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PREVIEW: The Moody Blues Celebrate 50 (Orpheum Theatre)

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Another notable album that turned 50 this year is the Moody Blues released its first concept album, Days of Future Passed. Although the album was released in 1967, it did not get much attention in the

REVIEW: Celtic Woman Overreaches, Overproduces (Orpheum Theatre/HTT)

A promotional photo of Celtic Woman. The Celtic Woman Voices of Angels show at the Orpheum Theatre had several shining moments but, overall, proved to be a disappointing performance. Overall, the performance would have been a much more memorable Celtic experience if there was less orchestration, more emphasis on the voices,

REVIEW: Meandering Yet Compelling Fly by Night (Jungle Theater)

Chris Koza (top) and (L-R) James Detmar, Joy Dolo, Jim Lichtscheidl, Royer Bockus and Joshua James Campbell. Photo by Dan Norman. It is always interesting to observe theatrical forms mutating and evolving. Fly by Night, now playing at the Jungle Theater, is advertised as a rock musical – a term that has

REVIEW: Fine Dining, Rough Talk at Don Giovanni (Skylark Opera Theatre)

Gabriel Preisser as Don Giovanni. Photo by Vera Mariner. At its best, Skylark Opera Theatre's Don Giovanni is an extraordinary way to experience a beloved Mozart opera. The site-specific performance at the Women's Club of Minneapolis provides ample opportunities for shaking up the traditional opera-going experience, which are ably exploited with a talented