Monday news and reviews

Here’s a look at the arts stories making headlines in the news…keep in mind, it’s a Monday…


Mahler gets impressive reading from SPCO

Making his debut as the latest artistic partner, Edo de Waart helps the SPCO sink its teeth into the piece.

– Larry Fuchsberg, Star Tribune

Smithsonian takes its show on the road

Music is the focus as the national museum brings its New Harmonies tour to Minnesota and four other states.

– KILEY ARMSTRONG, Associated Press

Ezra Sauter on the history of Soulacious

Twin Cities-based hip-hop/R&B outfit Soulacious firmly established themselves in a short time.

– Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet

Carrie Elkin’s “Call It My Garden” is an unremarkable release from Red House Records

Red House fell down on the job issuing Jorma Kaukonen’s weak label debut Stars In My Crown, and have done it again in releasing Carrie Elkin’s Call It My Garden, a pedestrian offering of reasonably listenable country-western fare.

– Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet


This ‘Glengarry’ staging could use sharper edges

The Torch production… has the feeling of hitting all the right notes without really making the music.

– Dominic P. Papatola, Pioneer Press

Damned spotty: Nightpath Theatre’s “Macbeth: Rehearsing”

I learned after seeing the show that this production is actually in process, changing every night, but if you see the show only once, It’s impossible to tell how much of the meta-show is planned and how much is improvised.

– Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet

Box Wine Theatre convenes a “Raucous Caucus” at the Bryant-Lake BowlSix writers, seven directors, 18 actors. That’s a whole lot of people crammed into the Bryant-Lake Bowl for Box Wine Theatre’s first annual political theater festival of ten-minute plays, known as the “Raucous Caucus.”

– Matthew A. Everett, TC Daily Planet

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