Minnesota Public Radio features by Marianne Combs http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=12 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Sat, 26 May 2018 01:04:01 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Marianne Combs http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Art Hounds: The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards Plus, the Art Hounds recommend an exhibition of art by indigenous people of color, and "The Room with Closets." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/24/art-hounds-the-northeastern-minnesota-book-awards?refid=0 Thu, 24 May 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Syed Hosain's beautiful paintings of conflict and violence Plus, Art Hounds recommend a play without words and "Silent Sky" in Lanesboro. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/15/art-hounds-syed-hosein-paintings-of-conflict-and-violence?refid=0 Thu, 17 May 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Guthrie announces steps after harassment probe Two carpenters quit the theater's scene shop earlier this year, citing a hostile work environment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/11/guthrie-announces-steps-after-harassment-probe?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2018 16:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Love, race and politics intertwine in 'This Bitter Earth' Plus, the Art Hounds recommend the Guthrie Theater's "An Enemy of the People" and an exhibition in Fergus Falls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/09/art-hounds-bitter-earth-love-race-politics?refid=0 Thu, 10 May 2018 04:00:00 -0500 A play about a record store, in a record store: 'High Fidelity' performed in Electric Fetus A longtime music landmark, the Electric Fetus becomes the venue for the musical "High Fidelity." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/08/play-about-record-store-in-record-store-electric-fetus?refid=0 Tue, 08 May 2018 14:12:54 -0500 Art Hounds: A stained-glass tractor in Montevideo Plus, the Art Hounds recommend drawings by George Morrison and music by the Copper Street Brass Quintet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/03/art-hounds-a-stained-glass-tractor-in-montevideo?refid=0 Thu, 03 May 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Yoga around the world, in photos Plus, Art Hounds recommend "The Northfield Experience" and Ragamala Dance Company's "Body, The Shrine." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/26/yoga-around-the-world-in-photos?refid=0 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Oud, meet pipa; pipa, meet oud Two instruments, one from China and one from the Middle East, have an unusual date on the stage of the Cedar Cultural Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/25/two-instruments-have-unusual-date-at-cedar-cultural-center?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:28:09 -0500 Moss children take root at Swedish Institute Kim Simonsson's sculptures are lovely, but even he describes them as "a little bit strange." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/20/moss-children-take-root-at-swedish-institute?refid=0 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:01:44 -0500 Art Hounds: Donyelle Headington conjures creatures from fabric and found objects Plus, the Art Hounds recommend musical performances by the Bakken Trio and Nirmala Rajasekar. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/19/art-hounds-creatures-from-fabric-found-items-donyelle-headington?refid=0 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Oratorio imagines Underground Railroad for the space age Instead of being guided by the North Star, the Harriet Tubman in this piece is flying to it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/17/oratorio-imagines-underground-railroad-for-the-space-age?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:41:52 -0500 Art Hounds: 'Rooted in the Land' celebrates women farmers Plus, the Art Hounds recommend "The Skriker" and a sketch comedy about the history of alcohol. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/12/art-hounds-rooted-in-the-land-celebrates-women-farmers?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500 How culturally centered care could help mothers and babies An estimated 700 to 900 women die in the U.S. every year from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes. Black women are three to four times more likely to die of these causes than white women. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/09/how-culturally-centered-care-could-help-mothers-babies?refid=0 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:38:05 -0500 Play explores the tension that gave birth to tap The new musical "Five Points" incorporates music from Irish and African-American traditions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/06/play-explores-tension-that-gave-birth-to-tap?refid=0 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:48:22 -0500 A changing media landscape affects what, and how, we watch Two guests joined host Marianne Combs to discuss the way our TV and movie consumption has changed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/06/changing-media-landscape-affects-how-and-what-we-watch?refid=0 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Zorongo Flamenco presents 'Garden of Names' Plus the Art Hounds recommend life-saving poetry and "phenomenal" art by women of color. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/05/art-hounds-zorongo-flamenco-presents-garden-of-names?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500 The night Uncle Clarence went out to kill a white man Composer Davu Seru uses his art to bring together two families whose lives were changed in the aftermath of Martin Luther King's assassination. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/04/the-night-uncle-clarence-went-out-to-kill-a-white-man?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: August Wilson's 'Fences' tours the North Shore Plus, the Art Hounds recommend exhibitions at the American Swedish Institute and the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/29/art-hounds-august-wilsons-fences-tours-the-north-shore?refid=0 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 04:00:00 -0500 Teen poets compete for shot at international slam Young poets use on #MeToo and gun violence in schools as inspiration at the Be Heard youth poetry slam. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/28/be-heard-youth-poetry-slam?refid=0 Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Why do employers struggle to keep employees of color? Workers of color are coming to, and leaving, Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/27/why-do-employers-struggle-to-keep-employees-of-color?refid=0 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Do we expect too much from teachers? Should they be required to carry a gun? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/26/do-we-expect-too-much-from-teachers?refid=0 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Ness Nite celebrates the release of 'Dream Girl' Plus, the Art Hounds recommend an artist-interview marathon and Duluth poetry reading. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/22/art-hounds-ness-nite-debut-album-dream-girl-gets-release-party?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 -0500 For a young theater company, it's all about the underdogs Underdog Theatre's third production looks at a baby and her meth-smoking parents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/21/young-theater-company-about-underdogs?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Remembering lost and missing indigenous women in 'Bring Her Home' Plus, the Art Hounds recommend "Treasure Island" in Duluth and the opera "As One" in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/15/art-hounds-remembering-the-lost-missing-indigenous-women?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 04:00:00 -0500 'Bunk:' A new book about hoaxes and what they tell us about ourselves American history is full of hoaxes and hucksters, but they were often at the expense of people of color or indigenous peoples. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/14/bunk-the-rise-of-hoaxes?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 The good, the bad, the angry Anger can be destructive or motivation for change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/13/the-good-the-bad-the-angry?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Guthrie's 'Familiar' gives black women authentic voice The play, by noted writer and actor Danai Gurira, focuses on a Zimbabwean-American family in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/12/guthrie-familiar-give-black-women-authentic-voice?refid=0 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:01:33 -0500 What does your America look like? "My America," a Penumbra and MPR News production, harnessed the power of personal narrative. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/12/what-does-your-america-look-like?refid=0 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: It's all about women Art Hounds recommend theater, music, poetry and comedy by and about women. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/art-hounds-all-about-women?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 04:00:00 -0600 Patrick Nathan's novel 'Some Hell' and the loneliness of grief Minneapolis writer Patrick Nathan's first novel, "Some Hell" follows a family after the suicide of the father. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/01/some-hell?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 11:11:09 -0600 Art Hounds: 'Two Mile Hollow' mixes theatrical comedy with family dysfunction Plus, Art Hounds recommend music from two different "Universes." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/01/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 04:00:00 -0600 How do you measure pain? Can patients manage their pain and how much of it is psychological, not physical? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/28/how-do-you-measure-pain?refid=0 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Will the new tax code hit charities hard? A tax break isn't usually the only reason people donate to charities, but it is an incentive. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/27/taxes-and-charitable-giving?refid=0 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Minnesotan writer captures father's love in new picture book "A Different Pond" portrays a father fishing to feed his family and bond that creates with his son. Marianne Combs spoke with the author and illustrator, then turned the conversation to diversity in children's literature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/26/minnesotan-writer-captures-fathers-love-in-new-picture-book?refid=0 Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Car-wash play steers away from upper-class audiences As ever, Ten Thousand Things aimed this piece at people from all walks of life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/23/car-wash-play-steers-away-from-upper-class-audiences?refid=0 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:00:31 -0600 Art Hounds: Meg Ojala's photographs reveal the wonder of what's underfoot Plus, the Art Hounds recommend the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" and an absurd play about breaking up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/22/art-hounds-meg-ojala-photos-reveals-what-s-underfoot?refid=0 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 How often do school shootings happen? Philip Bump of the Washington Post joined the show to talk about the frequency of school shootings and other facts. Then, we heard from reporter John Enger about what Minnesota schools are doing to keep children safe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/16/frequency-of-school-shootings?refid=0 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600 The Nightingale Trio brings Eastern European folk music to Minnesota The Nightingale Trio joined Marianne Combs in Studio M to talk about their music and sing a few songs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/16/the-nightingale-trio-brings-eastern-european-folk-music-in-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Painting exhibition reveals art 'Behind Closed Doors' Plus the Art Hounds recommend two tense dramas on Twin Cities stages. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/02/15/art-hounds-painting-exhibition-reveals-art-behind-closed-doors?refid=0 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:00:00 -0600 'Naked I' returns with more nonconforming theater For trans and other gender-nonconforming artists, the show raises the curtain on important conversations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/31/naked-i-returns-with-more-nonconforming-theater?refid=0 Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:03:09 -0600 The strengths and drawbacks of genetics and genealogy Here's how you can use them together to create a clearer picture of your family history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/30/genealogy-and-genetics?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Guthrie scene shop was hostile place, say departed workers A female carpenter says it was heartbreaking to walk away from her dream job, but she had to do it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/29/guthrie-scene-shop-was-hostile-place-say-departed-workers?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:09:08 -0600 No uptick in Pre-Super Bowl sex trafficking -- yet There hasn't been an uptick in sex-trafficking in the week before Super Bowl LII. But it is early yet, two outreach workers said Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/29/uptick-in-sextrafficking-before-super-bowl-not-yet-seen-here?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:50:00 -0600 Art Hounds: 'Frederick Douglass NOW' brings historic figure to life The Art Hounds also recommend the comedy "Noises Off" in Bloomington and "Mamma Mia!" in Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/25/art-hounds-frederick-douglass-now-brings-historic-figure-to-life?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 The challenges of covering your company: MPR News and the Keillor story Investigative reporting is never easy. But when the players involved are your own employers, and a beloved high-profile public figure who is in large part responsible for the success of the organization you work for, the stakes are even higher. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/24/keillor-covering-mpr?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:55:33 -0600 MN Historical Society director leaves behind legacy of change in retirement The Minnesota Historical Society faced challenges and triumphs in 2017. Director Steve Elliot spoke with host Marianne Combs about his tenure and the controversies that engulfed the Society last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/24/mnhs-director-leaves-behind-legacy-of-change-in-retirement?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:19:32 -0600 'The Wiz' unites Penumbra, Children's Theatre Co. Joining forces to produce "The Wiz" means Children's Theatre gets Penumbra Theatre's expertise in African-American culture and expression, and Penumbra gets Children's sizable resources and access to a young audience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/23/the-wiz-unites-penumbra-childrens-theatre-co?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:01:05 -0600 National Public Radio examines the sexual abuse of people with disabilities The NPR investigation by reporter Joseph Shapiro highlights this "hidden epidemic." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/23/npr-investigates-the-sexual-abuse-of-people-with-disabilities?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0600 How can we end homelessness in Minnesota? The Super Bowl has shined a light on Minnesota's homeless population as emergency shelters have relocated beds and stepped up services in anticipation of heightened security and close to a million visitors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/22/how-can-we-end-homelessness-in-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0600 This time, drama at State Capitol involves actors A theater company is presenting a play about state government, in the seat of state government. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/19/this-time-drama-at-state-capitol-involves-actors?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 Guthrie vows to investigate harassment claims A woman who worked as a carpenter in the scene shop posted a resignation letter on Facebook, alleging that she had been harassed and prevented from reporting it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/18/guthrie-theater-launches-sex-harassment-investigation?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:02:39 -0600 Art Hounds: Abstract art inspired by Midwestern landscapes This week Art Hounds recommend a gallery show in St. Cloud, a West African musical performance at The Cedar and a dance by Black Label Movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/18/art-hounds-abstract-landscape-midwest?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Cuban art, 'A Steady Rain' and American thought This week, the Art Hounds recommend an art exhibit, a play and an essay contest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/11/art-hounds-cuban-art-a-steady-rain-and-american-thought?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 Ground Level: On a cold morning, a conversation about race and hope MPR News and the Hawthorne Neighborhood Association convened a discussion prompted by a recent Ground Level survey that found more hope among blacks than among whites. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/08/ground-level-conversation-about-race-hope?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 Hope arrives for transitional housing program that serves Native women Kateri Residence, which offers shelter to Indian women and their children, had been slated to close next summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/29/hope-arrives-for-transitional-housing-that-serves-native-women?refid=0 Fri, 29 Dec 2017 15:59:22 -0600 When should we forgive? At a time of year when we often share stories of forgiveness and redemption, MPR host Marianne Combs looked at what happens after someone falls from grace. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/21/when-should-we-forgive?refid=0 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Ground Level: Two churches. One God. Different politics Our survey found that Republicans are more likely to attend worship every week than are Democrats. We visited two congregations to find out why. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/20/ground-level-two-churches-one-god-different-politics?refid=0 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 'Sights, Sounds, Soul': A look back at Twin Cities black culture of the '70s and '80s Scholar Davu Seru put words to photos that were taken by the late Charles Chamblis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/19/sights-sounds-soul-a-look-at-twin-cities-black-culture-in-the-70s-80s?refid=0 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Julie Buffalohead's vivid prints offer smart, dark commentary This week on Art Hounds: Julie Buffalohead's prints; Kevin Kling takes his holiday show to Red Wing, and "Simple Gifts" performs with Billy McLaughlin. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/14/art-hounds-prints-holiday-show-simple-gifts?refid=0 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Interact Theater provides a 'Feast of Fools' The Art Hounds recommend a play about fools in power, an exhibition of landscape paintings and "Cloth," a play about the politics of women's clothing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/07/art-hounds-feast-of-fools?refid=0 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Christmas music, 'Hatchet Lady' and theater for Puerto Rico This week, the Art Hounds recommend Walking Shadow's feminist rock musical "Hatchet Lady," Christmas music at Gustavus Adolphus and a benefit for Puerto Rico. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/30/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600 'Hard Bodies' exhibit glows with a love of lacquer The Minneapolis Institute of Art collection takes the art of lacquer far beyond the decorative boxes and chopsticks of its past. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/28/hard-bodies-exhibit-glows-with-a-love-of-lacquer?refid=0 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600 For this Tiny Tim, Christmas present is a Guthrie debut Ten-year-old Sophie Jones joins the cast of "A Christmas Carol" in an iconic role. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/17/for-this-tiny-tim-christmas-present-is-a-guthrie-debut?refid=0 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Regal portraits, radio theater and Latin film The Art Hounds recommend "The Blacker the Berry," Duluth's "Take It With You" and a four-day film festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/16/art-hounds-regal-portraits-radio-theater-latin-film?refid=0 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Pirates, poetry and a roller derby queen This week, the Art Hounds recommend the plays "The Privateer" and "Roller Derby Queen" and the podcast "Interesting People Reading Poetry." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/09/art-hounds-pirates-poetry-and-roller-derby-queen?refid=0 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Theater companies face unique challenges dealing with sexual harassment and assault The Harvey Weinstein revelations shine a light on harassment and assault in the entertainment industry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/09/theaters-face-challenges-with-sexual-harassment?refid=0 Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Ballet, flamenco and resurrected poets This week on Art Hounds: James Sewell Ballet performs with the Ahn Trio, poets return from the dead to compete with one another, and "A Night in Andalusia" offers Flamenco dance and music. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/02/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 02 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: 'In The Treetops' celebrates the life of Wanda Gag Plus, this week Art Hounds recommend a play without words and an exhibition about the creative process. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/26/art-hounds-in-the-treetops-celebrates-life-wanda-gag?refid=0 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 PlayLabs helps writers move work from page to stage At a time when the nation is rapidly diversifying, PlayLabs is working to change the face of American theater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/23/playlabs-helps-writers-move-work-from-page-to-stage?refid=0 Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: 'Man of La Mancha' offers a new take on a classic tale This week Art Hounds recommend four plays about Don Quixote, Greek mythology, writing and love. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/19/art-hounds-man-of-la-mancha-offers-new-take-classic-tale?refid=0 Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:55:15 -0500 When interracial love brought a palpable risk Penumbra's production of "Wedding Band" observes the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark civil-rights decision. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/18/when-interracial-love-brought-a-palpable-risk?refid=0 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0500 Show lets artists draw a bead on gun culture "Culture as Weapon" is the brainchild of an artist for whom violence has come too close, too often. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/17/show-lets-artists-draw-a-bead-on-gun-culture?refid=0 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:42:51 -0500 Art Hounds: An outsider artist communicates through color Plus, the Art Hounds recommend "Expectation Station" and a mash-up of Minnesota music and literature. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/12/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Overdoses from synthetic drug K2 pour into HCMC Forty-two people have been brought to Hennepin County Medical Center since Wednesday. The victims believe they took K2. So far, no one has died, but authorities are spreading the word about the drug's dangers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/06/overdoses-from-synthetic-drug-k2-pour-into-hcmc?refid=0 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:06:48 -0500 Art Hounds: Film and photography expose environmental damage This week, the Art Hounds recommend an exhibition at Nash Gallery, a choral festival and a silent movie set to live music. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/05/art-hounds-film-and-photography-expose-environmental-damage?refid=0 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Minnesota vigils remember dead in Las Vegas Groups that seek tighter restrictions on guns say the Las Vegas attack will lead to more activism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/05/vigils-duluth-minneapolis-vegas-victims?refid=0 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 What if a mass shooting happened here? Las Vegas emergency responders had their limits tested this week as they handled dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries in the wake of Sunday's mass shooting. We looked at how prepared Minnesota is if something similar happened here. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/04/minnesota-emergency-preparedness-las-vegas-shooting?refid=0 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 04:00:00 -0500 'This play should not be well-behaved': feminism, humor stir 'Revolt' Frank Theatre director celebrates the piece as "completely, unabashedly feminist." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/10/02/new-play-revolt-takes-on-patriarchy-sexism?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Remembering Spirit Island This week, the Art Hounds recommend a light-and-sound installation on the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, a performance piece inspired by the prophet Elijah, and a literary event in Rochester. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/28/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500 A play about those in the income gap "&asymp;[almost equal to]" looks at economic insecurity as seen through the eyes of different characters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/22/a-play-about-those-in-the-income-gap?refid=0 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:45:00 -0500 Art Hounds: 'String' offers a funny, charming look at romance Plus, a cabaret festival and a trip back in time to 1930s Lanesboro. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/21/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500 At Blackout Improv, comedy wrestles with tragedy Blackout's shows have become a platform for talking about the beauty and complexity of black life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/20/blackout-improv-celebrates-anniversary?refid=0 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:36:21 -0500 Rain, change in wind direction will help us breathe easier A change in wind direction and rain showers will improve Minnesota's air quality this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/16/rain-change-in-wind-direction-will-help-us-breath-easier?refid=0 Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:45:00 -0500 Jungle play explores real-world consequences of virtual-reality actions A new play at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis tackles the question: Can virtual-reality crime have real-world consequences? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/15/jungle-play-explores-real-world-consequences-of-virtual-reality-actions?refid=0 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:34:52 -0500 Guru of a 2,000-year-old Indian dance tradition returns to Mpls. Alarmel Valli's performance of Bharatanatyam dance reunites her with her students, the founders of Ragamala Dance Company http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/14/alarmel-valli-ragamala-dance?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:52:06 -0500 St. Paul poet Danez Smith shines in the national spotlight Danez Smith's latest collection, "Don't Call Us Dead," just landed on the longlist for the National Book Award. The collection explores what it's like to be young, black and gay in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/14/books-danez-smith?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:54:11 -0500 Art Hounds: Art on the walls at MCAD This week on Art Hounds: A major new mural at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, a Fergus Falls exhibit about mental health, and "Nadia." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/14/art-hounds-mcad?refid=0 Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Dance theater celebrates role of women in social movements Ananya Dance Theatre's "Shyamali" portrays women as perennial leaders of dissent -- featuring a signature mix of classical Indian dance, yoga and martial arts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/12/dance-celebrates-role-of-women-in-social-movements?refid=0 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: New children's books by Minnesota authors Four new children's and YA books are being promoted in local bookstores this weekend. Plus, the Art Hounds recommend a show about the legacy of Indian boarding schools, and "Dancing on the Edge." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/07/art-hounds-new-childrens-books-by-minnesota-authors?refid=0 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Exhibition asks, who's the 'we' in 'We the people'? The Minnesota Museum of American Art set four curators to the task of selecting works that help answer the question. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/06/minnesota-museum-modern-art-we-the-people?refid=0 Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Somali art, trans love and an onion This week Art Hounds recommend an exhibition of Somali art at Mia, "Ballast" at Mixed Blood Theatre and a puppet-filled celebration of the lowly onion at Farm Fest in Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/31/art-hounds-somali-art-trans-love-and-an-onion?refid=0 Thu, 31 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Poet, performer J. Otis Powell dies at 61 Those who knew him say he was a master of his literary tradition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/29/poet-performer-j-otis-powell-dies-at-61?refid=0 Tue, 29 Aug 2017 18:08:04 -0500 Art Hounds: Llamas in costume at the Minnesota State Fair Headed to the State Fair this week for a little entertainment? Art Hounds recommend llamas, the 4-H musical, seed art and scarecrows. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/24/art-hounds-llamas-in-costume-at-minnesota-state-fair?refid=0 Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 A festival of short plays about Native life The National Native American Ten Minute Play Festival offers audiences and performers a rare chance to experience Indian humor and language onstage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/22/a-festival-of-short-plays-about-native-life?refid=0 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Photos of Prince before he was famous This week, the Art Hounds recommend "Prince Pre-Fame," a dance concert and a local music festival in St. Cloud. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/17/art-hounds-photos-of-prince-before-he-was-famous?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: A Capitol celebration for all Minnesotans This week, Art Hounds recommend the grand reopening of the state Capitol, an art exhibit about medication and "Steel Magnolias." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/10/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Real immigrant stories, told with puppets Mu Performing Arts hopes its new production can tell immigrant and refugee stories that get past today's headlines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/04/mu-performing-arts-immigrant-stories?refid=0 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: 167 shows in 11 days means it's time for the Fringe Festival Three Fringe fans tell us about the shows they're most anticipating at the 24th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/08/03/art-hounds-fringe-festival?refid=0 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Portraits of light at the American Swedish Institute Plus, Art Hounds recommend "Heart Songs" and "Root Beer Lady: The Musical." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/27/art-hounds-portraits-of-light-at-the-american-swedish-institute?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Algerian folk tales come to life in 'Sunrise at Midnight' Plus, Art Hounds recommend a dance festival in Battle Lake and a vibrant retrospective at the Textile Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/20/art-hounds-algerian-folk-tales-come-to-life-in-sunrise-at-midnight?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Mia exhibit celebrates gay male sexuality The artist Joe Sinness said he wants to create a space where gay male sexuality is recognized and embraced. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/19/mia-exhibit-celebrates-gay-male-sexuality?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:33:46 -0500 Art Hounds: Puppeteers from around the world hang out in St. Paul This week on Art Hounds: the National Puppetry Festival, a new opera about the mother of Martin Luther King Jr., and the Rolling River Music Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/13/art-hounds-puppeteers-from-around-the-world-hang-out-in-st-paul?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0500 New Griots Festival: 10 black artists, 10 days, a wealth of performances One of the event's founders explained that it started out as a way for African-American artists to meet each other and experience each other's work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/07/new-griots-festival-10-black-artists-10-days-a-wealth-of-performances?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 15:59:16 -0500 Art Hounds: Parables of Neptune creates 'Afrofuturist R&B' Also on Art Hounds this week: the Twin Cities Open Partner Dance Competitions and an art exhibition that combines painting and glassblowing in Fergus Falls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/06/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Voters press representatives on health care during July 4 parades Members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation were back in their home state for the Fourth of July holiday marching in local parades. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/07/04/voters-press-reps-on-healthcare-during-july-4th-parades?refid=0 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 20:41:58 -0500 'Minnesota Tonight' offers political satire with local twist The comedy show is recorded in front of a live audience each month at the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/30/minnesota-tonight-offers-political-satire-with-local-twist-?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:11:54 -0500 Art Hounds: Ojibwe deities come to life at the Duluth Art Institute This week on Art Hounds: Jonathan Thunder's paintings, a murder mystery on stage, and "Everything is Flammable." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/29/art-hounds-ojibwe-deities-come-to-life-at-the-duluth-art-institute?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500 With greatest of ease, Circus Juventas flies to D.C. The St. Paul-based youth circus school will perform in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/28/with-greatest-of-ease-circus-juventas-flies-to-dc?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Organizers move to sideline police at Pride festival After the verdict in the Castile shooting trial, some in the LGBT community were uncomfortable with uniformed officers playing a visible role in this weekend's parade and other events. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/22/organizers-move-to-sideline-police-at-pride-festival?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:14:40 -0500 Art Hounds: Tap dance, plein air painters and cross-cultural improv Here's what the hounds have picked for this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/22/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500 U students will pay higher tuition next year, more than some regents wanted The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has signed off on a tuition increase for many undergraduate students beginning in the fall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/20/tuition-increases-approved-u-of-m?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:20:08 -0500 Listen: After Yanez verdict, voices of hope and fear People are still coming to grips with the acquittal Friday of St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting death of Philando Castile, a black man. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/19/after-the-verdict-grief-and-anger-linger-in-st-paul?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:35:40 -0500 Music stars take theater stage in 'Fly by Night' Chris Koza brings his professional guitar skills to bear in the current production at Jungle Theater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/17/music-stars-take-theater-stage-in-fly-by-night?refid=0 Sat, 17 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Funny feminists, and African drumming and dance This week on Art Hounds: Raw Sugar presents "The Funny," Ken McCullough reads poetry in Plainview, and "Wali" celebrates traditional African drumming and dance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/15/funny-feminists-and-african-drumming-and-dance?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Ask an expert: Summer gardening Now that summer has arrived, how do you make sure your garden stays in bloom? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/09/ask-an-expert-summer-gardening?refid=0 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500 All-night art festival is back, with a focus on climate change Northern Spark returns to the Twin Cities this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/09/northern-spark-is-back-with-a-new-twist?refid=0 Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Folk, rap and abstract art Art Hounds recommend music by Manchita and Rachael Kilgour, and a show of abstract paintings by Sheila Wagner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/08/art-hounds-on-tap-this-weekend-folk-rap-and-abstract-art?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Is satire dividing the nation? MPR News guest host Marianne Combs looked at the role of comedy in the age of President Donald Trump. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/07/satire-dividing-the-nation?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500 Listen: An update on the trial of Jeronimo Yanez What was said in opening statements? How did the jury react to video of the shooting? Listen to find out more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/06/an-update-on-the-trial-of-jeronimo-yanez?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500 Listen: Sculptor, Walker director reflect on what they've learned Walker director Olga Viso and artist Sam Durant share the difficult lessons they've learned over the past days. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/06/walker-and-sculptor-reflect-on-scaffold?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500 What we can learn from 'Scaffold' and similar controversies Are major historical landmarks in Minnesota properly representing Native American history? If not, how can that change? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/05/what-we-can-learn-from-scaffold?refid=0 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500 Ten Thousand Things Theater director reflects on her career Michelle Hensley, artistic director at Ten Thousand Things Theater Company, will retire after the 2017-2018 season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/01/ten-thousand-things?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500 Listen: Caregivers need help too MPR News guest host Marianne Combs spoke to author Cynthia Orange about the life choices that caregivers make daily. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/01/caregivers-need-help-too?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 11:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Three plays on love, disfigurement and death This week, the Art Hounds are barking about "Intimate Apparel," "The Elephant Man" and "The Boy and Robin Hood." