This weekend Mu Performing Arts co-founder and artistic director Rick Shiomi is stepping down from his leadership role. But he’s by no means retiring. In a recent conversation, Shiomi said he plans to spend more time writing plays and is looking forward to directing shows at other Twin Cities theaters. “Basically I’m going to go Read more →
Archives for August 2013
A new report released today by the group Orchestrate Excellence finds that while Minnesotans believe having a world-class orchestra is important to the quality of life in Minnesota, they are embarrassed and dismayed by the lack of action on all sides of the Minnesota Orchestra lockout. The 38-page report is based on a community forum Read more →
Jessica Paxton is a radio host and show promoter/booker in Northfield. She’s excited to see Nick Sinclair’s new exhibit: This Saturday, Aug. 31 from 6-9 p.m., local artist Nick Sinclair will present “Lost Souls Found Art,” a new exhibit at High Noon Tattoos and Gallery in Northfield. In the exhibit, Sinclair (an established ‘hot rod’ Read more →
This post has been updated For months now observers of the Minnesota Orchestra deadlock have focused on the Sept. 9 deadline set by Music Director Osmo Vanska for a rehearsal to prevent his resignation. But today things shifted again. According to a release from the Minnesota Orchestra Vanska now says rehearsals must start by the Read more →
Gov. Dayton is at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair over the noon hour, taking questions from the audience. One fair-goer took the opportunity to ask Dayton what he’s doing to end the Minnesota Orchestra lockout. His response: I’ve been doing all that I’ve been asked to do, all that I can think Read more →
Stop trying to democratize the orchestral experience, Washington Post critic says. Read more →
Lightsey Darst lives at that wonderful intersection of art — and art.
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Last night the Wells Fargo Community Room at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts was filled to overflowing, as teenagers and their families celebrated the opening of a new exhibition. Nearby, close to 50 hooded sweatshirts, or “hoodies,” are on display, featuring images and drawings the kids have worked on over the past eight weeks. One Read more →
This weekend theater-goers will get to explore Bedlam Theatre’s new stomping grounds in Lowertown, St. Paul.
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The warring sides in the Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute have “a closing window of opportunity” to resolve the situation, Gov. Mark Dayton says.
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