The beaded back of a child’s floral jacket, made by a Dakota artist in the late 1800s, is part of the “Our Home: Native Minnesota” exhibit openi

There's a new 'Home' for Dakota & Ojibwe at Minnesota History Center

Minnesota History Center creates a dedicated space to highlight Dakota and Ojibwe life, then and now.

'Six' is the latest big musical to play in the Twin Cities with Broadway in its sights

November 29
“Six” is the concert-style musical that features the wives of Henry VIII.
Musical "Six" joins a long line of musicals heading from the Twin Cities to the Great White Way.

Acclaimed August Wilson director Marion McClinton dies at 65

November 29
Marion McClinton at his home in St. Paul on July 30, 2014.
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Travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport walked past "You Are Here," a floor mosaic by Andrea Myklebust and Stanton G. Sears.

Art at the airport: 10 great spots to catch a flight of fancy

  Mario Montalvo was busy texting away at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Behind him, rabbits, faces and pots made of ceramics loomed. “Sometimes airports can…
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December 13
The cast of the touring production of “Six: The Musical.”

Best of the Week (Dec. 15-22): 'Six,' Brother Ali, Sever's Holiday Lights, JD McPherson, Alexander O'Neal, more

The pop-star wives of Henry VIII “Six,” the electrifying girl-power musical, owes more to Beyoncé than Broadway, where it will open in February. Not unlike…
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December 12
Carolyn “Meadow” Muska Minneapolis Institute of Art

Last call for 'Strong Women' photo show of Minnesota lesbian life in the '70s

Last call for ‘Strong Women’ Minnesota-born photographer Carolyn “Meadow” Muska’s first museum solo exhibition, “Strong Women, Full of Love” is a beautiful throwback to…
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December 12
Blackout Improv

Blackout Improv pokes fun at family relationships

Blackout Improv Monday: Why should the Brave New Workshop have all the fun with its “Getting Plowed” sketch comedy sendup of the holidays? Blackout…
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December 12
A candle design by Christy Johnson on sale at Aristry in Bloomington.

5 Twin Cities spots to buy gifts for the artist or art-lover in your life

Shopping for the holidays can be an overwhelming ordeal if you don’t know where to go. There are more than 100,000 artists residing in…
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December 12
The troupe New Black City performed on the Walker Art Center rooftop terrace last summer.

Walker Art Center balances its budget again in a leaner, quieter year

Fiscal 2019 saw the hiring of a new director.
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December 11
The woodwinds section of the SPCO during the rehearsal of a Beethoven work.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra finishes year with a surplus for its rainy-day fund

Donations hit a record level as the orchestra tackled future financial challenges.
Music
December 11
Wynton Marsalis

Holiday music is a great unifier, says Minnesota-bound Wynton Marsalis

"This may be the only body of music we have nationally that appeals to all the generations," says the jazz great, whose Big Band Holidays tour comes to Orchestra Hall on Friday.
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December 11
Sara Kapner and Joe Joseph in the touring production of “The Band’s Visit.”

Minneapolis touring musical a 'gorgeous' story of music's power to connect

The final touring musical to arrive in the Twin Cities this year is also the best and, honestly, it's not even close.It's not as glitzy…
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December 10
Chitra Vairavan performed during the Early Bird show at the Ivy Building. The audience was invited to talk with the artists, ask questions and offer f

Twin Cities dancers share works in progress: 'It couldn't be just the cool kids'

The show began with the audience milling about MOVO studio in the Ivy Arts Building rather than sitting in chairs like at a typical performance.…
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December 10
Luverne Seifert, left, Jane Froiland and Avi Aharoni in Dark & Stormy’s “The Norwegians.”

'Norwegians' skewers relationships and 'Minnesota Nice'

Review: Characters in Dark & Stormy production go to great lengths to get even with their exes.
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December 10
"The Holiday Pageant" at Open Eye Figure Theatre.

Open Eye's 'Pageant' offers ribald riff on holiday nativity stories

The story of the birth of Jesus is told with mix of puppets and people.
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December 9
Rhythmically Speaking performs “Chill,” its dance interpretation of Vince Guaraldi’s “Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack played by a live j

Dance: Rhythmically Speaking presents "Chill"

Christmastime is hereFor the third year in a row, Rhythmically Speaking brings back its dance interpretation of Vince Guaraldi's "Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack. "Chill" features…
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December 8
Sarah Agaton Howes creates “Ojibwe contemporary art for all.”

From blankets to phone cases, this Minnesota designer creates 'Ojibwe contemporary art for all'

There’s often a strawberry in the striking floral designs that Sarah Agaton Howes creates. For the Anishinaabe entrepreneur, teacher and community organizer, the little red…
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December 7
The team bringing Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album, “Jagged Little Pill,” to the stage. From left are writer Diablo Cody, Morissette, music superv

Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' now rages on Broadway, tailored by Diablo Cody

"Jagged Little Pill" rages on in the new musical.
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December 7
Camila Cabello performed in April 2018 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

Best of the Week (Dec. 8-15): Camila Cabello at Jingle Ball, Morgan Evans, 'Nutcracker,' Wynton Marsalis, Monster Jam, more

Cabello of the Ball Katy Perry has top billing at the KDWB Jingle Ball, but especially after her dud of a recent album, the “Roar”…
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December 6
Kate Wallich and The YC x Perfume Genius: “The Sun Still Burns Here.”

Kate Wallich and the YC x Perfume Genius perform the ethereally jarring 'The Sun Still Burns Here'

Review: Kate Wallich and the YC, with indie musician Perfume Genius, offered an ethereally erotic yet jarringly disjointed performance in "The Sun Still Burns Here."
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December 6
Moe Yaqub performed at the Acme Comedy club in Minneapolis.

Muslim comics are opening up about their faith on the stand-up circuit

Muslim comedians are finding success on stage without losing their religion.
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December 5
Liam Beck-O’Sullivan, Lee H. Adams and Natty Woods in “Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky.”

Hate can't spoil Hanukkah in fact-based St. Paul play

‘Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky’ Starts Friday: Billings, Mont., is the setting for a family drama inspired by real events. Buffy Sedlachek’s play borrows…
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December 5
“The Workshop” at Haunted Basement

Christmas-themed Haunted Basement opens this weekend at Rosedale Center

Ho-ho-haunted basement? Your yuletide just got spookier.
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