Let’s face it: We’re experiencing extreme levels of political polarization in the U.S., and not everyone likes to reminded of that during holiday family gatherings.
Covering Minnesota’s theater, music, dance, literature and visual arts.
I don’t think anyone could say the pandemic is over, but there certainly seemed to be a thaw from the worst of the COVID winter in 2022. The arts community in the Twin Cities and beyond have been reflecting on all that has happened in the last nearly three years, at times making both subtle and bold shifts in leadership, direction and vision.
The festival in Walker began in 1980 as a way to bring tourists to northern Minnesota during the long winter months.
Plus: Cello and piano; contemporary dance at Frogtown Rec Center; the Big Wu; and more.
“I think if you pull the religion out of Christmas songs and capitalism out of Christmas songs, you get the same spirit. When people say ‘spirit of the season,’ you kind of find the essence of peace and love,” Mallman said.
Established by fur trader and politician Henry Hastings Sibley, it sits on a bluff on the south side of the Minnesota river, just east of Historic Fort Snelling.
Plus: BIPOC Holiday Maker Market at Arbeiter Brewing Co.; juried show at Rosalux; and Frank Theater’s “Listen Up!”
What if Minneapolis had a fair this big that could boost the visibility of Minneapolis as an art center?
Madson designed an AIDS memorial in the mid-1990s, when few memorials for the disease existed and the epidemic was at its height.
Plus: Southside Aces hit the Dakota with New Orleans jazz and the women artists behind “Between the Stripes, Under the Stars” at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery give a virtual artist talk.
An Anishinaabe and Oneida hip-hop artist and athlete enrolled on the Leech Lake reservation, Paul Wenell Jr. was 11 years old and playing Little League football when he first started wondering about his gridiron ancestors.
MinnPost sent University of Minnesota intern and photojournalist Peyton Sitz out to capture images of a snowy downtown St. Paul during Tuesday’s winter storm.
“Christmas at the Local” brings two literary gems together – Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” and “Amazing Peace,” a poem by Maya Angelou which has been adapted into a piece called “The Longing for Amazing Peace,” set to music by Chastity Brown.
Over a period of about six decades, the mill produced millions of board feet of lumber and provided construction material used in towns and cities throughout the state.
Plus: A bookstore grand opening; gallery events and more.
The first-ever Decolonize Thanksgiving concert, featuring David Huckfelt and the Unarmed Forces and songwriters Annie Humphrey, Joe Rainey Sr. and Keith Secola, takes place Friday at the Hook and Ladder Theater in Minneapolis, and will benefit the non-profit ministry First Nations Kitchen.
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will perform “Now and Then,” a piece the orchestra commissioned by composer Viet Cuong, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Jaime Arsenault, the tribal historical preservation officer for the White Earth Nation, says sacred Native objects go up for sale on the private market all too often: “It’s a very painful Catch-22 situation that tribes find themselves in, I would say, on a weekly basis.”
The Minnesota turkey industry began with small backyard flocks raised on family farms.
Plus: Christmas at Pemberley; highlighting Black opera singers and composers Womenfolk Radio anniversary; and more.