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Movies
July 2
Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette, Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hami

Now streaming in 'Hamilton,' the show's original stars have gone on to big things

You've seen them rise to stardom. Now you can finally watch its cast in the show where it happened.
Stage & Arts
July 2
Measures to promote social distancing are evident throughout the museum. This includes a directional path for viewing, distance between groups, and re

Larger-than-life Soviet art marks the first reopening of a Twin Cities art museum

The Museum of Russian Art reopens with paintings from Soviet-era Ukraine.
Music
June 26
Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles of the Gershwins’ “Porgy and Bess.”

An entertaining podcast for those who may be discovering (or missing) opera

We don't have live opera now, but we do have "Aria Code."
Music
June 25
JERRY HOLT • jerry.holt@startribune.com Jamecia Bennett (shown in “Marie and Rosetta”) will livestream a concert Sunday evening.

Virtual entertainment highlights: Twin Cities Pride, Jamecia Bennett

Twin Cities Pride This weekend’s virtual parade has been canceled; instead Twin Cities Pride will use its platform to support groups marching Sunday in Minneapolis…
Coronavirus
June 23
Staff at the Minneapolis Institute of Art installed an Egyptian statue for a 2018 exhibit.

Minneapolis Institute of Art cuts staff in response to pandemic

Citing "economic uncertainty" due to the pandemic, the museum cut 39 jobs and reduced leaders' pay by 15%.
Inspired
June 22
Performers with the Theater of Public Policy added telephone improv for free to people feeling lonely or worried due to COVID-19.

Twin Cities improv troupe offers 'Phone a Friend' outreach to those feeling isolated

The idea occurred to writer and improviser Keren Gudeman during a jog around Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis.
Stage & Arts
June 21
Jamie Grant’s last day as the Ordway Center’s president and CEO is Aug. 31.

Ordway president and CEO to leave for Calif. job

Jamie Grant broadened the center's programming beyond Broadway.
Music
June 18
Davina Lozier of Davina and the Vagabonds

Virtual calendar of events

MUSIC BACK CATALOG LISTENING PARTY: Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig with Ellis Delaney. 4 p.m. today. Facebook. EAR COFFEE: With Natalie Fideler. 7 p.m.…
Stage & Arts
June 15
“Rivus” by Lisa Nebenzahl

Two Minnesota book artists get a boost from a new $25K award

With a new award, the book arts — which involve printing and stitching and folding and binding — are getting their due. Minnesota artists Paula…
Stage & Arts
June 12
“Say Their Names Cemetery,” at 37th Street and Park Avenue S. in Minneapolis, includes 100 headstones representing African-Americans who have died

Two young artists create a 'cemetery' in Minneapolis to honor victims of police killings

Art installation serves as community gathering space.
Music
June 11
Pert Near Sandstone plays the Blue Ox Virtual Musical Festival.

Virtual entertainment highlights: Blue Ox Music Fest, radio melodrama, Jeff Daniels

Blue Ox Virtual Music Festival Friday-Saturday: If a music fest fell in the woods with no audience there to watch it, would it still make…
Coronavirus
June 11
Eager to get back into your favorite Twin Cities museums? You won't have to wait much longer.

Twin Cities museums aim to reopen as soon as next weekend

Bakken plans to open June 20 while Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center are aiming for mid-July.
Stage & Arts
June 10
Aribert Munzner in his studio last week. Much of his work there was water-damaged after the Ivy Arts Building caught fire in rioting May 29.

His work ruined in rioting, a 90-year-old Minneapolis artist starts anew

Minneapolis artist Aribert Munzner lost a lifetime of work in the aftermath of rioting, but kept his sense of humor.
Stage & Arts
June 9

Six Minnesota sculpture parks to enjoy during the coronavirus pandemic

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 725 Vineland Place, Mpls. 6 a.m.-midnight daily. Free. walkerart.org Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, Minn.…
Stage & Arts
June 9
Using facial expressions for emphasis, Nic Zapko interpreted during a Gov. Tim Walz news conference.

Can't stop watching Gov. Walz's ASL interpreter? You're not alone

Nic Zapko is drawing huzzahs for her strength and expressive interpreting of Gov. Tim Walz's news conferences during the COVID-19 and George Floyd emergencies.
Stage & Arts
June 8
Local artist Leslie Barlow, left, and Ryan Stopera painted a mural on the boarded-up front of Fall Out Arts Initiative in Minneapolis’ Whittier neig

George Floyd murals, graffiti across the Twin Cities spread a message of pain ⁠— and hope

Artists waste no time spreading messages of hope, healing and social change on boarded-up buildings in the Twin Cities.
Stage & Arts
June 8
Volunteers organized donations at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis. The theater is operating as an emergency food shelter for its neighbors.

Unable to show their work, arts organizations protect neighborhoods, feed those in need

In the wake of unrest and a pandemic, shuttered arts organizations are finding ways to build community.
Stage & Arts
June 8

See murals and graffiti for George Floyd throughout the Twin Cities

Street art painted over boarded-up businesses offers another outlet for protest and community solidarity in the wake of George Floyd's killing.
Stage & Arts
June 7
Juxtaposition Arts was boarded up after being damaged during the protests.

3 minority arts organizations damaged by rioting in the Twin Cities now look to the future

Juxtaposition Arts, the Somali Museum and Hmong Cultural Center all suffered damages.
Stage & Arts
June 5
With social distancing in effect, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has become more popular than ever.

With museums and galleries closed by coronavirus, Minnesotans swarm outdoor sculpture parks

Minnesota sculpture parks are seeing a surge in visitors as people look for a break from crisis.

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