Monday news and reviews

This weekend the Star Tribune pronounced Osmo Vanska “Artist of the Year” – scroll down and click to read the story, as well as profiles for some mighty fine runners-up…

Books

All about Amelia

A St. Paul author’s biography of Earhart is timely as scientists study bone chips that may have been the missing pilot’s.

– Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press

A list that aims to shape our culture

Twenty tales by American writers under the age of 40.

– Frank Bures, Star Tribune

Dance

Artist of the year runner-up: Morgan Thorson

Thorson made quite an impression in 2010.

– Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune

Music

Artist of the year: Osmo Vånskå

Osmo Vanska has raised the Minnesota Orchestra’s profile as one of the best bands in the world.

– Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

Theater

Year of the black actress

A remarkable constellation of actors, plays and theaters made it a hallmark year for black women on Twin Cities stages.

– Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

Artist of the year runner-up: Randy Reyes

In 2010, Reyes blossomed as a lead actor and as a director.

– Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

Artist of the year runner-up: Joel Sass

Longtime fans will recall when Sass made magic happen with a packet of fake blood and four colored lights.

– Graydon Royce, Star Tribune