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In 2006, during the 6th annual Sound Unseen festival, jazz fans gathered at the Riverview Theater to see “My Name is Albert Ayler,” a documentary about the free-jazz saxophonist who played at Coltrane’
Hardcover Theater gets into the seasonal spirit this month with “Weird Tales for Halloween,” running Oct. 15 to 31 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl.
The evening features a trio of scary tales — “The Beast with Five Fingers,” “Lukundoo” and H.P.
If you are looking for a bit more context with your touring theatrical shows, you may want to check out the new “Broadway Confidential” series of talks hosted by the Hennepin Theatre Trust.
A humble proposal: Those who have the uncontrollable impulse to perform yet another version of “What a Wonderful World” (best-known rendition: Louis Armstrong) divert their energies instead toward Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and
Andrea Cochran is principal of her own landscape-architecture firm in San Francisco.
Every year, the Southern Theater, in collaboration with the McKnight Foundation, awards three fellowships of $25,000 to local choreographers.
“The Great Game: Afghanistan” is at turns thrilling and infuriating as a complex web of events, stories and characters take us along the Asian country’s troubled past and present. It’s a massive undertaking that doesn’t pretend to have the answers.
Artist Tom Rose, a professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota, has created a small but exquisite exhibition of his work with architectural underpinnings.
The man’s birth name is Mark Oliver Everett, although he is most commonly known simply as E.
During one of his visits to the Twin Cities some years ago, I asked Einojuhani Rautavaara what it is that characterizes Finnish music.
Doctors have given Jazzy J — nee Phil Henricks — of Twin Cities Radio one year to live. The cancer that has ravaged his bladder and the rest of his body over the last two years is advancing.
Friday and Saturday: Monk’s Music. Composer and pianist Thelonious Monk, who would have turned 93 on Oct. 10, continues to shape jazz and fascinate musicians and fans of the music.
“He promises to melt people’s faces off with his beats, and he sort of does that. It’s a very fast style of reggae that I like a lot.
Chank Diesel, well-known for his creative type fonts, is leading a team in creating murals on the Creative Lighting building near the Snelling Av. exit from I-94 in St.
What does a theater producer like? Selling tickets. What do they like more?
Ever improving in both deed and reputation under the baton of Osmo Vänskä, the Minnesota Orchestra returns for its 108th season (and eighth for Osmo) with a world premiere it commissioned from the eminent Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, Brah
The Minnesota History Center will open its “Chocolate” exhibit Saturday, with demonstrations — and samples — from noon to 4 p.m.
This is the type of exhibit that could attract new throngs of appreciative, and hungry, visitors.
Some of Saturday’s
I’m not going to pretend I know most of the acts that will be performing at this year’s SPARK Festival, the now-traditional confab of electronic music wizards enjoying its eighth year of operation on and around the U of M campus.
A powerhouse team of young performers is producing a new theater, music and dance work that examines the lives of same-sex couples and their families.
By now, we all know that being named a MacArthur Fellow is a very big deal. Established in 1981, the award carries enormous prestige; its nickname, the “Genius Grant,” says it all.