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SPOTLIGHT: The Mill City String Quartet

From left to right: Valerie Little (viola), Huldah Niles (violin), Jeffrey Erbland (cello), and Erika Hoogeveen (violin). Today's Saturday Spotlight shines on the Mill City String Quartet, a classical music ensemble that has been making music across the State of Minnesota since 2007. Last season, the ensemble was a 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence in Minnesota Public Radio's

INTERVIEW: Costume Designer Raquel Barreto

Raquel Barreto's costume designs in the 2016 staging of Pericles at the Guthrie Theatre. Photo by Jenny Graham.

Raquel Barreto's costume designs in the 2016 staging of Pericles at the Guthrie Theatre.  Photo by Jenny Graham. It's been 25 years since the Guthrie Theater's artistic director Joseph Haj first staged the Shakespearean play Pericles, Prince of Tyre. The production that opened last night at the Guthrie is the third incarnation of a critically

PREVIEW: Flourish! Resource Fair – for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs

Tomorrow, Springboard for the Arts hosts its second Flourish! Resource Fair. This half-day event is designed as a resource forum, clinic, and networking event for artists and creative entrepreneurs. Programming includes informational sessions about artist organization resources, healthcare, funding, tax preparation, and artists' services. Staff representatives from 26 organizations will be available for

REVIEW: Creeptastic Beauty Queen of Leenane at Park Square

Sally Wingert (left) and Amber Bjork in Theatre Pro Rata/Park Square Theatre's production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Photo credit by Charles Gorrill. Some reviews of less-known plays start with a synopsis of the work. Doing so for The Beauty Queen of Leenane (now playing at Park Square Theatre) would be counterproductive to theatergoers, since

PREVIEW: Tina Packer’s Women of Will

It's not a Valentine, it's not a plane, it's the latest installment of the lauded Women of Substance series at the O'Shaughnessy. On February 4, the noted actor and theatre director Tina Packer takes the stage for Women of Will, a dynamic look at William Shakespeare's varied depictions of women. Although

Minnesota Opera Names New President

Minnesota Opera announced today that Ryan Taylor will become its president and general director, effective May 1, 2016. Taylor joins the company from Arizona Opera, where he currently serves as general director. Taylor is a distinguished singer, director, and artistic administrator – and, as an alumnus of MNOpera's Resident Artist Program,