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NEWS: Ivey Awards Roundup

The Ivey Awards ceremony at the State Theatre in Minneapolis last night brought a sold-out house of actors, designers, and other theatre professionals and aficionados together to celebrate theatre in the greater Twin Cities region. Designers were especially well-represented this year, a recognition that some interpreted as a conscious rejection

INTERVIEW: KT Tunstall and KIN

KT Tunstall hits the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis on Saturday, September 24th. The Scottish singer-songwriter behind hits like "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree", "Hold On", and "Feel It All" released a new album, KIN, just last week. The Twin Cities Arts Reader's Basil Considine caught up with KT

INTERVIEW: Linda Shenk on Shakespeare, Religion, and Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers returns to the Twin Cities in dramatic fashion next week with Minnesota Opera's staging of the classic Gounod opera Roméo et Juliette. Shakespeare scholars have primarily attributed the sources for the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon's work to two poems: Arthur Brooke's The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Iuliet

HUMOR: Renée Fleming and the Ninjas

Renée Fleming in an undated file photo by Andrew Eccles/DECCA. Following yesterday's article about Renée Fleming's sold-out Schubert Club concert, our staff have collected a series of photographs of past performances and publicity appearances by Ms. Fleming. These photos document the sometimes extensive lengths to which fans of Ms. Fleming will go to

NEWS: Renée Fleming Recital Sold Out, How to Get In

American soprano Renée Fleming. Photo by Timothy White, courtesy of DECCA Records. Someone should send the Schubert Club the memo: Classical music is supposed to be dead. While detractors bemoan music graduates' job prospects (which are actually better than average) and "put down that violin" campaigns backfire, ticket sales are booming at the