Thursday news and reviews

Art

‘Drawings For the New Century’ at the MIA

In “Drawings for the New Century,” which runs through September 11 in Gallery 263, 16 drawings created in the last century are displayed, ranging in style and scope.

- Sheila Regan, City Pages

Crocodile rock: Jesper Löfvenborg at the American Swedish Institute

There’s a mischievousness to Jesper Löfvenborg’s paintings. His cast of characters mostly consist of humanized animals; his favorite of which seems to be a chunky-snouted crocodile that wears jeans and a t-shirt.

- Coco Mault, City Pages

Movies/Television

The Midwest’s got talent

And it’s on display at Minneapolis auditions for the sixth season of ‘America’s Got Talent’

- Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer PRess

Music

FYI Sade is coming to Target Center on August 9…

Minnesota musicians line up to help JapanTwo very different but equally commendable Minneapolis concerts have been hastily put together to raise money for Japan’s relief efforts.

- Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

Sony Holland’s “Sanssouci” improves upon perfection

Twin-Cities-spawned ace chanteuse Sony Holland is back at it, keeping the airwaves safe for smooth, cool jazz ballads with her new album Sanssouci.

- Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet

Bon Iver set to release new record in June

Here are eight things we know about Bon Iver’s next record so far, cobbled together from a quick chat with Vernon, some recent press, and some things we’ve gleaned from social media.

- Andrea Swensson, City Pages

Stage

‘Avenue Q’ returns to its roots at Mixed Blood

The show’s popularity and legs are more than just about puppets who have sex and who bad words, the director contends.

- Ed Huyck, City Pages

Buy, buy, buy a ticket to Swandive Theatre’s “Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)”

Seeing a show that’s kind of about Justin Timberlake at the Cedar Riverside People’s Center Theater is a lot like seeing an ‘N Sync concert at Target Center, only without 99% of the people and with the addition of free snacks.

- Morgan Halaska, TC Daily Planet

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