Sunday news and reviews

Books

Can you tell it’s Poetry Month? We can.

What do Robert Bly, Mary Oliver, Allen Ginsberg and Conrad Aiken have in common?

- LAURIE HERTZEL, Star Tribune

Movies/Television

‘The Kennedys’: The wonder boys?

Despite the buzz, “The Kennedys” does nothing to shake the foundation of the Camelot legend.

- NEAL JUSTIN, Star Tribune

Music

Minnesota Orchestra pays a Nordic tribute to resilience

The moving program spanning northern European works was dedicated to the people of Japan.

- LARRY FUCHSBERG, Star Tribune

Stage

Review: Park Square Theatre does right by ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

A half-century after its publication as a novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” retains its full potency as a simple tale full of complex truths, and the stage version now at Park Square Theatre nicely gives the story its due.

- Dominic P. Papatola, Pioneer Press

Review: Nuanced performances revitalize Gremlin Theatre’s Uncle Vanya

Insightfully perceptive and emotionally involving, Gremlin Theatre’s production of Uncle Vanya should be required viewing for anyone inclined to shrug off Chekhov as a dramatic chore.

- Brad Richason, Examiner.com

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