The 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination has provided an opportunity for Metsa, a Minnesota folk musician, to dust off one of his most haunting songs. He wrote "Jack Ruby" more than 21 years ago, but the questions at the heart of the tune still plague the nation.
"Carrie," a remake of the 1976 horror classic of the same name starring Julianne Moore and Chloe Moretz, comes to theaters this weekend. Should you see it? Euan Kerr has some opinions on the topic. Also: Stephanie Curtis takes a look at "A.C.O.D." starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler.
The Cube Critics issue a split opinion on this week's movie, "Don Jon." The film, which Stephanie finds to be a delightful romantic comedy, follows a man addicted to pornography who is trying to deal with the real women in his life.
The start of July marks ten months for the Minnesota Orchestra lockout, with no end in sight for the musicians, management and audience. Many opinions are swirling in the classical world about what's happening at the orchestra. Few predict sweetness and light, but rather a gloomy outcome.
This week, an open air venue in a refurbished downtown Park Rapids, viewing art in book form, and an indie women's choral group interprets master songwriters.
A combination of factors have conspired to make it a real challenge for local visual artists to forge a living selling their creations to commercial art buyers. Still, some artists and galleries are trying to beat the odds.
If you feel that 14 lines is the ideal poem length, that surveying Twin Cities history through song and dance sounds appealing, and that love is not just a matter of the heart, but a subject for scientific exploration, you'll be especially intrigued by what the hounds have to say this week.
One hundred years ago today, the world premiere of "The Rite of Spring" in Paris shook the orchestral world and, according to some, launched the modern dance movement. It also sparked a riot in the Parisian streets. The collaboration between composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky is the subject of a new children's book by Minnesota author Lauren Stringer.
Former St. Paul Chamber Orchestra leader Bruce Coppock will return as its president and managing director, the SPCO announced Tuesday.
Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska has told the Minnesota Orchestra he will resign if the musician lockout isn't resolved.
Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vanska announced today that he would resign his post if musicians and management couldn't reach a deal to be playing again by September 2013.
The musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra are returning to the stage, after a seven-month lockout marked by halting, sometimes bitterly contentious contract talks with orchestra management. The musicians Monday ratified a new, three-year contract agreement, and will perform their first concert of the year on May 9.
But it will take far longer for the two sides to repair a relationship that has been badly strained by the dispute.
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians on Monday ratified a new three-year contract.
Minnesota Orchestra musicians have set a new condition in their labor dispute with the orchestra. They want orchestra management to end the seven-month lockout before they'll return to the bargaining table.
Biblical texts set to music are a church tradition, but when you add the element of jazz, it expands its artistic reach.