Inside the Daily Planet, 12/13/07


Views and Reviews Interview: Steph Devine, making music and managing musicians by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet You aren’t going to find many individuals like Steph Devine on any music scene and she certainly is a remarkable presence here in the Twin Cities. Devine is both a behind-the-scenes force in artist management and an accomplished vocalist who, more and more these days, steps on stage. Considering the competitive nature of the industry—and how stacked this area is with artists’ reps and performing talent—one is fortunate to do either with any success, let alone both.

Gospel maestro Robert Robinson: a beloved institution by Dwight Hobbes, Insight News Twin Cities maestro Robert Robinson is a beloved institution. The mere mention of his name brings to mind state-of-the-art excellence in sheer, unsurpassed vocal prowess. His newly released discs, The Faith Project and The Spirit of the Season are stocking stuffers you can’t miss with when shopping for the Gospel music lover on your list. As his tour takes off, you can catch the legendary Mr. Robinson with Holly Collison, Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir and backed by a nine-piece orchestra on Dec. 15, 3:00 and 8:00 p.m., Benson Great Hall, on the Campus of Bethel College in Arden Hills (651-638-6333 or 866-424-4849). Doesn’t matter what kind of year you’ve been having, you’ll leave that concert feeling profoundly uplifted. Robert Robinson granted Insight News an interview to discuss his craft and career.

Darning mental socks: ‘Mind Fields’ at Intermedia Arts by Jay Gabler, MN Artists Jay Gabler offers some insight into the artists and issues highlighted by a new show at Intermedia Arts, ‘Mind Fields,’ which features work done by artists grappling in some way with mental illness.

Global trauma, global healing: an interview with Kevin Kling and Interact Center’s Jeanne Calvit by Dean J. Seal, MN Artists Dean J. Seal chats with acclaimed writer and storyteller Kevin Kling and Interact Center’s Jeanne Calvit on their recent multinational collaborative performance in Australia and about the healing power of being ‘contrary.’

NEW IN VOICES The imaginary urban-rural transportation divide by Conrad deFiebre, Minnesota 2020 In an economics experiment known as the ultimatum game, subjects offered a share of a $10 windfall regularly turn down the free money if they think their cut isn’t big enough and somebody else’s is too much. That way, under the rules of the exercise, nobody gets anything.

NEW IN BLOGS We are all Minnesotans today by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet