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The St. Paul nonprofit uses "lots of little" to make big change in a crisis through its emergency relief fund.
Minnesotans mourn as cancellations take a toll on our short, sweet season.
Twin Cities Pride is moving its parade, party and booths online. It’s hoping crowds will follow. The nonprofit will announce Friday a…
Even shuttered, the Uptown Theatre continues to reflect its quirky community via its marquee.
State Arts Board is scrapping some grant programs with the aim of providing "more flexible support."
It's not only about protection. It's also a personal expression.
Philip Harder has made videos for Prince, Low and the Foo Fighters, and ads for Apple and Target. He filmed his dream project entirely in Minnesota, including in his own Minneapolis backyard.
As the year draws to a close, let's be inspired by people who aspire to connect, heal and support their communities.
Sue Gens talks about what the State Arts Board is doing to alleviate the current crisis.
Artists and theater costume makers are turning their talents to making coronavirus face masks.
The Minnesota Orchestra has called off its tour to Vietnam and South Korea, set for late June, due to coronavirus pandemic."We wish to be exceedingly…
This summer adults-only getaway takes campfires and s'mores up a notch with drinks and gourmet fare.
The state's Music Hall of Fame honors our legends of all genres, from polka to Prince.
Across Minnesota and beyond, people were listening.
Amid a flurry of cancellations, Twin Cities arts groups and artists brace for a major financial hit.
She photographed the gardens of France, the parks of England, the canals of Belgium. But her favorite location was the darkroom of her Edina home.
As she settles in at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Katherine Luber is educating herself on issues — big and small.
The orchestra will play a free concert on Peavey Plaza as part of the reinvented four-week event.
Rob Kapilow brings Beethoven down to earth in his new role with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
The goal of the growing practice is to make audiences aware of the people who once called — or still call — the land home.
His discovery of acid rain soaking remote bogs led to cleaner power plants, to the Clean Air Act Amendments in 1990.
Meet the Minnesotans at the heart of the year's most groundbreaking show.
Donations hit a record level as the orchestra tackled future financial challenges.
Liquid Music founder Kate Nordstrum will lead an expansion of the Twin Cities midwinter festival.
A small shop on the U's St. Paul campus has been selling dairy and meat at bargain prices for decades.
A strong year for fundraising built its endowment, but provided less support for day-to-day operations than expected.
Smith, who might be poetry's most generous ambassador, will discuss that love Nov. 21 in St. Paul as the final guest of this year's Talking Volumes series.
Singers from South Africa and Minnesota raise their voices together again.
First hung in 1974, "Churchmen in the New World" depicts Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered around a table as well as a slave ship.
Twin Citians of all stripes gather once a month to get inspired.
Fierce and funny writer Lindy West fights misogyny in the media, arguing that bad pop culture breeds bad politics.
As host for the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, Grand Rapids shared its successes and struggles with visitors from 25 states.
It was invited to perform in Hanoi for the 25th anniversary of restored diplomatic relations. It also will play South Korea for the first time.
Katherine Luber has led the San Antonio Museum of Art for eight years and brings some business world know-how to the job.
A Scandinavian-inspired home in quaint Milan is covered in a renowned painter's life's work.
Meet the group that plumbs the depths of North America's biggest lake to find sunken ships.
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker will help design the shows, as well as host and perform.
Nonprofit will purchase Northrup King complex, home to 350-plus artists.
A "redesign" is planned to make the event sustainable and bring in new voices.
It is among six Knight grants meant to energize downtown St. Paul.
In his Minneapolis neighborhood and at City Hall, Sean Connaughty has become known as the lake's outspoken caretaker.
Athletic and musical, with a love for giraffes and the outdoors, Lieber received a diagnosis at 15 of Ewing's sarcoma.
Sculpture is central to the story of Walker Art Center's new boss. But people skills may matter more.
On a Mississippi River isle, a teenager has created a haven for his beloved bunnies, and a healing place for humans.
International cast presents "La Pasión" as the finale of Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest.
Once spied on by the FBI, the co-op park on Minnesota's Iron Range just celebrated its 90th anniversary.
With New Yorkers now at the helm of the formerly Minne-centric "Live From Here" and "The Splendid Table," some feel a sense of loss.
The nonprofit behind it, which lost money on the event for years, announced steps to sort out its future.
Fast Eddie's has been fixing shoes in the same small Dinkytown workshop for decades.
Babies are the target audience for a Minnesota Opera work that dares to think small.
Struggling for a subject, an agnostic Minneapolis painter found his purpose in the King James Bible.
The cost-cutting measure comes after the orchestra lost major sources of corporate funding.
Wherever he goes, this Rochester maestro builds community around his passion for song.
"The business model for midsize arts organizations just doesn't work anymore," Heart of the Beast's executive director says.
As corporate giving is steered elsewhere, "the future is a little scary for the arts sector," says the author of a recent study.
Modern dance meets African-American culture — on skates — in the work of Twin Cities troupe Brownbody.
There were the two years in the Peace Corps. The time in the Marines. But every other summer of his life Frank Greenwood Jewett III…
Minnesota Opera is adapting St. Paul writer's memoir "The Song Poet" for young audiences.
The 64-year-old Bloomington resident is known as "the heart and soul of that place."
The Polish National Alliance outpost is tucked away in a basement.
Rooted in the Midwest, fashion designer Joy Teiken's latest couture collection aims for a national stage.
It started with a pair of shoes: the Instagram story that's rewriting how women shop.
Fueled by a powerful winter storm, the water overwhelmed infrastructure, threatened a nuclear power plant and cut off access to some towns and cities.
The 16-foot-tall "Solar Egg" hatched this week at the American Swedish Institute where visitors can sauna in its steamy, 180-degree heat.
"For me, it's been a love affair with my community here," he once said. "I do think of myself as a Minnesota composer."
Mary Ann Feldman didn’t step onstage with an instrument or a baton. She commanded Orchestra Hall with words. For decades, Feldman gave smart, funny pre-concert…
What does home mean? A host of Minnesotans responded, for a work being debuted by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
PaviElle French wanted to "make a big sound" to honor her mom. SPCO granted her wish.
Report calls on State Arts Board to tighten up some of its funding practices.
A Minnesota Orchestra workshop invites young artists to Minneapolis to challenge and celebrate their music.
Thanks to a dedicated staffer, the Minnesota Historical Society has a vast digital headwear archive.
More people are reading and buying the reinvented art form, with an assist from social media.
An ambitious dance work premiering Saturday in St. Paul is "an invitation to true inclusiveness."
Though reluctant to be painted at all, the governor chose a Minnesotan after Ventura and Pawlenty chose out-of-state artists.
From dark foreign films to comic classics, these features come highly recommended.