Using specimens from Bell Museum, Jeff Millikan speaks to the climate-change debate.
Stage & Arts
August 2
“Listen” features emerging black choreographers.

Lab Theater's 'Listen' features 10 emerging black choreographers

'Listen' for young choreographersThis show features 10 emerging black choreographers, celebrating the wealth of Twin Cities talent from across the African diaspora. Expect a diverse…
Music
August 1
The artist behind Minneapolis' Bob Dylan mural has erected a similar tribute to Michael Jackson in New York City.

New York's cool new Michael Jackson mural might look familiar to Minnesotans

The latest wall portrait by a famed Brazilian artist is in the same vein as his Bob Dylan mural in Minneapolis.
Stage & Arts
July 27
St. Cloud police apprehended the missing crocodile sculpture on Friday morning.

The 10-foot steel crocodile gone missing in St. Cloud art heist has been found

A crocodile sculpture installed in downtown St. Cloud says "See you later, alligator."
Stage & Arts
July 27

Jennifer Isle goes solo with Off-Leash Area's 'The Time Is'

‘The Time Is’ This is Jennifer Ilse’s first full-length solo show with Off-Leash Area, the contemporary performance company where she serves as co-artistic director. In…
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