Archive for March, 2010

Adam Levy of the Honeydogs at the Jennefit

Adam Levy of the Honeydogs at the Jennefit

Twin Cities bands and music fans came together at the Turf Club in St. Paul Friday night for the aptly titled “Jennefit” to help one of the Twin Cities best-loved photographers, Jenn Barnett, raise money to replace a broken camera. Barnett, in case you did not know, is responsible for the photos in all of...
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Eliza Blue CD Release with Aby Wolf at Cedar Cultural Center

Eliza Blue CD Release with Aby Wolf at Cedar Cultural Center

In all likelihood, Eliza Blue is a far more complex, perhaps even troubled, individual than most of us will ever know. Perhaps she wrestles with some inner anxieties or unhappiness, perhaps she simply feels in a very deep manner. What is clear about Ms. Blue is that she is a gifted musician who makes beautiful music,...
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Spring of Freedom, Summer of Fear at Lowry Lab Theatre

Spring of Freedom, Summer of Fear at Lowry Lab Theatre

Table Salt Productions premiered the third new work in its first season, offering a personal look at a moment in the revolution which transformed Iran’s political picture in the early 1980’s. This was writer Ali Ravi’s first foray into dramatizing what was a partly fictionalized account of his own family’s experience. The family of...
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Photo set: Vampire Weekend at First Avenue

Vampire Weekend descended on First Avenue for a sold -out show on Monday, March 22nd, 2010.  Meredith Westin was there and shot this lovely set of photos for HowWasTheShow. Here’s the setlist, via the Star Tribune: SETLIST White Sky Holiday Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa I Stand Corrected M79 Bryn California English Cousins Taxi Cab Run (Dedicated...
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Podcast: HowWasTheShow CD Reviews for March 2010 at Kings Wine Bar

Podcast: HowWasTheShow CD Reviews for March 2010 at Kings Wine Bar

Here’s the March, 2010 CD Review podcast from HowWasTheShow. David de Young reports in from Kings Wine Bar in South Minneapolis with 10 brand new tracks for you, some of which have not yet seen the light of day in album format. This podcast’s voice drops were recorded entirely using the iPhone Voice Memo feature. The...
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August: Osage County at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

August: Osage County at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

The setup of Tracy Letts‘s wonderful August: Osage County (at the Ordway, through March 21, ordway.org) is familiar: the family patriarch has died under mysterious circumstances and his three daughters, the “agitated Weston sisters”, have arrived at the family manse in rural Oklahoma with their on-the-rocks marriages, their predatory fiancés, their marijuana-smoking daughters. They’re here...
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The Vaudevillian, Spirit of the American Dream at Southern Theater

The Vaudevillian, Spirit of the American Dream at Southern Theater

Attending an event at the Southern Theater feels like taking a step back in time. Layers of remodeling and redecorating, one imagines – along with its history – have been stripped down to the bare and imperfect brick walls and proscenium façade. In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the performance, too, takes us all...
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Music Lovers, a Workhaus Collective Production at The Playwrights’ Center

Music Lovers, a Workhaus Collective Production at The Playwrights’ Center

There are plenty of things to like about Alan Berks’ new play Music Lovers (March 12th-28th at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis). The aphorism-laden and witty script will have you leaving the theater comparing memorable lines with your companions, and the music references strewn throughout the play will delight music fans, especially those steeped in...
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Iron Ring, a Children’s Theatre Company Production

Iron Ring, a Children’s Theatre Company Production

Iron Ring (on the Children’s Theatre Company mainstage, 2400 Third Ave, through April 10, childrenstheatre.org) adapted by Charles Way from a novel by the gifted Lloyd Alexander is a journey story in the grandly mythic Joseph Campbell tradition. Way (one of the best and best known writers of theater for young audiences) and director Peter...
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Patches & Gretchen CD Release with Kevin Bowe, Adam Levy and Dan Israel at The Varsity Theater

Patches & Gretchen CD Release with Kevin Bowe, Adam Levy and Dan Israel at The Varsity Theater

I arrived at the Patches & Gretchen Sugar Head Pie CD Release Party so early that the recently remodeled (yet again) Varsity Theater (it’s still not done, but it’s awesome – you must check out the bathrooms!) was still mostly empty. My promptness paid off, however, as at 8 p.m. sharp, Dan Israel took...
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