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/01/art-hounds-three-plays-on-love-disfigurement-and-death?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500 BrownBody uses rink as stage for black history, culture The company aims to combine the transformative power of theater with the momentum of performance on ice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/30/brownbody-uses-rink-as-stage?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2017 10:00:00 -0500 Racially diverse theater company comes 'Full Circle' Full Circle Theater Company is embracing diversity on stage, in the front office and in the audience. The company is launching three weeks of performances, starting Thursday night at St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/26/full-circle-theater-minnesota-diversity?refid=0 Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: A big weekend for visual arts Three art shows take on the environment, consumerism and police brutality. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/25/a-big-weekend-for-visual-arts?refid=0 Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: A weekend's worth of spelling, songs and sweaters This week on Art Hounds, art inspired by the weather, an alternative alphabet and folk tunes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/18/art-hounds-a-weekends-worth-of-spelling-songs-and-sweaters?refid=0 Thu, 18 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500 For the poet Bao Phi, a violent past is never far away The birth of his daughter helped Phi understand the turbulent legacy that had passed down to him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/17/for-the-poet-bao-phi-a-violent-past-is-never-far-away?refid=0 Wed, 17 May 2017 18:47:11 -0500 An artist who works in fragments as well as pigments Ruben Nusz plays with color and perception to create sly abstract paintings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/12/ruben-nusz?refid=0 Fri, 12 May 2017 15:58:07 -0500 Art Hounds: The Hounds have three arts events for your weekend This week on Art Hounds: "A Year with Frog and Toad" returns to the Children's Theatre, a premiere of new music in Mankato, and "Q Stage." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/11/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 11 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Discussing depression, suicide and '13 Reasons Why' Netflix has greenlighted "13 Reasons Why" for a second season, but teens and parents are still wrestling with the first season's portrayal of depression, suicide, bullying and rape. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/10/depression-suicide-13-reasons-why?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2017 12:42:06 -0500 Questions cloud Comey's ouster Former federal prosecutor John Radsan gives his insight on the political significance of this moment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/10/context-for-comeys-ouster?refid=0 Wed, 10 May 2017 10:41:55 -0500 Art Hounds: Your weekly dose of culture Here's your weekly dose of culture from the Art Hounds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/04/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 04 May 2017 04:00:00 -0500 In Beer Choir, strangers find a new harmony The Twin Cities chapter of the Beer Choir movement just launched in January, and already it's the flagship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/01/in-beer-choir-strangers-find-a-new-harmony?refid=0 Mon, 01 May 2017 17:10:11 -0500 Art Hounds: The birth of the cancan in 'Le Petit Moulin' This week on Art Hounds, Collide Theatrical Dance Company takes audiences to a Parisian nightclub, community theaters compete in AACTFest, and Kiese Laymon reads at The Loft. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/art-hounds-the-birth-of-the-cancan-in-le-petit-moulin?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Minnesota artists brace for federal funding cuts President Trump's proposed budget would eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, an important source of support for arts groups. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/24/minnesota-artists-brace-for-federal-funding-cuts?refid=0 Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: A percussive dance collaboration This week on Art Hounds: "Sistah Solo/Being Brotha" at Intermedia Arts, Whitmanesque poetry in Duluth and a joint performance by Zorongo Flamenco and Flying Foot Forum. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/20/art-hounds-a-percussive-dance-collaboration?refid=0 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: 350 movies, a music festival and Emily Dickinson This week on Art Hounds: the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, the Midwest Music Fest and a marathon reading of Emily Dickinson's poetry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/13/art-hounds-film-fest-dickinson-midwest-music?refid=0 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0500 In the play 'Five Weeks,' a line on the map draws blood Pangea World Theater is telling the story of the partition of India and the upheaval it brought. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/12/in-play-five-weeks-a-line-on-the-map-draws-blood?refid=0 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:07:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Desert blues comes to the Cedar Cultural Center This week on Art Hounds: the Tuareg band Tinariwen, cool music for kids and a talk about books. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/06/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:04:00 -0500 Art Hounds: 'At Home with Monsters' offers a look into del Toro's imagination This week, the Art Hounds recommend a creepy art exhibit, "The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin" and "Our Mighty Mississippi." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/30/art-hounds-del-toro-mia?refid=0 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Extraordinary women and girls This week, the Art Hounds recommend "Matilda the Musical," "She Went to War" and "I Am My Own Wife." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/21/art-hounds-extraordinary-women-and-girls?refid=0 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Free Ink Day, 'Citizen' and 'Twisted Apples' This week the Art Hounds lead us to Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and to two plays inspired by books. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/16/art-hounds-free-ink-day-citizen-twisted-apples?refid=0 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:00:00 -0500 Mia exhibit combines algae, sci-fi Artist Alison Hiltner uses algae to explore the relationship between humans and the environment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/15/mia-exhibit-combines-algae-scifi?refid=0 Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:50:55 -0500 Art Hounds: Red shoes, women's history and Ireland This week on Art Hounds: a comedic celebration of women's history, photos of Ireland and "The Red Shoes." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/08/art-hounds-red-shoes-women-history-ireland?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Youth circus invited to perform in Smithsonian festival If it can raise funds for the trip, Circus Juventas will perform for 10 days on the National Mall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/03/youth-circus-invited-to-perform-in-smithsonian-festival?refid=0 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0600 Guthrie season: a study in counterpoints Plays that seem unrelated are actually the result of deliberate pairings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/02/guthrie-season-announcement?refid=0 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:50:05 -0600 Art Hounds: Balkan music and 'ResisDance' This week Art Hounds recommend a Balkan celebration of spring, a show of prints in Fergus Falls and a dance-filled protest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/02/art-hounds-balkan-music-and-resisdance?refid=0 Thu, 02 Mar 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Actors bring old radio dramas to the stage In public performances as well as podcasts, classic audio plays are finding new ears. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/24/actors-bring-old-radio-dramas-to-the-stage?refid=0 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Duluth hand puppet possessed by Satan This week Art Hounds recommend Renegade Theater Company's "Hand to God," Contempo Physical Dance's "Balacobaco" and a quartet of abstract artists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/23/art-hounds-duluth-hand-puppet-possessed-by-satan?refid=0 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Black history comes alive on a stage, and in a database As the History Center celebrates four decades of African-American theater, a new searchable database makes its debut. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/21/penumbra-theatre-at-40-black-history?refid=0 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:13:54 -0600 Art Hounds: Looking into the vortex Alexa Horochowski creates hypnotic prints using fans and plastic waste to comment on the environment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/15/art-hounds-looking-into-vortex?refid=0 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:00:00 -0600 'Born on Third Base': Tackling economic inequality as a 'one percenter' Chuck Collins was born with an advantage. He recognized it and decided to use it to help others. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/14/born-on-third-base?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Joyful dance and Syrian heartbreak This week on Art Hounds: Curio Dance grooves to Jimi Hendrix. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/09/art-hounds-joyful-dance-and-syrian-heartbreak?refid=0 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Is feminism alienating conservative women? Many conservative women have long felt unwelcome under the feminist banner, especially by the movement's vocal pro-abortion-rights base. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/08/conservative-feminists?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Smaller, diverse groups swim against arts-funding tide Big, mainstream arts organizations take the lion's share of contributions, both public and private. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/07/smaller-diverse-groups-swim-against-arts-funding-tide?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Do arts grant-givers overlook artist of color? Larger, whiter, cultural nonprofits are taking up most of the funding in the state. What does that mean for smaller, more diverse groups? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/07/do-grant-givers-overlook-artists-of-color?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What do sanctuary cities really offer? At what cost? Two experts explain how a recent executive order by President Trump impacts "sanctuary" cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/07/what-are-sanctuary-cities?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Minnesota artists question state grant process One painter thinks she may have been denied a state grant because she was pregnant. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/06/artists-question-state-grant-process?refid=0 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 04:00:00 -0600 In a nation divided, can faith unite Americans? In a nation divided, what role does faith play in bringing communities together? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/06/can-faith-unite-a-nation?refid=0 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 'The Highwaymen' tells the story of St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood Many African-Americans were forced to move with the construction of I-94. "The Highwaymen" explores that painful history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/02/the-highwayme?refid=0 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Jomama Jones is preaching love and acceptance at the Penumbra "Black Light" will be at the Penumbra Theatre for the next two weeks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/02/jomama-jones-love-and-acceptance-penumbra?refid=0 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 What we do and don't know about food allergies The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that food allergies have increased between 1997 and 2011. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/02/01/what-we-know-and-dont-about-food-allergies?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Are virtual personal assistants helping your life, or intruding on it? Technology is embedded in our lives. But with convenience come concerns about privacy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/31/personal-assistants-helping-or-hurting?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Trump ban creates chaos for travelers in, out of the country What is happening in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive actions? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/30/immigration-lawyer-answers-questions-on-latest-order?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Glow-in-the-dark puppetry about mitosis This week on Art Hounds, Z Puppets Rosenschnoz presents "Cellula," a glow-in-the-dark play about cell division. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/26/art-hounds-glowinthedark-puppetry-about-mitosis?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Artist finds new meaning in images of lynchings "Shadowlands" finds troubling connections between historic lynchings and racially motivated violence today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/23/artist-finds-new-meaning-in-images-of-lynchings?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:51:35 -0600 Art Hounds: Ragamala Dance, 'The Last Waltz' and Trophy Wife This week on Art Hounds, Ragamala Dance performs "Written in Water," local musicians reenact "The Last Waltz" and women artists contemplate the term "trophy wife." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/19/art-hounds-ragamala-last-waltz-trophy-wife?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Veteran Guthrie actor Richard Iglewski dies The popular character actor had performed in scores of productions at the theater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/13/veteran-guthrie-actor-richard-iglewski-dies?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:23:52 -0600 Art Hounds: Larry Long and Jomama Jones This week on Art Hounds: Jomama Jones performs in Red Wing, Larry Long is back at the Dakota and Walker Art Center offers its "Out There" series. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/12/art-hounds-larry-long-and-jomama-jones?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Arts grants delayed because of lower consumer spending The Arts and Culture Heritage Fund, the Outdoor Heritage Fund, the Clean Water Fund, the Parks and Trails Fund and the Environment and Natural Resources Fund all depend on Minnesota's state sales tax revenue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/08/arts-grants-delayed-because-of-lower-consumer-spending?refid=0 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 13:44:22 -0600 Roundtable: Self-proclaimed nerds on whitewashing and what to watch on the big and small screens Sci-fi and fantasy on the big and small screens are starting to become more diverse. Three self-proclaimed nerds discuss the missteps -- and the steps forward -- in the genres. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/06/nerds-on-whitewashing-and-more-diverse-scifi?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:35:10 -0600 Art Hounds: Capitol vs. Capital This week on Art Hounds: The newly refurbished state Capitol reopens to the public, and artist Sean Smuda presents "Universal Capital." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/art-hounds-capitol-vs-capital?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:00:00 -0600 New takes on gender and race: Two podcasts worth listening to The hosts of Code Switch and Not About You on how conversations about race and gender are changing and where they need to go. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/05/code-switch-not-about-you?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Experts: Children lack access to mental health resources According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness one in five children between 13-18 years old have or will suffer from a serious mental illness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/04/kids-and-mental-health?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Trump signals radical changes to energy policy with cabinet choices President-elect Donald Trump is nominating cabinet members that might change our country's response to climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/22/energy-policy?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Giving gifts that matter Last-minute gift givers can rest easy with the help of our two guests. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/22/giving-gifts-that-matter?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 How communities process grief The year of 2016 will go down in infamy as difficult and heartbreaking. How can we process the losses as a community? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/21/how-communities-process-grief?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: 'Prints on Ice' at Highpoint Center for Printmaking This week on Art Hounds, Highpoint Center for Printmaking presents its 30th "Prints on Ice," In The Heart of the Beast takes to the streets with "La Natividad," and "The Venetian Twins" travels to Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/15/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600 When a president calls the CIA unreliable, what's that mean for intelligence? President-elect Donald Trump is insisting he doesn't need daily intelligence briefings and has claimed the CIA in unreliable. What does that mean for U.S. intelligence during his presidency? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/15/national-security-foreign-policy-trump?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The lasting impact of fake news Where there's news, there's fake news, gossip and propaganda. However, it's unprecedented that a president-elect and his constituents would take these faux reports so seriously. How will that impact our policies going forward? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/the-lasting-impact-of-fake-news?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 What Trump's election reveals about Minnesota's rural economy Three guests explored the economic issues facing rural Minnesotans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/13/what-trumps-victory-revealed-about-minnesotas-rural-eoconomy?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Three plays for the holidays This week on Art Hounds: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Orphan Train" and "A Very Die Hard Christmas." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/08/art-hounds-three-plays-for-the-holidays?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: The New Standards Holiday Show becomes a family tradition This week on Art Hounds: Martin Luther at Mia, clarinetist David Krakauer performs with the Bakken Trio and The New Standards Holiday Show http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/01/art-hounds-new-standards-luther-clarinetist?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600 'What Fools' looks at Shakespeare from a new angle Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Interact Center creates theater in which anything can happen, and no two shows are alike. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/23/what-fool-looks-at-shakespeare-from-a-new-angle?refid=0 Mon, 28 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Opera, starring puppets This week on Art Hounds: A performance of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" featuring life-sized puppets, "Baltimore is Burning" and "Tartuffe." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/17/art-hounds-opera-starring-puppets?refid=0 Thu, 17 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Give to the Max Day sets new record GiveMN, the organization that runs the annual donation fest, said its website was running properly by the middle of the afternoon after struggling through much of the day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/16/this-year-give-to-the-max-day-adds-a-new-fee?refid=0 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:03:52 -0600 In Red Wing, big-league arts find a small-town audience The river town's population has artistic tastes that go beyond shoes and pottery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/11/in-red-wing-big-league-arts-find-a-small-town-audience?refid=0 Fri, 11 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600 East Side Freedom Library is labor of love for retired professor Peter Rachleff and his partner envisioned the library as a place where diverse groups could meet and build community. It succeeded in ways they didn't imagine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/08/east-side-freedom-library-is-labor-of-love-for-retired-professor?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 14:29:30 -0600 Theater groups venture onto the political stage As Minnesotans go to the polls Tuesday, local theater companies will be participating in the political process too. Scheduled events include an election-night party for people without a party. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/07/theater-groups-venture-onto-the-political-stage?refid=0 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:06:24 -0600 Art Hounds: Ragamala Dance, Hmong fashion, dead poets This week on Art Hounds, Ragamala Dance Company opens up its studios for "Ode to Navarathri." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/11/03/art-hounds-ragamala-dance-hmong-fashion-dead-poets?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Some film, a swim and poetry This week on Art Hounds: a Twin Cities film returns, poetry and a swim across the English Channel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/27/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500 One-woman show looks at war through child's eyes Playwright and actor Ifrah Mansour offers a work based on her own experiences as a child in Somalia's civil war. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/21/ifrah-mansour-somalia-civil-war-show?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:15 -0500 In 'Test Pilot,' a sister takes wing with the Wright brothers A 'dance opera' explores Katharine Wright's role in her famous brothers' success. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/test-pilot-a-sister-takes-wing-with-the-wright-brothers?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:20:29 -0500 Art Hounds: Sing 'til you're hoarse to Tall Heights This week, the Art Hounds recommend a band at the Turf Club, a show of state flowers in Hutchinson and Frank Theatre's "Good Person of Setzuan." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/20/art-hounds-tall-heights?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: The peril of choice, and Shakespeare meets 'Bernie' This week on Art Hounds: A Shakespearean take on "Weekend at Bernie's," and a comedic look at capitalist America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/13/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 13 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: The Bard, Medea and a bout with cancer This week on Art Hounds: An alternate fate for Medea's children? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/10/06/art-hounds-bard-madea?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Show looks at old farmhouses and Ezekiel's wheel This week on Art Hounds: Northfield Arts Guild opens "Sacred Space," plus Middle Eastern dance and Mizna's Arab Film Fest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/29/art-hounds-ezekiels-wheel-northfield?refid=0 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Somali artists bring new work to life in former Catholic school The old classrooms house an exhibition that includes photographs, sculpture, videos, paintings and performance art. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/somali-artists-give-catholic-school-new-life-st-paul?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:50:47 -0500 Art Hounds: Three theater pieces This week on Art Hounds: "Death of a Salesman," "Our Town" and "Queen." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/22/art-hounds-3-theater-pieces?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:09:58 -0500 Star Tribune's Royce wins lifetime achievement honor at Iveys Awards for overall excellence went to "Le Switch," "The Wizard of Oz" and "Glensheen." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/19/ivey-awards-graydon-royce-trevor-bowen-jasmine-hughes-glensheen?refid=0 Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:01:00 -0500 Art Hounds: 'It's Alive!' and other acts of creativity This week on Art Hounds: Book artists honor Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with "It's Alive!" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/14/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Dance performance explores society's need for healing Ananya Dance Theatre ponders the application of traditional remedies to modern discomforts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/13/ananya-dance-theatre-horidraa-golden-healing?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:00:34 -0500 Art Hounds: Manhood, beadwork and a capella voices This week on Art Hounds: Lakota beadwork melds with abstract painting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/08/art-hounds-lakota-beadwork-a-capella?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Rap, classical and deadly This week on Art Hounds: The homegrown rapper Tek releases his new album, "Local." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/09/01/art-hounds-tek?refid=0 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Jazz sensibilities infuse Jungle's 'Bars and Measures' The play focuses on two brothers who turn their weekly prison visits into music lessons. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/26/jungle-theater-bars-and-measures-opening?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:29:51 -0500 Art Hounds: A landscape exhibit you could get lost in This week on Art Hounds: Landscapes at Mia, a Jayhawks veteran and a pair of vinyl DJs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/25/art-hounds-mia-landscape-turntablists-mark-olson?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Peter Wong photos, a ukulele carnival and an interactive exhibition This week on Art Hounds: Travel photography, ukuleles and artful city-making. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/18/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Politics, Mozart, improv and Haitian dance This week on Art Hounds: Politics meet Mozart in "Donald Giovanni in Cornlandia" http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/11/art-hounds-haitian-dance-improvgrams-donald-giovanni?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Four dead in weekend motorcycle accidents Two car-motorcycle crashes -- in Belle Plaine and Pine County -- result in four deaths and one injury. Overall, fatalities are down this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/07/four-dead-in-weekend-motorcycle-accidents?refid=0 Sun, 07 Aug 2016 14:27:46 -0500 Fringe Festival stages 168 shows in 11 days No matter how hard you try, you can't see more than a third of everything the festival has to offer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/fringe-festival-stages-168-shows-in-11-days?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Carnage, 'Urinetown' and small works of art This week on Art Hounds: Urinetown and Carnage the Executioner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/04/art-hounds-lizzo-pizza-luce-block-party-urinetown-soovac?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Barred performer sues Minnesota Fringe Festival The Arizona artist's play centered on a convicted pedophile. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/08/02/minnesota-fringe-festival-lawsuit-sean-neely?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:07:06 -0500 Art Hounds: Bhangra, vintage bands and a circus This week on Art Hounds: DJ Rekha, Circus Juventas and a vintage band festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/28/art-hounds-dj-rekha-circus-juventas-vintage-band-festival?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Guthrie production chief takes on backstage color barrier There's some diversity on theater stages, but the backstage hands remain largely white. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/david-stewart-guthrie-theater?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:15:23 -0500 Art Hounds: A night market, alternate histories and poetry in focus This week on Art Hounds: Capitol art, ephemeral poetry and the Little Mekong Night Market. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/21/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:00:00 -0500 From private collection to lending library: Quatrefoil grows as resource for LGBT community A new exhibition opens at the Hennepin History Museum in Minneapolis Thursday night on the Quatrefoil Library, one of just a few LGBT lending libraries in the nation. Over the past 30 years, it's grown into a research center and community space. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/books-quatrefoil-library?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 17:32:49 -0500 Art Hounds: Afrobeat, a fond farewell and questionable vocal talent This week on Art Hounds: Zuluzuluu at the Cedar, the closing of the Minnesota Centennial Showboat and "Souvenir" at Commonweal Theatre. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/14/art-hounds-zuluzuluu-showboat-souvenir?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Tense evening after marchers, calling for racial justice, shut down I-94 Protesters marched for racial justice Saturday, disrupting traffic while calling for an end to police brutality. Interstate 94 was shut down for hours late Saturday as police and protesters faced off. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/09/marchers-calling-for-racial-justice-create-traffic-snarls?refid=0 Sat, 09 Jul 2016 23:00:00 -0500 Mia landscape exhibit asks viewers to see world's beauty with fresh eyes A collection of landscape paintings by some of the world's greatest artists opens this weekend at Mia. The show invites viewers to see the world's beauty with new eyes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/07/08/mia-landscapes-invite-fresh-perspectives?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Farmers, fireflies and a Shakespeare festival This week on Art Hounds: Fireflies, festivals and photos of farmers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/30/art-hounds-mike-hazard-shakespeare?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Musketeers, marriage rights and indie rock This week on Art Hounds: commitments, The Counterfactuals and an evil Cardinal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/23/art-hounds-le-switch?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Concert series takes root under a tree in St. Paul A St. Paul family has created its own backyard music series, and is drawing new people to the neighborhood in the process. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/22/st-paul-backyard-concerts-grand-oak-opry?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:37:16 -0500 In 'tot,' Mu wrestles another new work onto the stage The story of a young Filipino's fascination with the world of pro wresting is the 50th new work Mu has produced. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/17/mu-performing-arts-50th-premier-asian-american-theater-tot?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: War, peace and cabaret This week on Art Hounds: Good vs. evil, the sacred and the sensual. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/art-hounds-war-peace-cabaret?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Thought, illumination and worship This week on Art Hounds: A theater becomes a church, and the Great American Think-Off. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/09/art-hounds-thought-illumination-worship?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Swede Hollow show features 60 artists Organizers hope to draw attention to an area that is unknown even to some of its neighbors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/03/swede-hollow-park-art-show-features-60-artists?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:30:56 -0500 Art Hounds: African drums, an addiction play and more This week on Art Hounds: West African dance and drums and a musical about loss and addiction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/art-hounds-african-drums-addiction-play?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: A boxer, a sculptor and hope This week on Art Hounds: "Queens," sculpture inspired by dance and nature, and the power of hope. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/26/art-hounds-lanesboro-arts-rodney-queens-changelings?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: A theater double bill, gallery art and live hounds This week on Art Hounds: Exposed Brick Theatre, an art show in Red Wing and Art Hounds Live. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/art-hounds-ananya-live-exposed-brick-theatre-red-wing-train-depot-gallery?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 'Seeds of Change' photo exhibit documents Hmong farm project Members say the collective will help change the landscape of farmer's markets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/13/seeds-of-change-hmong-art-exhibit?refid=0 Fri, 13 May 2016 16:28:40 -0500 Art Hounds: 'Blue Leaves,' Brazilian music and an art fair This week on Art Hounds: "The House of Blue Leaves," Brazilian music and a neighborhood art fair in Rochester. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/12/art-hounds-blue-leaves-brazilian-music?refid=0 Thu, 12 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Martin Friedman: Elitist for the masses The former Walker Art Center director, who died Monday in New York, is remembered for his devotion to high art, the community and his wife, Mildred. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/09/martin-friedman-walker-art-center-obituary?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 19:05:32 -0500 Gallery under fire over use of Native American imagery Many are calling for the cancellation of an upcoming show featuring 40 paintings and drawings by Scott Seekins. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/06/gallery-under-fire-over-use-of-native-american-imagery?refid=0 Fri, 06 May 2016 08:04:44 -0500 Art Hounds: Politics, pottery and etiquette This week on Art Hounds: "Hell is Empty and All the Devils Are Here," the St. Croix Pottery Tour and "Charm." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/05/art-hounds-politics-poetry-ettiquette?refid=0 Thu, 05 May 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Two plays and a May Day Parade This week on Art Hounds: The May Day Parade, "Seminar" and "Angry Black Woman and Well Intentioned White Girl." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/28/art-hounds-may-day-parade?refid=0 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 For this fiddler, a tiny concert led to big things When Gaelynn Lea entered NPR's Tiny Desk Contest, she had no idea she'd win. Now she's using the spotlight to build her career and advocate for people with disabilities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/27/gaelynn-lea-tiny-desk-winner-touring-raising-awareness-disabilities?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:12:01 -0500 Art Hounds: Dance, improv and sacred music This week on Art Hounds: Dance, improv and sacred music. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/21/art-hounds-theater-public-policy-commonweal-messiaen?refid=0 Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Chicago Avenue Project puts kids' imaginations on stage The project teams theater professionals with children, to the benefit of both. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/chicago-avenue-project-connects-kids-professionals-pillsbury-house?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Meredith Monk and the 'fundamental joy' of singing The composer and performer sings without words and teaches her compositions without a written score. To her, singing is about a state of mind. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/15/meredith-monk-on-singing-the-souls-messenger?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:08:59 -0500 Art Hounds: Ibsen, 'Fantasticks' and flamenco This week on Art Hounds: An Ibsen comedy, "The Fantasticks" and a flamenco tribute to "Lorca's Women." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/14/art-hounds-ibsen-fantasticks-flamenco?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Guthrie picks up $1 million grant for new work, lower prices The theater plans to use the money for community engagement, the creation of new plays and discussion of community issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/guthrie-theater-grant-new-work-lower-ticket-prices?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:22:32 -0500 Ancient fable gives a bird's eye view of human disagreement Pangea play aims to deliver an antidote for the conflicts that mar modern societies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/08/pangea-world-theater-conference-birds?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:57:39 -0500 St. Paul Chamber Orchestra unveils its coming season The orchestra also will admit children free of charge. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/st-paul-chamber-orchestra-unveils-season?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Unsafe levels of laughter This week on Art Hounds: a variety show in Lanesboro, the American Craft Show in St. Paul, and a comedy marathon in Bloomington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/07/art-hounds-american-craft-show-lanesboro-fearless-comedy?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra announces first Europe tour since lockout It will spend 10 days in August performing in four countries, including Music Director Osmo Vanska's native home, Finland. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/06/minnesota-orchestra-announces-european-tour?refid=0 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:32:05 -0500 As Nye's nears last call, patrons come to sing its praises After more than 60 years as a cultural landmark, an establishment that was all about singing and drinking is closing its doors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/01/as-nyes-nears-last-call-patrons-come-to-sign-its-praises?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 14:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Acoustic Africa returns to Cedar Cultural Center This week: Acoustic Africa, painter Jenny Field, repertory of "Coriolanus" and "The Normal Heart." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/31/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 04:00:00 -0500 Theaters set table for smorgasbord of works by 'Mack the Knife' team Five companies offer lesser-known material from playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/18/mack-the-knife?refid=0 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:11:34 -0500 Art Hounds: 'Fame,' a Yiddish story and Palestinian music This week on Art Hounds: Palestinian music, a Yiddish Carnival of the Animals and "Fame." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/10/art-hounds-fame-yiddish-carnival-palestinian-music?refid=0 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 04:00:00 -0600 When the singer Nina Simone made justice her forte Park Square premieres a play about a turning point in Simone's career. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/09/when-singer-nina-simone-made-justice-her-forte-art-st-paul?refid=0 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Reconfiguring Casta, You for Me for You, The Averagers MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about a range of arts happenings, including a print-and-painting exhibition that looks at race identity; a play that follows the lives of two North Korean sisters, one of whom chooses to emigrate to the U.S.; and a Minnesota spoof of 'The Avengers'. