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From Oprah's 'Delilah' to Aubrey Plaza's 'Black Bear,' here's what we're tuning into right now.
With a grand opening this week, Black Table Arts celebrates its first permanent home.
With plain language and silly accents, Sharon McMahon has become Instagram's civics teacher.
Star Matt James said he'd be "open" to moving to Minnesota, should the pair work out.
Finalists nabbed roses during episode that aired amid controversy over host Chris Harrison's comments in interview.
The Minnesota Orchestra enlisted new on-camera talent for its first-ever televised children's concert.
The deficit is the largest yet reported by a Minnesota arts institution. The financial results for fiscal year 2020 capture the first few months of the pandemic, which shuttered theaters and concert halls across the country.
After the killing of George Floyd, Amelia Brown started a petition to declare racism a public health emergency. She also seeded art.In just six days,…
Anna Redman, one of two Minnesotans on this season of the ABC reality show, left the show on Monday.
Michelle Young, an Edina resident looking to change the world, was once a Woodbury High School basketball star.
Great Northern Festival expands its reach, even in a pandemic year.
Minnesotans combat the pain of isolation with projects big and small.
Sheila Smith championed state funding for cultural programs.
Cancellations cut its season short, but the real test will come next year.
The pandemic forced another round of cancellations of in-person concerts.
She thought it was just "a nasty cold."
Cisek oversaw the construction of Orchestra Hall, the creation of Sommerfest and the hiring of sought-after guest conductors.
Every day, from March to November, a local artist responded to the pandemic with brush and ink.
The move comes two weeks after the nonprofit canceled a performance after someone directly involved with the livestream tested positive for the virus.
Springboard for the Arts revives pioneering artist-share program.
A correspondence with a prison inmate yields a book, and much more.
For months, the People's Laundry has had a simple aim: to wash clothes for folks who could use the help.
George Floyd's death reframed the life of longtime Minneapolis artist Peyton Scott Russell.
The University of Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Orchestra to study aerosols, with hopes of getting musicians back on stage.
Talking Volumes guest rebuilt "The Yellow House" as a metaphor of America.
Two-year contract extension reverses cuts after a year if whole orchestra begins performing for a full audience.
Nurses and correctional officers tried lifesaving measures, but paramedics pronounced the 38-year-old dead.
Facing the uncertainties of the pandemic and mounting demands for social justice, artists are finding novel ways to connect with audiences.
A collection of boathouses on Lake Vermilion, built by miners, hint at the area's work-hard, play-hard past.
For decades, these leaders marched and protested, rallied and fought against injustice.
Radio execs say he was warned several times about copyright concerns in changing playlists.
In a staff shakeup, the Minneapolis art center tries to refocus on "what matters to people."
Some devoted State Fair lovers are crafting backyard homages, with classic booths and foods.
There will be a virtual version of the beloved contest, with no winners declared. But these artists don't do it for the blue ribbon, anyway.
Artists and arts leaders are calling for broader changes, saying the State Arts Board has focused too much of its funding on big institutions.
Orchestra had planned to start a scaled-back season in September.
Saturday's Hothouse celebrates poets and filmmakers of color.
Fall season will mainly focus on virtual events.
But the crisis is far from over, and many organizations say they may not survive.
A Minnesota arts center finds ways to gather people in the pandemic — with drive-ins, boat-ins and "polka pods."
In August, the orchestra will play 24 free chamber music shows outside on Peavey Plaza for concertgoers with tickets to the nixed indoor concerts.
Garrett McQueen knocks a few "old, dead white men" off their pedestals while elevating Black artistry.
Minnesota libraries, publishers offer anti-racist titles.
With a new award, the book arts — which involve printing and stitching and folding and binding — are getting their due. Minnesota artists Paula…
The on-screen boxes multiply and suddenly, there are dozens of directors of Minnesota arts organizations in a single Zoom room. It’s an unlikely group. Museum…
Bakken plans to open June 20 while Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center are aiming for mid-July.
Bill Gossman dies at 67: An artist in clay, he left his fingerprints on the town of New London, Minnesota
Bill Gossman had a way with clay. Whistling, he’d dig his thumbs into a big hunk of it and, in minutes, form it into an…
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.