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Bedlam Lowertown to close Nov. 2

“With a fully stocked all-you-can-eat buffet of emotions, we announce that Bedlam Lowertown will be closing on November 2,” write Bedlam Theatre artistic director Maren Ward and board president Dan Spock in a note posted yesterday to the company’s website. “This was a highly ambitious project and there are many whys and why nots and […]

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Kim Bartmann to help Bedlam Theatre book “big music shows”

Bedlam Theatre has always embraced live music among their multimedia offerings, so many local music fans were concerned to learn of the “urgent” financial situation the organization says it faces just over a year after opening its Lowertown location. Now, well-known restaurateur Kim Bartmann says she’s stepping up her advisory role with Bedlam, and promises big things—musical and […]

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Producer Kriss Zulkosky talks about benefit compilation ‘Voice: Words & Songs for Those Who Are Silenced’

On Sunday night at Bedlam Lowertown, several artists will play a benefit concert and release show for Voice: Words & Songs for Those Who Are Silenced. The album, which features unique nearly-a–capella performances by artists including Dessa, Haley Bonar, and Chris Koza, is meant to raise awareness and funds to fight sex trafficking. Last weekend on The […]

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Haley Bonar, Dessa, other local musicians release voice-centric compilation to fight sex trafficking

18 local artists have recently come together to release a series of largely a capella songs to fight sex trafficking in Minnesota. A fundraising effort by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, this project includes a CD and a release show at Bedlam Lowertown on May 10. The release show will feature artists including Chris Koza, the Ericksons, We Are the Willows, […]

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Spires That in the Sunset Rise to present ‘Shadow Opera’ at Bedlam Theatre

Shadow puppetry and music will combine for one surreal experience in Bedlam Theatre’s upcoming production Below, or the Womb of the Worlds: A Shadow Opera. The show dives into the life of Leonora Carrington (1917-2011), a British-born Mexican surrealist whose life was marked with constant excitement. Carrington, besides being an accomplished artist, married fellow artist Max Ernst (who […]

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A whole new world: Three-fourths of the Goondas reform as Flasher

Three past members of Minneapolis’s most notorious raucous live band of recent years, the Goondas, have recently reunited in a new band, Flasher. It seems Jackson Atkins (guitar), Andy Meuwissen (bass), and Josh Miller (drums) are looking to get back to what they do best: playing rock and roll.  The Goondas were known not only for their […]

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Flasher, new project by former Goondas members, to debut at Oct. 30 Bedlam Lowertown event

Hunting for pre-Halloween festivities? Look no further: Free Range Music Cooperative will host a hodgepodge of Twin Cities performing arts at Bedlam Lowertown on Oct. 30. The event is a part of their Culture series, showcasing the diversity and cross-genre projects within the local scene. Established by Marcus Kar in 2011, Free Range Music Cooperative strives […]

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