The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has announced that it ended the year with a surplus of more than $280,000.
Purist fans of Chuck Logan will be disappointed. But they should give the film a chance; it's a high-octane thriller that delivers the goods with a bit of nuance unusual in action movies.
Some authors might object to a big-time Hollywood star messing mightily with one of their novels. But when Sylvester Stallone's recent adaptation of "Homefront" opens in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, Stillwater writer Chuck Logan will be among those pleased to see what unfolds on the big screen, because it's his book upon which the movie is based.
Locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra play concerts Thursday and Friday at the Ted Mann Hall as part of their campaign to keep top quality classical music alive in Minneapolis.
British film director Steve McQueen was in the Twin Cities this weekend to appear at a dialogue at the Walker Art Center, and at a question-and-answer session after a screening in Brooklyn Center.
A new attempt to overcome months of animosity between Minnesota Orchestra musicians and the management by stepping away from the full negotiating committees has not worked and talks have collapsed.
"Dallas Buyers Club" is the extraordinary account of how a homophobic, redneck hustler from Texas becomes an unlikely AIDS activist after he's told he only has a month to live.
MPR Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr reviews a new film based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, a Texas electrician who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1985. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto and Minnesota native Steve Zahn.
"Dallas Buyers Club" is the extraordinary account of a hard-living, hard-partying Texas cowboy with a death sentence from AIDS hanging over his head. The way he dealt with the disease inspired Wayzata native Melisa Wallack's to write her first film script.
St. Paul's Palace Theatre was built in 1916 as a vaudeville theater and later became a movie theater. The City of St. Paul plans to spend $12 million to refurbish the long-vacant space as a contemporary music venue.
Arts Reporter Euan Kerr (filling in for Marianne Combs) joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about some appropriate offerings in the run-up to Halloween.
"Carrie," a remake of the 1976 horror classic of the same name starring Julianne Moore and Chloe Moretz, comes to theaters this weekend. Should you see it? Euan Kerr has some opinions on the topic. Also: Stephanie Curtis takes a look at "A.C.O.D." starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler.
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about a new reimagining of Stephen King's classic horror tale, and about a new documentary that looks at the life of the world-champion boxer.
On Friday Jherek Bischoff brings his unique blend of rock and classical music to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, where he will perform with musicians from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Channy Leaneagh, lead singer for the popular local band Polica.
A DFLer from south Minneapolis, is suggesting the state form a corporation to take over the orchestra and then sell stock to the public. Phyllis Kahn says she will introduce the bill at the next legislative session.