Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Standup Comic

Greg Coleman II

Whether he’s sharing his experiences working with kids or discussing his dreams of one day owning brand-new furniture, Greg Coleman’s delivery and personality make him a force in local comedy. This guy is the real deal. Thanks to his past gig as a radio personality on the old Tony Fly Morning Show on B96, Coleman has been making people laugh for years. Since moving on to standup, he has become one of the most consistent performers in town, and one of the most heavily in demand. He’s a regular emcee at Acme Comedy Co. and Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy, and he has performed just about everywhere, from the Boy Kisses weekly comedy showcase to the University of Minnesota. When he’s not onstage, he’s a regular contributor to KARE 11’s Breaking the News program, bringing his brash, insightful viewpoints to the airwaves. It’s highly likely that he’ll be taking over bigger stages both in and out of Minnesota in the not too distant future.

Readers’ Choice: Jenn Schaal

Best Actor Randy Reyes

Best Actress Shelby Richardson

Best Art Crawl FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl

Best Art Gallery All My Relations Gallery

Best Art Supplies Art Materials

Best Author Louise Erdrich

Best Book (Fiction) 'Knockout' by John Jodzio

Best Book (Nonfiction) 'The King of Skid Row' by James Eli Shiffer

Best Bookstore (New) Milkweed Books

Best Bookstore (Used) Magers & Quinn

Best Choreographer Karen Sherman

Best Comedy Club Joke Joint Comedy Club

Best Dance Company TU Dance

Best Dance Performance James Sewell Ballet's 'Killer Pig'

Best Director Peter Rothstein

Best Fashion Designer Russell Bourrienne

Best Fashion Show Envision

Best Gallery Exhibition Lindsay Rhyner: "PRV's"

Best Movie Theater Showplace ICON Theatre at West End

Best Museum Walker Art Center

Best Museum Exhibition Ken Gonzales-Day: "Shadowlands"

Best Open Mic (Comedy) Sisyphus Brewing

Best Play 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' at Jungle Theater

Best Public Art Erin Sayer's Prince stencils

Best Theater Jungle Theater

Best Theater Troupe Sandbox Theatre