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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.
When it comes to art exhibits, we in the media biz tend to focus on the big, "important" shows, leaving the smaller, humbler exhibits to fend for themselves. It's not fair, of course.
Did you hear about the Norwegian man who loved his wife so much he almost told her?
Happy Town, ABC's new TV series set in a fictitious and ironically named Minnesota village called Haplin, immediately breaks Horror Story Rule No. 1...
Whatever your view of Native American art, it's likely to undergo a profound transformation after you've strolled through Art of the Native Americans: The Thaw Collection.
There is no way to overstate it: Between now and the end of April, everyone in the Twin Cities needs to make a pilgrimage to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where not one, two, or three, but four world-class, must-see, once-in-a-lifetime exhibits are on display.
The most bizarre thing about George Washington is that he is one of the few people in history whose life lives up to the legend it spawned.
The Walker Art Center announced its 2012-13 performing arts season on Thursday, and it looks to be another good one.
Congratulations to Live Nation for successfully pulling off (and putting on) the first-ever River's Edge Music Festival this weekend.
Ah, the 1980s. With so much going on during this tumultuous decade—dangerously big hair, Rubik’s Cube mania, the Milli Vanilli lip-synching scandal, the Cabbage Patch Doll craze—who knew there were so many serious artists thinking serious things and making art to address the utter artlessness of the 1980s?
Inside the L.A. offices of AEG, owners of The Brick, the Twin Cities’ newest and most disparaged concert venue, the mood was dark—as dark as Marilyn Manson’s lipstick.
The last of the great 1970s bands—Crosby, Stills, and Nash—gave it their all for three hours at the Orpheum Monday, proving that it’s still possible to rock if your hair is white and most of the drugs—other than glucosamine and Celebrex— have been flushed from your system.
Local environmental journalist William Souder’s latest book, On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, was officially released yesterday (Tuesday, September 4.).
The Guthrie Theater’s seven-week celebration of British playwright Christopher Hampton got off to a good-humored start on Friday night, what with both Twin Cities mayors—Rybak and Coleman—officially declaring Sept. 21 “Christopher Hampton Day,” and the first play of three, Tales of Hollywood, opening on the Wurtele Thrust stage.
So, management at the Minnesota Orchestra has decided not to pay its musicians and to cancel concerts through Nov. 25 because the musicians will not accept a rather drastic reduction in pay, from an average of $135,000 down to $89,000—this while $50 million is going toward a redesign of Orchestra Hall and Peavey Plaza.
An epic battle is being waged in Appomattox, Christopher Hampton’s new Civil War/civil-rights play, currently receiving its world premiere at The Guthrie Theater —but it’s not a fight between Yankee and Confederate soldiers.
One of the great things about crazy art installations is that they stretch your imagination more than your wallet.
One often hears it said that Cindy Sherman is one of the most influential and important artists working today.
As almost everyone in the Twin Cities knows by now, our newest hometown hero, Nicholas David—aka Nicholas “The Feelin” Mrozinski (as featured in the June 2009 issue of Mpls/St.Paul magazine)—is singing/fighting for his television life Monday night.
Drat. I was right (below) about Nicholas David's chances on The Voice, but the fact that he came in third place behind Terry McDermott exposed some of the show's bogusness when it comes to voting.
These days, documentary filmmakers are shouldering much of the burden and bother of investigative journalism that newspapers, magazines, and the rest of the media-massage complex has largely abandoned.
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