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REVIEW: Mixed Midtown Men (Ordway)

This retrospective review looks back on the Midtown Men (above)'s performance last month at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. I attended The Midtown Men at the Ordway Concert Hall the same week I saw Jersey Boys for the first time. When I arrived at the concert it, seemed to

REVIEW: Thought-Provoking Taking Shakespeare (Gremlin Theatre)

John A.W. Stephens in Gremlin Theatre's production of Taking Shakespeare. Photo by Alyssa Kristine Photography. John Murrell’s play Taking Shakespeare is a story about a burnt-out professor and a young man at a transformative time in his life. Gremlin Theatre’s Artistic Director Peter Christian Hansen directs this show with a small but

NEWS: Playwrights’ Center Announces 2018-19 Jerome and Many Voices Fellows

The recipients of the Playwrights' Center's 2018-2019 fellowship and mentorship awards. Clockwise from upper left: Haygen-Brice Walker, Philana Imade Omorotionmwan, Marvin Gonzalez, Casey Llewellyn, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, and Antonio Duke.  The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis announced yesterday the recipients of its 2018-2019 fellowships. The PWC will host three new Jerome Fellows – Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Casey

REVIEW: Arturo Sandoval, Trumpet Grandmaster (Dakota)

A promotional photo of jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Last night, the trumpeter Arturo Sandoval played at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. Over the course of the evening, he showcased his versatility in a performance filled with the charisma that attracts top-quality stars to his recording albums. Sandoval's new album Ultimate Duets!

REVIEW: Enemy of the People, Lite Edition (Guthrie Theater)

The Stockmann brothers Peter (Ricardo Chavira) and Tom (Billy Carter) in the Guthrie Theater's production of An Enemy of the People. Photo by Dan Norman. It says something about Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)'s place in the theatrical canon that his works are now being freely reinterpreted, reconceived, and given sequels.

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