Wednesday news and reviews


‘Foundlore’ exhibition at the Vine Arts Center

Three brothers and two roommates have been working together in one studio to create an art exhibition that comments on our media-saturated and recycle-saturated world.

– Coco Mault, City Pages


Latest Leon mystery takes you to Venice

Police inspector Guido Brunetti uses his sharp intellect and astute instincts to uncover the beautiful city’s corrupt underside.

– MERLE MINDA, Star Tribune


‘Win Win’ and ‘Source Code’: The pleasures of the character actor

I think most successful film and television actors were not high-school drama nerds, but weirdo jocks.

– Max Sparber,


Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears at the Cedar, 4/3/11

My faith in funk was restored; my passion for garage punk was reignited.

– Cyn Collins, City Pages

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears drip sweetness at the Cedar Cultural Center

Playing his first headlining performance in Minnesota (he opened for the Dave Matthews Band at the Xcel Energy Center last September), Black Joe Lewis led his band the Honeybears through one of the more raucous shows I have seen at the Cedar.

– Kyle Matteson, TC Daily Planet

Bright Eyes and Titus Andronicus at First Avenue, 4/4/11

Conor Oberst has always seemed quite comfortable on the First Avenue stage. Monday night proved to be no exception, as Oberst, back performing under the Bright Eyes moniker, treated the sold-out crowd to a two-hour set filled with hits both new and old.

– Erik Thompson, City Pages

Bright Eyes opens up two-night stand at First Ave

Rumors of Bright Eyes’ demise after its current album have probably been greatly exaggerated, but there were reasons to believe Conor Oberst really is calling it a day during Monday night’s sold-out show at First Avenue.

– Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

Minnesota Zoo unveils full summer 2011 concert schedule

The series kicks off with the Go-Gos, who are embarking on a “Ladies Gone Wild” tour that stops at the Zoo on June 14.

– Andrea Swensson, City Pages

J. Mascis and Kurt Vile shred it up at the Entry

Saturday night’s sold-out show at the quaint 7th Street Entry could have easily been at a venue double or triple the size, but it certainly would have lost a bit of its magic had it been elsewhere.

– Kyle Matteson, TC Daily Planet

Moon Duo howl at the Turf Club

Simply dressed in white tees and hunkered over their instruments with no stage lighting save a disco ball, Moon Duo brought their glowering, grinding haze to a sadly underattended Turf Club Sunday night

– Alex Gaterud, TC Daily Planet


Frank reprising ‘Cabaret’ to recoup losses

The theater’s officials said cancellation of the final two shows meant a loss of almost $11,000 for Frank.

– Pioneer Press

To Kill a Mockingbird

Scout, Atticus, and Boo Radley come to (generally) satisfying life in this new stage adaptation at Park Square Theatre.

– Ed Huyck, City Pages

Uncle Vanya at Gremlin Theatre

Play takes a hard look at wasted lives

– Ed Huyck, City Pages

NT Live brings Danny Boyle’s “Frankenstein” to life at the Guthrie Theater

The NT Live program is now wrapping up its second season, and the screening of Frankenstein last Sunday at the Guthrie demonstrated a huge leap forward in sophistication and finesse.

– Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet

Heidi Arneson: 100 Creatives

A veteran performance artist, Heidi Arneson has been a fixture on the local arts scene for decades.

– Jessica Armbruster

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