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All content by Laini Devin

A journey Into the Woods with Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

Published December 15, 2014

  The Broadway musical “Into the Woods” is well known among theater lovers, but to the non-theater world, it lurks in the shadows. With the screenplay and score by James Lapine and Stephen...

Ballet by Balanchine

Published December 2, 2014

Suzanne Farrell had a close relationship with choreographer George Balanchine. After his death, she sought out some of his rare works to build a unique repertoire. Balanchine, a St. Petersburg native who...

Star Wars: The Unknown Voice

Published December 1, 2014

  After the 88 second “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser-trailer was released in select theaters and online this past Friday, fans were stumped over many visuals. For one, the cross-guard...

Remembering Ken Washington

Published November 30, 2014

A blithe holiday weekend for many, a somber day for the theater community. Television, film actor, teacher and mentor to the University of Minnesota Guthrie B.F.A. acting students passed away this Thanksgiving...

The Whale at Mixed Blood

Published November 27, 2014

  The Minneapolis-based theater companies, Walking Shadow Theatre and Mixed Blood Theatre team up to perform “The Whale,” a play by Samuel D. Hunter. “The Whale” is set in...

The members of The Last Jackson play on Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge.

A new Johnny and June

Published November 25, 2014

Nate Jackson, a founding member of the Last Jackson,  struggled to write duets before he met co-founder and vocalist Taylor Lorell at a local open mic night. “We started playing, and then a...

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Q&A: Hans Zimmer

Published November 20, 2014

Hans Zimmer’s musical vocabulary is one without words, and one that he described as mysterious and personal. His latest film score comes in “Interstellar,” Christopher Nolan’s feature...

Steve Danko, founder of Jean Stephens Gallery, looks at current Dr. Suess artwork Monday afternoon at the Jean Stephens Gallery. The New York Public Library estate created an exhibit to commemorate the works of Dr. Seuss and the 75th anniversary of Seusss second book, the 500 hats of Bartholemew Cubbin. The exhibit opens Nov. 21st.

Illustrator by day, surrealist by night

Published November 20, 2014

American writer and artist Theodor Geisel is known for his children’s books, many of which serve as books for children when they’re just learning to read, but most know him as Dr. Seuss. A...

J.C. Cutler acts as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Guthrie Theaters production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

40 years of Christmas

Published November 13, 2014

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future will once again unite starting Thursday to bring “A Christmas Carol” to the Guthrie Theater’s Wurtele Thrust Stage. Joe Chvala returns...

Nirvana in the Twin Cities

Published November 4, 2014

For Bob Wolk, gardening is a secret language and passion that he loves sharing with his community. “Plants tend to talk to me,” Wolk said. “I love to lie down next to a bed of flowers...

Flamingos and where to find them

Published September 11, 2014

Flamingos Divine Finds is a Powderhorn based store dedicated solely to flamingos — just kidding. With a flashy, pink storefront that can’t help but catch the eye, their home and garden themed...

George R. R. Martin tells the worst joke ever

Published September 9, 2014

  The moment that Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for has finally arrived — Just kidding.  Author of Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin announced the release of the next GOT book....

The University marching band performs on Aug. 31, 2014 at the Minnesota State Fair. The band members have been been training at SPAT Camp, where they have been learning music and marching routines.

Ski-U-Mah with Spat Camp

Published September 4, 2014

When Ryan Harding came to the University of Minnesota as a freshman four years ago, he didn’t know how to maneuver campus, but playing in the marching band gave the now team lead and tenor saxophone...


Published September 1, 2014

Saturday, August 23rd marked the 2014 series premiere of Doctor Who. Matt Smith has taken his farewell, and Peter Capaldi has come in as strong as ever. As the 12th Doctor, Capaldi sure has a lot of greatness...