U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison called upon the board of the Minnesota Orchestra to accept a proposal put forward by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, who is acting as a mediator in the ongoing dispute with musicians. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.
The locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra issued a cryptic release today. They are trying to take the steam out of management protests that musicians have not put forward a counterproposal to the contract orchestra officials offered in April, 2012.
Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska is easing his deadline for a restart of rehearsals as part of the drive to end the orchestra's lockout of musicians, and by extension, his threat to resign.
A new citizens' group, "SOS Osmo," says it's raised pledges of at least $630,000 to help prevent the departure of Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the story.
A group of Minnesota Orchestra musicians has collected pledges totaling more than half a million dollars in an attempt to keep the group's music director, who's threatened to resign over an ongoing lockout.
Around 100 people protested outside a fundraiser in Minneapolis tonight calling for an end to the Minnesota Orchestra lockout. The fundraiser brought in $200,000 for musicians' salaries after the 11-month dispute is settled.
MPR News' The Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr discuss "Afternoon Delight" and other films to fight off summertime blues and cinema 'dreck.'
Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra gathered Thursday outside the newly renovated, but unopened, Orchestra Hall, to announce they had unanimously rejected management's latest proposal. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.
The management proposal was for two months of negotiations with musicians paid under their old contract, followed by the imposition of a two year contract including a 25 percent pay cut if no agreement was reached.
This week, Stephanie Curtis finds "Austenland" to be a romantic comedy that's slightly above adequate, while Euan Kerr revels in the beauty of martial arts film "The Grandmaster."
The offer is for a two month 'play and talk' period beginning Sept. 30 using the provisions of the contract which lapsed last year.
Stephanie Curtis likes the movie "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" more than the title, and Euan Kerr ends up celebrating "World's End."
Some 600 people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday night to discuss possible solutions to resolve the ongoing Minnesota Orchestra lockout.
Concerned that an ongoing lockout of musicians by the Minnesota Orchestra has left the orchestra unprepared, the Swedish recording company BIS has postponed a planned September session, orchestra officials confirmed today.
The Minnesota Orchestra rejected a proposal to enter mediation with the musicians' union after its members accepted it.