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84 Church St. SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 | University | 612-625-6003

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Pop, rock, folk, jazz and classical music, as well as dance and opera productions.


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    Works Progress Studio's "Water Bar," which has been traveling throughout the U.S., is one of the featured exhibitions in this symposium organized by artist and professor Christine Baeumler...
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    Indie-folk troubadour Damien Rice can be absolutely crushing to listen to. Rice's anguished voice is most recognizable from his 2002 breakthrough single "Cannonball," but the Irish singer...
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    In the early 1930s, Martha Graham developed a technique and aesthetic vision that revolutionized dance by taking it seriously as a vehicle for expressing ideas about politics, society, and...
  • Gimme Noise: Lists
    The indie rock universe eagerly awaits the March 31 release of Death Cab for Cutie's Kintsugi, the group's eighth full-length and final with founding guitarist Chris Walla. One of the most...
  • Gimme Noise: Concert Review
    The Decemberists Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis Tuesday, March 24, 2015 The title of the latest Decemberists album was inspired by one of American history's darkest tragedies, but the...
  • Gimme Noise: Lists
    The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy's incredibly deep vocabulary has made him one of rock's most famous nerds. I'd hate to come up against him in Scrabble. Listen to any tune from the...
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    Four years after The King Is Dead and its irrepressible radio-friendly hit "Down By the Water," the Decemberists returned in January with What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World....
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    Embedded in choreographer Mourad Merzouki's work for Compagnie Käfig is a kinetic wow factor. The movements — which blend hip-hop, gymnastics, martial arts, capoeria, and samba...
  • Gimme Noise: Last Night
    John Mellencamp Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis Wednesday, February 11, 2015 I'd heard "Jack and Diane" hundreds of times, but it wasn't until I sang, "Life goes on, long after the thrill...
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    Dance Theatre of Harlem is having a renaissance. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karlel Shook after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., DTH put to rest the assumption that...
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    Two decades after a heart attack kept him from touring for Dance Naked (the one with his hit cover of Van Morrison's "Wild Night"), John Mellencamp has turned in performances of late that...
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    In the 1960s, Suzanne Farrell became choreographer George Balanchine's main muse for the last 20 years of his life, leaving her indelible imprint on numerous ballets that he created. Now her...
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    Propulsive dance with a coolly Canadian-Gallic flair defines this company's style, which melds jazz, ballet, and contemporary dance forms. Israeli-American choreographer Barak Marshall's...
  • Gimme Noise: Last Night
    Ryan Adams Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis Monday, October 13, 2014 Here's how Ryan Adams beat back a case of the Mondays in Minneapolis. He retreated to his man cave, cracked open a...
  • Dressing Room: Dance
    This weekend, Northrop Auditorium will host the seventh McKnight SOLO. The biannual event showcases the work of six dancers -- Kari Mosel, Tamara Ober, Gregory Waletski, Taryn Griggs,...
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    The solo is arguably the most difficult dance form to pull off. Vulnerable and exposed, the dancer offers both a portrait of herself and a mirror in which members of the audience may see...
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    Paul Taylor has been making dances since 1954, 60 years in which his expertise and musicality have been honed to perfection with no loss of stylish eccentricity. His company of stellar...
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    For roughly a decade, Ray LaMontagne has wrapped his soulful, raspy voice around a reliably rootsy, folk-rock sound whose reflective lyrics lean heavily toward the world-weary and...
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    For Emily Johnson and her company, Catalyst, it takes several villages to make a dance. Her latest work, "SHORE," has been developed over the past year in process with many individuals and...
  • Dressing Room: Dance
    For Emily Johnson, everything is a dance. This includes walking the banks of the Mississippi, cleaning up trash, feasting, farming, and performing. "I constantly ask the question, 'How do...
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    As part of the Northern Spark Festival, Ananya Dance Theatre presents an all-night, audience participatory performance that begins outside Northrop and culminates in the venue's brand new...
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    The Dead live. In fact any number of bands lay partial claim to the Grateful Dead's legacy, but none come closer to the rambling, exploratory, intoxicating spirit of the Dead than RatDog,...
  • Dressing Room: Announcements
    After some time off for updates to the venue, the University of Minnesota's Northrop is returning to its full schedule of dance and performance. For its 96th year, the space will host a...
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    Trey McIntyre's reputation for dances that are both elegantly constructed and full of playful spontaneity has rocketed his company to national prominence. Movement invention and emotional...
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    The wait is over. The transformation of the historic Northrop Memorial Hall into Northrop — a center for performance, innovation, and engagement at the University of Minnesota —...
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    This Sunday, Emily Johnson and her performance company, Catalyst, will celebrate their 15-year anniversary with a gala preview party and benefit for their next performance installation,...

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