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April 14
Billboards designed by Jim Denomie and Seitu Jones rise above the corner where George Floyd was killed. Across the street is another, by Xavier Tavera

Artists reflect on George Floyd in three new Minneapolis billboards

Works by Seitu Jones, Xavier Tavera and Jim Denomie now tower over George Floyd Square.
April 8
Lin-Manuel Miranda, center, is the creator, composer and original title character in the hit musical ‘Hamilton,’ shown here in the ‘Yorktown’

'Hamilton' postponed yet again, this time for two years

Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit was supposed to jump-start the post-pandemic Broadway slate in Minneapolis.
April 8
Historical photo of author Sinclair  Lewis writing in the study of his Duluth home in 1944.   Original photo shot by Minneapolis Star-Journal photogra

A new exhibit argues for the timeliness of famed Minnesota author Sinclair Lewis

New exhibit focuses on life and timeliness of Sinclair Lewis.
April 8
Works on paper from Lamia Abukhadra’s “The Shape of Thin Air”  Provided by Hair + Nails Gallery

Emerging artists get a springtime showcase at Hair & Nails Gallery in Mpls.

Hair & Nails Gallery presents three must-see exhibits.
April 4
Faye Price is stepping down at Pillsbury House Theatre. ANTHONY SOUFFLÉ / Star Tribune

Arts leader Faye Price steps down after 21 years at Pillsbury House Theatre

The Pillsbury House Theatre leader, instrumental in the passage of the Legacy Amendment, is stepping down after 21 years.
April 1
The photographs in Tamar Patterson’s “My Mother’s Daughter” draw inspiration from Carrie Mae Weems’ famous “Kitchen Table Series.” Provi

MCAD showcases student art from the year of coronavirus

Exhibitions at Minneapolis College of Art and Design reflect on troubled times.
April 1
Bad Bad Hats will perform virtually for First Avenue’s 51st anniversary on Saturday.    CARLOS GONZALEZ •

Virtual and live entertainment picks: First Avenue's 51st, The Night Before Easter, Playwrights' Center, Freddie Mercury ballet

First Avenue's 51st AnniversarySaturday: After the pandemic abruptly spoiled its big 50th anniversary shows last year, Minneapolis' main live music depot at least has the…
March 25
Chaka Mkali: “My orientation of art and culture has always been grounded as a form of resistance, subversion, storytelling and liberation.” Prov

Hip-hop artist joins forces with Minneapolis Institute of Art for a boundary-blurring show

Chaka Mkali, aka I Self Devine, co-curates a museum exhibit with its own soundtrack album.
March 25
From left, Mica Lee Anders, Noah Lawrence-Holder, Maiya Lea Hartman, Sean Garrison Phillips and Kehayr Brown-Ransaw have received fellowships from the

Minnesota African American museum awards $66K in new arts and history program

Fellowships give Black emerging artists in the Twin Cities a space to thrive.
March 25
Ananya Chatterjea

Minnesota's prestigious Anderson Award goes to dancer/choreographer Ananya Chatterjea

The founder of Ananya Dance Theatre will be honored in a virtual event Friday evening.
March 24
Provided Founder Jeanne Calvit is surrounded by Interact artists, whose talents range from performance art to visual arts like painting, drawing and j

Interact in St. Paul is a visual and performing arts center for artists with disabilities

St. Paul's visual and performing arts center has been supporting artists with disabilities for 25 years.
March 23
Twyla Tharp instructing at Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2008.

Choreographer Twyla Tharp on the differences between working with Billy Joel and Bob Dylan

A new PBS "American Masters" documentary pays tribute to the legendary choreographer.
March 20
Jen Lewin (right) helped install lights on “The Aurora,” her new public artwork at MSP Airport.

Huge new sculpture lights up Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

With thousands of twinkling lights, the airport's new "Aurora" sculpture offers travelers a reason to smile.
March 19
The Minnesota History Center exhibit was reconfigured to allow safer distancing for visitors.  Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota History Center throws a big party for Women's History Month

Organizers hope that "Extraordinary Women" will inspire change.
March 18
Mick Sterling will sing and tell stories in a livestream from the Dakota on Wednesday.

Five things to do this weekend: Mick Sterling, Shakespeare & Siah Armajani

'A Bridge Divides, A Bridge Transforms'Philosophical artist Siah Armajani was fascinated by how a bridge separates what is above and below, yet brings together what…
March 18
According to Minneapolis native Drew Kunin, the Oscar-nominated sound design of “Mank” was complicated by a large cast that includes Arliss Howard

When Oscar envelopes are opened, three Minnesotans hope to hear their names

They'll listen for their names to be called at the April 25 ceremony.
March 12
The Walker now owns “No Words, 2020,” a three-panel acrylic on canvas by Ta-coumba T. Aiken.

Walker Art Center rebuilds its relationship with Minnesota artists

The center is taking steps to repair relationships.
March 11
Jay Christensen (left) and Anthony Jaska of Rally Studios.

Tiny drone swooping through Minneapolis bowling alley blows up the Internet

A viral video at Bryant-Lake Bowl by Twin Cities filmmakers has been viewed more than 2.8 million times.
March 11
Photos provided by Weinstein Hammons Gallery “Circus Artists”by August Sander (1926-32).  Below, “Patti Smith” by Robert Mapplethorpe (1987).

Nostalgic for the music scene? Minneapolis gallery offers a visual tour

REVIEW: Weinstein Hammons Gallery offers a visual tour of an auditory world.
March 9
“Nobody could out-scat her,” said a friend of Yolande Bruce.

Gifted, beloved Minnesota singer Yolande Bruce won fans all over the globe

After a performance at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, Yolande Bruce was sitting in on an after-show jam session when Roy Hargrove, the American…