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The Replacements at Riot Fest, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Replacements at Riot Fest, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

For me, growing up, there was lots of music, and especially lots of punk rock. I loved it all. I loved early and mid-80s DC and LA hardcore, UK82, crust, Swedish d-beat, ’77 English stuff. But the Big Question has always been between the Big Two: The Clash and The Replacements. On one side...
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It Is She Who I See by Interference Arts at the Ritz Theater

It Is She Who I See by Interference Arts at the Ritz Theater

This is not exactly a review, but then  “It Is She Who I See” is not exactly a play.  I would like, however, to try to describe it to you because if you’re the sort of person whose interest is piqued by a show billed as an “immersive multimedia performance,” this is something you...
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Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays. A co-production of Frank Theatre and the Hennepin Theatre Trust

Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays.  A co-production of Frank Theatre and the Hennepin Theatre Trust

Last night your intrepid HWTS theater reviewers, Janet Preus and John Olive, betook themselves to the spiffily spartan New Century Theatre to see Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (a co-production between Frank Theatre and the Hennepin Theatre Trust, running through June 16). Standing On Ceremony, short – but passionate – playlets written...
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Kaivama CD Release Party featuring Arto Järvelä at the Cedar Cultural Center

Kaivama CD Release Party featuring Arto Järvelä at the Cedar Cultural Center

Seeing Finland’s Arto Järvelä and Minnesota’s Kaivama perform together at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis Friday night made me feel downright happy. For a musical performance to be a success, happiness need not be either the intention or the result, but regardless, it’s a great bonus. Arto Järvelä is a founding member of...
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