Sort past the melodrama, the sappy romance, and the rather boilerplate plot lines and “Mao’s Last Dancer,” the new film directed by Bruce Beresford, includes some not-too-bad ballet dancing, in addition to a peek behind the red curtain of China’s pr
Kent Nerburn, who won a 2010 Minnesota Book Award for his “The Wolf at Twilight,” will speak Friday night at a free program at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley.
His book, subtitled “An Indian Elder’s Journey through a Land of
Legend has it that after seeing a performance of Gluck’s “Orphee,” the writer Jean-Jacques Rousseau left the Paris Opera with tears streaming down his face.
No one leaving the Ordway Center Saturday night, having seen the same opera in its original
I could belabor the point for pages, but here’s the simple message about Frank Theatre’s latest production, “Eclipsed”: Go.
The blessing and curse of Mr.
The 53rd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, from which I returned on Monday, reminded me again of how much world-class jazz we hear in the Twin Cities. The festival’s biggest hit, Trombone Shorty, performed at the Minnesota Zoo in July.
Kevin Barnes is the sort of lavishly creative, hyper-narcissistic eccentric who pumps you up and wears you out when he’s in your proximity.
Barnes, the heart, soul and 14-carat mood ring of the Athens, Ga., group of Montreal (the preposition is unc
Word has it that Kate Nordstrum is the most adventurous music curator in town.
An exhibit of King Tut artifacts is coming to the Science Museum of Minnesota next year.
Most of the items — to be displayed at the St. Paul museum from Feb. 18 to Sept.
The Northrop Dance Season will open this Friday with quite a splash, literally.
Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza, reportedly Mexico’s premiere modern-dance company, is the 20/11 season’s first performance.
Local authors Jim Rogers and Nick Hayes will read tonight from their works in the Readings by Writers series in St. Paul.
Rogers is a poet and editor of “New Hibernia Review,” a journal of Irish Studies published by the University of St. Thomas.
An author named Jonathan Franzen is speaking tonight at the Talking Volumes series at the Fitzgerald Theater in St.
Adaptations to the stage can be tricky things, as can be clearly seen in the Guthrie’s working of Louise Erdrich’s “The Master Butchers Singing Club,” now playing on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.
It’s not often Wendy Lehr is left thunderstruck, but the veteran actor looked positively stunned last night at the annual Ivey Awards when she was honored for her half a century of performing, directing and teaching with a lifetime achievement award
A note to start: When the audience applauds at what they think is the end of the play, and then said play goes on for another 15 minutes — underscoring the main points made over the last hour and a half one more time with everything short of a Power
The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul began its Leaders of Design Series in 2005. Over the years, CVA has hosted Larsen Design, Michael Vanderbyl, Steven Heller, Blu Dot Design and Manufacturing, and Communication Arts magazine.
Ralph Lemon — dancer, choreographer, visual artist, as well as compiler and conceptual investigator into race and identity — is a Minneapolis native with roots in the local dance community.
When bassist/composer/vocalist Esperanza Spalding came to the Dakota in March 2009, she played to a standing-room crowd.
Locus Architecture, a firm that pushes the boundaries of both sustainable and modern design with a serious sense of adventure, has started a lecture series to generate dialogue about art, culture and collaboration.
The SAGE Awards for Dance were presented Tuesday night at the Southern Theater.
Our story Friday listed the nominees.