As the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra both approach contract deadlines with their musicians, they are wrestling with how to find a model for the future that keeps them financially stable while also preserving the quality of their music.
Minnesota Orchestra management today said it is looking to reduce its musicians' average salaries by more than $40,000 a year.
This week, arts reporter Euan Kerr and the Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis discuss their favorite flick of the summer.
Both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are currently negotiating new contracts with their musicians. Both organizations face multi-million dollar deficits, and no one involved in the talks expects quick resolution. But even as the collective bargaining proceeds, some people in the larger community will ask whether Minnesota needs two world-class orchestras.
The Cube Critics discuss the launch of a new genre, the bike messenger thriller, plus, how a lusty piece of French cinema rates, and how some aging action heroes stay on life support.
The Minnesota Orchestra faces tough financial times as management and musicians to try to work out new contracts.
The Current's Morning Show co-host Jill Riley fills in for the vacationing Movie Maven this week.
A good bet at the multiplex this weekend is "ParaNorman," a zombie movie for kids that provides lots of laughs, a few shivers, and a chance to talk about bullying.
A new movie "Searching for Sugar Man" opening in Minnesota this week tells the bizarre story of what happened decades later when some fans went on a hunt for their idol.
David Rakoff had an unsettling way of looking at you, as if he was working out whether you were someone who he found interesting or someone he would have to politely find a way of escaping.
Sometimes people just have to ask. The Cube Critics take on the burning cinematic questions of the day.
Amanda Hocking became an Internet sensation writing about trolls, vampires, and murderous mermaids in e-books for young adults. Now, she's making the leap to print.
The Cube Critics are in buoyant mood as they consider a documentary about building the biggest home in America and a rom-com with a dark side.
One of the more successful romantic comedies in recent years is the result of a collaboration between two high-powered real-life couples. When Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano realized they had a script about a writer who created his own perfect girlfriend, they turned to the husband-and-wife team behind "Little Miss Sunshine." Kazan and Dano were in the Twin Cities recently to introduce the film.
The Minnesota Fringe Festival opens this evening at 15 venues around Minneapolis and St Paul. Offering 165 individual shows, the Fringe is seen as a chance for theater professionals and amateurs alike to experiment. We meet three first-time Fringers who are stepping into different roles for their shows, for very different reasons.