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/03/weekend-arts-roundup-reconfiguring-casta-you-for-me-for-you-the-averagers?refid=0 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Superheroes, Guerilla Girls and ceramics This week on Art Hounds: Guerrilla Girls wrap up their Twin Cities takeover, and "The Averagers!" spoof The Avengers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/03/art-hounds-guerilla-girls-averagers?refid=0 Thu, 03 Mar 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Prints from Mexico shine light on disenfranchised artists The diverse work of nine women is on display at the Highpoint Center in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/03/02/mexican-prints-shine-light-on-disenfranchised-artists-highpoint-center?refid=0 Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Two one-acts take Penumbra to a revealing, unsettling place "The Dutchman" and "The Owl Answers" give a dramatic presence to racism's psychic pain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/29/penumbra-theatre-dutchman-owl-answers?refid=0 Mon, 29 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Shapeshift, Tales from Rashomon and The Critic, The Real Inspector Hound MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about three happenings in the local art world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/25/weekend-arts-roundup-shapeshift-tales-rashomon-and-real-inspector-hound?refid=0 Thu, 25 Feb 2016 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: A master painter and 'Silence! The Musical' This week on Art Hounds: A master painter and 'Silence! The Musical' http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/25/art-hounds-andrew-wykes-silence-musical?refid=0 Thu, 25 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Not a fan of contemporary art? See this show The "State of the Art" exhibit at Mia demonstrates that contemporary art isn't only for those who spend a lot of time in museums and galleries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/19/mia-state-of-the-art-crystal-bridges?refid=0 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:17:30 -0600 Play lifts curtain on N. Korea's weirdness, and ours "You for Me for You" follows two sisters as they attempt to leave their country, with mixed results. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/19/play-lifts-curtain-on-north-korea-weirdness?refid=0 Fri, 19 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Free Black Dirt, If My Feet Have Lost the Ground, The Aliens MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about three happenings in the local art world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/17/weekend-arts-roundup-free-black-dirt-if-my-feet-have-lost-the-ground-the-aliens?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Black comedians, Indian dance and film This week on Art Hounds: traditional Indian dance, black improv and the Frozen River Film Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/18/art-hounds-black-improv-indian-dance?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 2016 07:03:21 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Saint Paul Ballet, The Arsonists and Sinew MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about 'Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities', 'The Arsonists' from Frank Theatre and the Saint Paul Ballet at the Cowles. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/10/weekend-arts-roundup-saint-paul-ballet-the-arsonists-and-sinew?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: John Denver and molten iron This week on Art Hounds: a tribute to John Denver and a hot molten valentine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/11/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600 With all-female 'Two Gentlemen,' Rasmussen opens her Jungle run The theater's new artistic director is known for taking a fresh look at the classics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/10/sarah-rasmussen-stages-all-female-two-gentlemen-jungle-theater?refid=0 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:30:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Bright Half Life, The Amish Project, Art Shanties MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about three happenings in the local art world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/02/03/weekend-arts-roundup-bright-half-life-the-amish-project-art-shanties?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Ice shanties and a 1950s townhouse This week on Art Hounds: artful ice shanties on White Bear Lake, an exhibition in St. Cloud, and a staging of "Clybourne Park" in Osseo. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/04/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Web series 'Theater People' ponders a 4th season After its low-budget birth, the director wants "the comedy about the drama behind the drama" to be bigger and better. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/02/02/theater-people-web-series-ponders-fourth-season?refid=0 Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Exhibits ponder faith, gender in Black Lives Matter era A seminary and a gallery joined their efforts to offer a pair of art shows in reaction to current events. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/29/black-lives-matter-art?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:04:07 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Carmina Burana, art inspired by Black Lives Matter, and Art Sled Rally MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about three happenings in the local art world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/27/weekend-arts-roundup-carmina-burana-art-inspired-by-black-lives-matter-and-art-sled-rally?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:20:00 -0600 At Swedish Institute, watercolorist is a big deal ... and so is his work Lars Lerin may not be well known in the United States, but in Scandinavia he's celebrated for his watercolors and books. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/27/lars-lerin-swedish-institute-watercolor?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Children's Theatre names new managing director Kimberly Motes has worked at several other cultural and educational institutions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/26/childrens-theatre-names-new-managing-director?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:12:39 -0600 Guerrilla Girls hit town to fight gender, race bias in art Even when women run the art museums, the collections they oversee are likely dominated by male artists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/21/guerrilla-girls-twin-cities-takeover?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:33:58 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Watercolors, box art and Guerrilla Girls MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about three gallery events you can see in the local art world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/20/weekend-arts-roundup-watercolors-box-art-and-guerrilla-girls?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Sunday with the Bakken Trio This week on Art Hounds: The Bakken Trio, a musical about marriage, and kinetic sculpture in Fergus Falls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/21/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 04:00:00 -0600 For Guthrie's Haj, 'Pericles' tells a refugee's story The new artistic director makes his debut with a play he knows well. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/15/stage-skills-joe-haj-guthrie-theater-pericles-shakespeare?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:30:09 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Dear World, Lullaby and Drawings and Paintings MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about three happenings in the local art world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/13/weekend-arts-roundup-dear-world-lullaby-and-drawings-and-paintings?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Escape the cold, or embrace it A few options for refuge during an icy weekend, two around the metro and one in Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/14/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Ordway Center appoints new leader Jamie Grant will succeed the retired Patricia Mitchell as president and CEO. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/12/new-ordway-leader-jamie-grant?refid=0 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:11 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Radical Recess, RoosevElvis and Joy of Japan MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about three happenings in the local art world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/01/06/weekend-arts-roundup-radical-recess-roosevelvis-and-joy-of-japan?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: 'Sunshine' gets a stormy staging This week on Art Hounds: "Sunshine" gets a stormy staging, bluegrass with brunch, and art made from the detritus of life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/07/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jan 2016 04:00:00 -0600 Burnet Gallery closing in Minneapolis After Ralph Burnet sold the Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, the new owners decided to discontinue the art gallery it had housed for nearly 10 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/31/burnet-gallery-closing?refid=0 Thu, 31 Dec 2015 12:12:36 -0600 A look back at the year in arts The Minnesota arts scene finishes a year of transitions and milestones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/30/arts-year-review-2015?refid=0 Thu, 31 Dec 2015 04:00:00 -0600 The role of spirituality in art Artists from different faith traditions discuss the role religion and spirituality play in their art. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/29/art-faith-spirituality?refid=0 Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:08:26 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Music in the art world MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about music in the local art world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/23/weekend-arts-roundup-music-in-the-art-world?refid=0 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Gallery closings leave a dimmed Mpls. arts scene Whether the closings are temporary or permanent, the loss of Burnet Gallery, Franklin Art Works and the Soap Factory are significant. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/22/art-gallery-closings-burnet-soap-factory-franklin-art-works?refid=0 Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:19:24 -0600 Emory Douglas' art takes him from Black Panthers to the Walker Although his work now hangs in mainstream institutions, Emory Douglas still identifies with the needs of the disadvantaged. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/18/emory-douglas-walker-art-center?refid=0 Fri, 18 Dec 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Non-traditional holiday traditions MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade and Sean McPherson to talk about new, not-so-traditional holiday traditions in the local art world. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/16/weekend-arts-roundup-nontraditional-holiday-traditions?refid=0 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Climbing Bedlam's 'Monkey Bar' This week on Art Hounds we check out a fusion of Asian dance, ROCK4LOVE's battle of the bands for musicians of color, and "Monkey Bar" at Bedlam Lowertown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/17/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Play means to help people of mixed race find sense of belonging The author of "Purple Cloud" explains that even within a single family, people of mixed race may identify differently. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/15/purplecloud-jessica-huang-explores-mixed-race?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: A look at Christmas during WWII This week on Art Hounds: "Christmas in the Airwaves," fiber art in Hutchinson and "Manhattan Nutcracker." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/10/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 10 Dec 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Artist renders social causes in posters and prints Ricardo Levins Morales diagnoses social ills, and then offers a kind of medicine in response. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/09/artist-activist?refid=0 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Dan Israel and Minhua Chorus This week on Art Hounds we're treated to choral music from southern China, Dan Israel's latest CD, and a live-action adventure game in Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/03/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Gallery show uses art to give empathy a shot in the arm Alarmed by social trends, Instinct Art Gallery's director assembled an exhibition that's all about seeing through the eyes of others. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/01/empathy-show?refid=0 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 15:07:24 -0600 Secret of iconic photos? Mostly luck, says Elliott Erwitt His famous photographs have become mileposts of world history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/24/elliott-erwitt?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Native artist projects images on herself to skewer stereotypes In 'Ancestral,' Meryl McMaster turns projections against projections. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/meryl-mcmaster?refid=0 Fri, 20 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Particularly Minnesotan MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jim McGuinn (in for Jill Riley) and Sean McPherson to talk about arts events with a particularly Minnesotan appeal. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/19/weekend-arts-roundup-particularly-minnesotan?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Mary Mack and environmental art This week the Art Hounds take us to an open mic night in Duluth, an exhibition that blends art and science and the Children' Theatre Company's production of "The Jungle Book." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Rising rent forces Nimbus Theatre from northeast Mpls. home The small theater company had been producing plays in the space since 2011. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/17/nimbus-move?refid=0 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:59:32 -0600 Minnesota nonprofits win big on Give to the Max Day Minnesota schools and nonprofits raised more than $18 million Thursday, just short of last year's record fundraising mark. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/13/give-to-the-max?refid=0 Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:30:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Hennepin Avenue MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about dance, visual arts and theater offerings happening all within walking distance of one another on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/12/weekend-arts-roundup-hennepin-avenue?refid=0 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Surrealist prints and abstract paintings This week on Art Hounds we find out more about surrealist prints in Minneapolis, abstract paintings in Hutchinson and classical Indian dance in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/12/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0600 On Give to the Max Day, nonprofits hope you'll do that Last year, the 24-hour give-a-thon raised more than $18 million. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/11/give-to-the-max-day?refid=0 Wed, 11 Nov 2015 08:45:26 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Cool Events MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a variety of arts offerings happening in the Twin Cities. 'It's the Twin Cities, it's the weekend -- of course there are cool events,' Marianne says. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/11/05/weekend-arts-roundup-cool-events?refid=0 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: All Souls Night in Duluth and Arab Film Fest This week on Art Hounds: Mizna's Arab Film Fest, All Souls Night in Duluth and an "Ode to Harmony." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/05/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 05 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Double-header at Icehouse and an Instameet This week on Art Hounds we check out a double-header at Icehouse, partake of an "Instameet" in Albert Lea and visit a show of abstract paintings in Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/15/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 15 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Finding Beauty in Difficulty MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade (in for Jill Riley) and Sean McPherson to talk about art that finds beauty in difficult places. 'Some of the most beautiful things come out of difficulty and darkness,' Marianne says. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/08/weekend-arts-roundup-finding-beauty-in-difficulty?refid=0 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Cantus and Joe Sinness' 'Fey' drawings This week on Art Hounds: Cantus sings about love, photographs of wild horses and Joe Sinness' "Fey" drawings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/08/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Play takes on Mpls. homelessness with actors who know the role well "Home Sweet Home" explores panhandling, gentrification, the new Vikings stadium and more, using familiar tunes and humor and featuring performers who've known homelessness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/01/home-sweet-home?refid=0 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:05:02 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Murder Musicals MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to share a Weekend Arts Roundup that's all about ... murder! Set to delightful music. It's what's happening in a lot of area theaters. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/10/01/weekend-arts-roundup-murder-musicals?refid=0 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Sweeney Todd and a museum of arms This week on Art Hounds we take a look at Rod Massey's paintings, tour the Castlerock Museum of Arms and Armor, and meet the demon barber of Fleet Street. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/01/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0500 At Mia, treasures from a founder of Microsoft Art from Paul Allen's collection includes Monet, Klimt, Hopper and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/25/mia?refid=0 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 16:22:14 -0500 Major gifts put Mia on the map as center for Japanese art A string of gifts to the museum have dramatically expanded its Japanese art collection. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/25/japanese-art-mia?refid=0 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Poetry by Brian Laidlaw and sculpture in Moorhead This week on Art Hounds: "The Little Pilot," the poetry of Brian Laidlaw and a sculpture installation in Moorhead. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/24/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:30:34 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Intense and Creative MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about some really intense and creative arts happenings, including a one-woman show that explores beauty, and an event where six writers share their own endings to favorite novels. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/24/weekend-arts-roundup-intense-and-creative?refid=0 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Dowling wins lifetime honor at Ivey Awards The former Guthrie director stepped down this year after 20 years at the helm of Minnesota's most prominent theater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/21/ivey-awards?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 21:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Cultural Meet-ups MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about arts events where two cultures come together and interact in some way. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/17/weekend-arts-roundup-cultural-meetups?refid=0 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Blackout and 'The Genealogy of Happenstance' This week Art Hounds recommend a new book by a Minnesota author, the improv show "Minority Report" and a one-woman show called "The Genealogy of Happenstance." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/17/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Dance performance celebrates women, earth and food Ananya Dance Theatre's new piece gave company members a chance to do some digging of their own. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/16/ananya-dance?refid=0 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:12:26 -0500 Play finds its heart in racial tensions of our time The director describes "Things of Dry Hours" as irresistible, in light of current events. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/11/things-of-dry-hours?refid=0 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Sept. 10, 2015 MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a poetry performance featuring the new work of Bao Phi, a thought-provoking play and the fourth annual Minnesota Animation Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/10/weekend-arts-roundup-sept-10-2015-?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: David Petersen Gallery and classical Indian music This week on Art Hounds, a visit to David Petersen Gallery in Minneapolis, remembering a "Life of Beauty" in Duluth and an evening of classical Indian music in Bloomington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/10/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Three by Four MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about three events that each features four people. What does that mean? Check out this diverse lineup of arts offerings. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/09/03/weekend-arts-roundup-three-by-four?refid=0 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Woody Guthrie and the funniest people This week Art Hounds lead us to a five-hour dance performance, the funniest stand-up comedy and an exploration of the life and music of Woody Guthrie. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/03/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:00:00 -0500 DeCosse's photos are golden, but his prints are platinum Old-fashioned printmaking gives photographer's work a beauty that newer methods can't. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/01/decosse-platinum-process?refid=0 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:53:14 -0500 Bedlam Theatre may not be long for St. Paul The theater company says it needs $400,000 by the end of the year to keep its doors open. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/28/bedlam-theatre?refid=0 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:11:10 -0500 Art Hounds: State Fair edition This week, the Art Hounds give us their recommendations for getting your fill of art at the Minnesota State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/27/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: More Than Fair MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about two plays -- including one that is being performed on the grounds of the Minnesota State Fair -- as well as an exhibition at Mia of works by Native artists from the Great Lakes region. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/08/27/weekend-arts-roundup-more-than-fair?refid=0 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Neighborhood hopes murals will grab public's notice Four big paintings are part of an effort to build a sense of identity in the Hamline Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/25/snelling-murals?refid=0 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0500 At 40, the Loft celebrates its past, looks to future The literary center in Minneapolis is staging a 40-piece party over 40 hours. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/21/books-thread-loft-40-for-40?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:00:48 -0500 Arts program helps women with disabilities navigate sex, relationships For clients who may never have had sex ed, Upstream Arts offers a creative approach to learning about love, relationships and boundaries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/20/-upstream-arts?refid=0 Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Music! Sex! Books! Bowling! MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about an upcoming concert at the Cedar Cultural Center that combines North African music and rock 'n' roll; a biographical play about sex therapist Dr. Ruth; and a celebration of the Loft Literary Center's 40th birthday. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/08/20/weekend-arts-roundup?refid=0 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 08:20:00 -0500 'Truthful' performance art makes them move in downtown Minneapolis For the last eight years on summer Monday nights, about a dozen people have put on headphones and danced down Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Why? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/17/truthful-dancing?refid=0 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: A tribute to the prairie This week the Art Hounds take us to a mural in Minneapolis, a film score fest in St. Paul and an artistic tribute to the prairie in Morris. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/13/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:08:13 -0500 Just try not to buy art this weekend in Minneapolis Three simultaneous art fairs. Six hundred seventy-four artists. One city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/07/art-fairs?refid=0 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:27:51 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Festival Fun MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about summer festivals happening this weekend. 'These three events are all things that would draw me out of my shell and get me there,' Marianne says. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/08/06/weekend-arts-roundup-festival-fun?refid=0 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: B-Girl-Be and a haunting musical in Duluth The Art Hounds recommend an art exhibition inspired by women's contributions to hip hop, a dance concert that looks at a generation's fascination with The Carpenters, and a musical inspired by a tragic event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/06/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Penumbra summer program teaches activism along with the arts The acclaimed African-American theater wants to give students the tools to perform on stage and in life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/04/penumbra-summer-program?refid=0 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:02:50 -0500 Art Hounds: Don't see this Fringe show This week on Art Hounds, we take a look at "New Works by So-And-So," pay a visit to a tattoo parlor in St. Cloud, and are told to NOT see a particular show at the Fringe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/30/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:00:44 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Aquatic Arts MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade (in for Jill Riley) and Sean McPherson to talk about a number of arts events that share a water theme. 'You have boats in ballet, boats in poetry and boats in theater,' Marianne says. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/30/weekend-arts-roundup-aquatic-arts?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: FLOW Arts Crawl, Fringe preview and more MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about an arts crawl celebrating its tenth anniversary, plus outdoor mini-golf and a chance to preview some of the acts featured in this year's Minnesota Fringe Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/23/weekend-arts-roundup-flow-arts-crawl-fringe-preview-and-more?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Remembering dancers lost to AIDS This week Art Hounds share their love for the Boy Kisses comedy show, remember the "Lost Voices of Jazz" and revel in a classical retelling of a Persian fable. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/22/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0500 FLOW arts crawl celebrates welcome change in north Minneapolis North Minneapolis is still troubled by occasional violence, but many see the neighborhood as changing for the better -- in part because of artists and the people they attract. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/22/flow-arts-crawl-north-minneapolis?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:54:31 -0500 TU Dance seeks to inspire more dancers of color Toni Pierce-Sands and her husband, Uri Sands, run TU Dance, a St. Paul school that trains students in ballet, modern dance and West African dance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/20/tu-dance?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Spokes, Smiles and Submarines MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a bicycle-centric event and two lively plays happening in the Twin Cities area. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/16/weekend-arts-roundup-spokes-smiles-and-submarines?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Music festivals and Norwegian textiles This week the Art Hounds head to Eau Claire, Wisc., and Hutchinson, Minn., for music festivals and peruse Norwegian textile art and paintings at Norway House in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/16/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Weekend arts roundup: St. Paul's energy surge St. Paul's resurgent music and cultural scene will be on full display this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/10/st-paul-arts?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:16:05 -0500 Art Hounds: A lesser-known Wilder and outdoor improv This week Art Hounds recommend Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker," Fresh Air Improv, and art in Grand Marais, Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/09/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:30:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Music and Dance MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a number of events this weekend involving music and dance, including an all-ages hip-hop festival and a one-woman show by local artist Mayda. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/09/weekend-arts-roundup-music-and-dance?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Loft Literary Center taps Macalester grad as next leader Britt Udesen currently runs The Cabin, a literary arts center in Idaho. She replaces Jocelyn Hale, who steps down in August as The Loft celebrates its 40th anniversary. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/08/loft-new-leader?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:30:05 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Enhancing 4th of July Weekend MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jade (in for Jill Riley) and Sean McPherson to talk about arts events to enhance a 4th of July weekend of barbecues and fireworks. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/07/02/weekend-arts-roundup-enhancing-4th-of-july-weekend?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: The music of Nye's and Arab American theater This week the Art Hounds recommend an Arab American theater festival, music at Nye's and "Prints" at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/02/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:26:24 -0500 West Bank School of Music decides to move Struggling with financial problems and falling enrollment, the school plans to continue in a new location. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/26/west-bank-school-of-music-relocates?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:01:47 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Hot Happenings MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about hot new stuff happening in the hot summer weather, including dance, theater and a free jazz festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/25/weekend-arts-roundup-hot-happenings?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Winona history and a bass player from Beirut This week: a bass-player from Beirut, Tony Kushner's "The Illusion" and a new play about an early Winona family staged in their 1856 home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/25/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 New Mpls. Institute of Arts exhibit puts you inside da Vinci's head This month, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts opened an exhibition of one of da Vinci's original notebooks, the "Codex Leicester," which offers a window into the Renaissance man's creative genius. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/22/davinci-minneapolis-institute-of-arts?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:10:15 -0500 Art Hounds: Celebrating the Mississippi This week Art Hounds offer up two events that celebrate the Mississippi River, plus a summer festival from Skylark Opera. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/18/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:30:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Freedom of Choice MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley to talk about plenty of arts events to pick from: a midsummer celebration, a gripping new play and the opening of an art exhibit that is a retrospective of the visual art by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/18/weekend-arts-roundup-freedom-of-choice?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: No Time to Sleep MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a new play, some community-participation dance events and a whole bunch of reasons to stay up all night on Saturday. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/11/weekend-arts-roundup-no-time-to-sleep?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: A big red ball and classical Indian dance This week Art Hounds discuss a classical Indian dance ballet, an international competition for young pianists, and a very large red ball. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/11/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:00:00 -0500 'Gender' concert aims to upend stereotypes One Voice Mixed Chorus found inspiration in the shifting boundaries of gender identity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/10/gender-identity-boundaries?refid=0 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: June 4, 2015 MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a comedy show at Bedlam Theatre, a summery art exhibit at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and a play that came about 'according to a recent study.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/06/04/weekend-arts-roundup-june-4-2015?refid=0 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: A spoon gathering, celebrating rhubarb and exploring abortion with new play This weekend, Art Hounds will be carving spoons in Milan, celebrating all things rhubarb in Lanesboro and checking out a new play about abortion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/04/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 03:00:00 -0500 Photo exhibit puts world's water problems into perspective A new exhibit at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis showcases photos by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, who explores the growing environmental crisis of water scarcity and contamination. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/02/environmental-photo-exhibit?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Multilingual cabaret and Shakespeare riffs MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about a multilingual cabaret and two takes on Shakespeare classics, <em>Hamlet</em> and <em>Twelfth Night</em>. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/28/weekend-arts-roundup-cabaret-and-shakespeare?refid=0 Thu, 28 May 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Artists take over downtown Minneapolis This week on Art Hounds: "Made Here," Contempo Physical Dance and a drive into Wisconsin for the spring "Fresh Art" tour. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/28/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 28 May 2015 08:03:33 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Visual and Verbal Communication MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson to talk about two photo exhibitions and a theater show that has been getting rave reviews. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/21/weekend-arts-roundup-visual-and-verbal-communication?refid=0 Thu, 21 May 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: 'The Jesus Cow' and an all-female Hamlet This week the Art Hounds attend a reading of "The Jesus Cow," adorn themselves in Anishinaabe jewelry and check out an all-female staging of Hamlet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/21/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 21 May 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Duluth's Cheng-Khee Chee blends painting traditions The Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth is showing an exhibition of works by Cheng-Khee Chee, an internationally acclaimed watercolorist. "The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee" spans 40 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/19/chee?refid=0 Tue, 19 May 2015 17:02:11 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: An artistic whirlwind MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about the largest open-studio tour in the country, an Eastern European-inspired women's vocal ensemble, a new play from Ten Thousand Things, and the Minnesota Orchestra's historic concerts in Cuba. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/14/weekend-arts-roundup-an-artistic-whirlwind?refid=0 Thu, 14 May 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Flute as percussion and Detroit '67 This week on Art Hounds we check out Art-A-Whirl, Penumbra Theatre's "Detroit '67" and a gallery show in St. Cloud. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/14/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 14 May 2015 08:00:00 -0500 McKnight Foundation honors Mu Performing Arts' Rick Shiomi The Minnesota playwright and director has been at the forefront of the Asian-American theater movement since the 1980s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/13/mcknight-foundation-honors-theater-mus-rick-shiomi-?refid=0 Thu, 14 May 2015 00:01:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: A diversity of people and expression MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about three shows that showcase a diversity of people and expression. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/05/07/weekend-arts-roundup-a-diversity-of-people-and-expression?refid=0 Thu, 07 May 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Electric women and a vampire rabbit The Art Hounds recommend Victoire, Glasser, and Noveller at the Walker, Indian classical music in Rochester and Bunnicula in Anoka. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/07/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 07 May 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: Creepy crawly art and Young Dance This week Art Hounds check out a photo exhibit at the Winona Library, Young Dance's spring concert, and art made with hundreds of dead insects at the MN Textile Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/30/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:48:38 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Two Historic Takes MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a couple of theater productions that provide historic insights, one of which Marianne says is "something I've never seen the likes of before." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/30/weekend-arts-roundup-two-historic-takes?refid=0 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: The Lowest Pair in Bemidji and Hmong films This week Art Hounds take us to a concert in Bemidji, a Hmong film festival in St. Paul and an immersive theatrical performance of "Crime and Punishment" in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/23/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:34:58 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Interesting Theater MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a number of small, off-the-wall theatrical productions that are really interesting. "These all have very interesting titles, too," Marianne says. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/23/weekend-arts-roundup-interesting-theater?refid=0 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Acclaimed author Louise Erdrich creates interactive exhibit In "Asynchronous Reading," at Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, author Louise Erdrich showcases sculpture, paintings and audio recordings. The show is curated by her sister, poet Heid Erdrich. