A bicyclist sustained a severe head injury after colliding with a car during a race in downtown Minneapolis Saturday. Shaina Briscoe, 28, an avid cyclist and volunteer for 89.3 The Current, has been unconscious and in intensive care since the accident. Shaina is a loud advocate for bike safety, an ... More >>
Minneapolis and St. Paul have seen a substantial migration of Northern Minnesota musicians to the Cities. Packed with a radiant story and haunting voice, Grand Marais performer Barbara Jean's new album The Great Escape leans heavily on the bluegrass side and perfectly balances the heartbreak in Jean ... More >>
Big Cats!With The Chalice and K. RaydioCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThursday, October 11, 2012It's certainly been a productive year for Spencer Wirth-Davis, the hip-hop producer better known as Big Cats!. With some full-length rap albums under his belt, including The Tribe and Big Cats' Space a ... More >>
Spencer Wirth-Davis dedicates new release to his mother
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Cat-meme lovers unite for a meowing—or wowing—first-ever event
The iconic West Bank sign will rise again at this ceremony.
Know someone who works hard to make our community better? Nominate them to win $10,000.
Artists, management call truce after highly criticized firing of artistic director Jeff Bartlett
The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best
Dance critic Caroline Palmer reports on the community reaction to the artistic director's removal. Many are concerned this move indicates "a larger sensibility and style of leadership that is detrimental to the future of the Southern."
Minnesota Film Arts downsizes its festival, prepares to sell off its screen
Wherein six Minnesotans brave the Mekong River, whirlpools, and dysentery in a leaky boat with a lawnmower engine held together by toothpaste and cardboard and live to tell about it
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
Searching for backyard wrestlers, cholos, a scorpion belt, and the most blessed Virgin with Xavier Tavera
Here is the final hour--save for a brief gap while the videotape was being replaced--of the Minnesota House testimony on the Twins stadium bill, after all the amendments had been considered.
Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?
Inver Grove Heights tries to turn one of its last farms into a subdivision
Why would a giant of free jazz hang out with middle school kids?
Former Minnesotans Say the Twin Cities Cultural Scene Is Insular. Insecure. Unprofitable. Out of Touch. What Does It Mean to Live in an Artists' Paradise If Everyone Wants to Leave?
Local labels are redefining the way to make music
Civic boosters are proud of the Twin Cities' theaters, orchestras, museums, and literary centers. so what happened to the ballet?
After 22 Years of Supporting Artists, the Minnesota Dance Alliance Marches Into the Grave
A Minneapolis neighborhood association raises the eyebrows of city administrators--and the ire of some of its constituents
City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.
When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.
If you could wave your magic wand and make one improvement to the Twin Cities, what would it be?
Can this year's Minnesota Independent Film Fund winners marshal their scripts to the screen?
Penumbra Theatre's campaign to build an ambitious new stage has the makings of an epic drama--or a nonprofit tragedy
What takes seven years to build, costs nearly $600,000, and looks like a boondoggle?
Five years ago Joel Sisson's blend of art, social work, and lawn furniture was the talk of the town. Now the founder of the Green Chair Project is sitting on a pile of dreams and unpaid bills.
The courtship between artists and foundations is filled with sweet talk, deception, and intrigue
Arts funding and the cost of free money
KTCA tried to survive the public TV wars by being bigger and better. Too bad the grants dried up and the talent jumped ship.
The terrible compassion of Mary Jo Copeland.
A nonprofit group called Urban Ventures is making moves along the long-depressed Lake Street corridor--and polarizing some of the people who live there in the process.
The local art scene has turned into a refuge for the creatively challenged.