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.

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.

Taste of Old

A Taste of Minnesota is returning to its roots: lousy bands, greasy food, and a sky full of fireworks.

Kids golfing
Green-Lighted: The Best Public Golf Courses

These three public golf courses won’t disappoint.

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