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REVIEW: Thrilling Dracula (COLLIDE)

A scene from COLLIDE's Dracula. COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company is getting creepy this season with its dance extravaganza Dracula. This action-packed piece, a revival of last year's hit, opened on Saturday. This contemporary twist on the classic vampire tale by Bram Stoker is set to a pounding modern soundtrack of pop songs. This

INTERVIEW: 2017 Ivey Awards Emerging Artist Meghan Kreidler

Meghan Kreidler (center) in the Mu Performing Arts/Park Square Theatre co-production of Flower Drum Song. Photo by Rich Ryan. Actor Meghan Kreidler received the Ivey Awards' Emerging Artist Award for 2017. In recent years, she's appeared on the stages of the Guthrie Theater, Mixed Blood, Park Square Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, the

FEATURE: The Opera Lover’s Guide to Opera in Minnesota

Baritone Jeehoon Kim in Really Spicy Opera's 2016 production of Rigoletto. New to the Twin Cities? Want to know where to go for opera? Well, you're in the right place: the Arts Reader's guide to opera in Minnesota. Where To See Opera Fargo-Moorhead The main producer of operas in the Fargo-Moorhead region is the aptly named

REVIEW: Rough but Poignant Birds Sing Differently Here (Guthrie Theater)

The aftershocks of war came home to the Guthrie Theater last night with the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project’s Birds Sing Differently. This collection of stories is based on the real lives of 12 Iraqi-Minnesotan refugees and immigrants and is performed as part of the Guthrie's Level Nine Series. Unusually, this performance is given

REVIEW: The Ramsey Lewis Time Capsule (Dakota Jazz Club)

A publicity photo showing jazz master Ramsey Lewis. Ramsey Lewis comes from a different time. It was a time when musicians produced record albums. He has had something like 80 of them (that is not a misprint: 80), going back to “Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing,” over 60 years

REVIEW: Wedding Band Still Packs Gunpowder (Penumbra Theatre)

The course of love does not run smooth for Julia (Dame-Jasmine Hughes) and Herman (Peter Christian Hansen) in Penumbra Theatre's production of Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black And White. Photo by Allen Weeks. Penumbra Theatre opens its 41st season with an explosive production of Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in