Posted at 9:41 AM on February 16, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: News and reviews
Highpoint Center for Printmaking welcomes the Tamarind Institute
Highpoint Center for Printmaking (HCP), West Lake Street's hub for printmaking artists, has a new show on view featuring works from the Tamarind Institute, a world-renowned studio for lithography.
- Sheila Regan, City Pages
Chris Hajny: 100 Creatives
The artist has built quite an interesting and varied resume, including illustrative work, commercial product design and gig posters.
- Jessica Armbruster, City Pages
Oddities: Two exhibits of the unexpected and the alarming
- Max Sparber, MinnPost.com
'Nature of Romance' at Steven's Square Center for the Arts
Overall, "The Nature of Romance" has brought together excellent variations on a theme, creating a show sexy and sweet enough to inspire a boudoir for the 21st century.
- Coco Mault, City Pages
Borders to close 30 percent of stores, files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection
Bookseller Borders, which helped pioneer superstores that put countless mom-and-pop bookshops out of business, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday, sunk by crushing debt and sluggishness in adapting to a rapidly changing industry.
- Mae Anderson , Associated Press
Power of storytelling, elusiveness of truth
A storyteller in Marrakesh plumbs the ground between fact and fiction in his nightly tale as he tries to learn the truth behind his brother's arrest for murder.
- Kim Schmidt, Star Tribune
Twin Cities dance center chooses director
New York arts executive Frank Sonntag will oversee the opening of Cowles Center.
- Graydon Royce, Star Tribune
Minnesota Sunshine Dance warms up China audiences
It all started around 2000 with a few talented Hmong girls practicing at the home in their basement.
- Ange Hwang, Asian American Press
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" is a mouthful, and a must-see
Though Uncle Boonmee is a hard film to describe, it is a beautiful and thought-provoking one and should be a must-see for all Twin Cities cinephiles.
- Jim Brunzell III, TC Daily Planet
Music & Movies in the Park returns
Dust off the bug spray. Oil the lawn chairs. One of Minneapolis's most popular outdoor festivals returns to Loring Park next summer.
- Colin Covert, Star Tribune
Walker Art Center's Music & Movies in Loring Park returns this summer
New this year will be a special evening featuring a silent film screening with a live music soundtrack at the Walker's green space.
- Jessica Armbruster, City Pages
McKnighty-Nights part II: The filmmakers
This week will wrap up the 2010 McKnight and IFP Media Arts fellowship presentations with an evening for the filmmaker fellows.
- Shelby Meyers, City Pages
Justin Townes Earle delivers a blue Valentine's show
Justin Townes Earle made his debut as a First Avenue headliner
- Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune
Southern Songbook at the Southern Theater, 2/14/11
Nothing like a good ol' morose evening to warm the spirits on a dreary February night.
- Andrea Swensson, City Pages
Elton John's Duluth concert sells out in minutes, leaving many disappointed fans
Most went away disappointed, victims of high demand, high technology and a balky credit card system.
- Steve Kuchera, Duluth News Tribune
Justin Townes Earle at First Avenue, 2/14/11
Justin Townes Earle appeared onstage Monday night, met by the enthusiastic cheers of a perty-full crowd at First Avenue, he in contact lenses, proclaiming himself to be "all hopped up on B vitamins, ladies and gentlemen."
- Nikki Miller, City Pages
Jessica Hopper talks about growing up in Minneapolis
In 2009, she published A Girl's Guide to Rocking, an all-encompassing book that doesn't just promote female activism; it also explains the ins-and-outs of the business, such as how to buy an instrument and how to soundproof a studio.
- Loren Green, City Pages
The King of Limbs: What is Radiohead's 'Newspaper Album'?
Radiohead announced in the midst of America's annual Grammy deluge that their newest record, titled The King of Limbs, will be released this Saturday on their website.
- Andrew Flanagan, City Pages
Robyn, Diamond Rings, and Natalia Kills move the masses at First Avenue
If Robyn was still feeling the ill effects of her sickness, she didn't let us see it as she took the stage dancing and played a long set, with no fewer than three encores, to what she described as the best crowd of her tour to date.
- Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
Best Coast and Wavves at the Varsity Theater: Hormones and aliens, but otherwise nothing special
Although I like both artists, past experiences had set my expectations low.
- Becky Lang, TC Daily Planet
'Drakul' bites off a bit more than it can drink
While much of the action is engrossing, the show drags during the second act in places where it should be racing to its conclusion.
- Ed Huyck, City Pages
Sex and politics Brave New Workshop's latest revue reviews greatest hits on these topics.
As a congressman's recent indiscretion-driven resignation reminds us, sex and politics have long been bedfellows. They're also the twin engines that propel Brave New Workshop's latest comedy revue, "Sarah Palin's Minnesota or Hindsight is 2011."
- Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press