PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater)

The Guthrie Theater's holiday production of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol is an annual tradition for many area theatregoers. The show has been through several incarnations; the current one, now playing at the Wurtele Thrust Stage in Minneapolis, was adapted by British playwright Crispin Whittell and is directed by Guthrie Associate

REVIEW: Spyro Gyra’s 40 Years of Music from the Heart (Dakota Jazz Club)

Spyro Gyra performing in Huntington, NY. Photo by Brian Friedman/B-Freed Photography. The band Spyro Gyra has been around for over 40 years and has performed over 5,000 shows.  They have recorded over 30 albums, including two gold albums and one platinum, racked up 13 Grammy nominations, and sold 10 million albums.  While

PREVIEW: Prancer at Lyric Arts of Anoka

Val Heideman (as Jessica Riggs) discovers Christmas lights in an attic in the Lyric Arts Company of Anoka's upcoming production of Prancer. Photo by Twin Cities Headshots. The Lyric Arts Company of Anoka opens its production of Prancer tonight. What is Prancer? It's the first of Lyric Arts' two holiday shows, for starters.

PREVIEW: Hip-Hop Nutcracker Hurtles Towards St. Paul (Ordway)

There are certain juggernauts of the holiday performing arts world: the Mannheim Steamrollers, the Trans-Siberian Orchestras, the Very Die Hard Christmases, and the...Hip Hop Nutcrackers? Yes, sugarplum fairies and hip-hop have married and sired a long-running holiday extravanganza. The New York Times' A.C. Lee called the result "A generous dose of

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