For six months, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has had to cancel its concerts, as musicians and management tangled over the terms of a new contract.The labor dispute began when the musicians' old contract expired at the end of September 2012. Three weeks later, musicians were locked out. Now, after ... More >>
Minnesota OperaWhat would you eat/drink between opera acts?The Minnesota Opera's production of La Traviata is in full swing. Everyone talks about pre- and post-theater dining options. But what choices are there mid-production? This week, the Hot Dish attended the featured opera of tragic lov ... More >>
Image courtesy of the Minnesota State FairSo, you paid the $8 to $11 entrance fee, and you saved money busing in rather than parking in a lot, but you're still worried about spending too much because you are on a fixed budget this year. No worries. There's plenty to do at the fair for little o ... More >>
Courtesy Dancing With the StarsD-list celebrities with A-list movesIt's been a month since the season finale of Dancing With the Stars, but The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is keeping the love alive with their summer dance series. Today Twin Cities twinkletoes will be downtown cuttin ... More >>
(Pictured: Last year's MOSAIC street fest)This weekend we have a party on the Walker lawn, a new music venue in Uptown, and two free street fests for kids.
TGIF: Thank god it's free.
But the Ordway's 'Sound of Music,' not so much
From our email (arriving too late for publication), here's a press release for a Tuesday event that's probably a lot more interesting than it sounds: 'LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS JAMES H. BILLINGTON AND BARITONE THOMAS HAMPSON CELEBRATE "CREATIVITY ACROSS AMERICA" WITH 11-CITY CONCERT TOUR. The internati ... More >>
The best and worst of 150 nights spent in a dark room. Plus: Dramatic hypotheses, and thespians speak out.
The season's first snowfall brings out the high culture in all of us
Crime pays in The Gangster Musical; romance founders in Adventures in Love