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Touring ‘Sweeney Todd’ might be a cut above the rest

If you’re planning to see the touring production of “Sweeney Todd” that opens Tuesday at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, there’s no need to bring along a plastic raincoat to protect against blood splattering.

You’ll discover that this stage vers

Ann DeGroot improved climate for GLBT community

For 21 years, Ann DeGroot led OutFront Minnesota in obtaining social acceptance and legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals — gains she says were once “only a dream.”

DeGroot, the organization’s executive directo

Steve Perry to take over Minnesota Monitor?

In what would be a very cool development in the local online news world, former City Pages editor Steve Perry may become the new editorial director of Minnesota Monitor, the left-leaning local news site.
Since leaving CP early last year, Perry has

Winning ‘celebrity verb’ stops ’em dead

This week’s challenge involves Minnesota’s enchantingly lovable character, Garrison Keillor.
Last month, Keillor and his wife filed an enchantingly lovable lawsuit to stop their next-door neighbor in St.

A Minnesotan ‘Werewolf’ in Utah

PARK CITY, UTAH — Even though they’re living off sandwiches during the Sundance and Slamdance festivals, things are going extremely well for filmmakers Sam Thompson and Tucker Dryden of Minneapolis.