First Avenue remains this area’s quintessential rock club, especially when the bands onstage can provide that tuning-fork splendor that escalates the intensity and immediacy of their visceral sound without sacrificing too much of the intimacy that l
Minnesota artist James Hautman won the federal duck stamp contest for the fourth time on a tie-breaking vote — beating his brother, Robert, a two-time winner himself.
The winner was announced Saturday in Berkeley, Calif.
Inspired performances, a warm and relaxed vibe, and an ideal setting combined in a thoroughly enjoyable experience at Thursday’s “Meditations and Revelations” concert at MacPhail Center for Music’s Antonello Hall.
Created by MacPhail’s jazz coordin
Patrick Castillo is the new artistic planning director for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and will start work Nov.
A tight downtown rectangle this weekend will contain more than a half-dozen music shows varied and enticing enough to satisfy most any taste and temperament, no matter how discerning.
Friday and Saturday: Nichola Miller “Thou Swingeth” CD Release. You might have heard her sing at Spoonriver, Hell’s Kitchen, the Mill City Farmers Market, or the Times (back when it was the Times).
“Enduring Prescience” is the title of Minnesota Dance Theatre’s two-weekend, two-program concert at the Lab Theater this weekend and next.
Both programs include works by Elisa Monte, “Tears Rolling” (2003) and “White Dragon,” a MDT premiere; founde
Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, who danced with the ballet deconstructionist William Forsythe and his company in Frankfurt, investigates the physics of the body in her fantastical dance-puppet hybrid “Dark Matters” this weekend at the Walker Ar
No Jonathan Franzen? That seems to be the first reaction throughout the book world.
St. Paul photographer Leo Kim has created some terrific photos of St. Paul and plans to publish them in a book called “St. Paul Serenity,” but is struggling to come up with money for printing.
Enter some prominent supporters, including St.
People and institutions making contributions to the arts and arts education in Minnesota can be nominated for the annual Sally Awards.
Named after philanthropist and Ordway Theater donor Sally Ordway Irvine, the awards have been presented annually
The University of Minnesota’s School of Music will honor retiring University President Robert Bruininks with its 10th Anniversary Collage Concert on Saturday.
The 7:30 p.m.
The Guthrie Theater will screen the 2010-11 season of NT Live broadcasts, starting Saturday, Nov.
American Ballet Theatre’s studio company, ABT II, performs an eclectic program of classical and contemporary works Saturday night at Northrop.
The term “baroque” stems from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning an irregular, oddly shaped pearl.
Fifteen years ago, a young U of M graduate in dance started his own company, ARENA Dances.
The annual films-about-music series, Sound Unseen, takes place this weekend at the Southern Theater, with much-talked-about movies about Phil Spector (Thursday) and Harry Nilsson (Saturday) bookending the series.
Friday and Saturday: Jef Lee Johnson. He’s a bluesman with jazz chops, a jazzer who gets funky, a funkster who rocks, a rocker adept at bluegrass.
Rare is the recording that leaves you feeling as if the songwriter is singing about your life through the prism of his or hers, as Ben Weaver’s stunning new “Mirepoix and Smoke” does throughout nine songs.
Looking for some politics with your musical theater? “Michele!