The saving of Minneapolis’ iconic Peavey Plaza from reconstruction tops the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of preservation successes from the past year. On the Trust’s PreservationNation blog it states: Peavey Plaza, a modernist “park plaza” designed by M. Paul Friedberg and Associates, is one of the few works of landscape architecture listed on Read more

It’s not uncommon for Minnesotans to tout the state’s strong support for the arts. It’s rare, however, that someone backs it up with more than anecdotal proof. A recent report by Accenture, the global management and technology consulting company, found that 47 percent of people in the Twin Cities give to arts organizations, ranking the Read more

Among the Minnesotans who are making strong contributions to improvisational music is Duluth native Tom Matta, a trombonist, composer and arranger who teaches at DePaul University in Chicago. The Tom Matta Big Band’s recording “Components” was one of the notable albums from Minnesotans in 2013, with strong compositions, polished arrangements and artful solos. The tunes Read more