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  • State Fair show will celebrate 150 years of Minnesota statehood
    One of the special Minnesota State Fair attractions this year is the Big Top State Fair Chautauqua. It will present a mixture of music and lectures celebrating 150 years of Minnesota statehood.August 20, 2008
  • Conflict between arts groups and their boards at the heart of recent turmoil
    The Twin Cities arts community has been in turmoil recently, with the closures of two high-profile organizations and a management shuffle at a third. They all stemmed from a conflict between the organization's staff and its board.August 15, 2008
  • Little House team looks for a slow route to Broadway
    It's opening weekend for "Little House on the Prairie - the musical" at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. The show broke box office sales records for the Guthrie and its run has already been extended by two weeks. There's also talk about the show being Broadway-bound. But the Little House creative team wants to take it slow.August 14, 2008
  • Fringe Festival attendance rebounds from last year
    The Minnesota Fringe Festival appears to have bounced back from last year's low attendance and revenue.August 11, 2008
  • Southern Theater artists petitioning for evaluation of management
    Artists are petitioning the Southern Theater in Minneapolis to agree to an independent evaluation of its management.August 7, 2008
  • The best -- and worst -- of the Fringe Festival
    As the 15th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival moves into its second weekend, Morning Edition Arts commentator and St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola is still getting used to daylight again.August 7, 2008
  • Minnesota Fringe Festival turns 15
    For the next ten days actors and dancers will perform in over 150 shows throughout Minneapolis in the 15th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival. It's the biggest performing arts festival in the midwest.July 30, 2008
  • Paying for art in a bad economy
    People are already feeling the pinch when it comes to buying their groceries or gas; how do you get them to give away their money for a new theater or gallery?July 22, 2008
  • Shakeup at the Southern Theater
    A shakeup in leadership at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis has artists who use the space concerned about the future.July 16, 2008
  • 'Hamlet' with a northwoods twist
    Lin Enger's new novel, "Undiscovered Country," explores the effect of a northern Minnesota man's apparent suicide on his family. The story is a reworking of the themes in "Hamlet."July 14, 2008
  • CTC's new season features four world premieres
    The 2008-2009 Children's Theatre Company season announced today will include four world premieres. The Minneapolis company will open with a new adaptation of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan."July 7, 2008
  • 'Little House' sets big ticket sales record
    The world premiere production of "Little House on the Prairie" has blown through box office records at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.June 30, 2008
  • Jeune Lune closing concerns arts community
    Internationally acclaimed Minneapolis-based Theatre de la Jeune Lune announced this weekend it's calling it quits because of mounting debts. The news is causing members of the arts community to look back and look forward.June 23, 2008
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov, photographer
    Legendary dancer and occasional actor Mikhail Baryshnikov was in Minneapolis this weekend for the opening of an exhibition of his photography.June 22, 2008
  • Theatre de la Jeune Lune closes
    Minneapolis' Theatre de la Jeune Lune is shutting down. Mounting debts at the internationally acclaimed Tony Award-winning company have led the theater's board to vote to close.June 22, 2008

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