Before Wednesday's Lyle Lovett show at the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Family Amphitheater, the stage will be dedicated to the woman who made it a premiere concert destination. For almost 20 years, independent concert promoter Sue McLean nurtured Music in the Zoo into a diverse series that revamped the ... More >>
Sue McLean, an independent Twin Cities concert promoter, passed Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer. Any regular show-goer in the region has attended countless shows booked by McLean over the past four decades. McLean is responsible for booking the Basilica Block Party since it began in 1995 ... More >>
A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Di ... More >>
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The Twin Cities is starting to thaw out as January comes to an end. Friday night is especially busy. Retribution Gospel Choir plays the Turf Club while Minneapolis pays tribute to Joe Strummer in the First Avenue Mainroom. Semisonic songwriter Dan Wilson and brother Matt Wilson play a set at Pantage ... More >>
Steve Kramer, frontman for the genre-defying Twin Cities group the Wallets, has died. He was found in his hotel room Saturday while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He was 59.Kramer and the Wallets released two original albums via Twin/Tone in the mid-'80s, including the cele ... More >>
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Photos by Stacy Schwartzâ€‹Randy NewmanFebruary 21, 2011The Guthrie TheaterIn his recorded work, Randy Newman is a fractious figure. The top-flight composer working on commission rarely shares a sheet with the bright political satirist, and the vulnerable autobiographer never shares his regrets with ... More >>
Enzian44The mighty meterwurst.â€‹We have to admit--St. Paul is gaining an edge. On Tuesday chef Lenny Russo opens up Heartland's Farm Direct Market, where patrons can buy the restaurant's house-made charcuterie, jams, and jellies. It also will offer locally raised meats and poultry. But you'll have ... More >>
Critics' Picks for this week
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The famed writer of Angels in America is sharing his spotlight.
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Café Brenda's new sister restaurant offers a virtuous take on fine dining
Minneapolis's restaurant scene is reborn—again!—This time with big money and farm-positive ideals.
It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
Last year my boss sent me to sit in a dark room for 150 nights. Here's what I took away from the ordeal.
Arthur Miller's 'Resurrection Blues' nails society's sins
The Guthrie tries to act the part of class clown with a straight rendition of The School for Scandal
Aesthete Oscar Wilde is the talk of the town again as the Guthrie Lab mounts a play about his trials
Motorcycles and lesbian parenthood mingle in The Gene Pool
As songwriter Ann Reed and her audiences have matured, so has her work. Perhaps that's the reason for her loyal, widespread following
Word Up: KTCA's Daniel Bergin documents African American letters in Literature & Life.
The Twin Cities' most celebrated playwright and their most prominent theater finally meet--under questionable circumstances.
The Guthrie revives Arthur Miller's The Price.
Music-wise, this weekend's Mill City Festival looks like a winner. Business-wise, it's a $1.7 million gamble.