Tuesday news and reviews


Envision Artopia Spring 2011 at Graves 601 4/10/11

For the first time featuring an all-white runway and stage setup, the overall production itself was a gleaming success

– Jen Boyles, City Pages


Printmaking, the Pink Hobo, and the economics of art

– Max Sparber, MinnPost.com


FYI – Paul Simon is coming to First Avenue in May.

Jeremy Messersmith’s ‘Works for Words’ at the Fitzgerald, 4/9/11

At Jeremy Messersmith’s “Works for Words” show at the Fitzgerald on Saturday night, I was again reminded how much talented is coursing through the veins of the local music community.

– Andrea Swensson, City Pages

Pianist pulls his red socks back on

Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns to Minneapolis to play a world premiere with the orchestra.

– GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune

Wire with Arcwelder at First Avenue, 4/10/11

Sunday night was a bit like a trip in a time machine — but one where nothing gets screwed up in the future and the past has actually aged better than you thought.

– Pat O’Brien,

The Guess Who and Chuck Negron at Grand Casino, 4/9/11

What to expect of a performance by two of the greatest soul and blues-infused rock bands of the ’60s and ’70s, who are now performing in the first case as a singer without his original band, and in the second, with a new singer entirely, only the founding bassist remaining?

– Nikki Miller


FYI – Mixed Blood has added 28 shows to its successful run of “Avenue Q”

‘Next Fall’ is skin deep

A glib production avoids depth, hoping that laughter will get us to a sentimental catharsis.

-GRAYDON ROYCE, Star Tribune

“Next Fall” at the Jungle Theater

The Jungle Theater’s spring offering deals with one of those issues that lurks on the fringes of our consciousness – except for those who live every day with the question, “What does it mean to be gay and Christian?”

– Janet Preus, HowWasTheShow.com

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