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February 12
Vinecia Coleman (top) and Allison Witham in “After the Fires” from Transatlantic Love Affair.

People 're-wild' 'After the Fires' at Illusion Theater

A new, devised piece at the Illusion looks at a post-apocalyptic world.
Music
February 11
Lewis Murphy’s opera “Belongings” contrasts the experiences of a group of World War II children in England with the plight of contemporary refug

Minnesota Opera tackles refugee issue in a bright, bold work for children

REVIEW: "Belongings" gets its U.S. premiere at the Lab in Mpls.
Stage & Arts
February 11
Australian actress Nicole Kidman (L) and Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (R) in a scene from the movie "Moulin Rouge" which was nominated for 8 Oscars.

8 movies and plays to get you in the mood for love this Valentine's Day

Whether you're paired up, poly-ed up or single, these plays and movies are a great way to prime an evening of romance.
Stage & Arts
February 10
Sean Michael Dooley, Freya Richman and Jamie White Jachimiec in History Theatre’s “Superman Becomes Lois Lane.”

St. Paul play should shed more light on story of groundbreaking politician

History Theatre developed “Superman Becomes Lois Lane” in its Raw Stages program and the play still feels a little undercooked. It’s easy to see why…
Stage & Arts
February 10
Dance teams perform in the annual Bollywood-Fusion competition Jazba.

Dance: 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Jazba 2020' 'From the Stage to Your Heart'

Tap shoes and jazz hands There’s some built-in chemistry in Collide Theatrical Dance Company’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.” The titular characters are played by…
Music
February 10
Karina Canellakis

Beyond the 'Four Seasons': The week's best classical concerts

Operatic Vivaldi Vivaldi is best known for his “Four Seasons” concertos, but did you know that he also wrote operas? More than 90 of them,…
Stage & Arts
February 9
Actors have few degrees of separation in Guthrie's 'Twelfth Night'

Actors have few degrees of separation in Guthrie's 'Twelfth Night'

Theatergoers may notice something very familiar about "Twelfth Night" at the Guthrie Theater: All 10 actors are locals.
Stage & Arts
February 8
Le Center sixth-graders, from left, Cristina Cruz, Marissa Schroeder, Lupita Lopez and Melody Morales Mendez viewed the works of Edward S. Curtis, who

Exhibit honors photos of Minnesota's Edward S. Curtis

That 65 of his photographs found their way onto the walls of a narrow, brick building in Montgomery is a story of coincidence and curiosity.
Stage & Arts
February 7
Lynnette R. Freeman as Charlotte in “The White Card.”

Penumbra Theatre's 'White Card' deals confidently in race and art

Claudia Rankine's heady play about race, art and commerce gets a palpable regional premiere.
Stage & Arts
February 6
MiMi Crossland as Little Girl meets Courtnee Carter as Ti Moune in the finale of “ Once on This Island.”

Touring musical brings the Caribbean to St. Paul for a couple of days

The Caribbean-set musical blends a fairy tale with calypso sounds.
Stage & Arts
February 6

Exiles look homeward in St. Paul art exhibit 'Cartography of Desire'

'Cartography of Desire'Twelve artists from 10 geopolitical locations come tighter in this group exhibition that questions place and belonging. Twin Cities curators Katayoun Amjadi…
Stage & Arts
February 5
The Dawis sisters and Meredith Casey, center, in Theater Mu’s “Peerless.”

Theater Mu's regional premiere of 'Peerless' takes hard, comic look at college admissions

The regional premiere of "Peerless" takes a dark comic look at the high pressure world of college admissions.
Stage & Arts
February 4

'Genius' Claudia Rankine shuffles a stacked deck with 'The White Card'

"Genius" playwright Claudia Rankine plumbs America's sensitive seams in "The White Card," making its regional premiere at Penumbra.
Stage & Arts
February 3
The "Hamilton" national tour returns to the Twin Cities as part of the Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2020-21 season.

'Hamilton' and 'Hadestown' highlight Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2020-21 season

A second tour of duty for historical blockbuster "Hamilton" and a pair of shows that local investors helped launch are on tap for Hennepin Theatre…
Stage & Arts
February 3
The touring production of “Once on This Island” is at the Ordway through Sunday.

'Island' choreographer talks about her creative process

As "Once on This Island" opens at the Ordway, Camille A. Brown discusses her craft and the creative process.
Stage & Arts
February 3
Mikell Sapp and Jamecia Bennett in “Skeleton Crew” at the Yellow Tree Theatre.

'Skeleton Crew,' set in a failing factory, makes a plea for compassion

The four actors in the factory-set drama all give employee-of-the-month caliber performances.
February 1
John Szoke, a dealer and specialist in Picasso, in his Manhattan office. Szoke said that the market is filled with prints with signatures purportedly

Business is booming for fake art prints

Online sales sites have exaggerated an already major problem.
Stage & Arts
February 1
Patrick Pryor’s “Horizon With Yellow Hue 3."

In the depths of winter, Twin Cities art scene screams for yellow

A new art history book — and a Minneapolis gallery exhibition — try to redeem the often-maligned color.
Stage & Arts
January 31
Mia Williamson, Alex Newell, Hailey Kilgore and the cast of “Once On This Island.”

Tropical-themed theater in the Twin Cities offers more than escape

Stage shows steeped in the humidity and magic of tropical worlds also teem with deeper issues.
Stage & Arts
January 30
"Nothing is Apparent" by Clarence Morgan is part of the exhibit "The Beginning of Everything."

Giant exhibit at the U of M presents 500 years' worth of drawings

A giant exhibition at the U of M explores the malleable medium.

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