You would expect an organization that began its life as “The Ladies Musicale” to go quietly about its business. But these days the folks at the Schubert Club feel entitled to make a little noise.
Last week’s opening of the Midtown Greenway bike and pedestrian bridge over Hiawatha Avenue marks several firsts.
Several years ago, Minnesota Public Radio was broadcasting a show on the state of the arts in Minnesota when a guy called in and, quite incredulously, barked, “We’ve got a dance community? I’ve never heard of a dance community here.
Politics & Policy
What is this world coming to?
Whatever it is, it’s likely coming to a TV screen near you.
A bank of monitors at the gym or the airport already is no big deal. Same goes for multiple plasma screens above the bar.
Come Turkey Day, the Strib will be a Banana Republic no more.
Thanksgiving will mark the last of Kirk Anderson’s “Banana Republic” op-ed strips.
“Design” is the new black.
Verse or Worse
To keep your fingers limber as another Minnesota winter approaches, MinnPost will hold a writing competition of sorts every two weeks.
Most newsmakers are found on the extreme poles of one argument or another. Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, for example.
Have you seen ’em yet? Those guys and gals hanging around University Avenue and other streets taking copious notes on clipboards?
Meet your local “Traffic Counters,” now working a limited engagement in the Twin Cities.
Maybe it’s just artsy civic pride, but I’ve heard local jazz enthusiasts boast that there are more live jazz venues per capita in the Twin Cities than anywhere else in the United States.
Earlier this week, the news broke that Star Tribune circulation had sunk again — 6.5 percent Monday-Friday, and 4.3 percent Sunday from a year earlier.
O brothers, where aren’t thou?
It’s a better-than-average time to be a fan of Joel and Ethan Coen.
Voters who said no to funding referendums in such metro-area districts as Robbinsdale, Elk River, Inver Grove Heights and Prior Lake-Savage may be celebrating what they see as a victory over higher property taxes, but it’s really just a “pay me now