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October 2010

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2010 Vision Awards

Meetings: Minnesota’s Hospitality Journal created the Vision Awards as a new way to reward the best practices of local hospitality professionals. Here's a photo re-cap of their 2010 awards.

Behind the Scenes: The James Sewell Ballet Le Dance Off Photo Shoot

The James Sewell Ballet wryly riffs on television's celebrity dance craze with its own take on the collision of art and commerce in Le Dance Off. Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at our photo shoot with them—and their crutches.

Nectar of the 'Burbs

Exotic wines! In Osseo! A town worth getting to know.

Women of Influence: Olga Viso

September's guest speaker was Olga Viso, director of the Walker Art Center. Guests enjoyed lunch and conversation at Ruth's Chris in downtown Minneapolis, hosted by Minnesota Monthly's Sue Zelickson.

Vibrant Violet

A hue once reserved for royalty, purple has been democratized for fall.

Amazing Racer

Ultramarathoner Helen Lavin makes the most grueling endurance sport look easy

Heart Warming

The bigger, better location of St. Paul’s landmark Heartland restaurant is historic—and makes Minnesota seem wonderfully European

Davis Guggenheim Talks To MnMo About Waiting For Superman

Tough questions for the director of the year’s most controversial film

2010 Ivey Awards

The Ivey Awards event is staged each fall to honor Twin Cities theater professionals and productions from the previous theater season. The Awards were held on Monday, September 20 at the Historic State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

2010 Minnesota Opera Gala

Minnesota Opera’s season opens September 25 with a stunning new production of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice

Sewn Together

A musical about quilts? Regina Williams explains Gee’s Bend.

Randy Moss to Minnesota: Miss me?

A stunning trade returns the former bad boy to the Vikings. Are you over the moon?

The Playoffs Begin—And The Rally Songs Are In!

Craig Finn’s new ode to the Twins, and more songs from Target Field

Coach Vänskä

How much higher can the maestro take the Minnesota Orchestra?

MNMO Night at Penumbra Theatre: September 18, 2010

Guests enjoyed a glass of wine and small bites provided by La Grolla before the show. MNMO will occur the first Saturday of opening weekend all season.

Women's Health And Wellness

Most people like how they look and feel, they just want to look and feel better. Join us as we answer some of the most common questions in the growing industry of health and wellness.

The Case of the Curious Disease

Three years ago, when a strange illness began affecting slaughterhouse workers in Austin, state health officials and doctors from the Mayo Clinic stepped in to solve the mystery.

Review: Guthrie’s “Master Butchers Singing Club” Hits Mostly High Notes

Terrific acting trumps the difficulties of staging Louise Erdrich’s epic

A Moment with the Maestro

Our extended conversation with Osmo Vänskä as he leads the Minnesota Orchestra into a new season

7 Artists to Watch

The hottest actors, artists, and musicians of the fall's fresh arts season.