Monday news and reviews

Here’s a look at the arts stories making headlines….

Theater

Beget or be gone? ‘Crowd’ explores that question – Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

The area premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s slight parenting play gets a plucky production.

Argentine actor gets breakout role – Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

Dario Tangelson makes a splash in his biggest part to date, one that introduces him to Twin Cities audiences.

Music

Bailey gives his cello a remarkable voice – Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press

It sings. Maybe that’s what’s so appealing about the sound of a cello. It has a tonal range that fits relatively comfortably within that of the human voice.

Art

Is this ART? Isles sculpture raises the issue and more

- Bruce Cochran, TC Daily Planet

Babies reach out for it, children like to climb on it and adults are curious. “Bumpy,” as it is titled by its artist Zoran Mojsilov, the Yugoslavian sculptor from Minneapolis, was installed for a price of $350. But the large stone sculpture may not be at the corner of the James Avenue and Lake of The Isles Parkway East home for long.

Doorway to the world – Norma Smith Olson, TC Daily Planet

When an image in her artwork makes a healing connection for someone, then Jodi Reeb-Myers knows she has done her work. “I think that is the most fulfilling thing I could have ever hoped for,” she said.

Dance

The Battle of Will – Bruce Cochran, TC Daily Planet

Taja Will is terrified of her next dance show, “I’m doing what I’m most afraid of doing because I think it will be a learning experience.” Some of it will be choreographed and some of it will be completely unrehearsed. The Show is called “We Are Not Platonic, Unfortunately.”

Books

Flux publishing 40th anniversary ‘I’ll Get There’ – Mary Ann Grossman, Pioneer Press

Known as America’s first gay teen novel, it’s the story of a 13-year-old who lives with his estranged, alcoholic mother in New York and finds himself out of place in his surroundings until he meets a classmate with whom his relationship escalates.

Fashion

Sceneasota 2010 reflects local fashion prime for growth – Jen Boyles, City Pages

Minnesota fashion. For a while, these two words just didn’t really appear in sentences together. But at some point in the last five years, the Twin Cities began to carve out its identity both in street style and via sprouting local designers (although somewhat independently of each other).

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