Tuesday news and reviews

Here’s your daily round-up…


Zander Cannon: 100 Creatives

Artist and illustrator Zander Cannon has been working as a professional comic artist since 1993.

– Jessica Armbruster, City Pages

An LGBT collection at the U, and the value of amateur curatorsOne of the nice things about the University of Minnesota is that, as an institution, it’s such an exhibitionist.

– Max Sparber, MinnPost.com


Omnifest 2011 at the Science Museum of Minnesota: Old man Hubble and the tropical sea safari

From January 7 through February 17, the Science Museum of Minnesota is hosting its annual Omnifest, screening five Omnitheater favorites: Hubble, Sea Monsters, The Old Man and the Sea, Tropical Rainforest, and Wild Safari. Perhaps the most anticipated, and least conventional, of the five is The Old Man and the Sea.

– Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet

Top ten movies of 2010: Jim Brunzell’s picks

Given that I saw close to 200 films this year (not all released in 2010), this year’s list was easier to put together than I expected.

– TC Daily Planet

Top ten movies of 2010: Erik McClanahan’s picks

Most critics and cinephiles have come to the conclusion that 2010 was a weak year for films. I respectfully disagree.

– TC Daily Planet


Turf Club closing: New manager Josh James speaks out

The big news over the weekend came with the sudden shuttering of the Turf Club, when the venue canceled its Saturday night gig last-minute and hung up mysterious signs saying “Closed for repair.” Turns out the “repairs” happening were more metaphorical than literal.

– Andrea Swensson, City Pages

Turf Club closes abruptly, will reopen

St. Paul’s rock haven is set to reopen Jan. 11 under new management, but with the same classic formula.

– Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

Turf Club closure is only temporary

A hand-drawn sign reading “Closed for repair” greeted fans of the venerable Midway music venue the Turf Club Saturday night, but the closure is only temporary.

– Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press

A Night in the Box call it quits

After nearly five years as a band, local soul and bluegrass band A Night in the Box have announced that they will be splitting up, effective immediately.

– Andrea Swensson, City Pages

Linda Eder comes “Home for the Holidays” to the Pantages Theatre

The concert featured lovely, traditional, familiar music sung with slightly over-the-top styling (it’s abundantly clear that Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand are two of Eder’s heroines), but the performance was strong, sincere, and sweet.

– Betsy Gabler, TC Daily Planet

My favorite songs of 2010, and my favorite non-2010 songs of 2010As a music nerd and a fan of statistics, I love Last.fm, the social networking site that uses downloadable software to keep track of every single song you listen to on your computer and MP3 player, and lets you follow your own personal music charts. That takes the guesswork out of choosing a list of music favorites–it’s all right there in cold numbers.

– Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet

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