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The leaves are just beginning to turn now, and while the days still have much of summer’s warmth, the air is dry and evenings are crisp. This is Minnesota at its most ideal and the perfect time of year for a day trip outside the city. It just so happens that one of the state’s […]

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Nautilus Music Theater is in the midst of moving to a larger, first-floor performance suite in the same Lowertown building where they’ve been housed on the upper floor in recent years. The company is still putting finishing touches on this new space (a grand opening celebration is slated for October, according to artistic director Ben […]

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Diavolo

The Los Angeles-based dance company Diavolo returns to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center with the premiere of two new works, “Transit Space” and “Fluid Infinities,” on

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Time to go out and see a play. None Too Fragile theater group makes it pretty hard not to. First off, you can get in by paying what you can, but no more than $20. You get to see really good local actors in some seriously scripted drama. And, you can take a drink in with […]

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Mercer’s Theatre Arts department announced its 2013-2014 production schedule in May, and it looked promising to me. I was especially excited about a couple of the comedies planned for this year, so don’t be surprised to hear a lot about their shows over the next year. The first production of the season begins Friday, and it’s […]

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Silly was the word Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, used to promote its production of “Xanadu.” But you know, you could have silly frustrating as easily as silly fun. When I went on the official opening night, I expected just plain old silly, mostly because of the dud of a movie version years ago. […]

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Last Thursday, I was sweating out the hot night with 30-or-so others in the second floor apartment of a Cathedral Hill neighborhood duplex, watching the quiet works of “Small Art 3.” And it might just have been the most moving show I’ve seen yet this year. We’d gathered in the home of artists Laura Holway […]

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In Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “How Schools Kill Creativity,” he eviscerates the current state of education. He also points out that learning institutions are not adequately preparing students for failure, which is highly correlated with creativity

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You have to hand it to co-artistic directors James Slowiak and Jairo Cuesta and their productions in the Balch Street Theatre. Their plays take on current and troubling social issues, the darker side of human behavior, or the kind of strange actions that result in dark humor. Those qualities simply make their efforts all the […]

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The Field. Ocatvio Campos.

Last Friday, I attended a free FieldWork Workshop demonstration facilitated by Octavio Campos. Local artists, including Jenni Person, Priscilla Marrero and Bill Spring, shared work so that performing

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