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REVIEW: Crashing STOMP (Ordway)

Photo by Steve McNicholas. The performance of this year’s STOMP tour at the Ordway Center in St. Paul, met audience expectations, and then some. It is a most unique theatre experience, being a mix of dance, vaudeville, symphonic percussion, avant-garde theatre, performance art and musique concrète (music from found objects). Like

REVIEW: Joan Baez (State Theatre)

Joan Baez, an icon of the folk music scene for the past 55 years, returned to the Twin Cities this week with a concert at the State Theatre. Coming out to greet her audience, Baez generated loud cheers when she revealed her “Nasty Woman” Tee shirt and her “Bad Hombre”

REVIEW: Pleasing Palettes Painting Joni (Ordway)

Photo by Bonni Allen. Sometimes there is nothing better on a Sunday evening than sitting back with a few friends, listening to great music, and swapping stories about your favorite artists. This easy Sunday vibe is exactly the intimate environment Lori Dokken and company achieved with Painting Joni: Celebrating the Music

NEWS: Jungle Theater Announces 2017 Season

Anna in the Tropics. Photo by William Clark. The Jungle Theater has announced its 2017 season. The five shows are: Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Anna in the Tropics. Opens 2/11/17. Josh Tobiessen's comedy Lone Star Spirits. Opens 4/8/17. Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kim Rosenstock's Drama Desk-nominated Fly By Night:

INTERVIEW: The Last Days of Bedlam, with Maren Ward

When news broke yesterday of the November 2 closure of Bedlam Lowertown, it didn't take long for Bedlam Theatre's Lowertown and general Facebook pages to start filling up with tributes, thank yous, and laments. Amidst the aftershocks, the scramble to rebook acts, and the general unhappiness, the Twin Cities Arts

BREAKING NEWS: Bedlam Lowertown to Close Nov. 2

The Bedlam Lowertown storefront. Photo by Rachel Stocker. On May 31, 2014, Bedlam Theatre formally opened its new home in St. Paul, the succinctly named Bedlam Lowertown. On November 2, 2016, Bedlam Lowertown will close. In an email sent to Bedlam newsletter subscribers, the organization cited construction delays, cost overruns, and overwhelming

PREVIEW: Joan Baez in Concert (State Theatre)

Joan Baez in concert earlier this year. Photo by Joseph Sinnott. Few singer-songwriters have enjoyed (or, if you prepared, labored to create) as long and as fruitful career as Joan Baez. Baez began her recording career in 1960 at the age of 19. Some 56 years and 36 full-length albums later,