Monday news and reviews


Madison husband-and-wife team has become a force in the children’s book world

Kevin Henkes, 50, and Laura Dronzek, 49, have been collaborating in life and art for more than 25 years, managing to maintain a prodigious presence in the book world from their home in Madison.

– Jeanne Kolker, Wisconsin State Journal


Sweet, sad songs perfect on snowy eve

REVIEW: Lucinda Williams was suitably intimate at her solo gig at the Dakota Jazz Club.

– JON BREAM, Star Tribune

Lucinda Williams at Dakota Jazz Club, 2/20/11

Snowstorms be damned. While over a foot of snow came wafting down from the clouds last night, the Dakota Jazz Club was dry and packed for the first of three sold-out solo performances by Lucinda Williams.

– Andrea Swensson, City Pages

Morcheeba and its singer, together again

Skye Edwards brings her sensual voice back to the band after a breakup that lasted seven years.


Gipsy Kings, Broussard concerts postponed due to weather

Two Sunday night concerts were postponed due to weather: the Gipsy Kings at the State Theatre and Marc Broussard at the Varsity Theater.

– Star Tribune

Alisa Weilerstein and Bach; Gabriel Kahane and Craigslist

On Saturday evening at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis, two young music talents presented a program that combined the nearly 300-year-old Cello Suites of Bach and songs based on messages from the website Craigslist.

– Claude Peck, Star Tribune


Gunning for success St. Paul native had to learn to handle a gun and handcuffs for cop drama ‘Chicago Code’

On ‘The Chicago Code,’ Devin Kelley plays a rookie cop following in her dad’s, grandfather’s and uncle’s footsteps. In real life, St. Paul-born Kelley had never shot a gun until she was cast as Vonda Wysocki on the Fox drama.

– Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press

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