Saturday news and reviews

Art

It’s simple: Give some money, get a box full of art

Putting a twist on the Community Supported Agriculture model in which folks can buy food directly from local farmers, the art CSA replaces the veggies for works of art.

– Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press

Wing Young Huie hosts sale before moving to new space

His new space is much larger, and the artist plans to host monthly performances, ping pong games, and karaoke.

– Sheila Regan, City Pages

Funding

Southern Theater makes urgent appeal to stay open

The Minneapolis theater sent a dire message to its supporters: Stand up, or we shut down.

– Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

Southern Theater in Minneapolis needs $400K to stay open

… and has only a week to raise it

– Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press

Foreclosure on Prince property canceled

According to a foreclosure notice in the Chaska Herald, the original amount of the mortgage for Prince R. Nelson was $605,000 in 1994. The amount due on the mortgage is $368,382.

– Gita Sitaramiah, Pioneer Press

Movies

Film-fest legend hospitalized

Bleeding ulcer kept Al Milgrom, 88, in bed, but he kept working on MSPIFF business.

– Colin Covert, Star Tribune

A big happy review for this ‘Madea’

Some of the Madea movies have just a sprinkling of Tyler Perry’s outsized, drag character, but there’s a lot of Madea in “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” and that should make for big happy Tyler fans.

– Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press

Music

SPCO previews its Carnegie Hall show

Concert review: Call it a partial preview, since the Chamber Orchestra performs only about half of the show it will take to New York City next month.

– LARRY FUCHSBERG , Star Tribune

Radio K founder Jim Musil reflects on the station’s beginnings

It’s that time again. Radio K, the student run station from the University of Minnesota very humbly has launched another pledge drive and is asking for your help.

– Danny Sigelman, City Pages

King and queen of calypso reign at Dakota for one eventful night

– Jon Bream, Star Tribune

Stage

Remembering an icon

‘I Wish You Love’ is a fine and fitting tribute to Nat ‘King’ Cole’

– Quinton Skinnner, Pioneer Press

I Wish You Love at Penumbra Theatre Company

I’m pleased to report that Spears, under Lou Bellamy’s sharp direction, does Cole beautifully, and if you require a reason to see this show, Spears herewith provides it.

– John Olive, HowWasTheShow.com

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