Monday news and reviews

This weekend the Star Tribune pronounced Osmo Vanska “Artist of the Year” – scroll down and click to read the story, as well as profiles for some mighty fine runners-up…

Books

All about Amelia

A St. Paul author’s biography of Earhart is timely as scientists study bone chips that may have been the missing pilot’s.

- Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press

A list that aims to shape our culture

Twenty tales by American writers under the age of 40.

- Frank Bures, Star Tribune

Dance

Artist of the year runner-up: Morgan Thorson

Thorson made quite an impression in 2010.

- Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune

Music

Artist of the year: Osmo Vånskå

Osmo Vanska has raised the Minnesota Orchestra’s profile as one of the best bands in the world.

- Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

Theater

Year of the black actress

A remarkable constellation of actors, plays and theaters made it a hallmark year for black women on Twin Cities stages.

- Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

Artist of the year runner-up: Randy Reyes

In 2010, Reyes blossomed as a lead actor and as a director.

- Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

Artist of the year runner-up: Joel Sass

Longtime fans will recall when Sass made magic happen with a packet of fake blood and four colored lights.

- Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agzyFWbkUCI Katherine Werner

    Put on your 2011 list Greg Herriges, hugely talented local musician whose gift to us is his skill at and passion for blending music from many different cultures. (See promo video of his recent cd Telluric Currents.)