Stolen Sharpies, Sneaky Copies, and Zine Culture

Someone was always handing out zines at rock shows back in the ’90s.  I always took whatever people were handing out because I was too shy to do otherwise back then.


MUSIC PHOTOS | Extreme at Mill City Nights

Photos by Patrick Dunn

Any mention of the hard rock band Extreme and most people immediately identify them by their early 90s Billboard #1 hit “More Than Words.” Ask any of the true fans of this band who joined forces January 29th at Mill City Nights for the Pornograffitti Live – 25th Anniversary Tour and they’ll be sure to let you know there’s so much more to their catalog of material.


THEATER REVIEW | Gertrude Stein and a Companion

Founding artistic director Bain Boehlke’s enduring triumph in Twin Cities arts, The Jungle Theater, opens its 25th Anniversary season with its se


THEATER REVIEW | Minneapolis Musical Theatre's "Calvin Berger" a modernized classic at New Century Theatre

Calvin (Gregory Adam) agonizes over seducing Rosanna (Emily Madigan) under someone else's name.

Calvin Berger is a musical update of the story of Cyrano de Bergerac. That’s a big nose to fill, but the production now playing at the New Century Theatre is smartly done. The music and script are fun, funny, and enough of their own animal so as to not invite too many comparisons with the wonderful poetry of Edmond Rostand’s classic play. As Minneapolis Musical Theatre & Hennepin Theatre Trust collaborations go, it’s also a story that fits particularly well with the space of the New Century Theatre.


Kiana Marie

It’s always exciting to discover a new, young talent.


More tickets available for Minneapolis' Luminary Loppet

Art walk fans rejoice–more tickets are now available for the previously sold-out Comcast Luminary Loppet. This curated, candlelit walk around Lake of the Isles takes place this Saturday, January 31, and is one of the signature events in the Loppet Foundation’s City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, which runs from Friday, January 30 through Sunday, February 1. The new block of tickets is available due to one of several tweaks to the festival resulting from the Twin Cities’ relatively mild winter thus far.


Random Reflectin’

It’s an interesting season for Twin Cities theatre and, as of this writing, isn’t even Black Folk’s Month.


THEATER REVIEW | Minnesota Opera's "The Elixir of Love" has body, pipes

Nemorino (Leonardo Capalbo) discovers that a love potion (and becoming a millionaire) makes him irresistible to women.

Classical music audiences are not as loud as they used to be. Eighteenth-century opera patrons could eat, drink, and converse during a performance; through much of the 19th century, many operagoers treated the opera as a participatory event, shouting encouragement and boos, calling for encores, and stopping performances with applause. The present culture of silence in the concert hall and opera house is largely a product of the last century or so. It was in many ways a blast from the past on Saturday when Minnesota Opera’s performance of The Elixir of Love paused due to riotous applause.


"I Love Lucy: Live on Stage" at the State Theatre: It's Not That I Don't Love Lucy Live On Stage...

Even for all the cynicism that I can muster, I must say that I never expected to see a


First-time promoter brings indie film "Amira and Sam" to Minnesota

In November of 2014 Kim Flynn made a trip to Austin, Texas to watch the Forever Film Fest. Forever Fest grew out of “Girlie Night” at the Drafthouse Cinema.

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