Art Hounds: 3D Music, Redundancy Dept., Ander Monson

deptofredundancy.jpgGreta Grosch, Jim Robinson, Shanan Custer and Jeffrey Cloninger in “The Dept. of Redundancy Dept.”

The hounds track down a sculptural music festival, a satirical sketch comedy show that tends to repeat itself and a memoirist who’s somewhat anti-memoir.

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jodichromey.JPGAs editor of the online book review blog, “Minnesota Reads,” Jodi Chromey reads…voluminously. When she encounters something fresh and innovative, it’s reason to celebrate. That’s why she’s singing the praises of Ander Monson’s new memoir or anti-memoir, “Vanishing Point.” Jodi says it’s short, experiments with form, incorporates the web in a unique way, and perhaps best of all, is published by Greywolf Press in Minneapolis. Ander Monson visits Magers and Quinn in Minneapolis, Tuesday, June 15th, at 7:30pm.

guilford.JPGSt. Paul actor Andrea Guilford knows great sketch comedy when she sees it, which is why she’s a big fan of the Recovery Party. The Recovery Party is a troupe consisting of several former Dudley Riggs alums and its latest production, “The Department of Redundancy Department,” is on stage at the Bryant Lake Bowl, Fridays and Saturdays during the month of June.

JessicaPack3.jpgThere are maybe 10,000 outdoor music festivals in Minnesota any given summer. Jessica Pack, executive director of ArtReach St. Croix, says they won’t get any better than the 3D Music Festival at Franconia Sculpture Park. Jessica says over the course of eight Saturdays this summer, a broad range of Minnesota music will ring out from Franconia’s new amphitheater, which is right in the middle of the park, surrounded by sculpture. The festival starts Saturday, June 12, with the old timey twang of the Roe Family Singers.

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