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/17/books-louise-erdrich-gallery?refid=0 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:10:27 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Museums MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about some very good museum shows happening right now. "I could've waited till May, which is National Museum Month," Marianne says, "but I like to go rogue, just do things a little different." Plus, if you wait until May to see some of these, you might miss them. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/16/weekend-arts-roundup-museums?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Art Hounds: HOTTEA at Carleton and the MPLSART re-launch An installation made of yarn, new life for an art website and "The Nature of Nature." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/16/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Writers, Films and Debutantes MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a writers' conference, a film festival and a comedy about growing up as a Filipino in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/09/weekend-arts-roundup-writers-films-and-debutantes?refid=0 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Canadian stage lures Mpls. Children's Theatre chief Children's says Tim Jennings, its managing director, will leave at the end of September to take over the Shaw Festival in Ontario. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/07/tim-jennings?refid=0 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:41:59 -0500 Art Hounds: 'Uncreativity,' pop art and collaboration This week art hounds enjoy some pop art humor in St. Peter, take in a music-dance-art collaboration at Public Functionary, and attend an "Uncreativity Festival" at Bryant Lake Bowl. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/01/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:30:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Out There, Out There MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about what's out there this weekend. "Let me tell you, it's 'out there' this weekend," Marianne says. Find out what's on tap by checking out the feature. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/04/02/weekend-arts-roundup-out-there-out-there?refid=0 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Jungle Theater names new artistic director Sarah Rasmussen directed the Jungle's production of "In the Next Room" in 2012. She described the experience as feeling like "coming home." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/31/jungle-theater?refid=0 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:00 -0500 Art Hounds: 'The Debutante's Ball' This week Art Hounds take in "The Debutante's Ball," an evening of short performances at Bedlam Lowertown and paintings by Roger Nelson. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/26/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:29:44 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Newsy, Edgy Art MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about arts items that are in the news or on the edge - or a little bit of both. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/26/weekend-arts-roundup-newsy-edgy-art?refid=0 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:20:00 -0500 'Washington' crosses the Mississippi, arrives in Winona An iconic American painting has made its way from the walls of the White House to Winona, Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/23/washington-crossing-the-delaware?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:52:24 -0500 Our medicated lives, on exhibit "The Meds I'm On" explores both the burdens and blessings of medicated life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/23/meds-im-on?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Art Hounds: "Hir" and a fictional tavern in Duluth This week on Art Hounds a fictional tavern becomes a reality, Helado Negro performs at the Ordway, and transgender issues get an absurd staging in "Hir." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/19/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:30:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: From Darkness into Light MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about three productions that deal, successively, from heavy, dark subject matter to purely light-hearted fare. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/19/weekend-arts-roundup-from-darkness-into-light?refid=0 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Bush Foundation names 2015 fellows The 23 fellows from Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota will receive $50,000 to $100,000 to develop their leadership skills and conduct research. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/17/bush-fellows?refid=0 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:01:13 -0500 Warmer weather puts damper on Minnesota's maple syrup harvest While conditions so far this season haven't been perfect for maple syrup harvesting, this year already looks better than 2012, one of the worst syrup seasons in Minnesota history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/16/maple-syrup?refid=0 Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:30:46 -0500 Art Hounds: Somali poetry and a music/improv mash-up This week on Art Hounds, we take in a Somali poetry reading, an Elk River art show, and a music/improv mash-up. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/12/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:58:10 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Into the Woods MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts happenings that allow us to enjoy life as spring is beginning in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/12/weekend-arts-roundup-into-the-woods?refid=0 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:20:00 -0500 Exhibit gives voice to Native concerns on environment A Minneapolis gallery tracks decades' worth of concerns for the earth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/11/indigenous-resistance?refid=0 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:26:03 -0500 Art Hounds: Black Label Movement takes the stage Art Hounds take in the music of Paul Spring, Zoe Field's sculpture and a collaboration between Black Label Movement and the Bakken Trio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/04/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:30:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: A Range of Inspiration Dance created from non-dance? A dress inspired by science? MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley to talk about arts events that draw inspiration from a variety of sources. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/03/05/weekend-arts-roundup-a-range-of-inspiration?refid=0 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:20:00 -0600 A Higgs boson dress? 'Nobel Creations' honors laureates through fashion On loan from the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, the show at the American Swedish Institute features couture designs that depict the work of Nobel laureates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/02/nobel-creations?refid=0 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:19:05 -0600 Art Hounds: Scheherazade in Duluth and blues portraits This week, the Art Hounds take in portraits of blues musicians, a performance of Scheherazade by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and a play about art in the days of cavemen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/26/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:35:35 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Much Movement MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about artistic happenings that involve a lot of physical movement and high energy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/02/26/weekend-arts-roundup-much-movement?refid=0 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Broadway, world music and dance mark Ordway's 30th season The Ordway's first full season in its expanded St. Paul building includes Broadway musicals, world music concerts and dance performances. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/23/ordway-30th-season?refid=0 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:01:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Punk rock choreography and music-inspired art This week the Art Hounds journey to an intimate gallery in Marshall, rave about Chris Schlichting's "punk rock" choreography, and take in an exhibition of music, and the art it was inspired by. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/19/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:00:12 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Gravy MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about artistic happenings in the Twin Cities this weekend, including the Brave New Workshop's latest satirical offering. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/02/19/weekend-arts-roundup-gravy?refid=0 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Guthrie Theater names Joseph Haj new artistic director Haj said he believes the theater can find a balance between performing classic productions and producing new work. He takes over in July. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/17/new-guthrie-director?refid=0 Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:36:28 -0600 'Blues Vision' celebrates the work of Minnesota's black writers Spanning nearly a century, the anthology places luminaries like Gordon Parks alongside contemporary spoken word artists. It explores what it means to be black in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/05/blues-vision?refid=0 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:08:09 -0600 Art Hounds: Danez Smith, 'Death and the Maiden,' and St. Cloud pottery This week Art Hounds check out a pottery show in St. Cloud, a joint production of "Death and the Maiden" and a new book of poetry by Danez Smith. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/05/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:20:42 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: a great weekend for theater MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three theatrical productions happening in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/02/05/weekend-arts-roundup-a-great-weekend-for-theater?refid=0 Thu, 05 Feb 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Poet Claudia Rankine's latest examines being black in America Her latest book, "Citizen: An American Lyric," was a finalist for the National Book Award and has been nominated for National Book Critics Circle Awards in both the categories of poetry and criticism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/04/daily-circuit-claudia-rankine?refid=0 Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:45:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Chinese dance, and the intersection of jazz and classical This week, the Art Hounds take us to the Rochester Art Center, CAAM's annual dance concert, and the intersection of jazz and classical music. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/29/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:28:33 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Dance, Theater, Literature MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about good stuff happening this weekend in dance, theater and literature. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/01/29/weekend-arts-roundup-dance-theater-literature?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Loft Literary Center director to depart Jocelyn Hale, who led the Loft Literary Center through a period of growth and success, will leave in August as the center celebrates its 40th anniversary. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/28/loft-literary-center-director-to-depart?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:59:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Mpls. mystery and Granite Falls art This week we travel to Granite Falls for photographs of the prairie, examine Bertolt Brecht's treatment of women, and check out John Gaspard's novel "The Ambitious Card." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/22/books-art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:30:53 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Boise, beauty and bicycles MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events this coming weekend, a couple of which are this weekend only. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/01/22/weekend-arts-roundup-boise-beauty-and-bicycles?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Artist Julie Buffalohead uses animals to tell unsettling stories Minnesota native Julie Buffalohead, a member of the Ponka tribe based in Oklahoma, draws on Native American storytelling, and animals to comment on popular culture, American history and motherhood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/15/julie-buffalohead?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:54:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Duluth film, 12 Rods and 'Drum Machine' The Art Hounds tell us about a new movie starring all-Duluth talent, the return of 12 Rods and Jill Bernard's improvised one-woman musical. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/15/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:14:46 -0600 Art Hounds: '2 Sugars,' and Brian Beatty in Duluth This week on Art Hounds: A two-woman show starring a real-life friendship, Brian Beatty's plaid shirts head to Duluth and a wide-ranging art exhibit at Banfill-Locke. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/07/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:30:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: something for each day MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about one arts event each for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/01/08/weekend-arts-roundup-something-for-each-day?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds pick their 2014 arts and culture highlights Shakespeare in the sculpture park, a new generation of African-American actors and a master drummer in Montevideo are among the Art Hounds' picks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/18/art-hounds-highlights-2014?refid=0 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:00:13 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Fashion and Bluegrass MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley on The Current's Morning Show to talk about arts events that are nothing to do with the holidays but have plenty of sparkle all the same. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/18/weekend-arts-roundup-fashion-and-bluegrass-?refid=0 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:20:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Monster drawing and a new children's museum This week the Art Hounds take us to a Mankato children's museum in the process of being built, a musical respite from holiday stress, and a monster drawing rally. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/10/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:30:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Gathering round the fire It's the time of year when it's getting colder, it's winter, it's the holidays . . . time to gather round the fire for some storytelling and shared experiences. MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley on The Current's Morning Show to talk about some heartwarming productions. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/11/weekend-arts-roundup-gathering-round-the-fire?refid=0 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:20:00 -0600 Artist Ernesto Ybarra looks to shed old skin Ybarra's works range from the representational to the abstract, often combining the two. Many include references to his Mexican heritage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/08/ernesto-ybarra?refid=0 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:01:17 -0600 Art Hounds: Whale, Italian Style and coding music This week Art Hounds check out Walking Shadow's production of "The Whale," MIA's "Italian Style" exhibit, and a new type of music called "Live Coding." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/04/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:20:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: set your holidays on edge The holiday season is ramping up, but there's still plenty of heartfelt despair and bleakness happening on Twin Cities stages right now. As a counterpoint to all the joy and partying, MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about some productions that offer a bit of thought-provoking midwinter malaise. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/04/weekend-arts-roundup-set-your-holidays-on-edge?refid=0 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:20:00 -0600 Fashion takes center stage in Minneapolis exhibits "Italian Style" at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts celebrates 70 years of Italian fashion, while "The Fashion Show" at Weinstein Gallery highlights the work of fashion photographers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/25/art-of-fashion?refid=0 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:12:03 -0600 Art Hounds: Comedy for a cause and Arrowhead art This week on Art Hounds, comedians stand up against sexual assault at the Amsterdam Bar, Duluth takes a deep look at its art history, and fairy tale characters are taken to court. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/19/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:30:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Dancing Beavers MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about an allegorical play on modern warfare, an art gallery exhibit inspired by gardening, and a play featuring dancing beavers and a disguised Karl Marx. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/20/weekend-arts-roundup-dancing-beavers?refid=0 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:20:00 -0600 Denomie's 'Dialogues' speaks critically of church, mainstream culture With his latest work, painter Jim Denomie raises the temperature of his dialogue by exploring Christianity's impact on Native peoples. He will give a talk Wednesday at Minneapolis' Bockley Gallery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/17/denomie-dialogues-exhibit?refid=0 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:30:00 -0600 MIA's first contemporary art curator leaving for Palm Springs Liz Armstrong, who joined the MIA in 2008, worked to juxtapose contemporary art within the MIA's more traditional exhibitions, with an eye to infuse new life into the museum. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/14/mia-liz-armstrong?refid=0 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:00:51 -0600 Record-breaking donations on Give to the Max Day There was no repeat of last year's website crash but technical problems persist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/14/give-to-max-day?refid=0 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:30:08 -0600 Art Hounds: Brothers Grimm, dystopia and Mother of Islam This week, a puppet show inspired by the Brothers Grimm, art that explores the "sacred feminine" in Islam, and a dystopian future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/13/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:30:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Engaging in Dialogues MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events in which dialogue is exchanged across generations, cultures and centuries. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/13/weekend-arts-roundup-engaging-in-dialogues?refid=0 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:20:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Art This Way MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the artful happenings around town this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/11/06/weekend-arts-roundup-art-for-november?refid=0 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Art Hounds: Ragamala, Dan Israel, Shakespeare's songs This week on Art Hounds three dancers give solo performances, Shakespeare's songs get a choral treatment and Dan Israel brings plays some new material. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/05/art-hounds?refid=0 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 06:00:00 -0600 Ordway CEO promises no further productions of 'Miss Saigon' Patricia Mitchell, president and CEO of the Ordway, said the center will not produce 'Miss Saigon' during her tenure. Last fall, protesters decried the show as racist and sexist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/03/ordway-miss-saigon?refid=0 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:10:18 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Halloween Alternatives MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Sean McPherson (in for Jill Riley) to talk about two non-traditional Halloween offerings to check out this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/30/weekend-arts-roundup-halloween-alternatives?refid=0 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Splendor in the plastic grass: MIA artists find the sacred in simple things Andy Messerschmidt and Mathew Zefeldt use inexpensive materials and outdated pop imagery to incite some deep and meaningful questions http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/28/mia-artists-sacred-in-simple?refid=0 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:23:59 -0500 Coffee-shop inspired ballet comes to Union Depot The ballet, "Black Dog Cafe," is named after the coffee shop two blocks down from the train station will be performed on Saturday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/24/coffeeshop-inspired-ballet-comes-to-union-depot?refid=0 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:43:25 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Trains and Treats MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a ballet production at Union Depot and about some Halloween arts treats. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/23/weekend-arts-roundup-trains-and-treats?refid=0 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Art that Moves You MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts happenings that encourage you to get out there and move. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/16/weekend-arts-roundup-art-that-moves-you?refid=0 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Falling in Love with Art MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the artful happenings around town that will make you love Fall. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/10/09/weekend-arts-roundup-falling-in-love-with-art?refid=0 Thu, 09 Oct 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Ballrooms, Bombs and Puppets MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade (in for Jill Riley) to talk about productions that present three diverse ways of storytelling. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/25/weekend-arts-roundup-ballrooms-bombs-and-puppets?refid=0 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Increased visibility for transgender people does not yet mean equality A transgender equity summit Thursday in Minneapolis aims to address employment, health care and community-police relations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/24/transgender-equity-summit?refid=0 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:04:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: World Premieres MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and John Munson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about three brand-new works opening in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/18/weekend-arts-roundup-world-premieres?refid=0 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:25:00 -0500 SPCO hires Julie Albers as principal cellist The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has named Julie Albers as its new principal cellist. Albers will officially begin her tenure in the 2015-16 season, but will join the SPCO on stage for eight weeks of the current season, including this weekend. MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs has more. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/09/spco-hires-julie-albers-as-principal-cellist?refid=0 Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:33:00 -0500 Food assistance program to lose Target funding Target will cease funding the program at the end of the year. Second Harvest Heartland is looking for an alternative program to meet the students' needs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/09/06/food-program-funding?refid=0 Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:15:57 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Mind-Bending Art MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events that will take you to new mental places. For instance, would you sell your shadow? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/09/04/weekend-arts-roundup-mindbending-art?refid=0 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Arts on the Go MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about art along a train line, in garages and out on a lake. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/28/weekend-arts-roundup-arts-on-the-go?refid=0 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra receives $13.2 million in gifts Seven months after ending a contentious labor dispute and lockout of its musicians, the Minnesota Orchestra has inspired confidence in some major donors. The orchestra has received four anonymous gifts totaling $13.2 million, including one gift for $10 million. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/27/minnesota-orchestra-receives-132-million-in-gifts?refid=0 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:55:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Arts at the State Fair MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade (in for Jill Riley) to talk where to find arts exhibits and activities at the Minnesota State Fair. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/21/weekend-arts-roundup-arts-at-the-state-fair?refid=0 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:31:00 -0500 New HBO drama turns the lens on Stillwater First Fargo, now...Stillwater? http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/08/new-hbo-drama-turns-the-lens-on-stillwater/?refid=0 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:15:45 -0500 In the Heart of the Beast makes cuts, plea for support The theater has placed its staff members on a two-week furlough through the end of August. They will return as as needs and finances permit, with the hope of bringing them back full time as soon as possible Executive Director Loren Niemi said. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/08/in-the-heart-of-the-beast-makes-cuts-plea-for-support/?refid=0 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:27:37 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Aug. 14, 2014 MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events featuring rousing rhythms, rarely seen artworks, outdoor opera and a Japanese lantern-lighting ceremony. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/14/weekend-arts-roundup-aug-14-2014?refid=0 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: peak of summer MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about arts events going on during early August. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/08/07/weekend-arts-roundup-peak-of-summer?refid=0 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:31:00 -0500 If you go: 10 reviews from Fringe Festival Central Planning to catch a few Fringe Festival shows this weekend? Don't miss arts reporter Marianne Combs' annual collection of flash reviews from festivalgoers. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/08/10-reviews-from-fringe-central/?refid=0 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 09:17:14 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: ENERGY! MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade (in for Jill Riley) to talk about three energy-infused events opening this weekend, a big weekend for arts in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/31/weekend-arts-roundup-energy?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Circus Juventas: 'We're staying in St. Paul' Circus Juventas is now moving on to the next option, which includes a smaller renovation of the main building, and then possibly in five to 10 years establishing a second site in the Twin Cities for classes and performances. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/07/circus-juventas-were-staying-in-st-paul/?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:31:01 -0500 Black performance art energizes the Walker Tonight marks the opening of "Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art" at the Walker Art Center, and the museum is calling it a groundbreaking survey of the last 50 years. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/07/black-performance-art-activates-the-walker/?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:51:20 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Performance Art Abounds MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three events that engage the community through performance art. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/24/weekend-arts-roundup-performance-art-abounds?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: 3 playful things to do this weekend Marianne Combs joins The Morning Show to talk about the fun and playful weekend activities happening in the Twin Cities from July 17-21. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/17/weekend-arts-roundup?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:03:06 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Dance, Dance, Dance MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three events that get people out and inspired to move. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/07/10/weekend-arts-roundup-dance-dance-dance?refid=0 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Pride, Biennial and Shakespeare MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a production that celebrates Pride Weekend, about the Minnesota Museum of American Art's 2014 Biennial, and how to catch a Shakespeare play in a park. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/26/weekend-arts-roundup-pride-biennial-and-shakespeare?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:21:00 -0500 Heart of Beast's Sandy Spieler wins McKnight art prize Sandy Spieler, artistic director of In The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and founder of the annual May Day Parade has won the McKnight Foundation's prestigious Distinguished Artist Award for 2014. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/06/heart-of-beasts-sandy-spieler-wins-mcknight-art-prize/?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:06:17 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Dance, Plus MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events that incorporate dance or are based on dance and then push the limits and boundaries of the art form even further. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/19/weekend-arts-roundup-dance-plus?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: All Aboard for Arts and Culture MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a big weekend that features Northern Spark 2014 and the opening of the Metro Transit Green Line. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/12/weekend-arts-roundup-all-aboard-for-arts-and-culture?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Venus DeMars shows an artist can fight the tax man This week, the transgender rock musician learned that she had prevailed in a battle with the Minnesota Department of Revenue, which had determined that she owed the state $3,535 for three years of back taxes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/06/venus-demars-tax-battle?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 04:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: June 5, 2014 MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean MacPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about amazing things happening in the arts this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/06/05/weekend-arts-roundup-june-5-2014?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Bedlam Lowertown celebrates long-awaited opening The 21-year-old theater company's venue is located across the street from the Union Depot, at a Green Line stop. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/05/bedlam-lowertown-celebrates-long-awaited-opening/?refid=0 Fri, 30 May 2014 09:24:04 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: It's all St. Paul MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events that all happen to be taking place in St. Paul this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/29/weekend-arts-roundup-its-all-st-paul?refid=0 Thu, 29 May 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Minnesota veterans find retreat in the arts For some veterans, creating art helps them process their experiences. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/05/minnesota-veterans-find-retreat-in-the-arts/?refid=0 Fri, 23 May 2014 09:49:00 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra names new interim president Former Minnesota Opera president Kevin Smith will take over as interim CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra, the orchestra's board said Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/22/minnesota-orchestra-names-new-interim-president?refid=0 Thu, 22 May 2014 16:30:00 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra names new interim president Kevin Smith led the Minnesota Opera for 25 years until he retired in 2011. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/22/minnesota-orchestra-president?refid=0 Thu, 22 May 2014 15:05:18 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Inside and Outside MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts happenings taking place both inside and outside as the long weekend approaches. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/22/weekend-arts-roundup-inside-and-outside?refid=0 Thu, 22 May 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Art-A-Whirl MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley live from Psycho Suzi's to talk about Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/16/weekend-arts-roundup-artawhirl?refid=0 Fri, 16 May 2014 08:17:00 -0500 New theater coalition wants end to racial, ethnic stereotypes By joining forces, Penumbra Theatre, Mu Performing Arts, New Native Theater, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea, aim to broaden cultural perspectives in the local theater scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/11/theater-coaltion?refid=0 Mon, 12 May 2014 06:30:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: May 8, 2014 MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a range of arts offerings this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/08/weekend-arts-roundup-may-8-2014?refid=0 Thu, 08 May 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: May Day and Plays MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about the May Day Parade in Minneapolis's Powderhorn neighborhood as well as two can't-miss plays. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/05/01/weekend-arts-roundup-may-day-and-plays?refid=0 Thu, 01 May 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: To Hell and Back MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts events that will take you to hell and back this weekend, from an R-rated ballet (!) to a spring arts festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/24/weekend-arts-roundup-to-hell-and-back?refid=0 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Does a good poet make for a good employee? Izzy thinks so Izzy's, the Twin Cities ice cream chain, is marking National Poetry Month by hosting a "Haiku Hiring Party." http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/04/does-a-good-poet-make-for-a-good-employee-izzys-thinks-so/?refid=0 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:33:33 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Worth Getting Out of Bed MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about arts-related reasons to get oneself out of bed despite the ostensibly endless winter. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/17/weekend-arts-roundup-worth-getting-out-of-bed?refid=0 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: April 10, 2014 MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three arts events to fill out your Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening with moving tributes and wry commentary. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/10/weekend-arts-roundup-april-10-2014?refid=0 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Minnesota Book Awards: and the winners are... Saturday marked the 26th Minnesota Book Awards at St. Paul's Union Depot. The annual ceremony celebrates some of the greatest new books by Minnesotans. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/04/minnesota-book-awards-and-the-winners-are/?refid=0 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 10:19:26 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: This Weekend Only! MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about four arts events this weekend that are inspiration to get out to enjoy despite the weather. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/03/weekend-arts-roundup-this-weekend-only?refid=0 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: March 13, 2014 MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about three arts happenings around town this weekend -- on stage, in song and in textiles. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/13/weekend-arts-roundup-march-13-2014?refid=0 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:31:00 -0500 Benedict Cumberbatch coming to Minneapolis? Probably not. According to an article in the Huffington Post yesterday, Benedict Cumberbatch is scheduled to visit Minneapolis this spring, in his first U.S. fan event appearance. Sound too good to be true? At this point, it is. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/03/benedict-cumberbatch-coming-to-minneapolis-probably-not/?refid=0 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:21:01 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Moving the Body MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about arts events that reflect this thawing weather and inspire movement and fun with motion. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/03/06/weekend-arts-roundup-moving-the-body?refid=0 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Union Depot, Mixed Blood and Matisse MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about public art at Union Depot, a new production at Mixed Blood Theater and an Henri Matisse exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/27/weekend-arts-roundup-union-depot-mixed-blood-and-matisse?refid=0 Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Open Your Heart With Valentine's Day tomorrow, MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three events that look at different meanings of love. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/13/weekend-arts-roundup-open-your-heart?refid=0 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Osmo Vanska says MN Orchestra President Michael Henson 'must go' Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor and Artistic Director Osmo Vanska says it's time for President Michael Henson to step down. MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs has the story. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/09/osmo-vanska-says-mn-orchestra-president-michael-henson-must-go?refid=0 Sun, 09 Feb 2014 11:30:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: A Valentine's Day Guide MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about ways to express your love on Valentine's Day through the arts. These tips can help enrich your life and relationship -- and they can also help you avoid that last-minute Valentine's Day rush. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/06/weekend-arts-roundup-a-valentine-s-day-guide?refid=0 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Three Reasons to Get Out of the House MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three reasons to get out of the house this weekend despite the snowy, wintry weather. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/30/weekend-arts-roundup-three-reasons-to-get-out-of-the-house?