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.
ALSO: New online screenings from the MSP Film Society; a virtual Jazz Fest Live with Maud Hixson and Rick Carlson; and more.
Patrick’s Pandemic Cabaret will take place Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Patrick Scully will emcee.
ALSO: “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” on CBS; 13 Virtual Train Rides from Around the World; Curt Brown on the 1918 flu pandemic; and more.
“I’ve come to terms with things and just have to hope that everything will work out for the field,” said Ashwini Ramaswamy. “That when we come out of this, people are really going to want to see live performances.”
ALSO: New statewide book club to read ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’; watch Science Museum films at home; a drawing class via Zoom from the Walker; and more.
“Our next phase,” Hamilton said, “is to figure out how we can continue to do some livestream programming, which will also be a campaign to help support musicians in the Twin Cities to present their music through us.”
ALSO: The Loft’s Virtual WordPlay Festival is under way; online screenings from the MSP Film Society; Edina Art Fair rescheduled; and more.
For Steve Heckler, founder, executive director and CEO, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival is the gig closest to his heart.
ALSO: Cantus: The Covid-19 Session videos; #OperationReadAloud; NKB Art Sprawl (Virtual Edition #2); and more.
Each year, the St. Paul-based Schubert Club presents 55-60 concerts across several series: its flagship International Artist Series, Accordo, Music in the Park, Schubert Club Mix and Courtroom Concerts.
ALSO: Online offerings from the MSP Film Society, The Moving Company (“Speechless”) and Ananya Dance Theatre; and more.
Where can you go for advice in a crisis? Ask an improviser. No, really. Who is better at making things up on the fly? Who is most willing to try the untried?
ALSO: “First Avenue: Closer to the Stars,” a TPT-produced history; new streaming events from the SPCO; virtual tours of Taliesin and Glensheen; and more.
As a state agency and part of state government, MSAB provides financial support to keep the arts community strong and connect Minnesotans to the arts.
ALSO: Playwrights’ Center announces spring season, all online; The Vatican Museum is offering eye-popping virtual tours and videos; and more.
Over its 42 years – first as a program of United Arts, then as an independent nonprofit – Springboard has evolved into a wealth of programs and resources for artists in Minnesota and beyond.
ALSO: Virtual performances by the Miró Quartet, Theatre Pro Rata, Theater Mu and more.
While the ceremony won’t happen, there will be some sort of event on April 28. And it will be hosted by T. Mychael Rambo, a cause for celebration all by itself.
ALSO: Online screenings from MSP Film Society; free audiobooks from Audible; and more.