The museum cut seven full-time and three part-time positions from its staff of 252
– Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press
The biggest nightmare for any artist is to have their art–pieces often toiled over for months, or even years–stolen, lost, or destroyed. Unfortunately, it’s a fairly common occurrence.
– Sheila Regan, City Pages
Gary Dahlberg of Minneapolis died last year after a lifetime of collecting comic books. They’re valued above $1 million.
– MARY LYNN SMITH , Star Tribune
Eventually, for readers who can remember being a teenager–even the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies–Bognanni leads everyone to a place where the rebellion pays off, and no one is powerless in the face of the forces in the world. Everyone is a living, adroit thing, rocking out in this world all together.
– Courtney Algeo, TC Daily Planet
Haley Bonar moves back to Minneapolis (whoops! this should have been on yesterday’s round-up)
Bonar created the stellar Golder in Portland
– Rob van Alstyne, City Pages
Jon McTaggart, currently a senior vice president, will take over as CEO from the network’s founder July 1.
– NEAL JUSTIN , Star Tribune
It may not feel like it with the weather right now, but summer festival season is just around the corner.
– Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press
TV on the Radio was slated to perform two sold-out shows at First Avenue this weekend, and those shows were canceled, along with three other dates on their tour.
– Andrea Swensson, City Pages
This year’s Basilica Block Party has two relatively quiet but popular headliners — David Gray and Ray LaMontagne — but arguably its strongest and deepest lineup ever, with beloved acoustic soulman Amos Lee, rising vocal powerhouse Lissie and the high-energy, party-oriented bands Michael Franti & Spearhead, Drive-By Truckers, Fitz & the Tantrums, G. Love & Special Sauce and Gomez.
– Jon Bream, Star Tribune
Not that he hasn’t been busy, what with his globetrotting sidekick duties with Kanye West, his sporadic and sporadically crazy outings with Gayngs, plus a smattering of other projects such as Volcano Choir. But four years is a long time for a highly productive, self-made indie-rocker like Justin Vernon to go between albums.
– Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune
It’s a light comedy, and the best way to produce the show is to round up a crackerjack cast, rehearse them tightly, and point them in the direction of strong characterizations. Director Joe Dowling seems to have done exactly that, because this is a very fine production of this theatrical chestnut.
– Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
And now for something completely different: Urban Samurai’s “[title of show]”[Title of show] chronicles the one-act musical’s own journey from New York Musical Theatre Festival entry to its off-Broadway stint and ultimately to its run on the Great White Way.
– Becca Mitchell, TC Daily Planet