Art Hounds: Jace Clayton, MSPIFF, and the hills are alive in Nordeast

djrupture024.jpg DJ Rupture (Photo by Erez Avissar/Courtesy of Pitchfork)

This week, globalization as interpreted by the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, The Morris Park Players are dressing like nuns, and a producer drops his DJ moniker and embraces minimalist piano at the SPCO.

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Charisse Gendron thinks the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, even in its remaining four days, has a lot to teach would-be citizens of the world. Charisse, an MIA grant writer and local film blogger, advises to pick films and directors from countries with the richest film traditions. Through April 28th at St. Anthony Main Theater in Minneapolis.

christopherjamesnew.JPGArts public relations consultant Christopher James says the St. Paul Chamber Music Series Liquid Music Series provides a unique glimpse at the broadening horizons of classical music. Christopher is especially excited about the next installment, which features Jace Clayton, aka DJ Rupture, electronically experimenting with the minimalist piano pieces of African American composer Julius Eastman. Tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 8pm at the SPCO Center.

kathleenrichert.JPGTwin Cities costume maker and visual artist Kathleen Richert was caught a little by surprise by the Morris Park Players’ production of the classic musical, “The Sound of Music.” Kathleen says the more-than-40-performer production by the more-than-50-year-old Northeast Minneapolis community theater was absolutely top notch, even though there were no Alps in the background.

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