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September 22
Dudley Riggs, founder of Brave New Workshop, helped Mayor R.T. Rybak put on a bow tie to match Dudley's signature bow tie in November 2011. The Theate

An oral history of Dudley Riggs' Brave New Workshop

How Minneapolis' first espresso coffeehouse launched a nationally known comedy institution.
Stage & Arts
September 19
The new criteria will be used in coming months to evaluate the decor in the mayor’s conference room and atrium at Edina City Hall.

Edina creates rubric to evaluate diversity of its art, decor

The criteria will be used to evaluate representation in the city's public decor.
September 17
Choreographer James Sewell and his company, James Sewell Ballet.

Virtual entertainment picks: James Sewell Ballet fundraiser; jazz singer Patricia Lacy

Patricia Lacy Saturday: She toured with the great soul crooner Luther Vandross for years. She’s sung with the Sounds of Blackness for even more years.…
September 14
Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye sings "Harmonia Ubuntu" as Osmo V‰nsk‰ conducts during rehearsal. ] LEILA NAVIDI ï BACKGR

Follow Minnesota Orchestra's first-of-its-kind tour to South Africa

The orchestra is the first from the United States to play South Africa's biggest stages.
Stage & Arts
September 11
Provided by Textile Center
“Cracked Justice,” by artist Carolyn Crump, is part of a group show of quilts opening next Tuesday at the Textile Cente

Minneapolis quilting shows offer 'a soft place to land' on a hard topic – racism

Quilters tackle racism in a new series of Twin Cities exhibitions.
Stage & Arts
September 11
A drawing of George Floyd hung at the site of his death at the intersection of E. 38th Street and S. Chicago Avenue.

As murals of George Floyd fade, Minnesotans are working to keep their message in the public eye

Grassroots effort has collected nearly 200 boards thus far.
September 10
About 100 stage crew members from local theaters and music venues held a "Road Case March" through downtown Minneapolis on Thursday morning, rolling c

Live events stage workers march in Minneapolis

More than 100 workers from local theaters and music venues held a "Road Case March" through downtown Minneapolis to highlight initiatives to help live entertainment industry employees amid the COVID-19 shutdown.
Stage & Arts
September 10
Eve Schulte

Dancer with James Sewell Ballet steps into a new role – executive director

Eve Schulte has been with the company since 2009.
Stage & Arts
September 8
“Untitled (blonde business man),” 1970, by Frank Gaard Provided by Minneapolis Institute of Art

Museum exhibit illuminates the making of iconic Minneapolis artist Frank Gaard

Exhibit at Mia shines a light on the beginnings of Frank Gaard's manic, mystical style.
September 3
Singer/songwriter Matt Wilson’s bimonthy web series is “Into Dreams.”

Virtual entertainment picks: Matt Wilson from his basement, jazz singer Lila Ammons and a burlesque birthday

Matt Wilson Saturday: After twice delaying the in-person release party for Matt Wilson & His Orchestra’s alternately playful and serene debut album, “When I Was…
Stage & Arts
September 3
Melvin Whitfield Carter Jr., who served in the St. Paul Police Department for 28 years, is the subject of a reading of “Diesel Heart” by the Histo

New play tells the story of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter's police-officer dad

History Theatre will stream a Zoom reading of the play "Diesel Heart."
Stage & Arts
September 1
Mary Ceruti, executive director of Walker Art Center, in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with Mark Manders’ sculpture “September Room.” Photo b

Staff shakeup at Walker Art Center aims to raise its 'public voice'

In a staff shakeup, the Minneapolis art center tries to refocus on "what matters to people."
Stage & Arts
August 28
Siah Armajani

Artist Siah Armajani, who built bridges from Minneapolis to the world, dies at 81

A decade after Siah Armajani settled in Minnesota as an artist-in-exile, he noticed a newspaper ad offering a chance to buy property for cheap in…
Stage & Arts
August 28
A detail from "Canis Lupus" by Erik J Fremstad at the Minnesota State Fair Art Show. GLEN STUBBE •

While State Fair was canceled, the show goes on at its Fine Arts hall

While the State Fair was canceled, its Fine Arts show is alive and well.
August 21
The Science Museum prepares to reopen with social-distancing markers.

Science Museum of Minnesota welcomes back visitors with big changes for safety

Hit hard by the pandemic, the St. Paul hands-on museum set to reopen.
August 20
Dakota Dave Hull presents a three-song mini-concert every week.

Virtual entertainment picks: PanLatino Fest, Pangea World Theatre, Dakota Dave Hull

Dakota Dave Hull Ongoing: For decades, Dakota Dave Hull has been collecting vintage songs, acoustic guitars and Hawaiian shirts. During the pandemic, the Minneapolis fingerpicking…
Stage & Arts
August 19
St. Paul and Ramsey County leaders unveiled the new murals in its historic meeting chambers. Artist Gustavo Lira (left), one of the artists from CLUES

New diverse art replaces 1930s murals in St. Paul Council Chambers

The four new pieces replace 1930s murals.
Stage & Arts
August 17
Laura Stearns, left and Kim Kivens in “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.” The two-woman show, put on by Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, is playi

Twin Cities' first live theater in months is a comedy/drama about mothers

Review: Two-character "25 Questions for a Jewish Mother" is first major play since March.
August 15
ArtReach St. Croix’s annual Mobile Art Gallery will travel to Afton State Park next weekend and Lake Elmo Regional Park Preserve Sept. 5-7.

Twin Cities galleries cautiously open their doors: 'We have to be ready for anything'

The job is more janitorial than curatorial: "We have to be ready for anything."
Stage & Arts
August 14
Weinstein Hammons Gallery Photo provided

Which Twin Cities art galleries are open? A sampling

Bockley Gallery 2123 W. 21st St., Mpls. 612-377-4669, bockleygallery.comOpen: By appt. only.Burnet Fine Art 775 Lake St. E., Wayzata, 952-473-8333, burnetart.comOpen:…

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