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Minnesota Dance Theatre Board of Directors unanimously resigns Just as Minnesota Dance Theatre is about to launch into its second weekend of performances at The Lab in Minneapolis, the MDT's Board of Directors has announced it's resigned. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/01/minnesota-dance-theatre-board-of-directors-unanimously-resigns/?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:50:59 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Theater, Gallery, Dance MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three can't-miss events that span a number of the arts: musical theater, dance and photography. They just might warm the cockles of your heart. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/23/weekend-arts-roundup-theater-gallery-dance?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Big Week in Local Arts News Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about four big news stories in the local arts scene, plus two new events you can check out this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/16/weekend-arts-roundup-big-week-in-local-arts-news-4?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Guthrie Theater furloughs staff, makes repairs The Guthrie Theater is furloughing the majority of its full time non-union employees for a week in January. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/01/guthrie-theater-furloughs-staff-makes-repairs/?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:56:17 -0600 Photographer Emily Baxter turns lens on the guilty, but unconvicted masses Emily Baxter wants people who have been convicted of crimes to get a second chance. To persuade others that they should, Baxter is employing an interesting argument. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/01/photographer-emily-baxter-turns-lens-on-the-guilty-but-unconvicted-masses/?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:39:32 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Jan. 9, 2014 Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about two arts openings this Friday: visual artist Anne Labovitz's 'Layers' exhibition, and 'Griffelkin', an opera staged by Minnesota Opera's Project Opera youth-training program. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/09/weekend-arts-roundup-jan-9-2014?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:31:00 -0600 The Cedar to host benefit for victims of New Year's Day fire The Cedar Cultural Center is holding a concert to raise funds for victims and families of a building fire that took place just a few hundred feet from the music venue in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2014/01/the-cedar-to-host-benefit-for-victims-of-new-years-day-fire/?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:38:09 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Despite the Cold Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about ways to get out and enjoy the arts in spite of the deep cold. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/02/weekend-arts-roundup-despite-the-cold?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:31:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Dec. 19, 2013 Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk something for everyone, like many little holiday gifts &#151; including something that has nothing to do with the holidays. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/19/weekend-arts-roundup-dec-19-2013?refid=0 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:31:00 -0600 Walker brings back Lichtenstein's 'Salute to Painting' This morning the Walker Art Center returned one of the more sizable pieces in its contemporary art collection to its rightful place -- outdoors. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/12/walker-art-center-brings-back-roy-lichtensteins-salute-to-painting/?refid=0 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:14:30 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Traditional and Non-Traditional MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about holiday shows that are traditional, as well as those that were once non-traditional but have become traditions themselves. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/12/weekend-arts-roundup-traditional-and-nontraditional?refid=0 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:31:00 -0600 Guthrie Theater reports first deficit in 18 years The Guthrie Theater is ending its 50th anniversary season in the red. Director Joe Dowling said the $437,862 shortfall -- which amounts to about 1.6 percent of the regional theater's $27 million budget -- comes as a "bit of a blow." http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/12/guthrie-theater-reports-deficit-for-the-first-time-in-18-years/?refid=0 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:56:23 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Dec. 5, 2013 MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about everything from postmodern dance to "Yippee ki-yay, Father Christmas." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/05/weekend-arts-roundup-dec-5-2013?refid=0 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:31:00 -0600 Remembering arts supporter Sage Cowles The Twin Cities has lost one its most generous arts supporters. Philanthropist Sage Cowles, the wife of the late John Cowles, died yesterday. She was 88. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/11/remembering-sage-cowles/?refid=0 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:40:37 -0600 Philanthropist, dancer Sage Cowles dies at 88 Minnesota has lost the other half of one of its best known philanthropic couples. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/11/philanthropist-dancer-sage-cowles-dies-at-88/?refid=0 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:58:46 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Fun and Laughs MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three shows that can help you forget the stress of the holiday season through hearty, healthy laughter. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/21/weekend-arts-roundup-fun-and-laughs?refid=0 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:31:00 -0600 GiveMN analyzes what went wrong on Give to the Max Day Minnesotans managed to donate $17.1 million to more than 4,000 Minnesota schools and non-profits yesterday as part of the fifth annual Give to the Max Day using the GiveMN website. That total breaks last year's record, but donors and non-profits were stymied for several hours Thursday afternoon when the website crashed. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/11/givemn-analyzes-what-went-wrong-on-give-to-the-max-day/?refid=0 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:25:01 -0600 Give to the Max Day raises $17M despite tech issues In a day marked by slow service, computer crashes and frustration on the part of both donors and organizations, Minnesota nonprofits and schools still managed to raise more than $17 million on Give to the Max Day, according to early estimates. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/11/give-to-the-max-day-raises-17m-despite-major-technical-flaws/?refid=0 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 06:31:59 -0600 GiveMN website is down Give to the Max Day is temporarily stalled as the website fueling the statewide give-a-thon is apparently down. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/11/givemn-website-is-down/?refid=0 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:11:36 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Nov. 14, 2013 Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about a collaborative project between actors and military veterans, the 10-year anniversary concert of a Twin Cities dance company and a panto-style staging of <i>Cinderella</i> that's bawdy fun for all ages. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/14/weekend-arts-roundup-nov-14-2013?refid=0 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:31:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Three New Stage Productions Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three new stage productions in Minneapolis: <i>Driving Miss Daisy, An Outopia for Pigeons</i> and <i>Enter the R.T. Rybak</i>. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/07/weekend-arts-roundup-three-new-stage-productions?refid=0 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:32:00 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Halloween Treats MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Jade to talk about all kinds of ways to celebrate Halloween that combine arts sensibility with ghosts-and-goblins fun. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/31/weekend-arts-roundup-halloween-treats?refid=0 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Dance, Literature and Laughs Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three arts happenings from the diverse areas of dance, literary arts and comedy theater. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/17/weekend-arts-roundup-dance-literature-and-laughs?refid=0 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Spooky Stage Shows Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about four productions that capture the spookiness of October. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/10/weekend-arts-roundup-spooky-stage-shows?refid=0 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:32:00 -0500 'Miss Saigon' protest draws hundreds More than 200 protesters took over Rice Park Tuesday night to demonstrate against the opening of the musical "Miss Saigon" at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Ordway President Patricia Mitchell has acknowledged people may be upset by "Miss Saigon," but she says the work deserves to be shown. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/10/miss-saigon-protest-draws-hundreds/?refid=0 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 09:10:22 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Far From Ordinary MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about to talk about an art event and two productions that present the extraordinary in seemingly everyday people. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/03/weekend-arts-roundup-far-from-ordinary?refid=0 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: A Nice Mix Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about productions that span everything from Roman mythology to class issues to our own personal flaws. There's even a show where ticket prices are pay what you can. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/26/weekend-arts-roundup-a-nice-mix?refid=0 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher honored with Ivey lifetime achievement award At the annual event known affectionately to many as "theater prom," playwright Jeffrey Hatcher was crowned king. Hatcher was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th annual Iveys. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/09/ivey-awards-honor-playwright-jeffrey-hatcher-with-lifetime-achievement-award/?refid=0 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:10:17 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Rich Textures MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a rich variety of diverse arts events happening in the Twin Cities this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/19/weekend-arts-roundup-rich-textures?refid=0 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Moving Music MPR News' Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about three uniquely artistic musical events happening in the Twin Cities this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/12/weekend-arts-roundup-moving-music?refid=0 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:31:00 -0500 The role of the Asian woman in European drama When Mu Performing Arts convenes a discussion tonight about Ordway's production of Miss Saigon, the focus will undoubtedly be on how Asian women continue to be portrayed in American and European musical theater as deferential objects of desire. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/09/exotic-lotus-flower-the-role-of-the-asian-woman-in-european-drama/?refid=0 Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:04:25 -0500 Ordway's 'Miss Saigon' angers Asian-American artists Some Asian-American artists say the award-winning musical perpetuates damning stereotypes and glosses over the realities of human trafficking in order to pull at heart strings and sell tickets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/05/artists-to-protest-miss-saigon?refid=0 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:40:50 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Swearing, Soap and Stuff Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley, Jade and John Moe (filling in for Steve Seel) to talk about three shows happening in the Twin Cities this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/05/weekend-arts-roundup-swearing-soap-and-stuff?refid=0 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Tried and True With the Minnesota State Fair entering its last weekend and kids transitioning back to school, the Labor Day weekend is a time of adjustment. Today on Weekend Arts Roundup, MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs spoke to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about these mainstays of the local arts scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/29/weekend-arts-roundup-tried-and-true?refid=0 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:34:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Everywhere You Turn Marianne Combs joins Steve and Jill to talk about art that's happening all over the Twin Cities, from Lowertown to Longfellow and places in between. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/22/weekend-arts-roundup-everywhere-you-turn?refid=0 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:31:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Fringe Festival continues; Walker "tears up the lawn" Marianne Combs joins Steve and Jill to talk about the Minnesota Fringe Festival and about a Walker Art Center artist-in-residence who is all about replacing front lawns with vegetable gardens. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/08/weekend_arts_roundup_fringe_haeg?refid=0 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 08:32:00 -0500 Asian-Americans take high road in response to racist music video A new music video out that's extremely insulting to Asian/Pacific-Islander women poses a dilemma for artists who want to decry it. Because of the Catch-22 nature of the Internet, looking at something is ultimately supporting it: on social media, any attention is good attention. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/08/asian-americans-take-high-road-in-response-to-racist-music-video/?refid=0 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:38:07 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Minnesota Fringe Festival Marianne Combs joins Steve Seel and Jade to talk about the Minnesota Fringe Festival and how to get the most out of it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/01/weekend_arts_minnesota_fringe_festival_2013?refid=0 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Greater Minn. performers play bigger role at Fringe Festival Most performers in the Minnesota Fringe Festival hail from the Twin Cities. But executive director Robin Gillette's worked hard the past seven years to entice performers from around the state to join in the fun and the effort appears to be paying off. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/07/greater-minn-performers-play-bigger-role-at-fringe-festival/?refid=0 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:00:00 -0500 Thousands in back taxes ride on one question: Is Venus de Mars a professional or amateur artist? Venus de Mars, a longtime fixture in the Twin Cities music scene, makes about $20,000 a year entirely on her music painting and other artistic endeavors and considers herself a professional artist. The Minnesota Department of Revenue, however, disagrees, and says she owes a lot of money in taxes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/19/arts/demars-artist-tax-audit?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:49:32 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Bikes, Comics and a Road Trip Recommendation MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about Bike Night (and cuttlefish) at the MIA, a comic-book retrospective at MCAD, and three reasons to consider a road trip to Winona, Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/18/weekend_arts_bike_night_jaime_hernandez_winona?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Byatt, Spiegelman, Urrea tapped for Pen Pals Friends of the Hennepin County Library have announced this year's author lecture series -- known as Pen Pals -- and it's an impressive one. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/07/art-spiegelman-a-s-byatt-headline-new-pen-pals-series/?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:28:22 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Happy Beautiful Summer MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about about the first in a series of three new plays and about two outdoor dance events that are perfect for summertime. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/11/weekend_arts_leslye_orr_fresh_ink_groundbreaker_battle_dances_at_the_lakes?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:33:00 -0500 State of the Arts: Banks, power and the Minnesota Orchestra Euan Kerr and Chris Roberts recently reported on the bleak outlook of Minnesota Orchestra negotiations with its locked out musicians. The real problem, one blogger writes is there is no third party willing to intervene. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/07/banks-power-and-the-minnesota-orchestra/?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:27:02 -0500 Johnny Depp's Tonto raises ire of local Native Americans To hear Johnny Depp tell it, his portrayal of Tonto is righting a historic wrong. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/07/feeling-taunted-by-tonto-in-the-lone-ranger/?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:35:47 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Pride and a Pair of Plays MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about Twin Cities Pride Festival and two plays: one dealing with race and class and the other taking a humorous look at post-apocalyptic potties. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/27/weekend_arts_twin_cities_pride_clybourne_park_urinetown?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Dessa deconstructs her new album 89.3 The Current's host David Campbell recently hosted a one hour special with local hip hop artist Dessa to talk and sing a live audience through her latest album, "Parts of Speech." http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/06/dessa-deconstructs-her-new-album-parts-of-speech/?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 A new twist on the Swedish tradition of blown glass A new exhibition at the American Swedish Institute showcases the work of eleven Swedish artists, who are infusing the centuries old craft with contemporary innovations. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/06/a-new-twist-on-the-swedish-tradition-of-blown-glass/?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:49:14 -0500 Meet MIMMI, Minneapolis' new mood cloud Have you ever had a day where it seemed everyone around you was in a bad mood? Or that the whole city was celebrating? http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/06/meet-mimmi-minneapolis-new-mood-cloud/?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:54:32 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Conceptual and Cool Marianne Combs talks about Bertold Brecht, Galileo, Joseph Campbell, Evel Knievel, the power of happy Tweets -- and what they all have to do with the arts this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/20/weekend_arts_rehearsing_failure_brecht_herocycle_evel_knievel_secret_city_minneapolis?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Veneer versus Veracity Marianne Combs talks about stage productions and a photography exhibit that explore the differences between what we project to the world and what's going on behind the scenes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/13/weekend_arts_gamma_rays_gremlin_red_eye_theater_mary_ellen_mark_weinstein?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Photos: Wing Young Huie brings neighbors together As part of this weekend's Arts On Chicago event in Minneapolis, photographer Wing Young Huie has placed 100 of his images inside 20 different businesses along a section of Chicago Avenue. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/06/photographer-wing-young-huie-brings-neighbors-together-with-latest-exhibition/?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 11:20:42 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Participatory Art Marianne Combs talks about Northern Spark in St. Paul and Arts on Chicago (Ave.) in Minneapolis -- two arts events where you can get involved in what's happening. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/06/weekend_arts_northern_spark_arts_on_chicago?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 08:31:00 -0500 Minnesota State Fair unveils 2013 commemorative art Today the Minnesota State Fair unveiled this year's commemorative art by Marie Olofsdotter of Minneapolis. http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/06/minnesota-state-fair-unveils-2013-commemorative-art/?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:57:27 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Dance Concert, Play Excerpts, T-Shirt Printing Marianne Combs talks about three distinct arts events happening in the Twin Cities this weekend, ranging from dance to short plays to silk-screening. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/30/weekend_arts_tu_dance_red_eye_theater_art_hounds_t-shirts?refid=0 Thu, 30 May 2013 08:31:00 -0500 Art Heroes: Sandy Spieler's optimism shines with In the Heart of the Beast Sandy Spieler has used her artistic skills to help pull together a diverse neighborhood in south Minneapolis, raise awareness of pressing environmental issues and celebrate the human capacity to do good in the world, through In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/28/arts/art-heroes-sandy-speiler?refid=0 Tue, 28 May 2013 13:53:53 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: On the Green and On the Boards Marianne Combs talks about artist-designed mini-golf and about two new plays -- one set in Denmark, the other in a cul-de-sac. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/23/weekend_arts_mini_golf_hamlet_cul_de_sac?refid=0 Thu, 23 May 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Galleries Galore Marianne Combs talks about arts events happening at galleries all over Minneapolis this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/16/weekend_arts_art-a-whirl_hottea_bad_art?refid=0 Thu, 16 May 2013 08:34:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Drama Club Marianne Combs talks about three new stage productions in Minneapolis -- including one at the Guthrie Theater, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/09/weekend_arts_drama_club_an_iliad_guthrie_james_beard_tesla_nimbus?refid=0 Thu, 09 May 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Friday, Saturday, Sunday Marianne Combs talks about an arts event for each day of this upcoming weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/02/weekend_arts_moving_company_cinco_de_mayo_heart_of_beast_mayday?refid=0 Thu, 02 May 2013 08:33:00 -0500 Art Heroes: At Juxtaposition Arts, valuing creativity, practicality Roger and DeAnna Cummings, along with friend Peyton Russell, had a goal: An organization in north Minneapolis that could teach kids about the arts, and then show them how to use their artistic skills to support themselves financially. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/29/arts/art-heroes-juxtaposition-arts?refid=0 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:41:49 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Bring on Spring Marianne Combs talks about three arts happenings that celebrate our long-awaited springtime. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/25/weekend_arts_art_in_bloom_art_crawl_interact_theater?refid=0 Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:34:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Fish and Fatherhood Marianne Combs talks about three innovative shows taking the stage this weekend -- with themes piscine or paternal. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/18/weekend_arts_roundup_nice_fish_niiccugni_word_becomes_flesh?refid=0 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 08:34:00 -0500 After outcry and with clock ticking, art college board weighs options The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul is set to close this June because of declining enrollment in a tough economy. But a group called CVA Action is trying to mount a rescue mission. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/07/education/future-of-college-of-visual-arts?refid=0 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 07:50:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Pedals, Posters, Pen Pals and Pondering Perdition Marianne Combs talks about Artcrank and two new plays opening this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/04/weekend_arts_artcrank_bowler_letters_duty_misterman?refid=0 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 08:34:00 -0500 MIA's 'Truthiness' exhibit examines blurry lines of fact and fiction On April Fools' Day people often view the news with a certain amount of skepticism. A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts suggests that in today's media-saturated world, perhaps everyday is April Fools' - and people should always question the validity of what they see and hear. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/01/arts/mia-truthiness-exhibit?refid=0 Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:44:53 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Bain Boehlke; Shapiro and Smith; Pride and Prejudice Marianne Combs describes three very different types of stage performances happening this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/28/weekend_arts_death_trap_shapiro_and_smith_scrimshaw_obsessed?refid=0 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:40:00 -0500 Looking for the truth in MIA's 'More Real' Coming away from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts' new show "More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness," I was struck by what I had learned. Curator Liz Armstrong has presented us with a series of conundrums and riddles, all pointing to the fragility of what we think of as reality. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2013/03/questioning-the-truth-in-mias-more-real.shtml?refid=0 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 04:00:00 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Blurring the Lines Marianne Combs talks about three arts happenings that blur the boundaries in various ways. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/21/weekend_arts_roundup_truthiness_jackie_and_me_ragmala?refid=0 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:16:24 -0500 James Beard finalists include Minnesotans A small handful of Minnesotans took one step closer to getting a coveted James Beard award. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2013/03/minnesotans-land-several-nominations-for-james-beard-awards.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:45:12 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: Beating the Odds Three great stories about overcoming the odds are behind three new shows opening this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/14/weekend_arts_penumbra_pao_houa_her_hmong_bollywood?refid=0 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:19:54 -0500 Weekend Arts Roundup: 'Yellow Fever', Women's Poetry Slam and an artistic exploration of the N-word 'Yellow Fever' opens at the Guthrie, Minneapolis hosts the Women of the World Poetry Slam and Sh&#225; Cage leads an artistic exploration of a provocative word http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/07/weekend_arts_yellow_fever_poetry_slam_n-word?refid=0 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 09:26:12 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Beyond Ballroom Dance Company, a play set in reality TV, and 'How to Swear Like a Minnesotan' Beyond Ballroom Dance Company celebrates its tenth anniversary; a reality-TV set is turned upside down by 'Six Characters in Search of an Author'; and Joseph Scrimshaw explores 'How to Swear Like a Minnesotan' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/28/beyond_ballroom_gremlin_thtr_swear_minnesotan?refid=0 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:30:12 -0600 Art Heroes: Faye Price and Noel Raymond lead Pillsbury House Despite numerous challenges, Pillsbury House has changed people's expectations for what a community center can achieve with an injection of artistic talent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/18/arts/art-heroes-faye-price-noel-raymond-pillsbury-house?refid=0 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:48:02 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Walking and Singing, Hip Hop and Greek tragedy, 'The Honeymooners' revisited This weekend brings a dance and theater production that takes a fresh look at everyday life, a mash-up of hip hop and Greek tragedy, and an innovative re-imagining of a classic TV show http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/14/weekend_arts_stuart_pimsler_the_seven_to_the_moon?refid=0 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:40:54 -0600 Northern Spark moves to St. Paul this year Starting at 8:58pm on June 8, the arts will have their night - all night - in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2013/02/northern-spark-moves-to-st-paul-in-2013.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:17:58 -0600 Twin Cities rank high in literacy report Many people claim our cold weather helps foster a healthy readership. Whatever the cause, both Minneapolis and St. Paul placed prominently in the new "America's Most Literate Cities" report. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2013/02/literate-twin-cities-in-top-ten-nationwide.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:24:50 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Red Riding Hood, Headless Horseman and animated underpants This weekend brings a film festival of Minnesota-made animation, a staging of the Gothic 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and a re-imagining of 'Little Red Riding Hood.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/07/weekend_arts_sleepy_hollow_red_riding_hood_minnanimate?refid=0 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:23:30 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: a theater-rich weekend Three new stage productions open this weekend in Minneapolis and St. Paul http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/31/weekend_arts_theater_walker_jungle_dreamland?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:41:05 -0600 Maria Genn&eacute;'s Kairos Dance brings movement to the elderly Maria Genne, the founder and artistic director of Kairos Dance, used to have a career that focused on dancing with young people. But as she grew older, Genne began looking at how she could create dance in which everyone felt welcome, and how music and storytelling could be used to stimulate the minds and bodies of the elderly in ways modern science is only beginning to fully appreciate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/28/arts/art-hero-maria-genne-kairos-dance?refid=0 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:30:04 -0600 Weekend Arts Roundup: Art sleds, play premiere, choir concert This week, MPR News Arts Editor Marianne Combs talks to The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about an art sled rally, a world premiere of a play and a choir's silver anniversary. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/24/weekend-arts-powderhorn-sled?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Minn-Arctica: Extreme cold across state on MLK holiday Subzero temperatures across the state made for a bitterly cold Martin Luther King Day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/21/updraft-redirect?refid=0 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:05:25 -0600 College of Visual Arts in St. Paul sunk by recession The school's administration says the four-year arts college was unable to weather the current economic crisis and continue to meet the financial and academic needs of its students. The school has made arrangements with MCAD for current students. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/16/arts/college-of-visual-arts-closing?refid=0 Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:00:00 -0600 New wave of Latino artists come into their own The Latino community in the Twin Cities has a long history, dating back to the 1920s and 30s when Mexican immigrants moved to the West Side neighborhood of Saint Paul to work in meat packing plants and sugar beet fields. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/12/a-new-wave-of-latino-artists-come-into-their-own.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 04:00:00 -0600 Minn. singer Nicholas David is third on 'The Voice' Eagan native Nicholas Mrozinski will be coming home after placing third on NBC's vocal competition show "The Voice." Mrozinski, known to the audience as Nicholas David, was one of the three finalists on the program. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/12/nicholas-david.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:50:15 -0600 Interact's Jeanne Calvit raises the bar for artists of all abilities Jeanne Calvit, our latest Art Hero, is the founder and director The Interact Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Minneapolis, which serves 130 artists with a range of physical and developmental disabilities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/17/arts/art-hero-jeanne-calvit-interact?refid=0 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:55:20 -0600 Recreating the Nutcracker, one stitch at a time Ballet Minnesota's dancers are impressive to watch on stage, but just as impressive is the work of the seamstresses who ensure their costumes are ready for the annual production of Nutcracker. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/12/recreating-the-nutcracker-one-stitch-at-a-time.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 12:56:47 -0600 Nicholas David in final round of 'Voice' After a brief return home to visit their families, Nicholas David, Cassadee Pope, Terry McDermott, and Trevin Hunte all took to the stage Monday night for the penultimate round of "The Voice." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/12/nicholas-david-will-compete-in-the-final-round-of-the-voice.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 21:21:24 -0600 Twin Cities orchestra labor situation 'particularly bad' The Minnesota Orchestral Association is holding its annual meeting today. This year it's taking place behind closed doors, without the typical performances by orchestra musicians to punctuate the proceedings. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/12/minnesota-orchestra-risks-audience-future.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:58:00 -0600 Psy brings 'Gangnam style' to St. Paul The "Gangnam Style" singer is part of tonight's "Jingle Ball" at the Xcel Energy Center. Despite Psy's amazing popularity, American media doesn't seem interested in learning much else about him. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/12/psy-brings-gangnam-style-to-st-paul.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:24:15 -0600 Minn. arts orgs get $875K in NEA grants The National Endowment for the Arts has announced its grants for 2013, and out of 832 awards totaling $23.3 million, Minnesota arts organizations claimed 28 grants for a total of $877,500. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/11/nea-awards-minnesota-arts-organizations-877500-in-grants.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:49:00 -0600 MN Orchestra musicians vote 'no confidence' in CEO Hensen Locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra today issued a no-confidence vote in Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/11/mn-orchestra-musicians-vote-no-confidence-in-ceo-hensen.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:55:48 -0600 Photographer Wing Young Huie goes beyond appearances Born and raised in Duluth, Wing Young Huie is best known for his public art installations, most recently the University Avenue project, in which he turned a six-mile stretch of the thoroughfare into an outdoor photo gallery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/19/arts/art-hero-wing-young-huie?refid=0 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:30:14 -0600 'Give' effort nets record $16M in Minn. In its fourth year, Give to the Max Day set new records for fundraising, despite technical glitches which plagued the website for much of the day. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/11/give-to-the-max-sets-new-records-despite-glitches.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:20:02 -0600 Minn. nonprofits rely on Give to the Max Day Thursday is Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour fundraising marathon to support some 4,000 Minnesota nonprofit organizations and schools. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/15/arts/give-to-the-max-day?refid=0 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:47:08 -0600 Minnesotans Erdrich, Alexander take home National Book Awards William Alexander won in the category of Young People's Literature for his debut novel "Goblin Secrets." Longtime poet and author Louise Erdrich, 58, is bringing home the National Book Award for fiction for her book "The Round House." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/15/arts/minnesotans-erdrich-alexander-national-book-awards?refid=0 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:05:36 -0600 SPCO cancels concerts through the end of the year The SPCO has moved to cancel all planned concerts through the end of the year. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/11/spco-cancels-concerts-through-the-end-of-the-year.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:41:05 -0500 SPCO musicians reject offer from management In a vote today by secret ballot, the Musicians of the SPCO unanimously rejected management's latest contract proposal. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/10/spco-musicians-reject-offer-from-management.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:28:12 -0500 A brighter home for the treatment of the mentally ill A group of community artists are working to create a more welcoming, nurturing environment for hospital patients. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/10/a-brighter-home-for-the-treatment-of-the-mentally-ill.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:10:19 -0500 Michelle Hensley brings theater to the people Michelle Hensley's formula for creating theater -- take a compelling story and strip it to its core, give it a talented diverse cast and then bring it to the people, rather than waiting for them to show up -- has earned her national attention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/15/arts/art-hero-michelle-hensley-ten-thousand-things-theater?refid=0 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:26:59 -0500 Ananya Chatterjea links dance, social awareness Today we're launching a new series on Minnesota Public Radio News called "Art Heroes," stories about some of Minnesota's finest artists who are also exceptional community leaders. Our first subject: Ananya Chatterjea. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/17/arts/ananya-chatterjea-art-hero?refid=0 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:27:30 -0500 Peers, friends to mark photographer Ann Marsden's passing Hundreds of Twin Cities' actors, photographers and musicians will gather this Sunday at the Fitzgerald Theater to mourn the loss of fellow artist Ann Marsden. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/10/arts/photographer-ann-marsden-rememberance?refid=0 Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:05:31 -0500 Orchestra Hall's iconic blue tubes find new homes Orchestra Hall is undergoing an extensive remodel, which calls for getting rid of the iconic outdoor pipes. Orchestra staffers decided to find them some new homes. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/06/orchestra-halls-blue-pipes-find-new-homes.