When the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts unveils its sparkling new $75 million concert hall next spring, it will do so in elaborate and enduring style. In a month-long celebration that begins March 1, the Ordway will introduce the public to its intimate new venue for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Euan Kerr has more.
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts plans to celebrate its $75 million renovation in March with 22 different opening nights.
The Minnesota Orchestra will open its new season on Friday with an operatic superstar who aims to redefine what it means to be an American singer. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has more.
A new movie opening in the Twin Cities explores what can happen, for better and worse, when two men who have been together for decades finally marry.
In a release announcing the cancellation, host Garrison Keillor said he now knows "more about the prostate" than he ever wanted to and has found a good surgeon.
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.