Belle & Sebastian front man Stuart Murdoch has made his directorial debut with the film 'God Help The Girl'. The Sound Unseen Festival is presenting the movie's Midwestern premiere Thursday at a screening at the McNally Smith School of Music in St Paul. It's an appropriate site because at its heart Murdoch, said, the film is about music. MPR's Euan Kerr recently spoke to Murdoch about it.
When the Minnesota Orchestra takes the stage at its opening gala on Friday, singer Renee Fleming will help it celebrate its first full season following turmoil. Her program aims to showcase the orchestra in surprising new ways.
Known as a humorist, a columnist, and a rock and roller, Michael Perry's non fiction works were often about life in rural western Wisconsin. Now he's trying something very different: a novel for middle-schoolers.
A representative of the mayor's office would not disclose the time or location of the meeting, but said a statement will be released afterwards.
Minneapolis police are investigating two homicides on the city's south side.
The garden, a collaboration of the Walker and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, has drawn 8 million visitors since it opened 25 years ago, and is now showing its age.
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.