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:54:13 -0500 Check out the Twin Cities' new 'little free libraries' Recently I returned from a week long trip out of town to find a new library had popped up in my neighborhood. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/06/your-little-neighborhood-library.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:14:54 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra eliminates 16 staff positions The orchestra announced today it's eliminating nine full time and seven part time positions which touch virtually every department, from finance and development to marketing and public relations. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/05/minnesota-orchestra-eliminates-16-staff-positions.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 08 May 2012 16:55:46 -0500 Guthrie's Dowling picks the best plays, 'irrespective of gender' In response to criticism about a lack of diversity in the Guthrie's upcoming season, the theater's Artistic Director Joe Dowling says, "Diversity is much broader than simply a snapshot of an individual season." /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/04/joe-dowling-responds-to-criticisms-of-guthries-season.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:24:51 -0500 Ordway postpones expansion by a year Plans to build a new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul have been pushed back to the spring of 2013 because donations to pay for the $75 million project are coming in more slowly than expected. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/?utm_source=mprnews&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=blogindex?refid=0 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:34:41 -0500 Combat Paper: finding new life in the garments of war For many military veterans, it can take years, even decades, to deal with the emotional trauma incurred during their service. A new program is helping them put their experiences into words and down on paper. Not just any paper - these sheets are made from their old military fatigues. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/04/veterans-in-the-arts.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:12:04 -0500 Sally Awards 2011 winners anounced The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2011 Sally Ordway Irvine Awards honoring special achievement by Minnesota artists. The Sally Awards recognize individuals or institutions for their contributions to the state's cultural life. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/03/sally-awards-2011-and-the-winners-are.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Heartland Chef Lenny Russo named finalist for James Beard Award Perhaps the third time's the charm? Lenny Russo, chef of Heartland Restaurant in Saint Paul, has been named a finalist for the "Best Chef of the Midwest" in this year's James Beard Awards. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/03/heartland-chef-lenny-russo-named-finalist-for-james-beard-awards.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:19:04 -0500 New exhibition explores a rich black literary tradition The history of African-American literature is vast and rich, but its beginning can be traced back to 1773 with the publication of a small volume of poems by a sweet 19-year-old girl named Phillis Wheatley. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/02/collecting-black-books-a-new-exhibition.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:08:12 -0600 Jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe plants seeds with music For the past several months, thousands of Twin Cities children have been studying African and African-American music in preparation for a series of performances by Hannibal Lokumbe. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2012/02/vocalessence-witness.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:35:20 -0600 Loring Theater to close The end of 2011 marks the end of the Loring Theater (formerly The Music Box Theatre), at least under its current management. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/12/loring-theater-to-close.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 11:08:36 -0600 Cowles Center names new executive director The dance center's new leader Lynn Von Eschen, who's spent nearly 20 years at the Ordway Center, takes over after the resignation of Frank Sonntag. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/12/new-director-named-for-cowles-center.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 12:36:06 -0600 Basilica of Saint Mary wins Partners in Preservation grant After three weeks of public voting, the Basilica of Saint Mary has been named victorious in a bid for $100,000 to help preserve and maintain it's historic building. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/10/basilica-of-saint-mary-wins-partners-in-preservation-grant.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:35:20 -0500 Intimate Immensities: The art of Donald Anderson Rebecca Anderson is honoring her husband Donald, who took his own life nine years ago, by publishing a book showcasing his hobby of making miniature works like pins and charms. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/10/intimate-immensities-the-art-of-donald-anderson.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:59:25 -0500 U of M professor shortlisted for London photography prize Each year the National Portrait Gallery in London presents the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, an international photography award for both emerging talent and established professionals. This year the NPG has announced five finalists for the award, and one of them is right here in the Twin Cities. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/09/u-of-m-professor-shortlisted-for-london-photography-prize.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:30:56 -0500 A celebration of Minnesota architecture MPR arts blogger Marianne Combs is featuring distinctive structures around the state in a new collection called "Celebrating Minnesota Architecture." Combs spoke to All Things Considered host Tom Crann about some of the buildings that she's written about so far. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/07/minnesota-architecture-winonas-huff-lamberton-home.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:11:37 -0500 Using art to highlight threatened forests In Fergus Falls, a summer-long exhibition is drawing attention to the state's northern boreal forest, which is under increasing stress caused by climate change, invasive species and fire. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/06/botanic-drawings-on-display-in-fergus-falls.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:10:40 -0500 Patrick's Cabaret: a home for new art for 25 years Today there's a big party going on at Patrick's Cabaret in Minneapolis. The performance venue is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Patrick Scully, the creator of the cabaret, says he never imagined it becoming a permanent fixture. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/06/patricks-cabaret-a-home-for-new-art-for-25-years.shtml?refid=0 Sat, 11 Jun 2011 11:42:36 -0500 Northern Spark festival starts Saturday About 100 different performances or installations will be at the festival, which starts Saturday evening and doesn't stop until Sunday morning. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/06/10-ways-to-light-your-northern-spark.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:04:03 -0500 Julie Andrews visits Perpich Center for the Arts The Academy Award-winning actress visited the Golden Valley school, which draws students from across the state. She was there thanks to senior Ben Schultz, who has been corresponding with Andrews' agent for the past two years in the hopes of convincing her to visit. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/05/julie-andrews-visits-perpich-center-for-the-arts.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 12 May 2011 18:19:03 -0500 Amid financial troubles, what's the future of the Southern? The Minneapolis theater said it needed to raise $400,000 by last night's annual fundraiser to remain viable. It's doubtful that it reached its goal, but that doesn't mean the 101-year-old venue will shut its doors. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/04/the-state-of-the-southern.shtml?refid=0 Sun, 01 May 2011 10:58:12 -0500 Rapson's Riverside Plaza gets a makeover Riverside Plaza is about to get a $65 million facelift. When architect Ralph Rapson designed the Riverside Plaza apartments in Minneapolis in the early 1970s, he envisioned a chic living space reflective of modernist design. But over the years the colored panels on the buildings have faded, and the apartments have aged. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/04/rapsons-riverside-plaza-gets-a-make-over.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:25:29 -0500 Arts 101: The Arts Lingo Quiz For the past nine weeks, the bloggers on State of the Arts have been describing fun and interesting terminology used in the arts. Now they've put together an online quiz to see how much you remember. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/04/arts-101-the-arts-lingo-quiz.shtml?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:23:39 -0500 Your weekend arts planner There's no shortage of arts events in the Twin Cities this weekend. Above, George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man" is playing at the Guthrie Theater. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/03/weekend-outlook-chocolate-creamed.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:59:08 -0500 Vestiges of Merce Cunningham's dance find home at Walker The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has acquired a major collection of art works from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/03/vestiges-of-merce-cunninghams-dance-find-home-at-walker.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:33:13 -0500 Public radio ponders future without Prairie Home's Keillor In an interview with AARP published on their website, Garrison Keillor said he plans to step down from hosting A Prairie Home Companion in the spring of 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/17/keillor-retirement?refid=0 Thu, 17 Mar 2011 03:00:00 -0500 Keillor tells AARP he'll retire in May 2013 The host of public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" gave the retirement date in an interview for the AARP Bulletin's online books column released Wednesday. But the 68-year-old says he has to find his replacement first. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/16/keillor-retirement?refid=0 Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:55:27 -0500 Another Christmas, another upheaval in Ivory Coast A decade ago, a Peace Corps volunteer taught some African kids about Santa Claus. In turn, they taught her about generosity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/25/combs?refid=0 Sat, 25 Dec 2010 05:00:00 -0600 Plains Art Museum inherits work of native son The family of Fred B. Scheel, a noted photographer from the Fargo-Moorhead area, recently gave a almost-forgotten set of photographs to the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/11/plains-art-museum-inherits-work-of-native-son.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:43:02 -0600 Through addition, artist examines reduction In artist Leslie Holt's series "Hello Masterpiece," she recreates masterworks -- with one addition. She says adding "Hello Kitty" examines how the reproduction of masterpieces reduces them to something much less than the original work of art. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/11/hello-masterpiece.shtml?refid=0 Sat, 20 Nov 2010 23:23:29 -0600 Rapper Eyedea died of accidental overdose The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of 28-year-old Mike Larsen, known to his fans as Eyedea, the result of an accidental overdose that led to "opiate toxicity." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/11/rapper-eyedea-died-of-accidental-overdose.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 13:10:26 -0600 Weekend arts outlook: sticky There's plenty of arts events going on this weekend to distract you from the heat and humidity. Above, The Secret School by Rudy Fig, part of an exhibition this weekend at The Gallery @ FOX TAX in Minneapolis. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/08/your-weekend-outlook-sticky.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:56:06 -0500 Weekend outlook: arts events by the numbers There have already been a couple of weekends we've declared must be the "biggest" or "best" weekends for the arts in the Twin Cities, but this weekend puts them to shame. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/08/weekend-outlook-by-the-numbers.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 06 Aug 2010 11:53:20 -0500 Fringe Festival preview: Groundbreakers, the digestive tract, and losers on stage 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/04/fringe-festival-preview?refid=0 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 17:18:12 -0500 State of the Arts: an exploration of arts and culture in Minnesota Marrianne Combs joins us from MPR's State of the Arts blog for an exploration of arts and culture in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:16:27 -0500 Plan your weekend Taj Mahal, above will be playing at the Minnesota Zoo Saturday night. Read more and take a look at what else is on tap in the arts world this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/07/your-weekend-outlook-8.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 09 Jul 2010 11:46:11 -0500 The lasting appeal of Stinky Cheese Man A stage production of the children's book "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" is opening this weekend at a theater in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/07/stinky-cheese-man-the-musical.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jul 2010 13:40:51 -0500 State of the Arts: Your weekend outlook Taste of Minnesota is taking over Harriet Island, but the annual festival is not all that's happening this holiday weekend. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/07/your-weekend-outlook-in-good-taste.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jul 2010 10:21:54 -0500 McCall Smith eager to make it back to Minnesota A lot of people were disappointed when the Icelandic volcano put the kybosh on Alexander McCall Smith's visit to the Twin Cities recently - including the author himself. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/06/mccall-smith-eager-to-make-it-to-minnesota.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 11:21:11 -0500 Minnesota Opera's Kevin Smith to retire After nearly 30 years with the company, Minnesota Opera President and CEO Kevin Smith plans to step down. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/05/12/minnesota-opera-kevin-smith-retire?refid=0 Wed, 12 May 2010 18:00:00 -0500 Nina Archabal to retire as head of Minn. Historical Society Minnesota Historical Society Director Nina Archabal is retiring after serving in that capacity for 23 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/22/archebal?refid=0 Thu, 22 Apr 2010 17:16:50 -0500 Minn. Book Awards honor local writers, advocates Carolyn Holbrook, a longtime advocate of arts in education, received special recognition Saturday night at the Minnesota Book Awards, for her contributions to Minnesota's literary community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/18/bookawards?refid=0 Sun, 18 Apr 2010 00:32:14 -0500 For the record: Vintage Music State of the Arts blogger Marianne Combs paid an homage to record stores on a recent trip to Vintage Music in Minneapolis. There she was treated to a tour, and a lesson on music history, by owner Scott Holthus. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/04/for-the-record-vintage-music.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:43:47 -0500 What is a photograph? A new exhibit of abstract images from Marco Breuer is on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/?refid=0 Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:31:00 -0600 'Rock 'n' Roll' in the communist era Tom Stoppard's play "Rock 'n' Roll" is making its regional premiere at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. The show examines the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and the role rock music had in its demise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/25/rocknroll-show?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jan 2010 17:16:44 -0600 Local artists do what they can for Haiti In the wake of the earthquakes in Haiti, many Twin Cities artists have organized events to raise moeny for relief efforts. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2010/01/open-sing-of-mozarts-requiem.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jan 2010 17:45:11 -0600 Some different views of the holidays Around this time of year there are almost as many holiday productions in Minnesota as bodies of water, but if you're looking for something a little different, grab yourself an egg nog, we'll take it from here. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/08/holidayshows?refid=0 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:25:15 -0600 Non-profits analyze Give to the Max Day More than 3,300 Minnesota non-profits raised in excess of $14 million in charitable contributions earlier this week in the first known attempt to raise money for non-profits statewide in one day, on one Web site. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/19/givemn?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:15:00 -0600 Non-profit giving gets a middleman If you support Minnesota arts or other non-profit organizations regularly, you've probably gotten at least one e-mail message about "Give to the Max Day." MPR arts reporter Marianne Combs talked about what exactly GiveMN.org is. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2009/11/non-profit-giving-gets-a-middleman.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 16:24:46 -0600 Arts 101: What do you want to know? Have an arts related question you've always wondered about, but have been too embarrassed to ask? Never fear, "Arts 101" is here! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2009/11/arts-101-what-do-you-want-to-know.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 04 Nov 2009 16:01:38 -0600 Advice for art organizations in crisis: make more art Michael Kaiser, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, spoke this morning to a group of arts leaders at the Ordway in St. Paul. His message? Don't panic. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2009/08/advice-for-art-organizations-in-crisis-do-more-art.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:29:57 -0500 How To: Make a Mosaic While many people consider mosaics to be a sort of craft, enthusiasts know that it can also be high art, in the right hands. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2009/07/how-to-make-a-mosaic.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:38:54 -0500 Icons for the modern age Artist Jessie DeCorsey paints religious icons using everyday people as her models. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2009/06/icons-for-the-modern-age.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:41:47 -0500 An instrument to soothe the soul A small company in Stillwater has given birth to a new musical instrument called the Reverie Harp, which is so easy to play that anyone can make beautiful music. The harp is becoming a hit with therapists, patients and their loved ones, who use it to calm stressful times. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/05/19/reverieharp?refid=0 Wed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Conference celebrates poet Robert Bly Tonight the University of Minnesota is launching a three-day, international conference celebrating the work of Minnesota poet Robert Bly. The 82-year-old's legacy includes not just his poetry, but his work as a translator, an editor, and the leader of the men's movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/16/robert_bly_conference?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:49:27 -0500 Artist transforms I-35 bridge fragments into jewelry Artists are often compelled to commemorate tragic events through their work - a song, a sculpture, in paintings or writing. But what about jewelry? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/08/bridgecollapsejewelry?refid=0 Thu, 09 Apr 2009 03:00:00 -0500 Artists ease the pains of recovery People who suffer from chronic illness or debilitating trauma are often also afflicted by depression, deep frustration and low self-esteem. However a new program in the HealthEast network of hospitals is finding they can better improve their patients moods, and as a result, their health, through art. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/02/artsinhealthcare?refid=0 Sun, 05 Apr 2009 18:00:00 -0500 Dassel pastor discovers rare, famous 19th century painting In what could have been an episode of "Antiques Roadshow," a pastor in Dassel, Minn., has discovered a painting by one of the most pre-eminent Parisian Romantic painters of the 19th century. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/31/dassell_painter_discovers_rare_famous_19th_century_painting?refid=0 Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:51:44 -0500 Bruce Coppock among Sally Award winners Each year the Ordway present the Sally awards to individuals or institutions for their contributions to the state's cultural life. This year the Ordway is recognizing Bruce Coppock, former managing director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/31/sallyawards?refid=0 Tue, 31 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500 MnOrch announces more budget cuts For the second time this year, the Minnesota Orchestra has announced budget cuts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/27/mnorch_cuts?refid=0 Fri, 27 Mar 2009 16:31:52 -0500 Guthrie cuts its budget in wake of revenue problems The Guthrie Theater is enacting wage freezes, work furloughs and layoffs in response to an anticipated 14 percent drop in revenue in the coming year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/25/guthriebudget?refid=0 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 13:43:09 -0500 Guthrie Theater announces 2009-2010 season The Guthrie Theater has announced its 2009-2010 season which contains 20 productions, including "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "Macbeth." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/23/guthrie_new_season?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 18:31:27 -0500 Arts colleges face unique challenges in a recession As the economic recession deepens, colleges and their students are feeling the pressure to stay afloat. Private art schools are facing their own particular challenges, convincing families they can lead a student to a successful career. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/13/artscolleges?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:00:00 -0500 St. Paul chooses Lowertown building for LRT garage The decision was made last night despite the protests of Lowertown residents who say a train garage will seriously mar Lowertown's appeal as a neighborhood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/19/lowertown_light_rail_garage?refid=0 Thu, 19 Mar 2009 07:38:07 -0500 Minnesota author Bill Holm dies at 65 Minnesota author Bill Holm has died. Holm, who was also an English professor at Southwest Minnesota State University, was 65. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/26/billholm_obit?refid=0 Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:45:20 -0600 'Little House' highlights Ordway's new theater season Another production of "Little House on the Prairie" highlights the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts' 2009-2010 season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/24/ordway_season?refid=0 Tue, 24 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Slideshow: Neo-Victorian fashion Hiding beneath all the down coats, hats, scarves and boots, there is a thriving underground fashion scene in the Twin Cities. A group of young designers are making clothes for people with a penchant for Victorian era inspired clothing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/16/fashionslide?refid=0 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 14:56:21 -0600 More is more when it comes to neo-Victorian fashion Hiding beneath all the down coats, hats, scarves and boots, there is a thriving underground fashion scene in the Twin Cities. A group of young designers are making clothes for people with a penchant for Victorian era inspired clothing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/13/neovictorianfashion?refid=0 Mon, 16 Feb 2009 14:00:00 -0600 Professor teaches students the art of living This weekend the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is celebrating one of its most cherished teachers, Kinji Akagawa. Over the past four decades Akagawa has taught students not just how to make art, but how to live their lives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/04/kinjiakagawa?refid=0 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 16:34:44 -0600 The Walker Art Center celebrates the book as art The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is celebrating the book as an art form with it's exhibition "Text/Messages." It features books from the Walker's library, created by Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Kara Walker among others. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/29/alibraryfilledwithart?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:45:00 -0600 Playwright tries to focus in a distracted world These days we can be hyper-connected to what's going on, whether it's through mp3s, Facebook or Twitter. A new play opening this weekend in Minneapolis asks, in a world where we have access to so much information, how do we choose what's really important? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/27/tryingtofocusinadistractedworld?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:00:00 -0600 Winter exhibition offers a 'Holiday in the Sun' The irony in Andrea Stanislav's artwork is evident even in the title of her latest show. It's called "Holiday in the Sun," and it's opening on the coldest week in Minnesota in over five years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/15/andreastanislav?refid=0 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 03:00:00 -0600 A skirmish over words Minneapolis writer Dobby Gibson just released a new collection of poetry called "Skirmish." He says it's a reference to the many small battles contained between the covers, including an ongoing battle between himself and his writing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/07/skirmishdobbygibson?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jan 2009 12:26:43 -0600 Penumbra ends the year in the black Despite the downturn in the economy, Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul is celebrating the end of the year on a financial high note. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/29/penumbra?refid=0 Mon, 29 Dec 2008 16:17:06 -0600 Considering the life of Mary in music This Sunday people will gather at a Twin Cities chapel to hear the story of Mary, mother of Jesus. It's not a sermon, but a musical concert, by local folk singer Ruth MacKenzie. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/10/theotokos?refid=0 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:49:41 -0600 Painting the beauty and ambiguity of the Iraq war Soldiers who've experienced the war in Iraq say no matter how many images people see of the conflict, they can never truly understand what it's like. Knowing this, one Minnesota painter is still seeking to get closer to the truth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/24/paintingwar?refid=0 Tue, 25 Nov 2008 03:00:00 -0600 Artists' advice on living with a tight budget Thousands of Minnesotans have already learned to live creatively on very little, and have done so for years quite successfully. They're artists and they have some advice to share with the rest of us. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/19/poorartists?refid=0 Wed, 19 Nov 2008 18:00:00 -0600 Twin Cities arts groups get $5 million in grants The New York-based Wallace Foundation is giving more than $5 million to eight Twin Cities arts organizations. It's part of a multi-city, multi-year project to develop new audiences for the arts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/13/wallace_grants?refid=0 Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:04:05 -0600 MIA director takes on new plan to make museum more contemporary Almost a year after the Minneapolis Institute of Arts hired its new director, Kaywin Feldman, she's filled several open positions, and created some new ones. The hires gave Feldman the opportunity to set a course for the future of the museum, a course aimed at taking it straight into the contemporary art world and into the national limelight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/10/mia_plans_new_strategies?refid=0 Tue, 11 Nov 2008 03:00:00 -0600 Amendment funds for arts still nine months away Minnesota voters approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that will dedicate sales tax funds for outdoors projects and the arts. But environmentalists and artists still have several hurdles to jump before they see any money. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/05/outdoors_arts_amendment_passes?refid=0 Thu, 06 Nov 2008 03:00:00 -0600 Picturing the cold Minneapolis photographer Stuart Klipper captures images on film of places most people will never have the chance to see in person. His new book "The Antarctic: From the Circle to the Pole" explores the stark loneliness of the Antarctic landscape. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/03/picturingthecold?refid=0 Tue, 04 Nov 2008 03:00:00 -0600 MIA returns painting stolen by Nazis The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has returned an early 20th century painting after determining it was looted by Nazis during the German occupation of France. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/30/paintingreturned?refid=0 Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:47:46 -0500 MIA exhibit showcases modern art from India We've all heard about India as a burgeoning economic power, but what do we really know about its people and its culture? This weekend the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is opening an exhibition of photography and video from the fast-developing country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/23/indiaatmia?refid=0 Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:00:00 -0500 Guthrie and Rapson battle again This weekend the History Theatre in St. Paul will delve into one of the great tempestuous relationships of Minnesota theater history. "Tyrone and Ralph" is about the struggle in the early 1960s between architect Ralph Rapson and Sir Tyrone Guthrie, as they built the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/02/tyroneandralph?refid=0 Fri, 03 Oct 2008 01:00:00 -0500 Russian religous icons that survived a revolution Ornate religious icons never before seen in the United States are now on display at the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/26/russianicons?refid=0 Fri, 26 Sep 2008 12:29:31 -0500 Vatican Splendors come to Minnesota Minnesotans have a chance to see more than 200 treasures from the Vatican in Rome. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/25/vaticansplendors?refid=0 Fri, 26 Sep 2008 04:00:00 -0500 When should arts organizations survive their founders? Many of the Twin Cities theaters, dance companies and music groups are quietly facing a leadership crisis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/22/retiringartisticdirectors?refid=0 Tue, 23 Sep 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Songs for the lovelorn For centuries, lovelorn souls have written letters addressed to "Juliet, Verona, Italy." They're writing to the heroine of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. A production at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis takes a musical and theatrical look at "The Juliet Letters." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/10/julietletters?refid=0 Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:00:00 -0500 MIA to host Louvre collection The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will exhibit more than 60 works of art from the Louvre museum in Paris next year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/09/louvre_mia?refid=0 Tue, 09 Sep 2008 14:34:05 -0500 The flying photographer Some people go to drastic lengths to take a great picture. For photographer Maxwell Mackenzie it meant learning to fly -- with his feet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/15/flyingphotographer?refid=0 Wed, 20 Aug 2008 03:00:00 -0500 Audio slideshow: Maxwell Mackenzie's flying machine Photographer Maxwell Mackenzie gives a tour of his ultralight flying machine to MPR's Marianne Combs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2008/08/20_combsm_flyingmachine/?refid=0 Tue, 19 Aug 2008 22:42:20 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/13/artsboards?refid=0 Fri, 15 Aug 2008 03:00:00 -0500 Fringe Festival attendance rebounds from last year The Minnesota Fringe Festival appears to have bounced back from last year's low attendance and revenue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/11/fringefest?refid=0 Mon, 11 Aug 2008 14:43:48 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/07/southern_theater_board?refid=0 Thu, 07 Aug 2008 17:05:29 -0500 Minnesota Center for Photography to close The Minnesota Center of Photography in Minneapolis is closing its doors today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/31/mcp_close?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:47:07 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/30/fringefestivalturns15?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jul 2008 18:57:12 -0500 Commentary: Getting your frocks muddy Minnesota Public Radio's Marianne Combs reflects on growing up a redhead, as Little House on the Prairie - the musical - begins preview performances tomorrow night at the Guthrie Theater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/25/little_house_commentary?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:43:30 -0500 Cinema of Urgency examines civil liberties The Walker Art Center is launching a new film series exploring human rights, government secrecy and American culture. It's called "Cinema of Urgency." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/23/cinemaofurgency?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jul 2008 15:37:18 -0500 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? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/22/art_in_bad_economy?refid=0 Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:15:03 -0500 MIA tries to quell concerns of local artists The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is holding a community meeting with local artists to reassure them their voices are still being heard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/18/mia_meeting?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jul 2008 17:14:42 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/16/southerntheater?refid=0 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 17:04:34 -0500 '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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/30/littlehousetix?refid=0 Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:18:16 -0500 Lee Friedlander: Photographer of everything The Minneapolis Institute of Arts presents an exhibition by encyclopedic photographer Lee Friedlander. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/27/friedlander?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jun 2008 13:51:09 -0500 Mikhail Baryshnikov, photographer Legendary dancer and occasional actor Mikhail Baryshnikov was in Minneapolis this weekend for the opening of an exhibition of his photography. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/21/mikhailbaryshnikov?refid=0 Sun, 22 Jun 2008 18:00:00 -0500 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/21/theatredelajeunelunecloses?refid=0 Sun, 22 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Artists go with the Flow at MCAD A bulletproof umbrella and a book riddled with holes don't seem to have much in common, but they are both part of a new exhibit at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design which explores time and the landscape. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/18/artistsgowiththeflow?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jun 2008 08:54:46 -0500 New play explores the intersection of online, news and media New production at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis is trying to bring the experience of being online to the stage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/13/sadgrrl13?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jun 2008 14:25:55 -0500 Dancing for the land beneath their feet Ananya Dance Theater's new dance 'Daak,' or 'Call to Action,' takes a closer look at the land we stand on. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/12/dancingforthelandbeneaththeirfeet?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 13:50:49 -0500 Meredith Monk ascends in song A new work by composer Meredith Monk opens tonight at the Walker Art Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/11/songsofascension?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Three artists recognized for their enduring vision The Bush Foundation is presenting its first Enduring Vision Awards. Three established mid-career artists with $100,000 each. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/09/enduringvisiongrants?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jun 2008 18:00:00 -0500 Smart design for people who need it A new exhibition opening at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis this weekend shows that cheap and simple designs can change, and even save, lives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/20/designforgood?refid=0 Fri, 23 May 2008 00:01:00 -0500 The MIA hails the RNC The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has announced it will mount a special exhibition later this summer design to draw in attendees to the Republican National Convention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/21/miahailsthernc?refid=0 Wed, 21 May 2008 15:23:51 -0500 Osmo Vanska composes a musical 'bridge' The Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra is premiering a new work by Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska, called "The Bridge." It's inspired in part by the collapse of the I-35W bridge last summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/16/bridgemusic?refid=0 Fri, 16 May 2008 16:15:14 -0500 St. Paul teens make their voices heard A group of St. Paul high school teens are adding their voices to some serious discussions, and they're being heard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/15/calledtospeak?refid=0 Thu, 15 May 2008 17:00:00 -0500 Radium Girls remembered A new production at the History Theatre in St. Paul brings to life the story of some very courageous women called the Radium Girls, and their important role in U.S. labor history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/05/radiumgirlsremembered?refid=0 Wed, 07 May 2008 01:00:00 -0500 August Wilson's African-American Century It's rare to have the opportunity to see the entire body of work by a major American playwright. Even more rare to see it performed by a theater company pivotal to that playwrights development. But Twin Cities theatergoers have just that opportunity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/30/theafricanamericancentury?refid=0 Fri, 02 May 2008 16:00:00 -0500 Backers of the Asian Pacific Cultural Center try to regroup A ten year long dream for Asian Americans in Minnesota has received a major setback. One of the projects vetoed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty this week in the bonding bill was the Asian Pacific Cultural Center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/09/apcc?refid=0 Wed, 09 Apr 2008 16:20:13 -0500 New play considers life after 70 Some of the most seasoned theater professionals in the Twin Cities are working together to show what life is like after 70. