Alaskan composer John Luther Adams created "Inuksuit" in 2009. Since then, it has become a popular performance piece around the world. New-music ensemble Zeitgeist will premiere this unusual percussion piece, written for between nine and 99 musicians, this weekend at the Caponi Art Park in Eagan, Minn.
Alaskan composer John Luther Adams created "Inuksuit" in 2009, specifically to be played outside, to survive, and embrace, the elements -- wind, rain or birdsong.
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about two new summer releases.
Ng said the book grew out of a story her husband told her about a little girl he knew who nearly drowned when she fell in a lake. The story touched Ng because of her own fears of the water.
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jade (in for Jill Riley) to talk about a new film inspired by Marvel Comics characters.
In the age of the selfie, the self-portrait snapped on a phone then shared on-line, it might seem that there is no longer a place for portrait painters. But the artists involved in "Self & Others," a show that opens at the Instinct Gallery on the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, say otherwise.
Anyone who looks for Gabriel Iglesias on YouTube will find hours of material from the comedian, a 350-pound workaholic who for years has honed his craft before an audience.
Some 645,000 visitors came through the doors in fiscal 2014, just short of the attendance record set the year before, President Kaywin Feldman told the organization's annual meeting Thursday.
Despite generous support from the public, the government and philanthropic organizations, many arts groups struggle to make ends meet. Traditional approaches to funding the arts aren't working.
In recent years the Southern Theater has been a far cry artistically from its heyday. But the historic institution is undergoing a rebirth.
The Minnesota Orchestra fills out the rest of its 2014-15 performance schedule by revealing the Live at Orchestra Hall series, its holiday concert offerings, and the family concerts. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has the full story.
MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about Michael Bay's latest installment in the Transformers franchise.
The best-selling comic novel "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion tells of a romance between a socially awkward genetics professor and a free-spirited young woman. The story behind the book, though, is as unexpected as the novel itself.
Pete Docter, who wrote and directed the Pixar movie 'Up,' for which he won an Academy Award, is a Bloomington native. He'll be onstage with the Minnesota Orchestra this weekend, in a program that pairs animation with live music.
Encountering Pooja Goswami Pavan's voice for the first time is startling. It's a soaring sound, slipping between notes with ease, bending with exquisite control, the product of years of Hindustani vocal training that began when she was a child growing up in India.