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Contributing editor Tad Simons is an award-winning journalist whose writing on the local arts scene has appeared in the Twin Cities Reader, City Pages, St. Paul Pioneer Press, American Theatre magazine, BackStage, Variety and the Washington Post. Over his 25 year career, Tad has covered theater, books, music, visual arts, dance, film, and performance art (including politics). Tad’s articles and essays on these and other subjects have won more than 30 local and national awards for editorial excellence.
Can the Guthrie’s new artistic director reconnect the theater with its storied past?
A PhD-level lesson in blues rock from a (soon to be?) guitar legend.
A 63-year old play reminds us to keep calm this election season.
Filmmaker Patrick Coyle’s new movie, The Public Domain, centers on the psychological aftermath of the I-35W bridge collapse.
Arts writer Tad Simons argues that commissioned art for the new Vikings stadium should be chosen very carefully.
Many of the works have never toured outside Austria, and never will again. So, unless you'd rather go to Vienna, this is your chance.
Inspired by the film, Tad makes a half-assed attempt at living out his Christian Grey fantasies but ends up having coffee and a scone instead.
Turns out Theatre Latte Da's Broadway Re-Imagined production of Oliver! wasn't actually all that re-imagined.
To be consumed by Shakespeare or not to be? That is the question.
What's more Minnesotan than shoveling off the ice for a little four-on-four?
At an age when many actresses fade from the limelight, Sally Wingert is on the run of a lifetime.
Tad has a few suggestions.
It’s that time of year when theaters cash in—and delight audiences—by putting on their holiday shows. Here’s a rundown.
It’s time to brace ourselves for the new “tradition” in town.
This is how Bob Dylan the man becomes a myth.
Theatre Latte Da’s production, starring Sally Wingert as the legendary opera diva Maria Callas, has been extended.
Tad Simons looks at the good and the maybe not-so-good of this year's local theater celebraish.
Head to Icehouse almost any night of the week, with no idea who is playing, and expect to be blown away.
When it comes to fine arts at the Fair, Tad thinks the "official" judges often miss the mark.
What the State Fair needs is rides that reflect Minnesota’s true nature.
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