Posted at 8:10 AM on November 1, 2010
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: News and reviews
Here's a look at the arts and culture stories making the headlines this morning...
Ten Thousand Things' 'Life's a Dream' is good, not just good for you
By Dominic P. Papatola, Pioneer Press
You're forgiven if you sit down to a play like "Life's a Dream" and some small part of you dreads you've volunteered for two hours of Brussels-sprout theater: not that tasty, but -- hey -- it's good for you.
'In Search of Asia' at St. Anthony Main - John Ervin, City Pages
For 11 days, Minnesota Film Arts will "search" for the world's most populous continent through 40 movies from 12 countries in a brand-new festival.
Library association added gay and lesbian award to annual list of children's prizes
By Hillel Italie , Associated Press
An award for gay and lesbian literature will be included in the American Library Association's annual announcement of children's prizes, a list which features the prestigious and influential Caldecott and Newbery medals.
Opera's 'Cinderella' could be more fun - Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press
The music of Gioachino Rossini can sound like opera on espresso. His stage works are filled with insistent pieces of musical patter, machine-gun staccato notes racing up and down the scale.
Mumford & Sons at First Avenue: British invasion - Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
Indie-folk strummers Mumford & Sons seem like unlikely rock club idols--until you actually see them play a rock club. Then, you understand that they're totally likely.
Close your eyes to Minnesota Orchestra's 'Psycho' -- to really hear Herrmann
- David Hawley, Pioneer Press
Skreet! Skreet! Skreet! Skreet! One of most famous shower scenes in film-score history elicited nervous titters Saturday during the Minnesota Orchestra's Halloween-eve screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" above an Orchestra Hall platform peopled by the orchestra's string players.
Owl City goes back to school for Halloween - Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune
Owatonna lit up with excitement for Adam Young, who performed his first hometown concert since becoming a No. 1 hit-making singer.
'Spring Awakening' returns for weekend run - Ed Huyck, City Pages
Spring Awakening, the thundering rock musical about adolescent angst in 19th-century Germany, returns for a quick two-day run over the weekend at the Orpheum Theatre.