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/07/exitstrategy?refid=0 Wed, 09 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Ralph Rapson, architect of the original Guthrie, has died Architects Ralph Rapson, who lived in Minneapolis, died of heart failure over the weekend at the age of 93. In Minnesota, Rapson is best remembered for designing the first Guthrie Theater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/31/rapson?refid=0 Mon, 31 Mar 2008 08:35:08 -0500 The hunt for Frank Theatre A Minneapolis theater company has taken over an abandoned building to bring its latest play to audiences. Once the run of the show is over, the building will be destroyed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/24/frankdoespuntila?refid=0 Mon, 24 Mar 2008 13:40:14 -0500 August Sander: Father of modern portrait photography An exhibition of the work of portrait photographer August Sander is now on display at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/20/augustsander?refid=0 Sun, 23 Mar 2008 15:00:00 -0500 A dance explores comfort, intimacy and justice A new dance premiering in Minneapolis this weekend explores what it means to hold, to be held, and the consequences of holding on too tightly to something, whether it's a person or an idea. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/17/stuartpimsler?refid=0 Thu, 20 Mar 2008 15:00:01 -0500 What our masks reveal about ourselves A Minneapolis photographer uses an ancient art form to get her subjects to examine their inner selves. Barbara Cummard leads workshops where people make face masks revealing something about who they are on the inside, which she then captures on film. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/27/facesofself?refid=0 Fri, 29 Feb 2008 03:00:00 -0600 50 years of social satire at Brave New Workshop When it opened 50 years ago, the Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis was one of the first theaters for improv sketch comedy and social satire in the nation. But can anybody remain Brave and New for 50 years? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/25/bravenewworkshop?refid=0 Tue, 26 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0600 Crime and punishment for teenagers A 13-year-old kid drops a rock off a bridge on a highway overpass. The rock hits a car and kills the driver. Is the teen guilty of murder? A play at the Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis is asking questions of teen audiences, and getting some surprising answers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/20/stones?refid=0 Fri, 22 Feb 2008 15:45:00 -0600 Celebrating and satirizing Anton Chekhov Actors and musicians in Minneapolis are using the dark heart of winter as the perfect setting for celebrating and satirizing the great Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/12/chekhovfestival?refid=0 Wed, 20 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0600 Minn. film & TV writers excited by new contract Minnesota film and television writers say they are thrilled with the tentative contract between the Writers Guild of America and the entertainment industry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/11/wrtiers?refid=0 Mon, 11 Feb 2008 13:41:28 -0600 IRS challenges low-income artist lofts Starting this year, artists may have a harder time finding places to live and work for cheap. A new IRS ruling says low-income artist lofts are not in compliance with federal tax regulations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/31/artistlofts?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jan 2008 18:28:55 -0600 The drama of being transgender Local theater companies are increasingly staging plays revolving around transgender characters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/30/transtheater?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jan 2008 14:58:31 -0600 It's not just Asian-American theater, it's good theater After 15 years of performing in smaller theaters around the Twin Cities, the Asian-American company Theater Mu is getting some welcome exposure in high-profile venues like the Ordway Center and the Guthrie Theater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/18/theatermu?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:45:00 -0600 Robert Bly takes on a Norwegian masterpiece Minnesota author and poet Robert Bly has written a new translation of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. It premieres on the Guthrie Theater stage this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/14/peergynt?refid=0 Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:30:00 -0600 Exploring democracy and citizenship through art What exactly does art have to do with democracy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/11/exploringdemocracythroughart?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:35:01 -0600 MacPhail's new Center for Music The century-old MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis is moving to a new home. It leaves a deteriorating building designed to be a department store to go to a state-of-the-art-facility designed with music education and the community in mind. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/02/macphailopens?refid=0 Thu, 03 Jan 2008 23:00:00 -0600 A DNA portrait reveals more than what you look like Imagine a portrait that showed not only who you are, but where you came from hundreds of generations ago through your unique genetic code. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/28/yourdnaportrait?refid=0 Wed, 02 Jan 2008 15:14:28 -0600 All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 A new production retelling the true story of the Christmas Truce of 1914 reminds us of the power of music to make peace, even in wartime. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/20/christmastruce?refid=0 Thu, 20 Dec 2007 16:00:00 -0600 Theater for All Minnesota is full of people who have kept a life on the stage alive through their community theater. In fact, Minnesota is one of the best states for community theater in the nation. Minnesota Public Radio takes a look at the enduring appeal of community theaters, why they are so strong in Minnesota, and what those theaters give back to their communities. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2007/09/10_theater_for_all/?refid=0 Thu, 20 Dec 2007 12:54:30 -0600 Finding beauty in the religions of others A Minneapolis sculptor uses handmade paper, uprooted trees, grapevines, and dried roses to tell a story of loss, displacement and personal spiritual transcendance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/04/uprootedlights?refid=0 Thu, 06 Dec 2007 03:00:00 -0600 Photographer puts the present in the past A Minneapolis artist is giving new life to objects which have sat tucked away on the shelves of a local museum for years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/09/photographerputsthepresentinthepast?refid=0 Tue, 04 Dec 2007 03:33:39 -0600 St. Paul children's theater moves upstage SteppingStone Theatre hopes to find its spot in the limelight. This weekend the children's theater opens its new home in a prominent building in a prominent neighborhood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/29/steppingstone?refid=0 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 17:00:17 -0600 Artists find new uses for old things A group of artists are creating new works from some old and surprising materials in the "Festival of Appropriation." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/20/festivalofappropriation?refid=0 Wed, 21 Nov 2007 03:00:22 -0600 Socialist art finds life after socialism The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis is currently showing an exhibition dedicated to the work of one of Russia's most reknowned socialist realism painters, Geli Korzhev. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/10/socialistart?refid=0 Sun, 11 Nov 2007 14:00:00 -0600 Minneapolis artists from 1970s collective reunite Just a few blocks from the new Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis stands a nondescript warehouse that, 35 years ago, housed artists of another generation. They called the building "The Ranch," and for 15 years it was a hub of activity and inspiration. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/09/ranchcollective?refid=0 Fri, 02 Nov 2007 16:30:16 -0500 A salon for science lovers Every couple of weeks people get together at a hip night spot in Minneapolis to hang out, drink some wine... and talk science. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/09/salonforsciencelovers?refid=0 Fri, 12 Oct 2007 16:00:43 -0500 Ordway, arts groups form new partnership The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, along with the Minnesota Opera, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Schubert Club have announced a new arts partnership. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/10/artspartners?refid=0 Wed, 10 Oct 2007 16:31:42 -0500 Artist stitches together cultures One young Minneapolis artist is creating new work that brings the worlds of high art and street art together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/08/artiststitchestogethercultures?refid=0 Mon, 08 Oct 2007 23:00:00 -0500 Artists explore images of war Images of the war in Iraq surround us - on television, in newspapers, in magazines. But how do these images compare with the reality of war? And how are our opinions of the war influenced by the images we see? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/05/warmediated?refid=0 Mon, 08 Oct 2007 05:30:30 -0500 Brave New Worlds of art The Walker Art Center's latest exhibition celebrates a world filled with unique points of view. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/04/bravenewworldsinart?refid=0 Thu, 04 Oct 2007 11:15:49 -0500 From jock to artist In high school, R. Justin Stewart was a complete jock. Now just a few years later, the University of Minnesota student is an internationally acclaimed sculptor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/03/sculptor?refid=0 Thu, 04 Oct 2007 02:00:54 -0500 CTC stages 'Average Family' A new play at the Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis looks at Native American life through the lens of reality television. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/25/averagefamily?refid=0 Fri, 28 Sep 2007 15:00:21 -0500 Does community equal quality? Minnesota has an estimated 300 community theaters across the state. They outnumber professional theaters 2-1. But community theaters often have a reputation for being of a lesser artistic standard than their professional colleagues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/17/theater4?refid=0 Thu, 27 Sep 2007 05:00:46 -0500 Volunteers make community theater happen Putting on a play involves a lot more people than just the actors on stage. That's especially true with community theater, where volunteers are the life blood of every production. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/17/theater3?refid=0 Wed, 26 Sep 2007 03:00:04 -0500 MIA hires new director The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has named Kaywin Feldman as its new director and president. She has been head of the Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis for the past eight years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/25/miadirector?refid=0 Tue, 25 Sep 2007 16:36:56 -0500 A budding actress takes the stage Community theater is alive and well in Minnesota. We meet an aspiring young starlet who's using community theater to help launch her career. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/17/theater2?refid=0 Tue, 25 Sep 2007 02:08:34 -0500 Community theater welcomes all Minnesotans have long had a love affair with community theater. There are approximately 300 such theaters across the state, from Grand Marais to Fergus Falls to Owatonna, and many have thrived for decades. This week we look at the success of community theaters in the region. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/17/theater1?refid=0 Mon, 24 Sep 2007 01:00:48 -0500 Community theater fans like the intimacy It's opening night at the Lakeshore Players Theatre, as the curtain rises on its production of "Harvey." Audiences appreciate the intimacy and convenience they find in community theaters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/17/theater5?refid=0 Mon, 24 Sep 2007 01:00:30 -0500 'We, Too, Are Book Artists' In what's believed to be the first ever show of its kind, "We, Too, Are Book Artists" gathers the work of African American book artists from around the nation in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/10/bookartists?refid=0 Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:00:55 -0500 Pipaashaa means thirst Concerns about industrial waste and the havoc it's causing in impoverished communities around the world is at the heart of a new dance that's being performed in Minneapolis this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/05/pipaashaa?refid=0 Tue, 04 Sep 2007 11:47:44 -0500 'Triangle of Need' -- beautiful and agonizing Nigerian e-mail scams, figure skating, and a Neanderthal language all play a part in a new work at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The complex video installation is called "Triangle of Need." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/08/24/triangleofneed?refid=0 Tue, 28 Aug 2007 00:30:42 -0500 Manna Fest blends religion and theater Manna Fest at Augsburg College features a variety of plays and performances, all with a spiritual theme. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/25/mannafest?refid=0 Mon, 06 Aug 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Authorities identify four victims, other families wait for word The four known victims of the I-35W bridge collapse have now been identified. Anxious families are waiting at a hotel in Minneapolis for word on their missing loved ones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/08/02/victimsfamilies?refid=0 Thu, 02 Aug 2007 15:34:17 -0500 Grand carving on a small scale In a small town on the St. Croix lives one of only a few hundred artists in the world who carry on a centuries-old Japanese tradition called netsuke. It involves carving detailed figures on a miniature scale. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/25/netsuke?refid=0 Wed, 01 Aug 2007 18:00:00 -0500 These pioneer painters wore long dresses Even before women had the right to vote, there were female artists in Minnesota who supported themselves painting portraits, landscapes and still-lifes. Pioneering work by the state's first professional women painters is on display in a new exhibition in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/16/womenartists?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jul 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Founder of MIA's photography department has died Minnesota has lost a champion of great photography. Ted Hartwell, who founded the photography department at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, died Tuesday at the age of 73. Hartwell belonged to the first generation of photography curators in American museums. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/11/hartwellobit?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:27:06 -0500 Nautilus joins year-long theater marathon The St. Paul-based Nautilus Music-Theater is one of hundreds of theater companies across the country participating in a year-long floating theater festival. They're staging the work of a writer who challenged herself to write a play a day for an entire year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/10/365plays?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jul 2007 17:45:00 -0500 Northern landscapes reflect Nordic identity A new exhibition of paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts explores the importance of the landscape to Nordic cultural identity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/06/20/nordiclandscapes?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jun 2007 06:00:00 -0500 American artists had an answer for Picasso Some of America's foremost painters tried to beat the great Pablo Picasso at his own game, creating works that heavily referenced Picasso's images. A new exhibition at the Walker Art Center reveals how the American response to Picasso spawned a whole new artistic movement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/06/18/picasso?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jun 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Bush Foundation breaks new ground for older artists The St. Paul-based Bush Foundation has announced the creation of a significant new grant program for older artists. Its goal is to encourage artists at a time when they're often neglected and carry them through what could be the most productive part of their lives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/06/05/bushgrants?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jun 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Strib cuts affect arts coverage Friday marks the deadline for Star Tribune staff writers to decide whether they'll take buyouts the paper is offering as part of the recent budget cuts. While we still don't know the full effect of the cuts on the paper, we do know substantial changes are being made to the Star Tribune's arts coverage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/30/stribarts?refid=0 Thu, 31 May 2007 15:30:00 -0500 Will controversy be Mapplethorpe's lasting image? Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is best remembered for the controversy that surrounded some of his work. A new exhibition of his photographs at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis explores his more traditional side. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/10/mapplethorpe?refid=0 Thu, 10 May 2007 15:00:00 -0500 Strassheim views the familiar through a distant lens Minnesotan Angela Strassheim has shown she's a photographer to watch since last year when she was selected as one of the artists featured in New York's Whitney Biennial, a major contemporary art show. A new exhibition of her work is now on view at Chambers Art Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/07/angelastrassheim?refid=0 Mon, 07 May 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Twin Cities non-profit plays fairy godmother A local charity is working to take the financial stress out of a teenage rite of passage: the prom. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/05/04/promdress?refid=0 Fri, 04 May 2007 15:00:00 -0500 Lost Boys inspire local art The Sudanese refugee crisis has become a very personal story for some Minneapolis high school students. Their art is hanging alongside works by Sudanese refugees in an exhibit that accompanies the Children's Theatre production of "The Lost Boys of Sudan." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/17/lostboysart?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:35:00 -0500 Minneapolis arts education program earns award Each year the Ordway Center in St. Paul presents its annual Sally Awards to honor individuals and institutions in Minnesota who make a significant contribution to the region's artistic and cultural life. This year's winner in the category of education is the Arts for Academic Achievement program in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/16/artsforacademicachievement?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2007 03:00:00 -0500 Bourne's "Edward Scissorhands" is not cutting-edge Choreographer Matthew Bourne does not believe dance has to be an acquired taste. Bourne is a Tony Award-winner who's filled theaters worldwide with his productions of "The Car Man," "Swan Lake" and "Cinderella." He's brought his latest dance theater piece, "Edward Scissorhands," to St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/11/matthewbourne?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2007 16:40:00 -0500 Interim director takes over as head of the State Arts Board The Minnesota State Arts Board has appointed its interim director to head the agency on a permanent basis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/02/artsboardguy?refid=0 Mon, 02 Apr 2007 12:32:13 -0500 Designed for the dump Each year the average Minnesota family sends approximately one ton of waste into a landfill. Some of it is cheap clothing, electronics and furniture that's designed not to last very long. But environmentally conscious consumers are finding alternatives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/03/26/durabilityanddesign?refid=0 Mon, 26 Mar 2007 17:58:14 -0500 Weisman unveils expansion plans The expansion will provide the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis with more gallery space, and a new cafe. It's designed by the original architect, Frank Gehry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/03/12/weisman?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:00:00 -0500 Will merger solve library's problems? Hennepin County Commissioners meet Tuesday to consider a merger of the Minneapolis and Hennepin Libraries, to help solve a funding problem with the city library system. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/03/13/librarymerger?refid=0 Tue, 13 Mar 2007 08:30:00 -0500 Will the downtown diamond sparkle? Twins fans have a lot of questions about the size, shape and location of the proposed new baseball stadium. Will there be room for enough seats on the small parcel of land? How far will the seats be from the action? And will fans enjoy travelling to that part of town? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/03/08/stadiumdesign?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2007 03:00:00 -0600 The Pope, the Witch, the U and the Church It's unusual for a student production to get any coverage in the media. But a play at the University of Minnesota is attracting more attention than the theater department ever imagined. It's inspired newspaper editorials, blogs, protests from clergy and politicians, and thousands of concerned citizen e-mails. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/02/28/popeplay?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2007 19:00:00 -0600 Kara Walker's art traces the color line Kara Walker may be the only artist to tackle racism, slavery, sexual abuse or oppression in a way that at first seems beautiful, poetic and even witty. The Walker Art Center is currently presenting the first-ever survey of the 37-year-old artist's work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/02/20/karawalker?refid=0 Tue, 20 Feb 2007 17:45:00 -0600 Life by design The word 'design' used to be relegated to the conversations of academics and engineers, but now it pops up in housekeeping magazines and department store aisles. Although most of us don't learn about it in school, design -- both good and bad -- has a tremendous impact on our lives. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2007/02/02_lifebydesign/?refid=0 Sun, 04 Feb 2007 16:00:00 -0600 The design economy: We are what we buy As consumers, we tend to express who we are -- and who we want to be -- through the things we buy. Our clothes, our cars and our homes all reflect an identity we've chosen for ourselves. We have increasingly emotional relationships with objects. And now designers are playing with those emotions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/29/design3?refid=0 Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0600 How design shapes where we live In a world where people are moving with greater frequency, and making job choices based on location, cities are competing to lure in new residents and businesses and keep them happy. The way a city is designed has an enormous impact on whether it thrives or dies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/29/design2?refid=0 Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0600 Who has the power to influence design? We've heard how design has incredible power over us as individuals. It can affect not only what we buy, but also how we feel. It can determine the fate of a community. But what control do we have over design? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/29/design4?refid=0 Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0600 How we define design It's hard even to be certain about what the term "design" means. So we asked some experts for their definition of design, and got some interesting responses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/29/design1?refid=0 Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0600 Graywolf is turning readers into donors Graywolf Press in St. Paul has announced it's successfully completed a $1 million fundraising campaign. It's a singular feat in the world of literature and it has implications for other non-profit literary presses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/29/graywolffunding?refid=0 Fri, 29 Dec 2006 01:00:00 -0600 Stoppard finds no "ought" in the playwright's art He populates the stage with 19th-century Russian radicals and 20th-century rock 'n' rollers, and he fills the air with ideas. Playwright Tom Stoppard pays a visit to the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/14/tomstoppard?refid=0 Fri, 15 Dec 2006 17:15:00 -0600 More than clothing is available at God's Closet in St. Paul The church charity is transforming the lives of both clients and volunteers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/22/godspantry?refid=0 Thu, 23 Nov 2006 15:00:00 -0600 Artists seek help with health care Artists, who are often self-employed and have small incomes, have a hard time meeting their medical costs. Does a life in the arts mean a life without adequate health care? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/21/artisthealthcare?refid=0 Tue, 21 Nov 2006 04:00:00 -0600 "City Indians" use art to stake their claim A new exhibit in Minneapolis looks at what it means to be a "city Indian." For many American Indians it could mean reclaiming a land that used to be their own. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/15/cityindians?refid=0 Wed, 15 Nov 2006 04:00:00 -0600 Shapiro & Smith Dance goes on without Shapiro A Minnesota dance company takes the stage in Minneapolis this weekend without one of its key members. Danial Shapiro, co-creator of Shapiro & Smith Dance, died last month of prostate cancer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/09/shapiroandsmith?refid=0 Thu, 09 Nov 2006 15:29:32 -0600 New study points to "balkanized" cultural career landscape A new study suggests that artists can--and perhaps should--work both sides of the for-profit/non-profit fence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/06/artistcrossoverstudy?refid=0 Mon, 06 Nov 2006 10:24:43 -0600 Revealing dress A new exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum explores how our clothing can reveal as much as it conceals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/13/clothingasart?refid=0 Fri, 13 Oct 2006 00:01:00 -0500 Outsider art goes Uptown A new exhibit in Minneapolis presents works by artists from the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. What links these artists together is that they're all considered "outsiders." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/04/outsiderart?refid=0 Fri, 06 Oct 2006 16:00:00 -0500 Traveling musicians stymied by airport security For the past six weeks travellers coming to and from England have been forced to keep their carry-on baggage to a minimum. An inconvenience for some has been a major problem for others, including musicians wanting to travel with their instruments. After a public outcry, those rules are set to change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/20/flyinginstruments?refid=0 Fri, 22 Sep 2006 04:00:00 -0500 Picturing security You've probably never been to Terror Town or Disaster City, but these are actual places in the United States, training centers where government workers prepare for the worst. A new exhibit at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis examines the proving ground of the homeland security industry with an artistic eye. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/21/shambroomsecurity?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2006 17:20:00 -0500 MacPhail Center for Music breaks new ground The MacPhail Center for Music is breaking ground both for its new home and in the world of music education. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/13/macphailgroundbreaking?refid=0 Wed, 13 Sep 2006 17:00:00 -0500 Dancing the Minnesota tango The first Minnesota Heartland Tango Festival is bringing an international line-up of instructors and performers together. What, the polka's not good enough anymore? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/05/tangofest?refid=0 Thu, 07 Sep 2006 22:00:00 -0500 Art makes a difference in North Minneapolis Outsiders tend to associate the north side of Minneapolis with drugs, violence and theft. But some residents are trying to change the way the neighborhood is seen--and the way it sees itself--through art. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/04/homewoodstudios?refid=0 Mon, 04 Sep 2006 00:01:00 -0500 Carl Flink gives dance a sporting chance A new Minnesota dance company is as athletic as it is artful. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/17/flink?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:00:00 -0500 The Fringe from the inside Each year the Minnesota Fringe Festival brings together thousands of Minnesotans to see new theater, dance and art. The 11-day event is a complex logistical feat, requiring a leader with a diverse set of skills. Leah Cooper has been that leader. We spent a day with her, to see the Fringe through her eyes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/04/insidethefringe?refid=0 Fri, 04 Aug 2006 18:00:00 -0500 Bruce Carlson's friends remember musical visionary Services will be held Sunday at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis for a local music visionary. Bruce Carlson, director of the Schubert Club, died of complications from leukemia, leaving behind him a legacy of several decades of gorgeous music. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/31/carlson_obit?refid=0 Mon, 31 Jul 2006 13:00:00 -0500 Beyond Words: Collecting books as art A new exhibit at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis takes a look at the collectible book, and you might be surprised at what that includes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/25/bookartcollectors?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jul 2006 16:00:00 -0500 Times writers dramatize Darfur revelations How do you write a play about genocide that both delivers an important political message and a compelling evening of theater? A New York Times staffer has come to the Twin Cities hoping to do just that. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/21/darfurplay?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jul 2006 21:11:47 -0500 What does a dramaturg do, and what are so many doing here? This week more than 100 dramaturgs are descending on the Twin Cities. What's a dramaturg, you ask? Good question. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/19/dramaturgs?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jul 2006 02:00:00 -0500 Finding places for new plays Despite the Twin Cities' active writing community, there are relatively few outlets for local playwrights to see their new work on stage. So how and where do they get their work produced? While playwrights haven't given up on established theaters, more and more they're doing it themselves. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/11/homesfornewplays?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2006 00:01:00 -0500 Minnesota Rocks! revisited Artists from around the world have been hard at work in St. Paul as part of an international stone carving symposium. The results of their work will become public art all over the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/30/minnesotarocksrevisited?refid=0 Fri, 30 Jun 2006 05:00:00 -0500 The Guthrie: More open than ever The Guthrie Theater's new home on the Minneapolis riverfront welcomes the public through its doors for the first time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/26/guthrieopeningday?refid=0 Sun, 25 Jun 2006 22:00:00 -0500 What would Ralph Rapson do? The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is one of the best known regional theaters in the country. Now, after 40 years, the theater company is moving to a new high-profile home on the other side of town. In the process, a bit of the city's architectural -- and theatrical -- past is about to be torn down. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/23/guthrierapson?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2006 13:12:03 -0500 The Guthrie's big blue box opens Sunday This Sunday the Guthrie Theater Company will open its new home to the public. It's big, it's bold and it's blue -- intended as a dramatic new landmark on the Mississippi riverfront. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/23/newguthrieopens?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2006 05:00:00 -0500 Checking out the library's new role in the community The recent opening of the Minneapolis Public Library drew a lot of attention to the new look of libraries, with state-of-the-art technology, cafes and comfy chairs. But libraries aren't just changing physically. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/15/librariesreachout?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jun 2006 16:09:10 -0500 The MIA expansion is not about the building The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is opening its newly expanded building to the public. While some openings are all about the building, this one is all about the art. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/08/miaexpansion?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jun 2006 16:11:31 -0500 Making art accessible to the poor: Involve the neighborhood Several arts organizations argue that seeing great theater is sometimes as important for the spirit as food and shelter, and they feel that's especially true for people living in poverty. Pillsbury House Theater has embedded itself into the heart of an inner-city neighborhood and become a part of the community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/31/artsforthepoor3?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jun 2006 05:00:00 -0500 Making art accessible to the poor: Respect the audience The needs of the poor go beyond food and shelter. Their spirits require nourishment as much as their bodies. Acting on that belief, several Twin Cities theater companies are working in various ways to make drama accessible to everyone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/31/artsforthepoor2?refid=0 Wed, 31 May 2006 06:00:00 -0500 Making art accessible to the poor: Remove the obstacles The needs of the poor go beyond food and shelter. Their spirits require nourishment as much as their bodies. Acting on that belief, several Twin Cities theater companies are working in various ways to make drama accessible to everyone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/30/artsforthepoor1?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2006 06:00:00 -0500 Minnesota rocks Artists from around world are in St. Paul to celebrate the most common material on the planet -- rock. Over the next six weeks, a group of master stonecarvers will transform Minnesota quarry stone into art. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/23/minnesotarocks?refid=0 Tue, 23 May 2006 18:00:00 -0500 Two poets with Mideast roots cross paths in St. Paul Some set aside Holocaust Remembrance Day to remember the horrific lessons of the past; others choose to take the time to envision a brighter future. Two poets--one Israeli, the other Lebanese--are reading and discussing their work in an attempt to create greater cultural understanding across international borders. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/19/bordercrossings?refid=0 Tue, 25 Apr 2006 17:30:00 -0500 Buried Alive Musical theater has a reputation for being light and happy. One local company, Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, seeks to explore musical theater's more challenging works. Its latest production is "Floyd Collins," the true story of a man who, in his search for fame and glory, ended up digging his own grave. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/19/floydcollins?refid=0 Sun, 23 Apr 2006 21:30:00 -0500 Now that Minneapolis has had a year to live with the Walker... One year ago the Walker Art Center opened its expanded building to the public. Now that the newness of the building has faded, how is the Walker faring? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/13/walkeranniversary?refid=0 Sun, 16 Apr 2006 12:00:00 -0500 After the Falls Photographer Alec Soth explores Niagara Falls, falling in love, and the aftermath of passion in a new body of work devoted to the famous body of water. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/11/soth_niagara?refid=0 Tue, 11 Apr 2006 17:00:00 -0500 How the MIA traces the ownership of old art Italian authorities say the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is one of eight American museums that possess illegally exported Italian artifacts. Tracing the ownership of art and artifacts is a tricky job for museums. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/29/mia_antiquities?refid=0 Wed, 29 Mar 2006 16:00:00 -0600 Is it right to call a Lincoln impersonator "Honest Abe"? A new photography exhibit in Minneapolis is calling on viewers to question the symbols we choose to represent American history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/21/using_history?refid=0 Wed, 22 Mar 2006 16:00:00 -0600 Minnesotans make a mark at New York's Whitney Biennial The Whitney Biennial is the most influential group art show in the country. This year, there's a surge in the number of Minnesota artists invited to show their work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/15/whitney_minnesota?refid=0 Thu, 16 Mar 2006 07:00:00 -0600 The family that plays together There's an old adage: the family that plays together, stays together. There's evidence to support the proverb in the local theater scene. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/09/dambrose_family?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2006 13:01:46 -0600 Cellists move to the spotlight Cellists are moving their instruments from the third row of the orchestra to the front row of your local rock venue. This weekend the band Jelloslave releases its new CD "Touch IT." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/16/jelloslave?refid=0 Fri, 17 Feb 2006 06:30:00 -0600 When theater keeps political spirits alive Theater is often relegated to the world of entertainment. But since its beginnings, theater has been a forum for political activism and an agent for change. A Minnesota theater company is focussing on that tradition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/14/teatro?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2006 18:29:39 -0600 Peace in the House Modern news headlines are a constant reminder of religious conflict; Jews and Muslims battling over land in Israel and Palestine, Hindus and Muslims fighting over territory in Kashmir, and riots across the Muslim world in response to drawings of the prophet Mohammed. But a concert in Minneapolis suggests there's another side to the story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/08/peaceinthehouse?refid=0 Wed, 08 Feb 2006 17:15:35 -0600 The strange world of Amerika Theatergoers tend to show up for plays with certain expectations. There will be actors, there will be a set. And there will be a story, with a beginning, a middle and an end. But Theatre de la Jeune Lune's most recent production of &quot;Amerika&quot; is challenging one of those assumptions. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/02/02_combsm_amerika/?refid=0 Thu, 02 Feb 2006 00:01:00 -0600 Three keyboards, one concert One night a year, three Twin Cities musicians come together to perform before a live audience. The three men come from different generations and musical backgrounds, but they have two things in common; they all play keyboard instruments and they all resist attempts to pigeonhole their music. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/02/01_combsm_keysplease/?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jan 2006 16:30:00 -0600 Silent movies come to life on stage The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis has brought the gags, humor and fun of silent movies to the stage. &quot;Reeling&quot; pays homage to the films of Buster Keaton, while taking his performance style to a whole new level. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/01/26_combsm_reeling/?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2006 06:00:00 -0600 The art of promoting rock concerts A new exhibit at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design looks at the art of promoting rock concerts. &quot;Graphic Noise&quot; is a show of modern rock posters, which are quickly replacing the coveted record album covers of yesteryear. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/01/19_combsm_graphicnoise/?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0600 Don Quixote rides again The current political climate has inpired a local theater company to bring back the adventures of a hallucinating country squire and his unlikely quests. