Tuesday news and reviews

Among the news of the day, Robert Plant is coming to the State Theater in April, a former Guthrie Artistic Director has died, and everybody has an opinion about the Golden Globes…

Movies

War zone, Minnesota

A snowy woods in southern Minnesota stood in for a World War II battle zone as an independent movie called it a wrap.

– Colin Covert, Star Tribune

A toast to Oscar favorites

Sunday’s 68th Golden Globe ceremony was not important in and of itself so much as the marker ending Phase One of the Oscar race.

– Colin Covert, Star Tribune

The disreputable — and entertaining — spectacle that is the Golden Globes

Ever since 1981, when Pia Zadora won one she was ineligible for, the Golden Globes have been dogged with rumors that they are fixed, or open for bribes, or driven by advertising.

– Max Sparber, MinnPost.com

Heroes and villains: ‘The Green Hornet’ and ‘Casino Jack’

I don’t know that “The Green Hornet” really needs me to come to its defense, as it had a pretty good weekend.

– Max Sparber, MinnPost.com

Music

Chorale, orchestra present delightful Mozart program

The Minnesota Chorale offered a powerful set of sacred works led by their talented director.

– William Randall Beard, Star Tribune

(Note – this should have been in yesterday’s round-up – better late than never!)

Darwin Deez and Fol Chen at the Entry, 1/17/11

From the name alone, Darwin Deez is the kind of band you expect something at least mildly ridiculous from. On that front, the New York-based indie rock group does not disappoint; their performance last night at the 7th St. Entry was flush with antics as charming as they were unselfconsciously tongue-in-cheek.

– Natalie Gallagher, City Pages

Robert Plant brings Band of Joy to Minneapolis

Led Zeppelin vocalist will gets rootsy with Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and others.

– Jon Bream, Star Tribune

Stage

Director Michael Langham brought stability to the Guthrie

He is credited with reviving the theater and leading it through a period of growth in the 1970s.

– Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

Laughs lurking in your purse

Creators of the interactive show “Girls Only” can find comedy even in the contents of an audience member’s handbag.

– Lisa Brock, Star Tribune

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