Exiting Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vänskä added a deafening exclamation point to his farewell concerts over the weekend. Last week, he announced that he was resigning from his position after a decade as music director with the orchestra, and the performances at Ted Mann Concert Hall would ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
Lila Downs is one of the foremost names in Mexican world music. Her most recent full-length album, Pecados y Milagros (Sins and Miracles), won the 2012 Latin Grammy for Best Folk Album and the 2013 Grammy for Best Regional Mexican Album. Downs has been performing music in the traditional style of he ... More >>
With Spring approaching, forget the snow for a second, Minneapolis is selling out shows left and right. Wednesday night, sisters Tegan and Sara are welcomed to Minneapolis by a sold-out First Ave mainroom. Muse hits the Target Center Thursday and Imagine Dragons sells out the Varsity on Friday. Satu ... More >>
One of Minneapolis's most stately music venues, Orchestra Hall, is currently getting a much needed modern face-lift, as the exterior of the hall is undergoing a major $50 million renovation that should be finished sometime in 2013. While the changes to the interior and the glorious auditorium itself ... More >>
This Sunday's Big Gig at the Ted Man Concert Hall has been canceled. The event, sponsored by the Minnesota Orchestra and the Current, was to feature performances from Solid Gold, Jeremy Messersmith, Halloween, Alaska, Charlie Parr and others, both indoors and outside the U of M's Ted Mann Concert Ha ... More >>
The 24th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum is set to take place in Minneapolis on March 1-3, bringing together an impressive group of leaders in the worlds of politics, education, and music. One of the many highlights of the momentous three-day event will be a discussion and short performance by ... More >>
Despite the cold, this weekend is filled with tons of free stuff to do. For example, after taking a year off the Art Shanty Project is returning to Medicine Lake with shanties offering fashion, live music, sports, family activities, and more each Saturday and Sunday through early February. Looki ... More >>
Thank you, Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, for keeping Weird Al alive.
Coming alive with Ashlee Simpson, Brother and Sister, Soweto Gospel Choir
How vaudeville, motion pictures, and hip hop came to Dinkytown through one controversial theater--now reopened with beds for seats!
Eight jazz discs that put the boot to our ears in 2004
In the 24 hours before First Avenue declared bankruptcy, employees were told to cash their checks, gather their things, and wait.
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
Herbie Hancock embraces bebop, hip hop, drum 'n' bass, jazz--and all humanity
The National Entertainment State Stands Firm--Then Runs Away
A generation of far-out dance experiments returns to the stage through Baryshnikov and his White Oak Dance Project
Aquatennial hits Minneapolis where we live
Two mismatched musicians make sense together, playing in the key of life
We list the best of the best of 1997.
With Enter Achilles, London's DV8 Physical Theatre proves that you don't need to step fancy to walk like a man.