The Minnesota Opera has named Allan Naplan its new president. Naplan, currently the general director of the Madison Opera, will replace outgoing president Kevin Smith, who guided the Minnesota Opera for 30 years.
Does the song "Ne Me Quitte Pas" ring a bell? How about "Carousel?" If you're not familiar with the music of Belgian singer Jacques Brel, the Bloomington Civic Theatre would like to change that.
In the fall of 2008, some African-American voters said they were excited and moved by the prospect of electing the country's first black president. Now, some of those same people say they still support Barack Obama, but voter enthusiasm among the black community is waning.
"The Smoke of My Will" is the title of the new album from the blistering Minneapolis indie rock band STNNNG, which the group unveils Saturday night at St. Paul's Turf Club.
Members of Minnesota's hip hop community are mourning the loss of one of its brightest stars.
Imagine staying awake for 78 hours straight.
Now, picture yourself playing music continuously over the course of those three-plus days, and actually, playing just one song, and stopping only for bathroom breaks.
The Minneapolis band Roma di Luna is celebrating the release of its new CD this weekend. "Then the Morning Came" follows a theme of death and new life, reflecting the grief of band members who lost relatives recently, as well as their joy at becoming parents.
Few comedians embody rural, upper Midwest values and idiosyncrasies more on stage than Mary Mack. She has developed a national following telling stories and singing songs about what it really means to be a Midwesterner.
The world-wide PARK(ing) Day event is designed to empower people to reclaim parking spots from cars and make a statement about the urban habitat.
It's only in recent years that communities have understood the need to care for, preserve or even restore public art works when they've been damaged or defiled. They've mainly been turning to one woman to get the job done.
An era in the West Bank of Minneapolis is coming to a close. The Bedlam Theatre, known for its experimental and renegade work, vacated its current building at its landlord's request to make way for a mosque.
In the late 1940s, a dwelling made of prefabricated steel panels called the Lustron, was hailed by promoters as the house of the future. About 19 Lustrons were built in Minnesota, including a handful in the Twin Cities.
Attendance rose nearly 9 percent over 2009 with more than 50,000 tickets sold. The festival's 169 shows generated more than $355,000 in revenue, an increase of nearly 13 percent over last year.
The 17th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival pulls up the curtains tomorrow at 15 venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Minnesota Public Radio's Arts Unit went to find out what's making this year's "Fringe" unique.
When you see a fire truck barreling through Minneapolis, it might be Helena Thompson behind the wheel. But when the Rhode Island native gets behind her drum kit or picks up a guitar, she's not usually trying to escape from life, she's trying to make sense of it.