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February 3
The touring production of “Once on This Island” is at the Ordway through Sunday.

'Island' choreographer talks about her creative process

As "Once on This Island" opens at the Ordway, Camille A. Brown discusses her craft and the creative process.
Stage & Arts
February 3
Mikell Sapp and Jamecia Bennett in “Skeleton Crew” at the Yellow Tree Theatre.

'Skeleton Crew,' set in a failing factory, makes a plea for compassion

The four actors in the factory-set drama all give employee-of-the-month caliber performances.
Stage & Arts
February 1
John Szoke, a dealer and specialist in Picasso, in his Manhattan office. Szoke said that the market is filled with prints with signatures purportedly

Business is booming for fake art prints

Online sales sites have exaggerated an already major problem.
Stage & Arts
February 1
Patrick Pryor’s “Horizon With Yellow Hue 3."

In the depths of winter, Twin Cities art scene screams for yellow

A new art history book — and a Minneapolis gallery exhibition — try to redeem the often-maligned color.
Stage & Arts
January 31
Mia Williamson, Alex Newell, Hailey Kilgore and the cast of “Once On This Island.”

Tropical-themed theater in the Twin Cities offers more than escape

Stage shows steeped in the humidity and magic of tropical worlds also teem with deeper issues.
Stage & Arts
January 30
"Nothing is Apparent" by Clarence Morgan is part of the exhibit "The Beginning of Everything."

Giant exhibit at the U of M presents 500 years' worth of drawings

A giant exhibition at the U of M explores the malleable medium.
Stage & Arts
January 30
Edwin Strout and Sean Dillon in Walking Shadow Company’s “The Ugly One” at Open Eye Theatre.

In the spotlight: "The Ugly One"

The Ugly One Opens Saturday: German playwright Marius von Mayenburg’s comic shocker is also a boon to small theaters such as Walking Shadow Company because…
Stage & Arts
January 30

Drawing as ritual at Macalester College's Law Warschaw Gallery

Works on paper re-imagined Black feminist theorist bell hooks’ writing on memory and the body inspired Thai-American curator Tricia Heuring’s exhibition “Rituals of Regard…
Music
January 29
Cortez Mitchell, center, stars as the Refugee in Minnesota Opera’s staging of “Flight.”

Despite its comic flights, Minnesota Opera production is grounded in real-world issues

REVIEW: "Flight" eventually finds its way in the story of a stateless refugee.
Stage & Arts
January 28
Artistry Theater’s “Bridges of Madison County” stars Jennifer Baldwin Peden as Francesca Johnson, Ryan London Levin (Michael Johnson), Charlie C

Artistry's 'Bridges' delivers in subtle, beautiful tones

Review: Musical version of "The Bridges of Madison County" soars on lead's voice.
Stage & Arts
January 27
Molly Gleeson takes questions from visitors twice a day as she works as a conservator at the Penn Museum’s Artifact Lab.

These museum exhibits are as exciting as watching paint dry

Art museums are opening up their restoration labs to the general public.
Stage & Arts
January 27
In Children’s Theatre Company’s production of “Three Little Birds,” the focus of the show is the music of Bob Marley. Pictured are Timotha Lan

Minneapolis musical captures the spirits of Bob Marley and Jamaica

CTC's Bob Marley musical, "Three Little Birds," salutes the optimistic spirit of Jamaica.
Stage & Arts
January 26
“Pepperland” was commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles album.

Review: Mark Morris company dances 'Sgt. Pepper' into the new century

Famed choreographer Mark Morris mined the Beatles landmark to find contemporary relevance.
Music
January 26
"Pepperland" features colorful costumes and Beatles-inspired tunes.

Dance inspired by Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' is guaranteed to raise a smile

The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" inspires a new dance work reuniting former Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson with mentor Mark Morris.
Music
January 24
Cortez Mitchell plays the pivotal role of the Refugee in “Flight” and was once part of the Resident Artist Program at the Minnesota Opera.

Minnesota Opera program turns budding talents into potential stage stars

"Flight," opening Saturday at the Ordway, is an object lesson in how Minnesota Opera nurtures new talents.
Stage & Arts
January 24
Flordelino Lagundino

St. Paul's Park Square Theatre cuts job of artistic director

Facing funding shortfalls, the St. Paul theater eliminated a key position.
Stage & Arts
January 24
Lynnea Doublette and Ellis M. Dossavi Alipoeh in "Bob Marley's Three Little Birds" at Children's Theatre.

'Bob Marley's Three Little Birds' makes regional debut at Children's Theatre

A Bob Marley-infused "reggae fairy tale" makes its regional debut at Children's Theatre.
Stage & Arts
January 23

Revitalizing Indigenous symbols

Native art Curator Alexandra Buffalohead is invested in increasing visibility for Indigenous North American artists and redefining the Native art history canon through storytelling. Her…
Stage & Arts
January 23
Dovie Thomas, who presents “How the Wild West Was Spun.”

In the spotlight: "How the Wild West Was Spun"

How the Wild West Was Spun Ends Sunday: Her Lakota, Plains Apache and Scottish Traveller ancestry gives storyteller Dovie Thomas a much different perspective on…
Stage & Arts
January 23
"Youth and Age" by Jamel Shabazz

Legacy of Gordon Parks lives on, in a photo show at St. Paul museum

Show weaves his work with that of an artist he influenced.
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