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August 30
Leslie Ball

Nothing can stop long-running Balls Cabaret on Saturday nights in Minneapolis

Balls Cabaret Saturday: It’s billed as “the longest-running, weekly, midnight cabaret in the history of humankind,” which may or may not be true, but no…
Stage & Arts
August 29
Benjamin Rosas, dressed as George Washington, and his brother Drew Rosas, dressed as John Quincy Adams, waited while their mom snapped their picture i

'Hamilton' lands in Minneapolis to euphoric fans, lucky ticket buyers

The show opened Wednesday at the Orpheum with a frenzy.
Music
August 29

Opera superstar Plácido Domingo achieves the unthinkable: 150 roles

Opera superstar hits milestone at age 77.
Stage & Arts
August 28
Minneapolis' Red Eye Theater closing space, looking for new one

Minneapolis' Red Eye Theater closing space, looking for new one

In the midst of a leadership transition, Red Eye closes down its space with a Britney Spears-themed piece.
Stage & Arts
August 25
“Hamilton” opens Wednesday for a six-week run.

Hip-hop 'Hamilton' is Hennepin's hot ticket

Talk about not missing their shot: Longtime friends Aileen Devitt White, Mary Olsen Baker and Marna Bothum Gisvold decided last year to buy Hennepin Theatre…
Stage & Arts
August 25

Tickets? Showtimes? 'Hamaoke'? Nine things you need to know about the Minneapolis Hamilton

1. You can get tickets. The show's Ticketmaster website has mainly premium seats, but as of late last week, balcony tickets were going…
Stage & Arts
August 24
Toni Morrison

Beautiful visuals make for a strong 'Blaq Presence' dance show

Review: A Toni Morrison children's book inspired this visually rich dance show.
Music
August 24
Lin-Manuel Miranda, foreground, with the cast during a performance of "Hamilton," in New York.

From Beyoncé to Harry Potter to Sondheim, here's the DNA that drives 'Hamilton'

You don't need 23andMe to explore the roots of the musical opening here Wednesday. Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda laid it all out for us.
Stage & Arts
August 23

Carpenter Art Fair will celebrate the St. Croix Valley this weekend in Hudson

Carpenter Art Fair As the summer winds down, artists at the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota are getting wound up about this one-day art fair.…
Stage & Arts
August 23

Frank Caliendo returns to Acme Comedy in Minneapolis

Frank Caliendo The comic hasn’t stopped channeling John Madden, Bill Clinton and other stars, a gift that has made him one of the world’s most…
Stage & Arts
August 23
Joseph Morales, center, stars in the touring company of “Hamilton” that begins a six-week stand at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday.

What's it like to be in 'Hamilton'? Mpls. crew: it's a 'once in a generation' thing

What's it like to be part of the blockbuster musical? The cast gets a tsunami of fan art and Instagram followers, for starters.
Stage & Arts
August 23
Kourtni Lind-Watson helps keep “Hamilton’s” dancers on point.

From St. Kate's to 'Hamilton': Minnesota woman interrupts studies to tour with blockbuster

Minnesota's Kourtni Lind-Watson is taking a break from biology studies to supervise the nonstop dance of "Hamilton.''
Stage & Arts
August 23
“Black Out” by Richard Hull (detail shown here) is one of several paintings in the exhibit of art from Chicago artists opening Saturday.

A treasure trove of Chicago art finds a new home at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Colorful, populist and often surreal, the art of the Chicago Imagists finds a new Minneapolis home.
Stage & Arts
August 23
Top 10 must-see artworks at the Minnesota State Fair

Top 10 must-see artworks at the Minnesota State Fair

Gems await the artistically inclined at the Fine Art Building.
August 22
Sabina Ott, who died in June, was a community-minded artist and an engaging professor and mentor to students far and wide.

A spectacle and something strange: A tribute to artist Sabina Ott

The death of Chicago-based artist Sabina Ott inspired a healing — and revealing — quest by the Star Tribune's art critic.
Stage & Arts
August 22
Thought 'Hamilton' was sold out in Minneapolis? A new batch of tickets is available

Thought 'Hamilton' was sold out in Minneapolis? A new batch of tickets is available

New tickets for "Hamilton" have been released, at a variety of price points, and they'll keep popping up during the rest of the run.
Stage & Arts
August 21
Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson, Bradley Greenwald and Diana Grasselli toast Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday in “Dear Lenny.”

Review: 100 years after his birth, Bernstein's music endures, and Open Eye show reveals why

The composer's letters and songs fit together in a revue that pays tribute to Bernstein's enduring legacy.
Stage & Arts
August 21
Sally Wingert (Thelma) and Sara Marsh (Jessie) in “ ’Night Mother.”

Intimacy of Minneapolis stage draws audience into the bleak yet beautiful drama ' 'Night, Mother'

Theater review: Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh's intertwined performances reveal a beautiful, upsetting play.
Stage & Arts
August 20
Kim Kivens in the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s “What I Thought I Knew.”

Pregnancy rocks a middle-aged woman's world in Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company show

The one-person show is performed with immediacy, power and occasional humor.
Stage & Arts
August 20
Photographer Wing Young Huie

Minnesota's biggest arts prize goes to a photographer who chronicles urban life

McKnight winner Wing Young Huie builds community, through his lens and in real life.
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