The Capri Theater was built in 1927 and formerly known as “Paradise.”
Image courtesy of the Capri Theater
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This week’s Art Hounds have art spaces on their minds, as they lead us to a restored theater in North Minneapolis, an abandoned downtown magazine store filled with art and a new performance space in Lowertown, St. Paul.
Linda Sue Anderson is an actor from North Minneapolis who wants more people to know about the newly restored Capri Theater on Broadway Avenue. She recommends Capri Theater’s “Legends” music series, which starts this weekend with “Hot Jazz! Harlem Night!.” The production features singers Dennis Spears and Charmin Michelle and starts at 7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 24 and 3pm Sunday, Oct.25 at the 250-seat Capri.
Patricia Briggs is an associate professor at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and an art critic. Patricia is impressed with how the former downtown Minneapolis “Shinders” space has become the setting for an impromptu art show. “Shinders: An Exhibition,” showcases the predominantly conceptual work of more than 30 local artists. and will occupy the walls and floor of the now empty space through Oct. 31. It was organized by Minneapolis artist, writer and art impressario, Matthew Bakkom.
Scott Miller is a Twin Cities-based composer and professor of composition at St. Cloud State University. Scott has long admired the work and musical advocacy of Minnesota’s premier new music ensemble, Zeitgeist. He’s also hailing the grand opening of Zeitgeist’s new interactive studio and performance space in Lowertown, St. Paul. The space opens to the public this weekend, 10/22/ – 10/24 with a performance curated by composer Philip Blackburn on Thursday, the 22nd, at 8pm.