BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Lord Resigns From Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Following last night's publication of an investigative feature on Stephen Lord, the American conductor has resigned from his positions at Michigan Opera Theatre and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Statements from both organizations follow. MOT's complete statement reads: Michigan Opera Theatre announced today that its Principal Conductor Stephen Lord has resigned from

REVIEW: Stanley Clarke’s Band of Virtuosos (Dakota Jazz Club)

A promotional photo of master musician Stanley Clarke. Photo by Raj Naik. Stanley Clarke gave a masterful and energetic performance at The Dakota Jazz Club last night. Clarke, who returns to the downtown Minneapolis location tonight for two additional performance, has been an important figure in contemporary music for 45 years.

REVIEW: Soundset Music Festival Brings Together Twin Cities Rap Community

The 12th annual Soundset Music Festival, presented by Rhymesayers Entertainment and held at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, was full of incredible young talent, must-see acts, and hip-hop legends. Over 30,000 people milled around the Fairgrounds as well-known artists from around the country played their biggest hits, their unreleased singles,