Posted at 9:39 AM on November 6, 2010
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: News and reviews
Here's a look at the arts stories making headlines...
Jazz, classical fuse for an exciting hybrid - Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press
At first glance, classical and jazz musicians look to occupy different worlds, the black-tie traditionalism of classical a contrast to the spontaneous creations of jazz, the classical allegiance to a composer's vision set against jazz musicians obeying their own interweaving imaginations.
Red Pens' Howard Hamilton reflects on his band's 'Limitations' - Erik Thompson, City Pages
The fuzzed-out rumbling you hear emanating from the local music scene these days is the sound of the triumphant, thunderous return of Red Pens (as if they ever left), who are back with a blistering new six-song EP, Limitations, that is simply brimming with both fury and finesse.
Junip's Elias Araya talks about his new project with Jose Gonzalez and Tobias Winterkorn
- Cindal Lee Heart, City Pages
To understand the band Junip you must first appreciate patience.
Maria Taylor talks about reviving Azure Ray - Cindal Lee Heart, City Pages
Dreamy pop duo Azure Ray offer much more than that girly-whimsical stuff this type of music so often delivers.
Jammie Thomas-Rasset re-crucified by record industry - Nick Pinto, City Pages
The record industry is still hell-bent on incinerating every iota of good will the public might once have had for it.
Horse Feathers and Anaïs Mitchell at the Cedar - Cindal Lee Heart, City Pages
On a seemingly quiet Wednesday evening in Minneapolis, there was a lot of noise going on down at the Cedar. A subdued and simple kind of noise, but enrapturing nonetheless.
'For Colored Girls' is passionate, earnest -- and flawed, but worth seeing
- Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press
It makes sense that Tyler Perry only uses one-quarter of the title of "For Colored Girls" -- because his movie only captures about one-quarter of the play.
A winning 'Game' - Colin Covert, Star Tribune
This taut thriller is about deceit, politics, love and sabotage - not car chases or explosions. Naomi Watts and Sean Penn? Terrific.
Coffee House Press honored for 40 years - Kim Ode
Letterpress productions and best-selling books will be on display until January
Posted at 11:39 AM on November 6, 2010
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Playlists
Talking Volumes: Nicole Krauss
Novelist Nicole Krauss speaks with Kerri Miller at the Talking Volumes Series. Her novel "Great House," has been named a fiction finalist by the National Book Award.
The dirt on the Walker's 'Naked' exhibit
For the next month veteran Japanese movement artists Eiko and Koma will perform in the Walker Art Center galleries for six hours a day, six days a week -- completely nude.
Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Bloomington
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.
The decline of creativity
One author argues that America is suffering a crisis of creative thought. A psychologist explains we can do to encourage creativity and innovation in our thinking.
Film fest brings a flood of Asian cinema to Mpls.
The "In Search of Asia Festival" will present many kinds of movies from 12 different countries. The festival is aimed at under-served parts of the movie-going public, and it's drawing particular interest from the Hmong community.
The new film about CIA operative Valerie Plame opened this week and Midmorning delves into Ken Turan's best picks for the spy genre.
Zuill Bailey comes to Minnesota
He's earned a reputation as one of the up-and-coming greats in the cello world - and on American Airlines too, where he needs to buy a separate seat for his valuable 1693 Matteo Gofriller Cello. The airlines simply refer to her as "Cello Bailey."
The Dinner Party Download featuing Chris Morris
English satirist Chris Morris is one of the UK's most respected - and controversial - TV and radio satirists. So it's no surprise his film directing debut, "Four Lions," is a comedy about terrorism. Morris talks to Rico about tackling taboo topics, and what it's like to be asked to speak for God.