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/01/18_combsm_lamancha/?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2006 01:00:00 -0600 Some assembly required Very few people can afford to design their own home. An exhibit currently at the Walker Art Center looks at recent trends in contemporary prefabricated architecture. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/12/14_combsm_modularhomes/?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2005 17:00:00 -0600 Art by the homeless For many, the holiday season is a time spent like any other -- looking for a job and a place to sleep. A new exhibit at the Mall of America is attempting to raise awareness of the plight of artists who are currently or have been recently homeless. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/12/06_combsm_homelessart/?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2005 03:00:00 -0600 Private art collection goes public The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is opening an exhibition of paintings that until this year, have never been seen together in public. They all belong to one Minneapolis native who has a passion - and a talent - for collecting. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/12/01_combsm_villa/?refid=0 Thu, 01 Dec 2005 18:16:00 -0600 Seward Arts Festival celebrates community Most art festivals are an opportunity for artists to show and sell their work. But at the Seward Arts Festival, the emphasis is placed more on community and creativity than on craft. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/11/14_combsm_sewardartfair/?refid=0 Mon, 14 Nov 2005 01:00:00 -0600 Walter Anderson: Artist of the Wild A new exhibit at the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis takes an artistic look at the natural world through an eccentric man's eyes. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/11/08_combsm_anderson/?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2005 00:02:00 -0600 Keillor leaving St. Paul? Garrison Keillor said the show will leave the Fitzgerald Theater, which Minnesota Public Radio bought for the show in 1980. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/11/03_combsm_keillor/?refid=0 Thu, 03 Nov 2005 12:16:00 -0600 Dairy farm democracy The war in Iraq, the Patriot Act and other political strategies of the Bush administration have spurred an artistic backlash in theaters across the United States. A new play by Sam Shepard, &quot;The God of Hell,&quot; looks at what could happen if those in power became a little too comfortable. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/26_combsm_godofhell/?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2005 06:00:00 -0500 Life under surveillance From the Internet to credit reports to security surveillance, people we don't know have more access to our personal information than ever before. &quot;Supervision,&quot; a new production at the Walker Art Center, explores how data are changing both how we're seen, and who we are. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/13_combsm_supervision/?refid=0 Fri, 14 Oct 2005 01:00:00 -0500 The 'bright stars' of arts in Minnesota Many small towns are losing population, and some would say their future is bleak. But the McKnight Foundation has a new report out Wednesday, called &quot;Bright Stars.&quot; It looks at how the arts are helping some towns across Minnesota to succeed against the odds. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/09/28_combsm_mcknightreport/?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2005 05:00:00 -0500 Minneapolis unveils new plan for the arts The city of Minneapolis has released a new 10-year plan for the arts, which promises to increase funding, help promote the arts, and strengthen arts education. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/09/22_combsm_mplsartsplan/?refid=0 Thu, 22 Sep 2005 13:00:00 -0500 Architect Ralph Rapson at 91 At the age of 91, architect Ralph Rapson is still hard at work. Many in his field consider him to be Minnesota's most important architect of the 20th century. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/09/13_combsm_rapson/?refid=0 Tue, 13 Sep 2005 11:00:00 -0500 St. Paul's new Conservatory for Performing Artists A new public arts school is celebrating the start of its first year in downtown St. Paul, but already it's looking to becoming a national center for arts education. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/09/02_combsm_conservatory/?refid=0 Fri, 02 Sep 2005 16:47:00 -0500 Rediscovering a landmark A group of artists has joined together to draw people's attention back to the rich history of the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/08/26_combsm_landmark/?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:00:00 -0500 Donovan Durham's 'Fantastic Print Show' One of the perks of being an artist is sometimes you get to name your own show. Painter and sketch artist Donovan Durham called his: &quot;Donovan Durham's Fantastic Print Show.&quot; It turns out his life story is just as fantastic as his art. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/08/10_combsm_durham/?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2005 00:01:00 -0500 The Fringe Festival takes center stage The Minnesota Fringe Festival gets underway Thursday in Minneapolis. It's an opportunity to see a myriad of theater, dance and visual art in a matter of days. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/08/04_combsm_fringe/?refid=0 Thu, 04 Aug 2005 02:00:00 -0500 Painting with sound What do you do if one day you realize the job you've loved all your life isn't cutting it anymore? Here's the story of a man who changed his art, and how the art changed the man. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/08/01_combsm_pix/?refid=0 Mon, 01 Aug 2005 18:30:00 -0500 The imaginary world of artist Margo Selski A Minnesota artist is gaining attention for paintings which harken back to a place and time that never existed. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/07/21_combsm_selski/?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:27:00 -0500 New Man at MIA The Minneapolis Institute of Arts named Bill Griswold as its new director Thursday. He replaces the MIA's former director Evan Maurer, and admits he has some pretty big shoes to fill. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/07/21_combsm_mia/?refid=0 Thu, 21 Jul 2005 10:58:00 -0500 Capturing the rock moment There is nothing quite like the excitement of a great rock show. Even the best recording can't truly recapture the experience. But a new exhibit at the Minnesota Center for Photography in Minneapolis attempts to do just that. It's called &quot;Musicapolis&quot; and it presents 40 years of Twin Cities music history. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/07/20_combsm_musicopolis/?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jul 2005 00:01:00 -0500 A new home for music in Minneapolis The MacPhail Center for Music is building a new home in Minneapolis. MacPhail has unveiled the design for an expanded music center in the Mill District, in what's becoming a new cultural corridor. But MacPhail plans building a new future while breaking down some old walls. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/07/13_combsm_newmcphail/?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jul 2005 16:54:00 -0500 OXOP gets graphic about art When you want to buy comic book art - you go to a comic book store, right? Nowadays you might go to a gallery. Graphic art is moving into the realm of high art, and attracting new, younger buyers. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/07/13_combsm_opox/?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jul 2005 00:01:00 -0500 Is the Twin Cities metro really a haven for the creative class? Economist Richard Florida has declared the Twin Cities a world leader in attracting creative people. Florida draws a connection between the health of cities and their ability to attract what's defined as &quot;the creative class.&quot; But a Minnesota economist says the creative class theory just doesn't hold water. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/07/05_combsm_creativeclass/?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jul 2005 00:01:00 -0500 Beautiful and meaningless Most artists admit art in its basic form is an egotistical process of self expression. Often they try to persuade viewers of certain political or spiritual or social messages. However an exhibit in Minneapolis features the work of an artist who says it's all beautiful, but completely meaningless. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/06/24_combsm_africano/?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jun 2005 05:00:00 -0500 New dance company creates its own personality What is dance? Ballet? Modern? Jazz? Ethnic? A new dance company in the Twin Cities is attempting to bring together the best of all these forms. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/06/16_combsm_tudance/?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2005 00:01:00 -0500 &quot;A Body of Water&quot; looks at a body of memory What would you do if you woke up one morning, and didn't recognize where you were? Not only that, you didn't know WHO you were? A new Lee Blessing play at the Guthrie Lab in Minneapolis called &quot;A Body of Water&quot; explores the fluid nature of memory. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/06/09_combsm_bodyofwater/?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2005 18:00:00 -0500 Stepping to a new rhythm A hot young tap group is bringing new life and rhythm to dance in the Twin Cities. Meet &quot;Ten Foot Five.&quot; http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/27_combsm_tenfootfive/?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2005 00:01:00 -0500 Children's Theatre completes its first capital drive The Children's Theatre Company has announced the successful completion of its $27 million capital campaign. The money will pay for the expansion of its theater and rehearsal space in Minneapolis, which is set to open this fall. But in the same breath the CTC has announced it wants to raise more money. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/23_combsm_ctcdrive/?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2005 16:17:00 -0500 Some Minnesota artists find fame elsewhere Every time you buy a book on-line or surf the web looking for information on a foreign band, you are participating in the new global arts market. Globalization is presenting artists with many opportunities to reach new audiences. It's presenting artists with unforeseen challenges, as well. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/20_combsm_globalartists/?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2005 16:21:00 -0500 The Walker redefines the art 'world' When the Walker Art Center opened its newly expanded building last month, people travelled from Poland, Korea, and Argentina for the event. They came to see the new building. But they also came because the Walker has reached out to artists and museums all around the world. It's a big change in an area until recently dominated by American and European interests. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/16_combsm_globalwalker/?refid=0 Wed, 18 May 2005 05:00:00 -0500 Taking back the Bard William Shakespeare is the most popular - and most staged - playwright in the English language. Unfortunately his plays don't offer many roles for women. One Minneapolis theater company is working to change that. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/12_combsm_unbound/?refid=0 Thu, 12 May 2005 00:01:00 -0500 Fabulous photographic ephemera Photographers make photographs. They also make a lot of other stuff - press releases, brochures, business cards - things that aren't meant to last. But if they do survive, they can become quite interesting. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/06_combsm_ephemera/?refid=0 Fri, 06 May 2005 10:00:00 -0500 Urning a living Business experts say you have to find a niche to succeed. Artist Bradley Royce says he's found his niche, but he he's having a hard time finding any buyers. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/03_combsm_urns/?refid=0 Tue, 03 May 2005 00:01:00 -0500 The Walker's place in the art world The newly expanded Walker Art Center has opened in Minneapolis. Thousands of people attended weekend festivities for the center. Many travelled from across the country, even from around the world for the event. They say the art world is watching the Walker Art Center with curiosity and enthusiasm. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/04/15_combsm_walkerglobal/?refid=0 Sun, 17 Apr 2005 11:00:00 -0500 The new Walker -- more than a museum A newly expanded and renovated Walker Art Center in Minneapolis opens its doors to the public Friday. The new building not only adds space for more artwork, but it marks the beginning of a new era for the institution. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/04/15_combsm_walkeropens/?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2005 04:00:00 -0500 How much will you pay to see a show? Going out to see a show these days is pretty expensive. Rising ticket prices, combined with convenience fees, parking, babysitting, make going out for the night a serious financial investment. Some argue the cost of cultural events is convincing families they're better off staying home. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/03/25_combsm_ticketprices/?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2005 16:30:00 -0600 Repainting art history If you could insert yourself into a famous painting, who would you be? How would it feel to see yourself hanging on a wall in a museum? A new exhibit at Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis takes young men from Harlem and puts them front and center in art history. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/03/14_combsm_icons/?refid=0 Fri, 11 Mar 2005 09:30:00 -0600 Opera in all sizes Opera is opulent by nature. It combines music, theater, poetry and sometimes dance. Typically it's done in a large house with a full orchestra, decadent sets and divas wearing elegant costumes. Grand opera productions run for just a couple of weeks and tickets are expensive. Yet many smaller theaters in the Twin Cities are staging operas in a more intimate setting, for a fraction of the price. These smaller houses argue bigger isn't necessarily better. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/02/18_combsm_opera/?refid=0 Fri, 18 Feb 2005 10:02:00 -0600 Finding love despite racial stereotypes Our country has been called a melting pot -- a place where people from diverse cultures live together in harmony. But do we? A new play, &quot;Slippery When Wet,&quot; at the Penumbra Theater explores the tensions that arise when two people of different ethnic backgrounds begin dating. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/02/08_combsm_slippery/?refid=0 Tue, 08 Feb 2005 15:00:00 -0600 Mozart in Manhattan Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died of a sudden illness in 1791 at the age of 35. What if he had lived and followed his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte to America? http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/02/03_combsm_mozartopera/?refid=0 Thu, 03 Feb 2005 18:00:00 -0600 Art on ice Visitors to Minnesota often stop and wonder at the strange collection of ice fishing shacks that appear on the lakes each winter. Now even the locals are stopping to stare at a a group of shacks on Medicine Lake in Plymouth. The &quot;Art Shanty Project&quot; is a collection of ice houses with an artistic flair. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/01/31_combsm_artshanties/?refid=0 Wed, 02 Feb 2005 12:00:00 -0600 Donald Hall reflects on his life of poetry Donald Hall is considered one of America's greatest poets. He's published 15 volumes of poetry. The two most recent works, &quot;Without&quot; and &quot;The Painted Bed,&quot; deal with the death of his wife, poet Jane Kenyon in 1995. Hall told MPR's Marianne Combs he was drawn to poetry from an early age. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/01/21_extra_donaldhall?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jan 2005 12:00:00 -0600 Imagination and memory on stage in new show Everyone experiences the world differently -- some more differently than others. It's those differences that make understanding one another so difficult sometimes. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/12/01_combsm_interact/?refid=0 Wed, 01 Dec 2004 12:47:00 -0600 Walker and Guthrie buildings making headway Two huge concrete edifices are springing up in Minneapolis; new buildings for both the Guthrie Theater and the Walker Art Center. Their past--and future--are closely linked. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/10/29_combsm_guthriewalker/?refid=0 Fri, 29 Oct 2004 09:00:00 -0500 Art that's stuffed and mounted A gallery exhibit in Minneapolis is giving new life to the lifeless. The Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists uses dead animals and stuffed toys to create wild displays of impossible beasts. The work is imaginative, but not for the faint-hearted. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/10/22_combsm_taxidermists/?refid=0 Fri, 22 Oct 2004 15:00:00 -0500 Minnesota: land of long-lasting small presses Three of the nations most successful non-profit literary presses are based in the Twin Cities and they're all celebrating major anniversaries this year. Somehow they've managed to survive in the multi-billion dollar book publishing business where major houses viciously compete for access to book-lovers' wallets. So how did they do it? http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/10/08_combsm_smallpresses/?refid=0 Fri, 08 Oct 2004 09:00:00 -0500 God's art Many great art collections are tucked away in various houses of worship throughout the Twin Cities. Churches and temples use the art to inspire and educate their congregations. But the collections add new wrinkles to the already complex business of collecting art. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/07/30_combsm_religiousart/?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jul 2004 12:38:00 -0500 Exploring the ethics of a &quot;Sexsting&quot; A new play takes the unlikely stance of defending people believed to be sex offenders. In &quot;Sexsting,&quot; a middle-aged man is arrested for attempting to consumate an on-line relationship with a 14 year-old girl. The catch? The girl is actually another middle-aged man - and an FBI agent. The plays co-creators argue it's a form of entrapment. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/07/22_combsm_sexsting/?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jul 2004 16:18:00 -0500 Photographer Alec Soth is coping with fame Alec Soth is drawing worldwide attention. The Minneapolis-based photographer exploded onto the international art scene at the Whitney Biennial this year. Since then his fame has continued to spread. But Soth is finding his newfound popularity has its advantages, and its disadvantages. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/07/13_combsm_soth/?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jul 2004 16:47:00 -0500 A new musical mosaic for Minneapolis Classical musicians from across the Twin Cities have come together to perform the premiere of a new orchestral work. It's called &quot;Mosaic: Cedar and Lake,&quot; and it attempts to capture the cultural diversity of Minneapolis. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/07/08_combsm_mplsmosaic/?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jul 2004 17:00:00 -0500 Ruminator bookstore closing Ruminator Books, the nationally-recognized independent bookstore on the Macalester College campus in St. Paul, is closing. After a series of financial problems and several attempts to find solutions, Macalester College has terminated the bookstore's lease. Book lovers say Minnesota is losing a piece of its literary history. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/06/29_combsm_ruminator/?refid=0 Tue, 29 Jun 2004 10:28:00 -0500 Dancing on water Marylee Hardenbergh dances on the Mississippi -- literally. For the last eight years, she and her company have produced a Solstice Dance on and around the river in downtown Minneapolis. It's designed to deepen people's relationship to the great Mississippi. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/06/18_combsm_solsticedance/?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jun 2004 09:00:00 -0500 Art or eyesore? Many people living in southwest Minneapolis are familiar with Mari Newman's house. It's a brightly colored home and its yard is filled with a rotating display of Newman's own sculpture. She likes to repaint found objects. Some call it art, but some think it's an eyesore and have complained to the city to have it removed. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/06/11_combsm_outsiderart/?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:59:00 -0500 Layers of collaboration in 'Talking Masks' An artistic collaboration can stretch artists to try new things, while allowing them to build on of each other's talents. A new production at Pillsbury House Theater in Minneapolis is the result of a collaboration between a theater, a playwright, a composer and performers. Such projects can have both their advantages and their disadvantages. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/05/24_combsm_collaboration/?refid=0 Mon, 24 May 2004 14:00:00 -0500 James Sewell Ballet leaps to center stage A Minnesota dance company is looking to raise its profile in the Twin Cities. James Sewell Ballet regularly garners rave reviews when it tours to New York and elsewhere around the country. But the high praise hasn't translated into packed audiences here at home. Now the company has announced it's going to change that by moving to center stage of the Twin Cities performing arts scene. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/05/05_combsm_sewellballet/?refid=0 Wed, 05 May 2004 14:00:00 -0500 &quot;Women with Vision&quot; film/video festival The Walker Art Center will hold their annual Women with Vision Film/Video Festival starting May 5. Diector Lesli Klainberg talks with Marianne Combs about her film &quot;In the Company of Women,&quot; which focuses on womenâs roles on and off screen. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2004/04/30_sota_film?refid=0 Fri, 30 Apr 2004 12:30:00 -0500 NowHaus 01: A new design for homes The first weekend in May marks the 17th annual Minneapolis and St. Paul Home Tour. The Home Tour invites enthusiasts to visit the best in new and remodeled houses. This year there's one house that's likely to stand out from the others. It's creators call it &quot;Nowhaus 01.&quot; They say it combines the sensibilities of modern art with new trends in sustainable urban architecture. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/04/29_combsm_nowhaus/?refid=0 Thu, 29 Apr 2004 00:01:00 -0500 Small museum seeks big visibility Minneapolis is home to a number of well-known museums. But relatively few people know about the only art museum in St. Paul. Until recently, the Minnesota Museum of American Art sat hidden from view in the upper floors of the Landmark Center. Now it's making a big move in order to get the attention of people on the street. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/04/16_combsm_mmaa/?refid=0 Fri, 16 Apr 2004 00:01:00 -0500 Light Bound: Photographers Regard the Book The word photography literally means &quot;writing with light.&quot; A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts focuses on the intimate relationship between the camera and the literary world. &quot;Light Bound&quot; features the work of seven artists, each fascinated by books. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/03/30_combsm_boundinlight/?refid=0 Wed, 31 Mar 2004 12:00:00 -0600 Mathew Janczewski 'resonates' through dance Many dance companies have their own schools and regular concerts to keep them financially healthy all year long. Meanwhile ARENA Dances exists just beneath the radar, surviving from one concert to the next, usually performing just once a year. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/03/26_combsm_janczewski/?refid=0 Wed, 24 Mar 2004 23:00:00 -0600 Dying Theaters Over the past year several Minnesota theaters have closed their doors. Others are struggling to stay open, but the outlook is bleak. Artists say they're victims of what they call &quot;the perfect storm.&quot; http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/03/12_combsm_dyingtheaters/?refid=0 Fri, 12 Mar 2004 11:00:00 -0600 Going forward and backward in &quot;The Last Five Years&quot; Twin Cities-based Nautilus Theatre presents a musical about a love story, with a unique twist. In <i>The Last Five Years,</i> one character tells the story from beginning to end, while the other starts on the day of the breakup and moves backward in time. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/03/09_combsm_fiveyears/?refid=0 Fri, 05 Mar 2004 17:31:00 -0600 The arts as economic development The Twin Cities rank high in a new University of Minnesota study analyzing the economic impact of artists. The study looks at the concentration of artists in the 29 largest metro areas in the United States. Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco topped the list, while the Minneapolis-St. Paul area was ranked eighth. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/03/03_combsm_artsimpact/?refid=0 Thu, 04 Mar 2004 05:00:00 -0600 Walking around a theater to learn about the &quot;Bill of (W)rights&quot; What would you do if you found a pack of cigarettes in your 13-year-old daughter's school bag? Would you ever read your spouse's diary? Is either situation a big deal? A new production at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis examines America's civil rights, and how they play out in our everyday lives. &quot;Bill of (W)rights&quot; is made up of 10 eight-minute plays, staged throughout the theater building. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/02/25_combsm_mixedblood/?refid=0 Wed, 25 Feb 2004 15:30:00 -0600 Comic women reign at Brave New Workshop Comediennes are writing more roles for themselves on local stages, but say good comic roles in movies are sorely lacking for women. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/02/20_combsm_comediennes/?refid=0 Thu, 19 Feb 2004 13:37:00 -0600 Rubber stamp: Office tool or art object? A new exhibit at the Minnesota Center for Book Art examines the rise of the rubber stamp from a simple office tool to an accessible artistic medium. First used by fringe artists to mass produce art on the cheap, rubber stamps are now used by millions to create personalized stationery and craft art. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/01/21_combsm_stamps/?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jan 2004 00:01:00 -0600 Music in Baghdad: An Iraqi pioneer looks back Beatrice Ohanessian is a woman of many firsts. She was Iraq's first concert pianist. She was the first ever Iraqi female composer. She performed with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra for three decades. Now she makes a quiet living teaching piano from her home in the Twin Cities suburbs. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/01/15_combsm_iraqipianist/?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jan 2004 17:00:00 -0600 The Changing Face of Power The Hubert H. Humphrey Institute presents an exhibition of photographs portraying the lives of women U.S. Senators. Organizers hope it will help stimulate debate over why there have been so few women in the Senate over the years. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/12/05_combsm_changingface/?refid=0 Fri, 05 Dec 2003 00:01:00 -0600 Guthrie takes Othello on tour Starting in January, the Guthrie Theater will take Shakespeare's Othello on the road. The tour is part of the National Endowment for the Arts' initiative to bring Shakespeare to communities across America. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/12/01_combsm_othello/?refid=0 Sun, 30 Nov 2003 12:00:00 -0600 Ten Thousand Things Theater Company goes to jail (and other places) Many theaters complain their audiences are too soft. Some sleep through the shows, others give a standing ovation no matter what. One company says it has great audiences - you just need to know where to look for them. Ten Thousand Things theater company performs in Minnesota's prisons and homeless shelters. Critics regard it as some of the best theater in the region. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/11/20_combsm_tenthousand/?refid=0 Fri, 21 Nov 2003 09:00:00 -0600 Evidence of democracy Photographer Paul Shambroom went to both nuclear missile silos and city council meetings across America in search of evidence of democracy at work. What he found was both inspiring and sobering. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/11/07_combsm_democracyphotos/?refid=0 Fri, 07 Nov 2003 13:00:00 -0600 Exploring a photographer's life Photojournalist Werner Bischof died in a car accident in Peru in 1954. He was just 38. During his short career he created a wealth of images that portrayed the struggles of life not only in his native Switzerland, but around the world. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts presents a new exhibition of Bischof's work. The exhibit uses technology which may change the way museums present art to the public. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/10/03_combsm_bischoff/?refid=0 Sat, 04 Oct 2003 06:00:00 -0500 Funeral Song along the riverfront Just hours after breaking ground at the site of its planned new National Center for Theater Arts and Education, the Guthrie Theater presents its first production along the riverfront. Some say the modern theater piece is a sign of what's to come. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/09/12_combsm_carmen/?refid=0 Fri, 12 Sep 2003 12:18:00 -0500 Guthrie's new beginning The Guthrie Theater Company celebrated a new beginning Monday evening. Hundreds of people witnessed the ceremonial groundbreaking on the site of its new riverfront theater complex in downtown Minneapolis. The ceremony marks the end of a long uphill battle at the state Legislature for funding, but the campaign for private donations continues. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/09/09_combsm_guthrie/?refid=0 Tue, 09 Sep 2003 10:00:00 -0500 Dissension at Minnesota Orchestra over new president A significant board member and supporter of the Minnesota Orchestra Association has resigned over the search process for its new president. This week the orchestra announced it has chosen Tony Woodcock to replace outgoing president David Hyslop. The new music director, Osmo V&auml;nsk&auml;, appears to have played a controversial role in the selection process. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/21_combsm_mnorch/?refid=0 Fri, 22 Aug 2003 10:45:00 -0500 Nickel and Dimed opens at the Guthrie Lab A new play at the Guthrie Lab offers bleak insight into the lives of Minnesotans who are struggling to survive. The play is based on a work of non-fiction. Barbara Ehrenreich's book <i>Nickel and Dimed</i> documents the lives of the working poor in America, as seen through the eyes of a middle-class undercover journalist. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/15_combsm_nickleanddime/?refid=0 Fri, 15 Aug 2003 12:00:00 -0500 The Growing Fringe The 10th Annual Minnesota Fringe Festival is well underway. Word on the street says it's bigger and better than ever. But financial problems and continued growth have led to new challenges for the arts festival. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/08_combsm_fringeupdate/?refid=0 Fri, 08 Aug 2003 14:30:00 -0500 Art in strange places Art shows of old were usually limited to a few select locations -- a museum, a gallery, or perhaps the drawing room of a very wealthy individual. Nowadays you can see art of all kinds in restaurants and cafes. It serves as a backdrop to fine food and conversation. But where is the best place to hang art if you really want people to get a good look at it? http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/08/01_combsm_strangegalleries/?refid=0 Fri, 01 Aug 2003 17:30:00 -0500 Circus of the Night Art is often about doing something new and different, but painter and sculptor John Snyder finds his inspiration firmly rooted in the past. Snyder's latest show, now on view at the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, features gigantic paintings reminiscent of Italian works of the 14th century. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/07/17_combsm_snyder/?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jul 2003 17:00:00 -0500 Theater companies wait for final vote on bonding bill The bonding bill agreed to by legislative leaders provides money for a new Guthrie Theater and an expansion for the Children's Theatre Company - two flagship playhouses that are basking in recent national attention. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/05/27_ap_theaterbonding/?refid=0 Tue, 27 May 2003 17:06:00 -0500 Beautiful Again In a fast-paced society, people must learn to adapt to the world around them. In Lanesboro, the Commonweal Theatre presents <i>Beautiful Again,</i> the story of one family's comic yet poignant growing pains. When only one member of the family changes, and the others don't, it's hard for the family to stay together and be happy. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/05/14_combsm_lanesboro/?refid=0 Wed, 14 May 2003 14:00:00 -0500 Opera Handmaid's Tale makes U.S. premiere The Minnesota Opera presents the North American premiere of <i>The Handmaid's Tale.</i> Based on Margaret Atwood's novel, the opera tells of a world where religion is used to justify political agendas, and women are stripped of their rights. Attwood wrote the story almost 20 years ago, long before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Yet Atwood says some of its plot twists bear a disquieting similarity to more recent events. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/05/12_combsm_handmaidstale/?refid=0 Mon, 12 May 2003 16:27:00 -0500 The Guthrie at 40: Facing a crossroads Forty years ago, on May 7, 1963, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis opened its doors for the first time. The new theater was Sir Tyrone Guthrie's brainchild. The internationally-known director wanted to build high quality theater outside the influence of the New York scene. Four decades on, Guthrie's vision endures, but the theater now appears to be at a crossroads. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/05/07_combsm_guthrieanniv/?refid=0 Wed, 07 May 2003 15:00:00 -0500 The story of Korczak's Children While few Americans recognize his name, in Europe and Israel Dr. Janusz Korczak is revered as a hero and a champion of children. His writings laid the foundation for the United Nations declaration of the rights of children. Now the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis has brought his story to the stage. <i>Korczak's Children</i> tells of his last hours running his orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/04/10_combsm_korczak/?refid=0 Thu, 10 Apr 2003 16:45:00 -0500 Camp Songs The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota presents the Midwest premiere of &quot;Camp Songs&quot; -- five poems from the Holocaust set to music. Many people might imagine music inspired by the Holocaust to be mournful, respectful of the dead. But what sets these songs apart is their bitter defiance and humor in the face of war and death. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/03/28_combsm_campsongs/?refid=0 Fri, 28 Mar 2003 05:00:00 -0600 [sic] For a society that spends so much time on cell phones, e-mail, and the internet, it seems people have more and more problems communicating meaningfully with each other. In her comedy &quot;[sic]&quot; Melissa James Gibson tells the story of three thirty-somethings who can't connect to the world and the people around them. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/03/04_combsm_sic/?refid=0 Tue, 04 Mar 2003 12:00:00 -0600 Wintertime At at time of growing cynicism about the institution of marriage, the Guthrie Theater examines the virtues and vices of modern-day relationships. In &quot;Wintertime,&quot; opening tonight at the Guthrie Lab in Minneapolis, playwright Charles Mee sets love in a cold climate to see if it can survive. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/02/05_combsm_wintertime/?refid=0 Wed, 05 Feb 2003 08:30:00 -0600 Guthrie releases new design; will push for money at Legislature The Guthrie Theater has released what it says are the final designs for a new theater complex on the riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. The size and shape of the planned building remain almost entirely the same. The most startling change is the building's color. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/01/31_combsm_guthrieredesign/?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jan 2003 15:52:00 -0600 CTC Design The Children's Theatre Company has released a revised plan for the renovation and expansion of its home in south Minneapolis. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/01/28_combsm_ctcdesign/?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jan 2003 16:00:00 -0600 Arts Philanthropy The economic recession is taking its toll on Minnesota foundations, and the artists who depend on their generosity are suffering. Grantmakers say 2003 will only be worse. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200211/22_combsm_artsphilanthropy/?refid=0 Fri, 22 Nov 2002 08:00:00 -0600 Artist in Trouble A group of artists are taking a critical - and funny - look at the business of art and the strange characters involved. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200210/25_combsm_artistintrouble/?refid=0 Fri, 25 Oct 2002 12:00:00 -0500 David Galligan at the Ordway David Galligan is the new President and CEO at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul. He faces several challenges, including balancing the budget and keeping his tenants - four major arts organizations - happy. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200210/11_combsm_galligan/?refid=0 Fri, 11 Oct 2002 12:00:00 -0500 Famous church in Minneapolis neighborhood Christ Church Lutheran sits on a corner in a residential neighborhood of Minneapolis. The American Institute of Architects lists Christ Church Lutheran as one of 31 buildings that changed modern life. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200208/22_combsm_church/?refid=0 Thu, 22 Aug 2002 12:00:00 -0500 Arthur Miller premiers play in Minnesota Famed American playwright Arthur Miller is in Minneapolis, preparing for the world premiere of his latest play at the Guthrie Theater. Miller is best known for his plays <i>Death of a Salesman</i> and <i>The Crucible</i> - this is the first time he's premiered a play in Minnesota. <i>Resurrection Blues</i> is Miller's first attempt at a satirical play. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200207/03_combsm_arthurmiller/?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jul 2002 12:00:00 -0500 Arthur Miller premieres play in Minnesota Famed American playwright Arthur Miller is in Minneapolis this week preparing for the world premiere of his latest play at the Guthrie Theater. Miller is best known for his plays "Death of a Salesman" and "The Crucible." This is the first time he's premiered a play in Minnesota. "Resurrection Blues" is Miller's first attempt at a satirical play. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/05/arthurmillerpremiere?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jul 2002 00:00:00 -0500 A critique of arts criticism On any given week across Minnesota, there's a wealth of artistic events. There's music, dance, theater, the visual arts, and more. But how do we talk about these events? Many artists and art lovers say that, for such a rich arts scene, there's hardly any criticism to be found in the Minnesota media. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200205/24_combsm_critics/?refid=0 Fri, 24 May 2002 12:00:00 -0500 CTC releases new design The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis has released the designs for its planned expansion. The new theater space would give the CTC a second performance hall as well as several more classrooms. But in order for the CTC to expand, it needs the state Legislature to grant $12 million in bonding. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200203/18_combsm_ctc/?refid=0 Mon, 18 Mar 2002 12:00:00 -0600 Guthrie's historic designation won't stop plans A state report issued Monday gives new hope to preservationists who want to save the Guthrie Theater, which is slated for demolition. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200203/11_combsm_guthrie/?refid=0 Mon, 11 Mar 2002 12:00:00 -0600