Amid sadness, uncertainty, frustration and fear, individuals and organizations found ways to do good work. Here are a few of the things that inspire hope.
Covering Minnesota’s theater, music, dance, literature and visual arts.
There’s something for everyone, from the Guthrie’s “Dickens’ Holiday Classic” to the Blues Fest Live Year End Revue.
Screens are what we have these days, and we’re lucky to have them. Over the past several months, the choice for theaters has been to stream or go silent.
As grief, disbelief and gratitude flow on social media, five colleagues share their memories.
An 1820 treaty between the United States and the Dakota specifically set aside the 320-acres Wita Tanka, also called Pike Island, specifically for Pelagie Faribault.
ALSO: Sounds of Blackness: “The Night Before Christmas: In Concert”; the Guthrie’s “Dickens’ Holiday Classic”; and more.
ALSO: Penumbra Theatre’s Celebration of the Soul virtual concert; “A Christmas Carole Peterson” podcast; and more.
ALSO: “A Christmas Celebration with the Steeles,” livestreamed from the Dakota; holiday music presented by Minnesota jazz musicians; and more.
ALSO: Commonweal’s “A Driftless Christmas”; Jim Walsh book launch for “Fear and Loving in South Minneapolis”; and more.
As proposed by two partnering utility companies, the CU Powerline would have stood 150 feet tall and cut across 8,000 acres of farmland in North Dakota and Minnesota. The plan sparked outrage in western Minnesota for its indifference toward small family farms.
ALSO: Pianist Jim Brickman: “Comfort & Joy at Home Live!”; Minnesota Opera’s “A Holiday Special – Live!”; and more.
ALSO: A live reading of “The Chanukkah Guest”; The Singers’ “What Sweeter Music”; Border CrosSing’s “El Mesías”; and more.
ALSO: Twin Cities Jazz Festival’s “A Copasetic Christmas Carol”; the National Lutheran Choir’s virtual Christmas concert; and more.
ALSO: MNspin adds more albums; how to help the arts, right now; John Lennon Tribute featuring Curtiss A streaming from First Avenue; and more.
Gonzaga strenuously defended herself, saying, “I have always earned an honest living, although I have not found life as bright as most people…I have always found it easier making a living doing women’s work than men’s.”
Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s 1980 production of “Ubu For President” premiered in Minneapolis two weeks after Ronald Reagan was elected president.
ALSO: Arab Film Festival Collab; the Bad Plus streaming; French music from Louis XIV and XV eras; and more.
ALSO: readings from three poets; new dance from Walker and Northrop; The Betty Crocker Musical; and more.
If you thought COVID would put a stop to the Great Northern, the Twin Cities’ winter celebration, think again.
ALSO: Minnesota author Jonathan Slaght in the national spotlight; Foot in the Door 5 at Mia; a conversation with Charles Baxter; and more.