Tad Simons

Tad Simons

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.

Review: Master Class is Masterful and Classy

Theatre Latte Da’s production, starring Sally Wingert as the legendary opera diva Maria Callas, has been extended.


Ivey Awards ceremony in Minneapolis, MN | Photo by Erin Kincheloe
Ivey Awards Recognition: How Much is Too Much?

Tad Simons looks at the good and the maybe not-so-good of this year's local theater celebraish.


Icehouse Minneapolis
Extremely Cool: Jazz at Icehouse

Head to Icehouse almost any night of the week, with no idea who is playing, and expect to be blown away.


Stonearch 1941 painting in the Fine Arts building at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair
The Alternate State Fair Fine Arts Awards

When it comes to fine arts at the Fair, Tad thinks the "official" judges often miss the mark.


Ferris Wheel on the Midway at the State Fair
A Fair ShakeUp

What the State Fair needs is rides that reflect Minnesota’s true nature.


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