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REVIEW: Guns ‘N Roses Still Shooting (U.S. Bank Stadium)

A promotional photo for Guns 'N Roses. About 50,000 fans can testify that Guns 'N Roses are liars. After the band began a slow breakup in 2014, various members swore that they would not reunite onstage again. More than a year into their Not in This Lifetime... tour, the band is

PREVIEW: Loring Park Art Festival (July 29-30)

Sunflowers and booths at the Loring Park Art Festival. Photo by Sher Stoneman. Loring Park is one of the definitive summer hangout spots in the Twin Cities, with its gentle slopes and winding paths becoming home to numerous festivals when the weather's warm. This weekend, the Loring Park Art Festival fills

Fringe File, #9: Every Video from the Second Official Fringe Preview

An illustration for Waiting for Gygax, a Dungeons & Dragons-themed parody of Waiting for Godot staged by Hot Chocolate Media. Did you miss the second live preview of the Minnesota Fringe on Monday? Never fear: videos of each show preview (minus any last-minute cancellations and previews with Actor’s Equity members) are now online. Here they are

REVIEW: Jesus Christ Superstar Dazzles (Ordway)

Simon Zealotes (Terance Reddick) leads the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar in his eponymous song. Photo by Rich Ryan. Jesus Christ Superstar began as a concept album in 1970, soon giving rise to numerous ad hoc church performances throughout Britain and the United States.  News of the album spread quickly by radio

REVIEW: Comic Camp Delights in Ka-Baam!! (Huge Theatre)

A partly colorized crop of Doug Kalberg's pencil-and-ink cover art for the July 15, 2017 performance of Ka-BaaM!! at Huge Theatre. This image has been altered for publication. In a June 22 piece on Minnesota Playlist, Huge Theatre's executive director Butch Roy called for media outlets to spend more time reviewing long-form theatrical

Fringe File 2017, #7: Every Video from the First Official Fringe Preview

A promotional image for Dancing Bare Feet, a Bollywood stage musical created by Renu Kumar and presented by RGK Modern Indian Dance Academy. Did you miss the live preview of the Minnesota Fringe on Monday? Never fear: videos of each show preview (minus any last-minute cancellations and shows with Actor's Equity

Fringe File 2017, #6: Minnesota Fringe’s Second Official Preview of 2017

A promotional photo for Lysa Sparrow's First Year Queer, one of 30 Minnesota Fringe shows being previewed on Monday. Photo by Rebecca Jean Lawrence Photography. Here's a game to play: how many Fringe titles can you fit into a sentence that still kind of makes sense? A Bollywood Twistery Facility Denial of Service