Throngs of art loving night owls are expected in Minneapolis this Saturday for the second "Northern Spark" all-night art festival.
You can't scientifically measure whether a music scene is going through what some might call a "heyday." But there are signs. Indicators. And some are too big to ignore.
It's rare when sports and art merge, but the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' "The Sports Show" is the first exhibition from a major art museum to trace the rise of a 'global sports culture."
"Wishes for the Sky" has been held for the last five years on or near Earth Day, to help people publicly express their wishes, for the earth, and for themselves.
Throughout French horn virtuoso Bernhard Scully's career, his mother, Bloomington pianist Joanne Minnetti, has been in his shadow — as his accompanist. Now the pair are sharing equal billing on their first full-length album.
A new play premiering at Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis, explores how race can even overshadow close friendships. Its creators tried to capture what a conversation on race might sound like.
Formed just a few months ago, the quartet has generated so much excitement with its cavalcade of electronic effects and live instrumentation that it released its new album, "Give You the Ghost," several weeks early.
It has been ten years since the Minneapolis Americana duo The Minor Planets released their first album. Now, back recording, they find a transformed music landscape.
Howler started when Jordan Gatesmith and Max Petrek met at a Planned Parenthood clinic with their respective girlfriends. Despite their overseas popularity, hometown reception for their garage rock sound has been cool.
A droning cello builds in the background while two lazy chords are strummed on a guitar. The reverberating chimes of a glockenspiel spell out the song's simple, repetitive structure. It sounds strangely like vintage Velvet Underground.
An obscure provision in American copyright law could stir up a massive legal battle between the music industry and some of its biggest stars, and Minnesota's "Funkytown" songwriter Steven Greenberg and his attorney are leading the charge.
Frank Sonntag stunned the local dance community when he resigned as the center's executive this week. It leaves Minnesota's so-called 'flagship center for dance' searching for a new leader midway through its inaugural season.
Conducting funerals for wayward men and women was the inspiration for the Twin Cities pastor behind "The Funereal Remembrance of Luke the Drifter," a play opening this weekend.
The "alt country" music scene isn't as big as it used to be, but there's still a lot of vintage twang in the Twin Cities, courtesy of the Cactus Blossoms. The Minneapolis group, fronted by a pair of brothers, harkens back to the roots of country with their earnest songs and pristine harmonizing.
"I've always been obsessed with how amazing it is for a song without any lyrics to convey a feeling," Minnesota native Haley Bonar says. She's playing Saturday at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis.