Not all shows this weekend feature Santa or Jesus. Nimbus Theatre offers a stark alternative to the jolly consumerism of the season.
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The hounds uncover an authentic, heartfelt singer-songwriter from Vermont, snowflakes projected on a skyway and, just in time for Christmas, Rudolph, Frosty, and John McClane sharing the stage. (Want to be an Art Hound? Sign up!) Theater photographer Scott Pakudaitis’ side split when he saw “A Very Die Hard Christmas” a few days ago. The Read more →
Borders is now dead, Barnes & Noble is struggling and, according to the Washington Post, there are now more indie bookstores opening than closing. Read more →
Three Hobbit movies? Not so great. What other trilogies deserve praise, and which don’t? Read more →
The locked out Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra today announced details of a 10-concert spring season, featuring violinists Joshua Bell and Itzhak Perlman, among others. The musicians hinted at some of the upcoming concerts at their community meeting Monday, but now have announced dates, programs, and ticket details. “Our goal is to maintain a world-class Read more →
This morning the Walker Art Center returned one of the more sizable pieces in its contemporary art collection to its rightful place — outdoors.
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This week: Neon sign sloganeering, an audience-designed, improvised Christmas musical, and a celebrated indie band is feted in its hometown.
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A group of 10 state legislators today called for the resignation of Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson and two members of the orchestra’s board of directors on the grounds that they have poorly led the orchestra. In a letter sent to members of the Board of the Minnesota Orchestral Association released late this Read more →
The Guthrie Theater is ending its 50th anniversary season in the red. Director Joe Dowling said the $437,862 shortfall — which amounts to about 1.6 percent of the regional theater’s $27 million budget — comes as a “bit of a blow.” “We’ve had a difficult year,” said Dowling. “Any year where there’s a deficit is Read more →
With only a few weeks before St. Paul’s Artists’ Quarter closes its doors, jazz musicians in the Twin Cities plan a benefit this weekend to help raise money for owner Kenny Horst’s closing costs. Horst, a jazz drummer, announced in October that the club’s nights would come to an end on New Year’s Eve because Read more →