Management at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra on Thursday have canceled several more concerts, as negotiations continue with the locked-out musicians. Musicians say they have decided to no longer honor a media blackout requested by a federal mediator.
Choice is the theme common to all of the stories in Scott Dominic Carpenter's new collection of short stories, "This Jealous Earth."
The Minnesota Orchestra on Monday canceled two more concerts in the third week of February, postponed another till next year and transferred a fourth to another promoter.
This week, Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr assess the hunt for the Oscars and for Osama Bin Laden, as depicted on the silver screen.
A citizens group pressing for a resolution in the contract dispute between management and musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra delivered a 3,000-signature petition to the orchestra board on Tuesday.
This week, the cubeside banter centers on a 1960s-era film from the creator of the Sopranos about rock and roll dreams that go unfulfilled, and Quentin Tarentino's latest revenge fantasy.
It may be the case that little news is good news in the contract negotiations at both of the Twin Cities major orchestras.
Later today representatives of locked out musicians at the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will sit down with representatives of their respective managements to negotiate.
2012 will go down as a year of orchestral turmoil in the U.S.: Strikes, lockouts and bankruptcies erupted time and again as once seemingly untouchable institutions struggled financially.
The Korean-American novelist Don Lee's latest book "The Collective" uses Macalester College in St. Paul as a launching point for a tale about the Asian-American experience. Lee said of his four books so far, "The Collective" is his most personal.
Not to be outdone in the annual media ritual of compiling a "best of the year" list, arts reporter Euan Kerr and Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis pick their favorite films of 2012.
Locked-out musicians and managements of both the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra have announced negotiation sessions for Jan. 2.
With musician lockouts at the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra entering their fourth months, many observers are wondering how they will be resolved. Several theories are circulating about what some are calling the end game.
Management at the Minnesota Orchestra on Friday cancelled all concerts through Feb. 10, but also offered locked-out musicians dates to talk without pre-conditions.
It should be an action-filled weekend for films, with a blockbuster musical that's been adapted into a blockbuster movie, a love story involving a marine animal trainer and a street fighter, and the latest Judd Apatow flick about life at 40.