Photo by Magnus Wennman.Doors for migration have slammed shut across the globe, but the American Swedish Institute is bucking the trend and throwing open its doors to migration each Wednesday during the month of February. The occasion? Free access to its 2017 themed exhibition series Migration, Identity and Belonging. One
When Patti LaBelle burst onto the stage singing “New Attitude” at her recent concert at the State Theatre, it was evident that this 72-year-old rhythm and blues singer was not relying on her legendary past to carry her through the concert. Instead, she used energy, warmth and some great moves,
After a season with the opulence and drama of Romeo and Juliet and the epic scale of Das Rheingold, Minnesota Opera rang in 2017 with more delicate garden fare. L'arbore di Diana, or Diana’s Garden as it is billed in English, is a late 18th century comedic opera with music by Vicente Martín y
Ty Hudson (left) in Artistry's production of Little Shop of Horrors, with the Greek chorus of Alicia Britton, Falicia Cunningham, and Jill Iverson to the right and Audrey II in the center.
Based on the 1960 comedy horror movie of the same name, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical Little Shop of Horrors
Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard. Photo by Joan Marcus.
The U.S. national tour of The Bodyguard, a musical by Alexander Dinelaris based on the 1992 film and featuring the music of Whitney Houston, kicked off last Tuesday at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. This tour stars the dazzling Deborah Cox,
Last Thursday night, while waiting in line to be swiped by the metal detector, I met a slightly older woman who must have predated me as a Simon and Garfunkel fan by twenty years. She had heard them live in the Sixties. On a below zero night she had made
Following an absolutely smashing concert at the Minnesota State Fair in 2015, Patti LaBelle returns to Minnesota for a one-night only concert at the Minneapolis State Theatre at 8 pm this Saturday, January 14, 2017. She has been performing for over fifty years and is a versatile performer known for
It was -2 degrees in St. Paul on Thursday, but the lot of us still went out to watch Melissa Etheridge perform her tribute album, MEmphis Rock and Soul [sic]. We were kept warm by the artist's timely reworking of iconic R&B-rock hybrids off the Memphis-based label, Stax Records. Covering gems from
On Thursday night, the temperature plunged to -2 degrees; not to be deterred, Melissa Etheridge’s loyal fans trudged out to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul to see her. They were rewarded by a performance with Etheridge's trademark raspy voice in top form as she belted out her
Lumière (Mark King) entertains Belle (Ruthanne Heyward) in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' 2016 production of Beauty and the Beast. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.
Those of us living in the greater Twin Cities metro area are blessed with an embarrassment of artistic richness. There are far too many performing arts organizations for any one person to