By Chris Strouth
Thomas Spiegel, also known as DJ Man-X, passed away on December 30, 2012, in Miami Beach. He was 47.
A DJ regular at First Avenue, Spiegel hosted his House Nation Under A Groove nights of soulful house music around the Twin Cities, Spiegel also was an investment banker and eventu ... More >>
Bain Boehlke's first encounter with Dial M For Murder is more than a half century in the past. As a youth in Farmington, the young impresario had his own summer theater. One summer, he brought Frederick Knott's then-new thriller to the stage.This weekend, Boehlke once again helms the show, openin ... More >>
Updating Shakespeare for the modern day is always a dangerous proposition. It's doubly so for Julius Caesar, which is a 400-year-old look at an event from two millennia in the past. This co-production by the Acting Company and the Guthrie Theater works more often than not, even if the veneer of m ... More >>
Photo by Diane MountfordJohn Ford's 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore offers a slight twist on Romeo and Juliet. Okay, the Jacobean playwright offered a really big doozy of a twist. In his play, the star-crossed lovers are brother and sister.
Jason Derülo isn't what you would expect from a 21 year old hip-hopper. But according to Jason, it's not hip-hop -- it's a new facet of pop, evident in his first single "Watcha Say," which was a #1 US single that went 3x Platinum in 2009. Aided by the all-familiar sounds of auto-tuning, the song ... More >>
(Pictured: Past entrants hope to achieve flight for Red Bull's Flugtag)This week we have multiple CD-release shows, an art fest on the north side, and some DIY flying machines that will (most likely) crash into the Mississippi.