Huge Theater co-founder Jill Bernard is excited that Audrey Crabtree is back in town as Deenie Nast: There have always been waves of great Minnesota artists expatriating to the coasts. Every now and then prodigal sons and daughters return. When Audrey Crabtree went to New York in 1997 as part of such an exodus, it was Read more →
Film and theater director John Gaspard highly recommends The Recovery Party’s “Push Button. Get Bacon.” Okay, I’ll admit that it took me a moment to figure out the graphic for The Recovery Party’s new show at the Bryant Lake Bowl, “Push Button. Get Bacon.” My bad. Like the graphic and title, the show Read more →
This week, in our first web-only installment, the Hounds recommend two touring music acts (one synthy and the other homey) and a lyric look at identity during the Dust Bowl era. Musician Matt Latterell recommends Future Bible Heroes: “Why Future Bible Heroes?” It’s a question that I can’t be the only music geek to ever Read more →
From producer Chris Roberts: This week, an open air venue in a refurbished downtown Park Rapids, viewing art in book form, and an indie women’s choral group interprets master songwriters. And don’t forget, Art Hounds will be taking a radio break but will continue on the State of the Arts blog for the next two Read more →
http://youtu.be/tsoWkkpGLpI 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 →
From producer Chris Roberts: If you feel that 14 lines is the ideal poem length, that surveying Twin Cities history through song and dance sounds appealing, and that love is not just a matter of the heart, but a subject for scientific exploration, you’ll be especially intrigued by what the hounds have to say this Read more →
This week, three Sallys explore the relationship between Native Americans and jazz, a new musical about the autumn years, and a print artist jamboree in Minneapolis. (Want to be an Art Hound? Sign up!) The last time Groveland Gallery director Sally Johnson went to Highpoint Center for Printmaking’s annual “Open Portfolio” event, she felt “like Read more →
This week the hounds introduce us to an overlooked Minnesota composer, a gallery that is hosting a live documentary and a band that embodies the best of garage rock.
The Art Hounds are here this week to whet your appetite with a puppet production that will make you think, an exhibit that showcases inventive printmakers, and a vocal group specializing in ancient harmonies.
Even though he’s re-emerging on the national scene, Prince has been generating buzz in Minnesota for well over 30 years, with rumors swirling about a surprise local Prince performance at least once a year. This MPR News story from the 1986 Minnesota Music Awards (which are now defunct), gives us an idea of how little has changed.