St. Paul

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in St. Paul that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Program Director Polly Talen.

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The Creole Cuban Choir is on stage at the Ordway (a Knight Arts grantee) for a one-night-only performance this week. The 10-person ensemble also goes by the moniker “the Desandann” (literally, “the descendants”), so named for their dedication to keeping alive the songs passed down in their families for generations. This is music rooted in […]

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By Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez, TU Dance TU Dance artistic directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands will open the company 11th season with a debut performance in Uri’s hometown. Uri was born in Miami and trained as a professional dancer with several local schools before dancing with Philadanco and, as a principal dancer with the Alvin […]

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This weekend, Minnesota Museum of American Art (a Knight Arts grantee) will close its public transportation-themed exhibition, “From There to Here,” with a “mobile theater” performance of a new, crowd-sourced play written for the occasion by Jessica Huang in partnership with artists Ashley Hanson and Wing Young Huie. This interactive production aims to capture something of […]

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There’s a compelling exhibition, “Paper Quilts” by Brooklyn-based artist Mike Cloud, on view now at Bethel University’s Olson Gallery. The centerpieces of the show, three doubled-sided “paper quilts,” are surrounded by a series of smaller collage works, all of which are composed of deconstructed and repurposed photographs by Annie Leibovitz. Specifically, Cloud’s quilts are made […]

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The forecast couldn’t be more promising for the fall Saint Paul Art Crawl this weekend. Hundreds of artist studios and galleries will be open to the public; in fact, many of the Crawl’s venues will offer programming of their own – meet-and-greet receptions with artists, live performance, art-making activities, and the like. Lowertown St. Paul […]

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If you’re a book lover, you are likely already familiar with Rain Taxi’s annual Twin Cities Book Festival. This one-day event at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is the largest literary festival in the Upper Midwest – and this year, the offerings have grown still more plentiful. In addition to bringing in a number of internationally-known writers, […]

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Classical music fans, you’re in for a treat: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (a Knight Arts grantee) is performing one of Beethoven’s most famous works this weekend, Symphony No. 5., for which conductor John Storgårds is returning to the Ordway to lead them. Before Beethoven’s 5th, the orchestra will play Sibelius’s atmospheric Pelléas and Mélisande; after that, […]

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Christopher Hogwood, 1941-2014

Published on 30 September 2014 by in St. Paul

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By Stephen Sokolouski, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Former SPCO Director of Music Christopher Hogwood passed away last week at age 73. By the time he first conducted the SPCO in 1986, he had established himself as one of the leading forces in historically-informed performance—the idea that the music of Mozart, for example, should be […]

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Today, we are excited to announce the 42 winners of this year’s St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge. Our first year of the contest in St. Paul saw the highest per capita response for any arts challenge in history, with 868 submissions! Ideas poured in from all corners of the community and across all disciplines. We […]

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Tonight, Penumbra Theatre’s co-artistic director, Sarah Bellamy, will host a “Womansong” showcase curated by actor, playwright and poet Sha Cage, “which celebrates the poetry and musicality of black women artists in the Twin Cities.” The evening will center on Cage’s work spotlighting talented women and girls in the local arts scene and include an eclectic […]

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