NEWS: 2017 Ivey Award Recipients Announced

A Staged Expression, featuring Ryan Colbert and Traci Allen Shannon. Photo by William Clark Photography. Last night, the 2017 Ivey Awards for professional theatre were announced at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. Highlights included performances by a variety of companies that had previously won Ivey Awards, as well as a

INTERVIEW: Sam Graber on Creating mONSTER

On September 29, Swandive Theatre premieres Sam Graber's play mONSTER at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. This play is set entirely in a college dorm room in August 1994, during what's billed as "the dark beginnings of the World Wide Web." Some of the play's themes include the mechanics of

REVIEW: SPCO’s Season Opener

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in a 2015 performance. Photo by Ash & James Photography. Sunday's SPCO concert began with a series of rambling and entirely unnecessary political remarks. It has become something of a fashion to use the podium in this manner, to which one might simply say that this

PHOTOS: Leslie Vincent at the Troubadour Wine Bar

Brian Pekol, Leslie Vincent, Emily Dussault, and Jordan Hedlund performing at the Troubadour Wine Bar in Minneapolis. Photo by Basil Considine. Uptown Minneapolis is gentrifying like crazy, but it still has a few comfortable, cozy spots to enjoy wine and music that won't make your ears bleed. One of these is

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