Monday news and reviews

Here’s a quick look at the arts stories making headlines:

Funding

While state struggles, Legacy money flowing

In the two years since Minnesota voters amended the state Constitution to dedicate millions to the environment and arts, following the money trail has been tough.

-TOM MEERSMAN and LAURIE BLAKE, Star Tribune

Movies/Television

The big winner at the Golden Globes, ‘The Social Network’ continues its march toward OscarsIt seems only fitting that, at a Golden Globes ceremony where the host humorously insulted nearly every A-lister in the room, the big winner was a movie about a guy who riles up everyone on campus with his new and invasive website.

- CHRISTY LEMIRE , Associated Press

Music

Dave King Trucking Company at Loring Theater, 1/15/11

This wasn’t your average performance – it felt intimate, special, beginning with a Q&A with front man/percussionist Dave King and the concert series’ organizer, and ending with what proved to be a performance full of personality, King’s humor and knack for storytelling just as much a highlight as the musical performance itself.

- Nikki Miller, City Pages

Turtles cap off friendly weekend at First Ave

TBT shows have maintained their friendly, informal, house-party vibe even as the Duluth-reared quintet has ascended to selling out two sold-out shows at First Ave.

- Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

The Book of Right On and Humanda at the Turf Club, 1/15/11

Though the small, low-key crowd seemed to distract Holliday and the Book of Right On toward the beginning of their set, they eventually settled into a groove, hammering through the percussive and syncopated songs from last year’s All These Songs About Music and sprinkling in a few new tunes.

- Andrea Swensson, CIty Pages

Rock powerhouse Grace Potter throws down at Varsity

Grace Potter turned heads Sunday night at a packed Varsity Theater in Minneapolis – with her powerhouse voice, not just her pinup good looks.

- Jon Bream, Star Tribune

Stage

Hmong-American stories on stage

A new play mixes comedy and pathos while tackling such taboo subjects as drugs and polygamy.

- ROHAN PRESTON, Star Tribune

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