As the return of the musical “Miss Saigon” to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts approaches, activists protesting the show are using a tool they didn’t have access to the last time around: social media. Members of the Don’t Buy Miss Saigon Coalition are using Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, as well as various websites Read more →
Archives for September 2013
Locked out Minnesota Orchestra musicians and orchestra executives are talking contract today.
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You’ve been busy, I know. And it’s hard to always have the radio on in order to catch all the arts stories as they air. So here, for you leisurely perusal, is a collection of some of the most interesting local arts stories from the week. Enjoy! Jane Austen fans descending on Twin Cities this Read more →
Joseph Scrimshaw is a very flawed man. This weekend, the comedian hopes you’ll join him as he records these flaws for all eternity. Friday and Saturday night Scrimshaw is performing “Flaw Fest” at Bryant-Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. The show will be recorded for an album that will be available as a CD or as downloadable Read more →
The hounds talk up a former insane asylum, artists daydreaming on the job and two throwback singer songwriters who’ve updated their sounds. Read more →
This Saturday, folk singer Ann Reed is celebrating the release of her 21st album, titled “Eventually.” Reed was in the studios of Radio Heartland recently, where she and Joan Griffith played a few songs from the new album, including the title track. A avid bike rider who uses a recumbent bike to get around town, Read more →
There is a subtle fierceness to Sonja Peterson’s work. At first glance her finely detailed paper, turned to lace with thousands of cuts, is both whimsical and pretty. But take a closer look, and the images transform from ‘Seussical’ to downright unsettling. Fishing nets and pipelines tangle with nature, creating a dark morass. Her inspiration is Read more →
Susan Solarz is a sculptor on a mission: to provide more comfortable seating in St Paul – and maybe a little music too. She has made a musical bench out of 270 pieces of PVC pipe. It’s designed to be durable, rain-resistant spot for someone to rest their legs, but not someone who wants to Read more →
At the annual event known affectionately to many as “theater prom,” playwright Jeffrey Hatcher was crowned king.
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The upcoming production of “Miss Saigon” at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has been surrounded by controversy in recent weeks. But some ticketholders to the show say they’re not sure what the uproar is all about. To learn more, about 50 ticketholders and concerned citizens attended an event last night hosted by the Read more →