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April 26
Dante Banks Murray (left) and Vie Boheme play “Memphis” residents with big dreams in the musical at Artistry.

Outstanding singers are the ticket to 'Memphis,' a musical at Bloomington's Artistry

Review: The 1950s-set show skims the surface but actor Vie Boheme delivers.
Stage & Arts
April 26
Margaret Ogas performed an interpretive dance as part of “Generic Minneapolis” in late March 25 at the Red Eye Theater’s new space in the Focus

Red Eye Theater starts over at 'a new little pocket for arts' in south Minneapolis

Its relocation to Seward may reflect a shift away from downtown by Twin Cities arts organizations.
Stage & Arts
April 25
The cast of the musical Hands on a Hardbody, including ensemble member Keaton Lane, foreground, in an early scene during a matinee performance of the

Would you buy this 'Hardbody'? Roseville auto showroom becomes a musical theater stage

Cast and audience gather at Luther Cadillac to see who takes home a truck in the show "Hands on a Hardbody."
Music
April 21
Urban Bush Women (photo by Ian Douglas)

Our Friday best: Lorde, Urban Bush Women, Catalyst Quartet, Cavetown and a Geek Craft Expo

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Stage & Arts
April 21
Director Aimee K. Bryant, right, choreographer Leah Nelson, top left, and music director Ginger Commodore are the forces behind “Memphis” at Artis

3 Black women bring 1950s 'Memphis' to the Twin Cities

Director Aimee K. Bryant, choreographer Leah Nelson and music director Ginger Commodore are the team behind the rock 'n' roll musical.
Stage & Arts
April 20
Bruce Karstadt, president and CEO of the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, led a 2012 expansion that added the modern-styled Nelson Cultural

Leader who grew Minnesota's American Swedish Institute to step down after three decades

With a fascination for all things Swedish, Bruce Karstadt expanded the organization's reach to a broader community.
Stage & Arts
April 20
Steve Hendrickson, who played the title character in “Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders” at Park Square Theatre, co-wrote “Holmes/Poiro

Park Square and SteppingStone announce seasons, as two legendary detectives meet

Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and "A Snowy Day" are on tap in St. Paul.
Stage & Arts
April 19
Circus Abyssinia’s high-flying “Tulu” is part of the 2022-23 season at Children’s Theatre Company.

World premiere of 'American Tail' concludes Children's Theatre's 2022-23 season

The upcoming lineup also features a Latina girl, a young Black poet and the mean old Grinch.
Stage & Arts
April 18
In Mixed Blood’s world premiere, Faye M. Price and Michelle Barber help “Imagine a U.S. Without Racism.”

As the days get brighter, these Twin Cities plays get darker

The crocuses may be peeking out but theaters are exploring un-spring-like, tough subjects.
Stage & Arts
April 15
L-R) Pao Houa Her and Dyani White Hawk pose for a photo in front of Dyani White Hawk’s work at the Whitney Museum of Art during its Biennial in New

Two Minnesotans shine at Whitney Biennial, one of art world's biggest events

Artists Pao Houa Her and Dyani White Hawk represent Minnesota — and their own communities — at New York's prestigious Whitney Biennial.
Stage & Arts
April 14
Photographer Amy Anderson’s portraits of people shot at the Bachelor Farmer Café before it closed down during the pandemic

Spring into spring at these four Twin Cities art exhibitions

Still life, portraits, shag rugs and some hope for the future.
Music
April 14
A family trekked down Lady Slipper Lane at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis.

Our Friday best: Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, Prince's anniversary, a dance celebration and more

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Stage & Arts
April 14
Jamecia Bennett and Valencia Proctor rock Yellow Tree Theatre’s musical “Passing Strange.”

Review: 'Passing Strange' is a funny, tuneful 'ride to the real'

Review: The spectacular Malo Adams is our guide into a story of youthful wanderings at Yellow Tree Theatre.
Stage & Arts
April 13
Broadway veterans with time on their hands decide to stage the title event in “The Prom.”

Review: 'The Prom' is the funniest musical since 'Book of Mormon'

Review: The touring Broadway show has big laughs, bouncy songs and a sweet message.
Variety
April 12
Catherine L. Johnson

Minnesota artist sells sunflower poster at Kramarczuk's to raise funds for Ukraine relief

The flower is a national symbol for Ukrainians.
Stage & Arts
April 12
Kimberly Richardson (Barb) and JoeNathan Thomas (Carl) star as husband and wife in “A Play by Barb and Carl,” Carlyle Brown’s show about the cou

'A Play by Barb and Carl' lifts the spirit and moves the soul

Review: Despite its clunky title, Carlyle Brown's story of love and caretaking is a must-see.
Variety
April 12
Ron Peluso during a rehearsal for “Dirty Business” in 2019 at the History Theatre in St. Paul. He will be leaving the theater as its artistic dire

Ron Peluso to retire as History Theatre artistic director

He has been at the helm for 27 years.
Variety
April 10
“I understand the full weight of this responsibility,” said mural artist Hiero Veiga, who was chosen to paint the mural of Prince. “This is Prin

Giant mural of Prince to enliven downtown Minneapolis

Before his death in 2016, he approved of a commemorative mural in his hometown.
Variety
April 7
Michelle Yeoh in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” (photo: A24)

Our Friday best: Michelle Yeoh in 'Everything,' Santana, Slipknot and a Tony-winning musical

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Stage & Arts
April 7
The cast of the Old Log Theatre’s “Escape to Margaritaville.”

Review: Old Log Theatre's 'Margaritaville' offers little room for escape

Review: The musical based on Jimmy Buffett songs fails to catch fire at Old Log Theatre.