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Stage & Arts
April 29
John Driscoll

Art dealer John Driscoll, who owned N.Y. gallery but kept Minnesota ties, dies at 70

He died April 10 in Putnam County, New York, due to complications from COVID-19.
Stage & Arts
April 28
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Wu’s collective CarryOn Homes created this installation for Mia’s “When Home Won’t Let You Stay.”

Trapped by COVID-19 outbreak, Minneapolis artist in China makes art for his Minnesota home

Still in China, Peng Wu reflects on karma and the coronavirus in projects for his Minnesota home.
Music
April 27
Stephen Sondheim

Broadway stars celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday with a performance for the ages

An all-star web tribute to Broadway's greatest living composer is worth staying in place for.
Stage & Arts
April 25
Uri Sands

Minnesota's dance community needs to confront sexual consent, ex-TU Dance dancers say

"We don't have a practice of consent," said one of five former dancers. "There's not a very clear line of what's OK and what's not OK."
Music
April 25
Stephen Sondheim — the Broadway composer and lyricist whose works include “West Side Story,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Into the Woods” — fil

A salute to Stephen Sondheim, the Shakespeare of musical theater

At 90, Stephen Sondheim deserves wider applause for his work — one of American music's crowning achievements.
Music
April 24

Three essential Stephen Sondheim moments

“The Miller’s Son” From: “A Little Night Music.” David Walsh: “Sondheim allows a young, working-class maid to fantasize for a moment about what life…
Coronavirus
April 24
Shanan Custer looked through her script while taking part in a rehearsal for “Couple Fight: The Musical!” with her husband, Eric Webster, in 2018.

Minnesota Fringe Festival canceled in face of coronavirus pandemic

The future of the Upper Midwest's largest performing arts event is in doubt because of the pandemic.
Stage & Arts
April 23
A storm on opening night at the Fringe Festival convinced Andrew Erskine Wheeler that tragedian Edwin Booth would approve of Wheeler’s take on him i

Streaming the play 'Booth's Ghost' will benefit closed Twin Cities' theaters

Streaming performances of the history-based play "Booth's Ghost" will benefit local theaters.
Stage & Arts
April 23
Sarah Rasmussen is leaving the Jungle Theater after five years as artistic director.

Jungle Theater artistic director leaving for New Jersey theater that generates Broadway hits

As Sarah Rasmussen departs, actor/director Christina Baldwin steps in.
Stage & Arts
April 16
Jane Levy in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.”
NBC

'People are looking for joy': TV musicals like 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' are trending

Now Hollywood is betting that TV audiences are ready to change their tune.
Stage & Arts
April 14
Above, “Love” is the message from Kathy McTavish, one of 11 Minnesota artists commissioned to create digital artwork for billboards around the Twi

Minnesota billboards respond to coronavirus crisis with artist-made messages of hope and thanks

Hennepin Theatre Trust and Clear Channel enlisted Minnesota artists.
Coronavirus
April 9
Cloud Cult’s members will perform from their respective homes. Provided

Cloud Cult and Wayward Theatre are putting on virtual live performances this week

Cloud Cult Friday: They were supposed to play one of the poshest music rooms in the state, Orchestra Hall, last month with the Minnesota Orchestra,…
Coronavirus
April 9
Cat Brindisi, Christina Baldwin and Chloe Armao in "The Violet Sisters."

Playwrights' Center's online readings may reveal a piece of the future for theater

Online plays suggest new, more accessible possibilities for the Playwrights' Center.
Movies
April 9
Anne Innis Dagg is “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes.” JULIE GILES

'The Woman Who Loves Giraffes' recognizes a trailblazing naturalist after decades of obscurity

Warm documentary shines a light on the "Jane Goodall of giraffes."
Movies
April 8
Spike Lee, winner of the award for best adapted screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman", attends the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019,

Take a deep dive into Spike Lee films: Our critic's top 7 picks

Never afraid of a big gesture, Lee goes for broke every time he directs (which is a lot).
Stage & Arts
April 7
Amirah Ellison is among this year's grant fellows.

Twin Cities artist launches a program to boost young, diverse curators

Jehra Patrick carves out a path to bring more diversity to the Twin Cities art scene.
Coronavirus
April 7
Discover a variety of resources to engage in history at home.

Kids bored? Minnesota museums have lots of ideas for at-home art activities

Minnesota museums offer lots of resources to keep your children engaged.
Stage & Arts
April 4
Rajane Katurah played the title role in “Cinderella” at Children’s Theatre Company.

Many actors you see on Twin Cities stages got their start as Children's Theatre apprentices

Dozens of apprentices have filled key roles in the local theater world.
Coronavirus
April 3
Many Minnesota arts organizations are adapting to COVID-19 shutdowns by shifting online, as Walker Art Center did Tuesday with a lecture by Amsterdam-

As Minnesota artists struggle, state leader says: 'We'll come back'

Sue Gens talks about what the State Arts Board is doing to alleviate the current crisis.
Stage & Arts
April 3
Ellie Kevorkian moved to the Twin Cities to be the Soap Factory’s artistic director. Three months later, it closed its doors.

Artist Ellie Kevorkian came to Minnesota for a job. When that fell apart, she found community.

Since deciding to stay put, the former Soap Factory artistic director has quickly established herself as an arts leader.

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