Here’s a quick look at the arts stories making headlines:
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
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
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
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
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
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
A new play mixes comedy and pathos while tackling such taboo subjects as drugs and polygamy.
- ROHAN PRESTON, Star Tribune