"The Hobbit," originally intended as a children's-level addition to the "Lord of the Rings" series, just doesn't have enough in its 150 pages to warrant nine hours of screen time over three movies.
The locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra announced details of a 10-concert spring season. The musicians hinted at some of the upcoming concerts at their community meeting Monday, but have now announced dates, programs, and ticket details.
The $1.1 million figure is lower than many people expected in a fiscal year where the Minnesota Orchestra presented no official concerts.
Citing poor leadership, 10 state legislators in a letter Tuesday called for the resignation of Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson and two members of the orchestra's board of directors, as well as an immediate end to the musicians lock out.
Orchestra officials locked out the musicians more than 14 months ago. Since then the two sides have been embroiled in a bitter contract dispute.
Minneapolis comics artist Anders Nilsen's imagination inspired him to create a new graphic novel "Rage of Poseidon," which twists modern ideas into ancient tales.
At first blush, "The World's End" seems like a knock-off of "The Hangover" with a British twist. It's not.
The concert at 2 p.m.on Sunday May 4, will present the same "Echoes of History" program to be performed May 2. It consists of pieces by Wagner, Dvorak, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky.
Visitors to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will see a lot of TV commercials when the 27th annual screenings of the best of British TV advertising begins a month-long run Friday night.
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has announced that it ended the year with a surplus of more than $280,000.
Purist fans of Chuck Logan will be disappointed. But they should give the film a chance; it's a high-octane thriller that delivers the goods with a bit of nuance unusual in action movies.
Some authors might object to a big-time Hollywood star messing mightily with one of their novels. But when Sylvester Stallone's recent adaptation of "Homefront" opens in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, Stillwater writer Chuck Logan will be among those pleased to see what unfolds on the big screen, because it's his book upon which the movie is based.
Locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra play concerts Thursday and Friday at the Ted Mann Hall as part of their campaign to keep top quality classical music alive in Minneapolis.
British film director Steve McQueen was in the Twin Cities this weekend to appear at a dialogue at the Walker Art Center, and at a question-and-answer session after a screening in Brooklyn Center.
A new attempt to overcome months of animosity between Minnesota Orchestra musicians and the management by stepping away from the full negotiating committees has not worked and talks have collapsed.