In a week filled with grief and rage at the death of yet another black man at the hands of police, several nonprofits and organizations that serve the community were damaged or destroyed.
Artscape focuses on Twin Cities arts institutions, personalities, performances, money and politics, encompassing all forms of the arts. It appears on Tuesday through Friday.
Pamela Espeland has written about the arts for MinnPost since our launch in 2007.
ALSO: Minnesota Opera’s Digital Opera: Massenet’s “Thaïs”; A Musical Three-Course Meal on the SPCO website; and more.
ALSO: Theater Mu’s “24 Hour Playfest”; Mia presents Susan Lanzoni: “Empathy: A History” online; and more.
Like many artists whose lives were turned upside down by COVID, Rudh now works in a virtual world.
ALSO: National Sawdust Digital Discovery Festival: Vijay Iyer; Jazz Fest Live with Matthew Whitaker; and more.
Bao Phi has written at least one new poem in response to the pandemic, “Alternate Reality, or, A Narrow Opening.” You can read it at Unmargin, a collective website for Asian-Americans and their voices.
ALSO: Online discussion with Kate DiCamillo; Minnesota Opera’s “The Shining” to stream; and more.
“Our industry is literally gone. It’s poof, it’s gone,” said Sara Marsh. “It’s hard to convey that it doesn’t exist right now. But that’s the truth of things at the moment.”
ALSO: MSPIFF39 Redefined: A Virtual Film Festival; Art-A-Whirl goes online; a Prince concert from the Purple Rain Tour; and more.
Sally Award winner Janis Lane-Ewart is currently the development officer for KBEM, the jazz radio station based in North High School.
ALSO: ASI’s online Cocktails at the Castle; Daniel Radcliffe reads the first chapter of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”; and more.
Quarantine Qoncert #1 will take place at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, May 8) as a Zoom “house concert.” It will feature solo sets with drummer JT Bates, guitarist Zacc Harris, bassist Chris Bates and pianist Bryan Nichols.
ALSO: Free online screening of “Love Them First: Lessons From Lucy Laney Elementary”; Danish String Quartet: Last Leaf available for a week online; and more.
Like many events that can’t be held in a time of physical distancing, the 28th Annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour has gone online.
ALSO: Storytime From Space; a reading of “A Play by Barb and Carl”; “Rez Road 2000” online; and more.
“I see this as something we’re all experiencing, and we have to work together and support one another in order to get through this,” said Dakota owner Lowell Pickett.
ALSO: Greta Oglesby reads from her memoir; Novel Stages crosses boundaries, challenges genres; and more.
The largest performing arts festival in the Upper Midwest won’t happen this year.
ALSO: Online Art of Possibilities Art Show and Sale; Arena Dances’ creative dinner and (Zoom) show; and more.
In pre-pandemic days, this would have been a joyous night for Gao Hong. She and Issam Rafea would have been together on stage at the Cedar, playing the CD release concert for their latest collaboration.