Australian aboriginal film director Wayne Blair's film about soul singers who entertaining troops during the Vietnam War is a feel-good movie, but one that he says is helping aboriginal girls who face a tough life in Australia today.
Minneapolis is known as a great arts town, and a great biking town, so a show featuring bike posters by local artists would seem like a natural. However, even the founder of Artcrank is amazed by how a one-off show seven years ago has become an international phenomenon.
The locked-out musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra voted to reject management's latest contract offer on Monday evening.
Locked-out musicians at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Friday released a counterproposal that gets close to an offer made last week by management - with one major exception.
Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss "Ginger & Rosa," "Starbuck" and the streaming movie/DVD "Smashed" in this week's Cube Critics.
Legislative auditor Jim Nobles says he will examine the use of state funds by the Minnesota Orchestra.
Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis said "Olympus Has Fallen" is preposterous but good and the characters in "On the Road" are loveable jerks. The duo also reviewed "Barbara" in this week's Cube Critics.
Some people said it couldn't be made, but director Walter Salles argues that themes of seeking identity and liberty resonate as strongly now as they did 56 years ago, when "On the Road," Jack Kerouac's seminal Beat Generation novel was first published. Salles spent five years traveling the length and breadth of the U.S. to prepare for the adaptation.
The contract dispute between management and musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra took an unprecedented twist today after St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman attempted to save the rest of the orchestra's season.
This week, MPR News Arts Reporter (and Cube Critic) Euan Kerr reviews the new film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel.
Still mired in a contract dispute with its musicians, the Minnesota Orchestra on Wednesday cancelled or rescheduled concerts through April 27.
Now focusing on developing plays for toddlers, the Children's Theatre Company has become a national leader in work which child experts say is a perfect match for the educational needs of pre-schoolers.
Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis said "Stoker" lacked human character, and they also discuss "Lore" and "Like Someone in Love" in this week's Cube Critics.
William Alexander was as surprised as anyone when he won the National Book Award for his debut novel "Goblin Secrets." His second book, "Ghoulish Song" is now in bookstores and he's pondering what it all means.
Penumbra Theatre is mounting its first show after almost closing its doors. The cast and crew of "Spunk" say they hope the production will be a thank you to the people who saved the company from oblivion, and a reminder of what was almost lost.