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Gaelynn Lea composing original music for new Broadway ‘Macbeth’

Craig. Negga. Lea. The producers of a new Macbeth on Broadway have tapped the best and brightest stars to fill their stage — and to fill the Lyceum Theatre with music. Duluth’s Gaelynn Lea will be composing original music for the production, which will star Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in the title roles. “Yay!” tweeted […]

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Minnesota arts community mourns writer Pamela Espeland

Pamela Espeland, a writer and editor who was one of the busiest and most passionate journalists covering the Minnesota arts scene, died on Sunday evening after an apparent stroke, according to a statement her family shared this afternoon on Facebook. “Many of you know her as a voice for the Twin Cities arts community,” they […]

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Crooners to remember Rondo as Fridley supper club branches into musical revues

After adapting to welcome Covid-era audiences with drive-in concerts and other innovations, Crooners Supper Club is expanding its live music programming to include musical revues. A venerable tradition, revues incorporate songs into story-oriented frameworks that draw on performers’ acting skills as well as their musical chops. With that in mind, Crooners could hardly have a […]

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Tracking Twin Cities music venues’ vaccination requirements

With a rapidly-changing public health environment, an increasing number of music venues are requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for entry. Below is a list of the latest expectations at many Twin Cities music venues. We’ll update this post as policies change, but please check venues’ websites to confirm their latest policies before purchasing tickets or heading […]

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Bob Dylan sued for alleged sexual abuse of 12-year-old in 1965

On Friday, Aug. 13, a plaintiff identified publicly only as “J.C.” filed suit against Bob Dylan in New York. The suit seeks compensatory damages for lasting emotional, physical, and financial injury stemming from sexual abuse that allegedly took place at the Chelsea Hotel in 1965, when the plaintiff was 12 years old and Dylan was […]

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