Here’s what made the headlines in the past 24 hours…
Mary Abbe, Star Tribune
Minneapolis firm that did Target Field plaza will renovate public space on south Nicollet Mall.
– Joe Kimball, MinnPost.com
The coming light rail line connecting the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul will bring many improvements along its University Avenue route, but it also means the end of the line for an informal artists’ cooperative that has thrived for many years in a building there, says the Pioneer Press.
– Sheila Regan, City Pages
Painting Zombies: Permanence/Impermanence,” the new exhibit now up at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota, doesn’t actually have any zombies in it. Instead, a press release for the show states that the title nods satirically at the notion of resurrecting a supposedly dead art form.
– Sheila Regan, TC Daily Planet
There’s nothing more riveting than watching someone almost fall onstage. It’s the ultimate gesture of risk-taking: a chicken fight that the performer has with him- or herself, a moment of reckless abandon, of complete vulnerability, followed by the landing, and a sigh of relief.
– Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune
Dancer Emily Johnson ponders questions of home, heritage and identity in a poetic performance.
– Colleen Powers, TC Daily Planet
In Mark Wojahn’s new documentary Trampoline, which screened Wednesday at the Heights Theatre, husband (and stepfather of four) Nathaniel muses to the camera that maybe the world is divided into two types of people: those who have teenagers, and those who don’t.
– Barb Teed, TC Daily Planet
Barb Teed has the list, with tips as to which are currently playing in the Twin Cities.
– Mara H. Gottfried, Pioneer Press
The family of St. Paul rapper Michael “Eyedea” Larsen released a statement in response to how he died.
– Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune
“Mikey was at no time a habitual drug user,” Kathy Averill said in a statement that called his death an accident.
– Britt Robson, MinnPost.com
Matching a musical act with the right venue would seem to be a no-brainer. If you’re a dance band, you want as few bolted seats in the place as possible. If your music requires acute acoustics, you don’t perform in an echo chamber.
– Brad Richason, Examiner.com
When Brave New Workshop premiered Brett Favre’s Christmas Spectacular: The Immaculate Interception in 2009, the everlasting quarterback was achieving a feat just shy of miraculous; leading the Minnesota Vikings through a winning season. What a difference a year makes.