Steven Brown's comeback rings out loud and clear
Will the Dinkytown bar's cool decor go with it? Jason McLean, owner of the Loring Pasta Bar and director of the Varsity Theater, has left the Kitty Cat Klub. "I'm not booking there," he says, declining to go into details. "We're still too involved in negotiating the divorce for me to speak about ... More >>
Jason McLean's email (from "Varsity Theater Reopens"): We are In Business!!! Today, Friday, April 15th, the City of Minneapolis, in it's infinite wisdom, granted a Certificate of Occupancy to the Varsity Theater Project. Shows will soon resume. The first show will actually be tonight, Conversat ... More >>
Last month the City of Minneapolis closed the Varsity Theater in Dinkytown, just as our history of the 90-year-old landmark was going to press. Now the music/film/performance space is back open for good, with shows starting tonight. Here's owner Jason McLean's email.
First the Clown Lounge, now this Tulip Sweet and Her Trail of Tears have broken up, according to keyboardist Tom Siler. Here's his email in response to news that the band's beloved Clown Lounge had closed: stunned! Woah! that's crazy! I guess it may as well be time to announce that the Tulip ... More >>
What's going on at the Varsity theater? The City inspections department is continuing to examine and re-examine the plans that have been in their possession since last August. The single occupant accessible restroom, which passed muster 12 years ago and does meet the current State accessibility g ... More >>
How vaudeville, motion pictures, and hip hop came to Dinkytown through one controversial theater--now reopened with beds for seats!
What you can do to revitalize downtown Minneapolis
Conspiracies and labor angst at a Minneapolis hipster mecca
True confessions of a vegetable offender
After invigorating the local performance scene, small-theater impresario Dean J. Seal gets his walking papers
The Loring labor fight takes an obscene turn
Rent Hike: A leggy landlady (Lola Lesheim) makes paying rent a kind of murder for her pulp-writing tenant (Paul Smith) in Killers
Shaken and Stirred: Lola Lesheim in Eugene O'Neill's melodrama Anna Christie.