This past legislative session, state politicians made some changes to how Minnesota State Arts Board funds are allocated. Now, artists can only use MSAB grant money for travel within state lines. Many artists have used MSAB grants in the past to research projects or participate in shows elsewhere in the country and internationally. For them Read more From producer Chris Roberts: This week, a musical about government restrictions of human urination, a film series about trashy, forgotten cinema, and a Twin Cities Balkan music troupe. (Want to be an Art Hound? Sign up!) How appropriate. Freelance stage manager Jessica Spivey says she almost wet her pants she laughed so hard watching Read more

VocalEssence, the Minnesota choir led by Philip Brunelle, has hired its first assistant artistic director in its 44 year history, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu. Wondemagegnehu comes from Orlando, Florida where he served as director of choral activities at Freedom High School. He holds a degree in choral conducting and vocal performance from Florida State University and a Read more