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The Minneapolis-based artist has responded to the police killing of George Floyd with intimate murals

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10 Must-Read Minnesota Sports Books From the Past Decade

Curl up with a page-turner detailing the stories behind several of our top teams, athletes, and traditions

Paisley Park Announces New Holiday Pop-Up Store

...and it ain't in Chanhassen

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more

See the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Up Close at Mall of America

It all began with a less-than-ideal visit to the Sistine Chapel in Rome.“I didn’t really enjoy the experience,” recalls Martin Biallas, founder and CEO...
A Black Lives Matter mural on Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis

Meet Artists Behind the “Black Lives Matter” Street Mural

On Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis, the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum hosted a massive undertaking

Interview: Dua Saleh on Creating Music While Processing Trauma

The Twin Cities artist tackles gender identity and police brutality in new recordings
 

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more
Avi Aharoni, who writes and stars in "Operation: Immigration"

The Minnesota Son of a Twice-Immigrant Iranian Tells His Story in...

“Operation: Immigration” delves into identity in a story about an Iranian-born Jewish Minnesotan, streamed by Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company

Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 8-11

This weekend around the Twin Cities: art shows, Broadway numbers, and online theater

Why Penumbra Theatre Is Becoming a Center for Racial Healing

The 44-year-old theater will still produce plays, but is adding spa-like services and racial-equity work
 

Paisley Park Announces New Holiday Pop-Up Store

...and it ain't in Chanhassen

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more

Editor’s Note: #SaveOurStages

Minnesota Monthly editor Reed Fischer discusses the pandemic's effect on performing arts
Paisley Park’s world-class recording studios are loaded with Prince iconography

Prince’s Mystique Lives on at Paisley Park

Tours through the Purple One's enormous studio-turned-museum in Chanhassen open a new chapter into Prince's legacy
 

Best of MN 2020: Arts & Culture

Graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russel, rapper Nur-D, drummer JT Bates, musician/actor Dua Saleh, and more

See the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Up Close at Mall of America

It all began with a less-than-ideal visit to the Sistine Chapel in Rome.“I didn’t really enjoy the experience,” recalls Martin Biallas, founder and CEO...

Weekend Best Bets: Oct. 8-11

This weekend around the Twin Cities: art shows, Broadway numbers, and online theater
A Black Lives Matter mural on Plymouth Avenue in Minneapolis

“Black Lives Matter” Mural Kicked off George Floyd-Related Art Projects

The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum also plans an exhibit of Justice for George Floyd murals
 
Jackie Boucher

Party Pics: HeartLink Gala 2019

For Children’s HeartLink’s 50th anniversary, medical experts showed out for an event that raised $1 million
Dr. Judy Eckerle

Party Pics: FashionFest

On a night of designer looks, FashionFest raised more than $480,000 for pediatric services

Party Pics: 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance

The parade of classics and costumes in Excelsior brought in $25,000 for homelessness
From left: Trisha Leir, Marty Leir

Party Pics: Bone Appetit Gala

The event raised $250,000 for life-saving efforts and rescuing animals

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