Art Hounds: Guitars, German satire and Prince proteges reunite

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Dovetail Theatre’s “Leonce and Lena.” (Photo by Bill Cameron)

This week the hounds help us re-capture that Minneapolis sound, discover a new theater company tackling an ambitious first production and find a gathering of master guitar players in greater Minnesota.

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andreasatter.JPGWhen Andrea Satter was coming of age in the mid-’80s Minneapolis was the epicenter of music, or at least that’s what it felt like. So Satter, development manager of Coffee House Press, is very excited to recapture some of that feeling and Minneapolis sound this Friday at the Loring Theater. She’ll be at the fDeluxe concert, which is a reincarnation of The Family, a short-lived Prince protégé band.

christopherkehoe.JPGKara Davidson and David Darrow were so entranced with the Twin Cities theater scene that they moved here from Nebraska to start a theater company – and they’re starting out with a bang. Actor and producer Christopher Kehoe admires that their inaugural production is the most obscure work by a relatively obscure German playwright. “Leonce and Lena” is a lively satire on class and nobility written in the 19th century during a period of major social and political upheaval. You can see it this weekend at the Walker Community United Methodist Church in Minneapolis.

timlitt.JPGThis weekend, Fergus Falls is hosting a who’s who of Minnesota’s acoustic music scene as part of the Midwest International Guitar Summit. Tim Litt produces the local television show “The Week in the Arts,” and is excited to not only hear great performers like Tim Sparks, Ann Reed and Dakota Dave Hull (among others), but there are also workshops where you can work on your guitar playing and songwriting chops. The Summit is taking place this weekend at A Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls.

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