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TU Dance, spoken word, pop-locking and more

You know you're in the full swoon of the arts season, when not one but two Inspecting Carol plays are running simultaneously--by the U of M's Theatre troupe on the Minnesota Centennial Showboat in...

Kushner, art attacked, getting soapy

The big news this week is that Tony Kushner ("Angels in America") has been contracted to write and premiere a new play at the Guthrie, in 2009. It's bound to be provocative with a...

Osmo, advance screenings, and more

In a few hours, Osmo Vanska will conduct something called "Future Classics" over at Orchestra Hall. I had the flyer on my desk for weeks, hoping to go. Alas, I can't, but I hope...

Minnesota’s best artists of the century (and a half)

First, I just want to say: They called it. In a MnMo arts feature over the summer, we described the beliefs of Warehouse District boosters that the area was primed for an artistic revival....

The Home Place at the Guthrie

Caught "The Home Place" this week at the Guthrie, the Joe Dowling-directed premiere from Ireland's most celebrated contemporary playwright. It was hard to see why in the first few minutes, when the play got...

The Iveys, Big in Japan, the Horror

There's nothing like returning from Japan--where everyone calmly and fluidly crams onto trains then quietly texts or reads manga on their phones (never talking; if they do talk on their cells in public, they...

Kabuki anyone?

So I'm off to Japan tomorrow for 10 days. Never been. Never really wanted to go--too expensive, too modern, too crowded--until I realized I had more than enough NWA miles to go for free....

Fruits of thy labors

You earned it, dude. This gig's for you. For your last long weekend before Thanksgiving there are plenty of ways to spend your hard-earned cash. I had my first taste of deep-fried candy bar...

The Fairest of Them All

Did anyone else catch Conway Twitty's not-so-live appearances on Family Guy this year? Almost makes you glad for today's country cheeseballs. These are the things you think about at State Fair time. If only...

Fair warning

Uh, howdy. Been awhile. Yeah, it's me not you. Really. You know how it is, you get swamped, you retreat into your shell, you got no time for sharing. And, well, here's the thing...