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EDITORIAL: The Critical Cultural Coverage Gap

Today, according to Deadline, the New York Times quietly announced the wholesale elimination of its regional coverage of restaurants, galleries, theatres, music, and other mainstays of its culture sections. The newspaper's retrenchment is one of the most significant changes ever made to its arts coverage, eliminating much of its coverage of the

REVIEW: Bars and Measures Somewhat Square (Jungle Theater)

Darius Dotch as Eric in the Jungle Theater's production of Bars and Measures. Photo by Dan Norman. The Jungle Theater is showcasing playwright Idris Goodwin in his Twin Cities debut with his play Bars and Measures. The title refers to a passion for music shared by two brothers, one who is barred from

REVIEW: Lively, Slick Drowsy Chaperone Wryly Delivered (Artistry)

Brittany Parker and Angela Steele in Artistry's production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Photo by Hilary Roberts. Slick dancing and choreography are longtime features of Artistry-produced musicals, but the company's current production of The Drowsy Chaperone delivers strongly in the musical and acting departments as well. This production, playing through September 11 at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, is

Fringe File #15: The After-Reviews

Official show image: For Worse, presented by Theatre Unbound. Just when you thought Fringe was entirely over for the year...out came a sequel. Here are a few more 30-second show reviews providing parting thoughts on some shows whose memories have lingered in our staff's memories: Gilligan: A Tropical Musical by Literally Entertainment Productions The 60s television show

PREVIEW: Cocktails at the Castle: A Different Way of Seeing (American Swedish Institute)

The American Swedish Institute at night. Theoretically speaking, Minneapolis in August has an average peak temperature of a temperate 80 degrees. Subjectively speaking, September is better: with average highs in the mid-to-low 70s, it's perfect for walking outside with a light cardigan or a blazer. Comfy without being chilly, but even better with a

WEEKEND PICKS: Burlesque at the Museum, Drowsy Chaperones, and Lanterns

Note: An earlier version of this column erroneously listed the American Swedish Institute's Cocktails at the Castle event as occurring this weekend. That event actually will take place on Friday, Sept. 16. Friday Think museums are stuffy? The Hennepin History Museum will make you think differently with a special 18+, nighttime exhibition of

NEWS: Gas Leaks on Hennepin, Under the Gaslight Heading Out With a Bang

The Walker Art Museum's name frequently appears in the press because of its catalyzing role in producing, exhibiting, and discussing innovative and boundary-pushing art. Over the course of its 89-year history, the celebrated contemporary art museum has served as the primer for all sorts of artistic bangs, including the starts of Minnesota Opera and

Fringe File #14: TCAR Awards

Arun Velliangiri as Aman Khan and Ranjan Dumra as Appa in Bezubaan: The Voiceless. The annual Minnesota Fringe Festival floods Minneapolis with an 11-day deluge of theatre, music, dance, spoken word, and sometimes something else. With more than 150 shows crammed into that period, it is physically impossible to see more than a