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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.
This year's Great River Shakespeare Festival takes the show to a great riverside park.
Meet the most adventurous orphans since Harry Potter. Plus KISS, Bob Dylan, Jackie Collins and more.
Joy and awkwardness mix in equal measure as Orchestra Hall welcomes audiences once again.
How a book conservator breathed new life into an ancient family heirloom.
Full-scale orchestral works and larger audiences are in store at Orchestra Hall in July and August.
When it comes to COVID, classical singers have struggled like no others.
From the "Friends" reunion to pop superstar Pink, here's what we're tuning into.
A cancer survivor and CEO, mentor and volunteer, Dovenberg died May 10 after a stroke.
At least $500,000 each for "cultural treasures" linked to communities of color.
From Amazon's epic "The Underground Railroad" to comic Erica Rhodes, here's what we're tuning into.
After a half-century, Twin Cities skaters bid a bittersweet farewell to the Roller Garden.
Performers are beginning to book gigs and banter with audiences again. But they're rethinking what they do and why they do it.
From John Stamos' new Disney series to a Dolly Parton tribute, here's what we're tuning into.
Survivors are leading the way as the Twin Cities music scene confronts long-standing issues of sexual assault and harassment.
25 artists will receive $500 a month under the privately funded effort launched by Springboard for the Arts.
Another woman said singer Sean Tillmann assaulted her at his home as Minnesota companies cut ties with him.
The two-week June fest will be online (and by mail), but organizers aren't ruling out in-person events.
Sean Tillmann was accused by several women of sexual assault and harassment.
All 225 of Piotr Szyhalski's drawings are on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
A group of "engineers" works to ensure museumgoers have a magical experience.
The season finale aired Monday amid controversy over the show's handling of race.
In-person, indoor concerts will resume in June at about 20% of Orchestra Hall's capacity.
Former students and their parents root for Young.
"The Earth is getting angry with us," says the Pulitzer winner, part of a special Talking Volumes series on race in America.
Nailing that down is seen as crucial to the orchestra's pandemic recovery plan.
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.