Here’s a look at the arts stories making news…
Twin Cities photographer Ann Marsden has always focused on everyone else — the actors, artists, musicians and creative types who make these towns hum. Now the spotlight is on her as she starts a second round of chemotherapy and radiation following a July diagnosis of cervical cancer.
- Mary Abbe, Star Tribune
The art gallery, curated by Oreoluwa Adedeji, a Nigerian-Minnesotan, is a collection of contemporary African pieces from about nine different countries, including artists from Nigeria, Somalia, Ghana and Brazil.
- Yeoryia Christoforides, TC Daily Planet
Jeremy Page’s second novel, “Sea Change,” is a beautifully sensual evocation of
- Ann Klefstad, Star Tribune
A selection of this year’s books by Minnesota writers.
- Amy Goetzman, MinnPost.com
From the Northrop to the Southern and Walker, audiences enjoyed humor, elegant athleticism, digitized wolf howls and more.
- Camille LeFevre, MinnPost.com
The author explains how he turned thousands of old photos into a love letter to the Midwest.
- Marah Eakin, AV Club
The British film “Made in Dagenham” documents a slice of labor history with an entertaining touch.
- Colin Covert, Star Tribune
“Made in Dagenham” is a black-and-white affair in which the people seem less like human beings than characters playing out roles they’ve been assigned.
-Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press
Made in Dagenham (pronounced Dag-en-um) has been making the fall festival rounds and has been getting great press since its limited release in mid-November in New York and Los Angeles.
- Jim Brunzell III, The Optimistic Pessimist
Only two of these are American films, and only one has made a fortune.
- Rob Nelson, MinnPost.com
Less than two years after opening its doors on Washington Ave. in downtown Minneapolis, the 501 Club will close on January 8.
- Andrea Swensson, City Pages
For bar owner Jarret Oulman, the Metrodome’s roof collapse not only spelled doom for a miserable football season, but also bad news for his own business, the nearby 501 Club.
- Tom Horgen, Star Tribune
The producer of hit tracks “Get Down” and “World on Fire” is home for the moment, but will soon be off to another exotic location to spin his drum-and-bass derivative for the next club full of rabid partygoers carrying on the ’90s rave spirit.
- Jen Boyles, City Pages
The Fall was created while Gorillaz were on tour, it’s 15 songs being written in about 30 days.
- Andrew Flanagan
For Eric Lovold, frontman of the local and celebrated rock group The Alarmists, what was supposed to be a relaxing and joy-filled holiday turned out to be the antithesis of what Christmas is all about.
- Natalie Gallagher, City Pages
On New Year’s Day Paper Moose Jumpsuit & Co will not be hosting knife fights or throwing glitter about. Instead, for their first ever Hangover Show, which takes place at the Paper Moose studio in Northeast Minneapolis, folks will be serving up Bloody Mary’s and easing in the new year with a variety of performing arts.
- Sheila Regan, City Pages