Tuesday news and reviews


War horrors in new Joe Chvala work

Percussive dance, Chan Poling music and a plot about an American photojournalist seeking to get out of a war zone.


Heaven, a Flying Foot Forum production at the Guthrie Theater

This emotionally-charged, human story left me feeling as if I’d been punched in the gut.

– David De Young, HowWasTheShow.com

Minneapolis theater is named after key donors

Historic downtown playhouse, moved 13 years ago, to be called Goodale Theater

– Graydon Royce, Star Tribune


‘Arms and the Man’ at the Guthrie, and the accidental postmodernism of ‘Sucker Punch’

– Max Sparber, MinnPost.com


Broken Dreams Review

Fathia Absie’s first documentary, Broken Dreams, tells the story of a group of teenage Somali-American boys who left their families in Minneapolis to fight Ethiopians invading Somalia. The Cedar Cultural Center screened the film on Friday, March 18, free of charge.

– Ashley Kuehl, TC Daily Planet


Kevin Foley, Bash & Pop bassist, passes away at 52

Foley was the bass player in local bands Swingset, Routine 11, and Bash & Pop, which was formed by his brother and one-time Replacements replacement drummer, Steve Foley, with the ‘Mats’ Tommy Stinson and guitarist Steve Brantseg.

– Andrea Swensson, City Pages

Soundset 2011: Atmosphere, Big Boi, De La Soul, Doomtree, Brother Ali

There are a few national surprises amongst the local mainstays.

– Andrea Swensson, City Pages

Dodos entrance the Cedar Cultural Center

San Francisco band the Dodos brought their brand of folk-infused indie rock to the Cedar Cultural Center on March 23, with openers Reading Rainbow. They

– Kyle Matteson, TC Daily Planet


Life on Snark Avenue

Hangups are swept away with a song and a laugh.

– Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

Patton Oswalt shows his Wits at the Fitzgerald

Nobody had stopped laughing for the entire show, and after the oppressive winter we’ve just about wrapped up, this was a fantastic way to begin the spring.

– Pat O’Brien, City Pages

Notes from the tipsy Twit-Pit: How Patton Oswalt earned me a retweet from John Moe

As far as I remember, I had a wonderful time.

– Courtney Algeo, Arts Orbit

‘River of Passion’ returns for new soapy goodness

Minneapolis’s favorite onstage soap opera returns this week for a new month of “episodes” at the Bryant-Lake Bowl.

– Ed Huyck, City Pages