Driving around the Twin Cities today, you may see billboards with the words #Haikus4Gambia, accompanied by just that – a haiku. This consciousness-raising poetry project is the brainchild of IBé, a.k.a. Ibrahim Kaba, a local spoken word artist and computer programmer.  It celebrates the 49th anniversary of Gambia’s independence from British rule. IBé organized 49 different Read more

“Part of this season is what I would call ‘dreams fulfilled,’” said Peter Brosius. The artistic director of the Children’s Theatre Company rarely lacks enthusiasm, but when it comes to announcing the 2014-2015 season he takes things to new levels. This new batch of offerings is the result of years of work, either in the Read more

Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor and Artistic Director Osmo Vanska says it’s time for President Michael Henson to step down. Vanska kept quiet for much of the Minnesota Orchestra’s lockout, but perhaps recent calls for his return have emboldened the soft-spoken Finn. In a conversation Saturday with Brian Newhouse, managing director of Classical Minnesota Public Radio, Read more