A Minneapolis comedy expert takes a look at the presidential candidates' ability to use humor on the campaign trail.
Regional arts groups haven't yet felt the effects of an ailing economy, but they're concerned about the future.
Two years after it buzzed to the top of the indie rock world, the Minneapolis band Tapes 'n Tapes is back with a new CD called "Walk it Off."
There has been renewed interest in vinyl records among Twin Cities' musicians and consumers that is helping one independent record store survive in the age of downloading and MySpace.
The vinyl record is undergoing somewhat of a resurgence in the Twin Cities music scene. More bands are putting their music out on vinyl, more consumers, especially younger ones, are choosing vinyl over compact discs.
A local webcomic is generating a buzz for it's depiction of bands that are going nowhere.
For Minnesota musicians who make it to South by Southwest, the event offers them the largest critical mass of music industry officials during the year. But does the hype equal the payoff for local bands?
Former Soul Coughing frontman and Brooklyn singer/songwriter Mike Doughty gets a lot of love from Twin Cities musicheads. Doughty has recorded two records in Minneapolis, including his new CD "Golden Delicious" with the help of Grammy winning songwriter Dan Wilson.
The American suburb has been revered as a middle class utopia. It's also been ridiculed as a vast expanse of architectural monotony and social conformity. The truth is more complex.
Sweeney Todd pits the screen against the stage, with a new film version starring Johnny Depp, and a touring Broadway production at the State Theater in Minneapolis. An area Stephen Sondheim expert went to both and compares the two productions.
One of the few purveyors of original country gospel music in Minnesota has released a critically praised cd.
There's been a changing of the guard at many of Minnesota's arts institutions. At the Walker Art Center, 41-year-old Olga Viso is assuming control at a pivotal time in the life of the museum.
The state's two internationally known art museums, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center, are launching new eras under new leadership.
The Walker Art Center's experimental performance series "Out there," is in its 20th year.
St. Paul songwriter and musician Mayda emerges with a big voice, big ideas and the guidance of drummer-to-the-stars and impresario Michael Bland.