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A taste of Celeste Ng's new novel
Ng will appear at Talking Volumes Oct. 26.
A pair of professors who live in the neighborhood are examining its unusual history.
With a new DVD/Blu-ray set five years in the making, Maggie Hennefeld highlights rare films by "Cinema's First Nasty Women."
Musicians, Minnesota and the classical music world react to Danish conductor's new role.
Thomas Søndergård will become the next music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. Here are the orchestra's music directors through the years: Emil Oberhoffer, 1903-22Henri Verbrugghen,…
He was a guest conductor with the orchestra in December and April.
Youngsters from two distinct communities create a musical from scratch at the Northern Light Opera Kids Theatre Camp.
With a garden in the Smithsonian and a column in the Pioneer Press, Hols shared her love for planting seeds.
As the celebration marks its 50th anniversary next week, we trace its history through the words of the people who lived it.
Marchers will return to Hennepin Avenue while the concert has moved downtown.
"If it's music, he's fully there. It's infectious," says one MInnesota Orchestra member.
With photographs and a move to rural Minnesota, artist Jovan C. Speller explores the protection of Black lives
Speller's "Nurturing, and Other Rituals of Protection" is on exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Art through June 26.
Maria Rosario Jackson sees transformative power in the arts that could boost the nation.
Two years after George Floyd's death, 'Seven Last Words of the Unarmed' will ring out in Orchestra Hall
Minnesota Orchestra marks the moment with this piece by a Black composer who wrote it "as a catharsis" after a series of police killings.
The position will bring him back to the podium annually.
Scheduled to premiere next spring, it's one way orchestras nationwide have responded to the call for change.
Minneapolis' popular rite of spring has been reimagined.
The flower is a national symbol for Ukrainians.
Police say more than 20 shots were fired early Sunday evening.
A pedestrian was in critical condition after being hit by an SUV in Columbia Heights on Saturday night.Around 9 p.m., a man was crossing Central…
Sunday's concert follows a historic night for the Pakistani singer.
Pet portraits done in paint, photography, felt and collage are a source of income and joy.
The nonprofit behind the long-running rite of spring will host a "political-cultural festival" on May 1.
She joins Becca Kufrin to host conversations with current and alumni cast members.
The unauthorized exhibit, opening May 12, was culled from private collections.
The Minnesota Opera is renovating and rebranding the former Lab Theater while preserving it as a performance space.
Curt Pederson, American Swedish Institute curator and longtime State Fair creative maestro, dies at 72
Curt Pederson might have been in the midst of hanging a new exhibit at the American Swedish Institute or readying a demo at the Minnesota…
With his wife and parents, Fei Xie is bringing "a piece of home" to Orchestra Hall.
The show's co-creator said its original host objected to aspects of the show it did not consider "family friendly."
When she gave up alcohol, she gained so much more.
Many readers say they've changed for the better after a month without alcohol.
The two friends have started a pop-up, nonalcoholic bar to serve events.
The free show Saturday and Sunday coincides with U.S. Pond Hockey tourney.
Faced with a massive drop in revenue, the orchestra managed to narrow its shortfall to $6.3M in fiscal 2021.
The wintry celebration begins Thursday.
Some found stopping simple. Others describe it as a daily battle. But all say that when they quit drinking, their lives improved.
The pandemic altered many routines, leaving space to create new habits.
As he prepares to leave the Minnesota Orchestra, the conductor spoke of the composer who has shaped his career.
Self-help guides, so-called "quit lit" memoirs and books, run the gamut from light to literary. Here are some to add to your list.
Shops are stocking more delectable options to make your own NA concoctions
Not drinking alcohol might gain you sleep, energy and even extra pocket change.
As the star of "The Bachelorette," Minnesota teacher Michelle Young had a tricky task: Find and fall in love with your soul mate on national…
"I've never been with somebody who makes me feel so beautiful, inside and out," the Burnsville teacher said of her fiance.
Volunteers are being recruited for the performance on Como Lake.
After weeks of dates in Minnesota, the show moved to Mexico, where Young had overnight dates — so-called "fantasy suites" — with the three finalists.
Donors were "the hero in that story," stepping up at a time when the orchestra couldn't sell concert tickets.
The print Southwest Connector and digital Southwest Voices try to fill a void in one of the city's most prosperous areas.
The ramp from 12th Street to Wabasha Street reopened Friday.
Due to COVID-19, the four suitors' 'hometown' dates were all set in Minnesota
A homegrown "Bachelorette" gives the Twin Cities a chance to show off on national TV. Here's a look at the places they've visited.
Old-fashioned wood type is new again, as Minnesota book center adds Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish letters
The center hopes to attract new audiences. "Wood type feels so human," says one designer.
The Minnesota teacher starring in "The Bachelorette" picked her final four suitors — with an assist from her fifth-grade students.During Tuesday night's episode, set for…
The Woodbury-raised star of the ABC-TV reality series went on dates on Lake Minnetonka, Target Field and Betty Danger's, among other spots.
The brainy comedian brings her acclaimed one-woman show to the Parkway in Minneapolis.
As a boy, James Lincoln Peterson grew up along the Mississippi River, climbing its bluffs and scanning its beds for interesting bugs.As a man, he…
Next week, the show moves to Minnesota, with dates at Target Field, U.S. Bank Stadium and Lake Minnetonka
'Bachelorette' Michelle Young opens up about feeling like 'token Black girl' growing up in Minnesota
"I was never the girl invited to cute dates at the apple orchard in the fall," Young said. "I was the girl picked last for prom but the first for basketball."
Minnesota authors land on list of 850 books targeted by Texas lawmaker as 'distressing' for students
They include Macalester Prof. Duchess Harris, who expressed "deep concerns" about the investigation into Texas school districts having books that deal with race, sexuality and other issues.
Tuesday's episode of "The Bachelorette" contained a scene straight out of the beloved 2000 film "Love and Basketball."But this one starred two Minnesotans.During a group…
The 28-year-old Minnesota teacher met the 30 men competing for her heart.
The longtime pops conductor became the face of the orchestra in live telecasts during the pandemic.
The family-friendly design by Luis Fitch fulfilled a lifelong dream. His work is now being embraced by brands as big as Target.
She's calling the shots at last in a season filmed partly in her home state: "I love my Minnesotans."
What was once a car dealership now features a flexible performance space, an equipment library and workspaces.
She wrote for MinnPost and the Star Tribune about jazz and all things arts.
Beset by financial woes, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre is vacating its longtime storage space.
Talking Volumes guest Lauren Groff explores the lives of medieval nuns in "Matrix."
Minneapolis duo Dreamland Faces create distinctive soundtracks for films that have none.
Hundreds of workers stretching around the fire's perimeter are now working to fortify the rest of the line in Superior National Forest.
Streaming shows opened up access to the arts world for those with mobility and other issues.
When Carol Ericson interviewed to become superintendent of the Chaska School District in 1984, a local newspaper headline asked: "Can a woman do the job?…
Heart of the Beast selling its longtime home and warehouse to downsize.
Sarah Fossen named to lead Minnesota Citizens for the Arts.
Together, they might shape Deaf art's future.