Tuesday news and reviews

Here’s a look at the arts stories making headlines…


Amy Jo: 100 Creatives

As a kid in North Dakota, Amy Jo wanted to grow up to be either be a ballerina or a cowgirl. Instead, she became a prolific artist.

– Jessica Armbruster


Cloud Cult parts with one of its founding members

After six years and tens of thousands of miles of traveling with Cloud Cloud, cellist Sarah Young and her husband Adrian Young (Cloud Cult manager) have decided it would be best for their family to step back from the Cloud Cult ship.

– Andrea Swensson, City Pages

Big Action Records talks about running an independent label

Founded in 1999 in Winona, Minn., Big Action Records has changed hands and migrated up the river, but it remains dedicated to the same essentials.

– Loren Green, City Pages

Willy Joy brings Chicago vibe back home to Minneapolis

As a college student in Chicago and proud Minneapolis native, Willy Joy was one of the Windy City’s busiest DJs for the latter part of the decade.

– Jen Boyles, City Pages


Top Ten Plays of 2010

One of my new year’s resolutions for 2010 was to see more than 50 shows, and I succeeded: I wrote about 86 plays this year, and caught a couple more that I didn’t write about. (That number, and the list below, also exclude the 12 dance performances and three operas I covered.) Below I’ve listed my ten favorite shows from among those 86.

– Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet

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