Rob Dobi • Special to the Star Tribune

Rob Dobi • Special to the Star Tribune

Fall arts
The changemakers
Change is in the air as Minnesota arts troupes open the curtain on their 2019-20 season, and we’re not talking about the weather. Meet 10 women who are transforming what we’ll see this fall on stage, screen, bookshelves and gallery walls. Join a discussion about how our scene could be stronger. And fill up your own fall calendar with the 100-plus shows highlighted in these pages.
The changemakers
Change is in the air as Minnesota arts troupes open the curtain on their 2019-20 season, and we’re not talking about the weather. Meet 10 women who are transforming what we’ll see this fall on stage, screen, bookshelves and gallery walls. Join a discussion about how our scene could be stronger. And fill up your own fall calendar with the 100-plus shows highlighted in these pages.
What needs to change on the Minnesota arts scene? Artists and leaders weigh in
Staff
COVER
September 16

What needs to change on the Minnesota arts scene? Artists and leaders weigh in

Here's what Twin Cities movers and makers told us.
Mia staffers Elisabeth Callihan, Karleen Gardner and Anniessa Antar lead a museum effort called MASS Action. “We can start to work toward undoing le
Brian Peterson, Star Tribune
ART
September 16

Minneapolis team is changing museums from the inside out

A homegrown project at Minneapolis Institute of Art has spread nationwide — and beyond — as museums confront their colonial past.
“The Stars and the Blackness Between Them” portrays black youth “a way that I’d never seen myself depicted as a young kid,” says author Juna
Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune
BOOKS
September 16

Minnesota artist's novel about queer black teens is one of fall's hottest books

After puppets and poetry, theater and film, artist Junauda Petrus is releasing her first young adult novel about two queer, black teenagers.
Priti Gandhi, Minnesota Opera's new chief artistic officer.
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
CLASSICAL
September 16

Changing the color of opera is the goal of Minnesota Opera's new leader

A singer herself, Minnesota Opera's Priti Gandhi sees diversity as a way to "open people's imaginations" — not to mention a matter of survival.
Maia Maiden stood for a portrait in the public mural and graffiti space behind Modus Locus Gallery in Minneapolis, Minn.
Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
DANCE
September 16

Twin Cities curator Maia Maiden brings hip-hop dance to a bigger stage at the Ordway

With "Rooted," Maia Maiden sought to create a dance showcase for artists of color. Now it's the heart of a weekend-long fest at the Ordway.
Sesame Street Live! Make Your MagicElmo and Rosita learn about the magic of making music.Photo provided
FUN FOR FAMILIES
September 14

10 great events for families in the Twin Cities this fall

The mother of all corn mazes just got bigger; plus visits from Elmo and Baby Shark, and a host of harvest-themed activities.
Lizzo performed at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – St. Paul, MN – May 5, 2019, Concert review of
Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune
POP
October 9

Lizzo is still shaking things up in Minneapolis as she returns for two sold-out Armory gigs

As she returns for two big gigs, her former cohorts in the Twin Cities music scene take stock of her impact — locally, and now industrywide.
From left, Christine Wade, Harrison Wade and Lindsay Fitzgerald sat for a portrait inside of Theatre Elision in Crystal on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. ] A
Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
STAGE
September 16

Crystal theater wants to give more jobs to women, and pay them fairly

Theatre Elision specializes in offbeat musicals with female characters.
Tracey Ashley on "Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready"
Adam Rose, Netflix
TELEVSION
September 16

Why Tiffany Haddish and Tracy Morgan are singing the praises of former Minnesotan Tracey Ashley

Big names in entertainment are calling sitcom writer Tracey Ashley one of the smartest voices in comedy. But Minnesotans already knew that.
Director Marielle Heller and Tom Hanks are on the set of TriStar Pictures’ “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”
MOVIE
September 16

He's been dead 16 years but Mister Rogers remains force for change, director says

Mister Rogers is back in the neighborhood, with Tom Hanks in the role. Director Marielle Heller thinks we need the TV legend more than ever.

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