Three key developments fueled the growth of Minnesota’s tourism industry in the early Twentieth Century: increased leisure time for the middle class, the automobile, and a Back to Nature Movement that encouraged city-dwellers to escape into wilderness settings.
Covering Minnesota’s theater, music, dance, literature and visual arts.
Artscape will go on break next week and return on Tuesday, Dec. 1. We’ll leave you with a handful of ways to experience our local arts scene.
ALSO: British Arrows Greatest Hits via the Walker; Jazz Fest Live; and more.
ALSO: A new dance film at the Northrop; a life of John Steinbeck; and more.
ALSO: a conversation with Carolyn Mazloomi and Dorothy Burge; National Book Awards online; Thunder Band at the Cedar; and more.
A slip in the midst of a detour to hide a bag full of coins started a fight that ended with the banker, Lindberg, dead of multiple hatchet wounds.
In March of this year, when COVID hit, Minnesota Opera canceled the rest of its 2019-20 season, then returned in August with a mostly digital Fall 2020. It began with a program at CHS Field and continues this weekend with 2016’s “Das Rheingold.”
Plus: Jeopardy! behind the scenes; finding realness in our digital lives; Eric Utne’s memoir; and more.
Also: catching up with Sheila Smith, executive director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts.
ALSO: Panel discussion “Art vs. the Artist: Wagner’s Das Rheingold”; celebration of “The Best American Short Stories 2020”; and more.
Polish Americans are an enduring presence in a state popularly known for its Scandinavian and German populations.
Nilsson will launch his latest book, “Fäviken: 4015 Days, Beginning to End,” on Saturday (Nov. 7) at 11 a.m. during a special online talk presented by the American Swedish Institute.
ALSO: On the Children’s Theatre website: “Last Stop on Market Street”; Eddie Glaude Jr. on “James Baldwin’s Lessons on Race in America” at a virtual Westminster Town Hall Forum; and more.
ALSO: Gingerbread Wonderland at Norway House; Ragamala Dance Company and Northrop present “Foods for the Souls: Food Rituals in the Diaspora”; and more.
ALSO: The Moving Company’s “Liberty Falls 2020”; Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra’s “The Mahler Project”; and more.
The image of himself that Nelson cultivated — both fully Norwegian and fully American, a promoter of Norewegians as a desirable immigrant population — is reflected in the history of the Knute Nelson Memorial.
ALSO: Schubert Club moves more events online, postpones others; Amreeka: Election Night Comedy Special online; and more.
ALSO: Theater Mu presents virtual “China Doll” and Mu-tini Hour; National Lutheran Choir’s online “All Saints” program; and more.
ALSO: A virtual SPCO “Postcards Across the Atlantic”; Hennepin History Museum’s Introduction to Crop Art; and more.
ALSO: Black Label Movement and Ragamala Dance Company videos; a virtual “Tempest,” set in a women’s prison; and more.