After a 15-month lockout, every public attempt at negotiation had collapsed. But a back-channel conversation between one musician and one board member was the key to starting a dialogue that led to a compromise.
With the opening of "The Invisible Woman," Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis talk about how hard it is to depict the creative writing process and the lives of writers on screen. However, they do recall a couple of successful films about the creative process:
Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to discuss the Oscar nominees.
After the bitterness of the orchestra's lengthy labor dispute, the season is meant as a crowd-pleaser in a newly renovated Orchestra Hall. There will be 41 concerts.
The Minnesota Orchestra today announced its first post-lock out concerts will be Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at Orchestra Hall. The events are being described as "homecoming concerts."
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," a reboot of the old Tom Clancy series, inspired just a tiny quiver of interest from Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis. But it spurred a debate of which Hollywood reboots are worth a watch -- and which aren't.
After the settlement, the Minnesota Orchestra must meet crucial deadlines to keep their lease with the City of Minneapolis and to sell tickets for 37 concerts over 12 weeks.
While the focus is on restarting the music, the overriding issue may be how to fill the vacant music director position left by the resignation of Osmo Vanska.
Under the terms of a three-year contract, the musicians will have to take a 15 percent pay cut in the first year. But the musicians said the orchestra will remain in the nation's top 10 in terms of pay.
After almost collapsing a little more than a year ago, Penumbra Theater in St. Paul, the nation's largest African-American theater, has announced a leadership transition. The biggest change: Sarah Bellamy will take over from her father Lou, who founded the company almost 40 years ago.
Ozeki's "A Tale for the Time Being" effortlessly weaves together issues of family and tradition, of bullying and suicide, of time and quantum physics.
Can a story about a man falling in love with an operating system be touching? Yes, it can, director Spike Jonze proves with "Her."
Minnesota Opera's Project Opera hopes to create the opera singers -- and opera fans -- of tomorrow.
Stephanie and Euan are pretty excited about the coming year in film, even though it's been labeled "the year of the sequel."
Save Our Symphony Minnesota is calling on the City of Minneapolis to assume control of the Orchestra Hall - and the Orchestra's multi-million dollar endowment.