With fall on the horizon, Minnesotans should do all they can to enjoy as many outdoor music events that the area has to offer before the weather eventually turns. And next weekend, the eighth annual Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival has assembled a free, three-day musical celebration that ... More >>
The lockout of the Minnesota Orchestral musicians ended Tuesday when the board and musicians agreed to a new three-year contract, returning to the stage as soon as next month. "Both sides have compromised and the good news is we have reached a settlement," orchestra president and CEO Michael Henso ... More >>
Congratulations are in order for the Minnesota-based Okee Dokee Brothers. They just picked up the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Children's Album for Can You Canoe?, a record inspired by a canoe trip down the Mississippi River.The duo of Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing accepted the award in the pre-tap ... More >>
Today is the day classical music died in Minneapolis, at least through the end of November -- the Minnesota Orchestra has cancelled all concerts at least until December after management and musicians couldn't settle a dispute over their next collective bargaining agreement.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Orches ... More >>
After releasing The Revolution EP in March, Retribution Gospel Choir have already played a few memorable shows in the Twin Cities to celebrate. But apparently those gigs weren't quite enough, as the spirited Duluth trio have just announced that they will be doing a Tuesday night residency at the Tur ... More >>
Related:Retribution Gospel Choir releases free EP (DOWNLOAD)Retribution Gospel Choir's Alan Sparhawk: I don't write intentionallyMinneapolis Democrats are proving that they want a "revolution" in a very literal sense. For the Southwest Minneapolis DFL's annual picnic, often called the Blue BBQ, Dulu ... More >>
In an effort to reduce crime, Metro Transit staff now pipes in classical music at the Lake St. LRT station.Does playing classical music at busy transit stations really help deter crime?Some of you may remember when classical music played from speakers above the bustling Block E bus stop years ago ... More >>
On March 22 and 23, a collective of young, folk-rooted composers who were drinking buddies back in Vermont will perform at the Walker's William and Nadine McGuire Theater. If you read that sentence and a certain level of pretentious cultural superiority didn't come to mind, go back and read it ag ... More >>
Last night at the Walker Art Center, composer Missy Mazzoli and violist Nadia Sirota -- we'd like to say 'kicked off' right here but that is a completely inappropriate idiom for what happened -- welcomed the String Theory Festival with a performance in the hodge-podge of Gallery 2.
"An evening with Philip Glass... Just an evening?!"
Photo by bagaball via flickr.comIt is the first Wednesday of the month again, and in addition to hearing practice tornado sirens, you can also get a preview of upcoming performing art acts around the Twin Cities. A little bit of this, and a little bit of that, from magic, to improv, to classical ... More >>
Saturday night is your last chance to catch the Minnesota Opera's production of Salome by Richard Strauss, the German Romantic composer's steamy take on the story of a young girl who performs an erotic dance for her step-father in order to wreak vengeance on a holy man who rebuffed her advances ( ... More >>
A musical performance of modern Greek myth is staged in local community gardens-- mint /tomato /watermellon appetizers included.
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