St. Paul isn't about to let Minneapolis have all the fun during the upcoming music festival season. The Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival has just announced their initial music and performance lineup for their annual showcase at Mears Park in downtown St. Paul. Concrete and Grass is set t ... More >>
Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions
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 >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. Go big or go home. When Russell Klein does something, he does it the right way. Exhibit A: the oyster bar. In late 2010, Klein--along with his co-owner and wife, Dest ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
Continuing the momentum of last year's self-titled slab of wax, Mother of Fire are set to deliver another stew of mystically tinged, violin-flavored bounce that you can bug out to with their latest self-titled LP, courtesy of local De Stijl imprint, this weekend. With a more organic and analog pu ... 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 >>
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After 15 years, James Sewell Ballet still thrives on the unexpected
Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
A short tour of some of the Twin Cities' historic recording studios
Civic boosters are proud of the Twin Cities' theaters, orchestras, museums, and literary centers. so what happened to the ballet?
After a storybook career on the stage, dancer and choreographer Lise Houlton helms the troupe her mother founded, Minnesota Dance Theater
Minnesota Public Radio's empire- building purchase of Marketplace Productions hits a snag
Longtime KFAI host and pioneering electronic musician Richard Paske finds a new key in solo jazz piano
The master of hats. The scrivener of sheet music. The literary litigator. Seven people whose contributions to the arts win them utter invisibility.
Goody-Two-Shoes: Vivica Genaux (right) wins hearts and steals scenes in the Minnesota Opera's Cinderella.