Year in Review: Minnesota’s Arts & Culture Scene in 2018

Minnesota’s arts and culture scene experienced its fair share of high highs and low lows this year. From the #metoo movement bringing about leadership changes at notable organizations to our state making history by electing the first Somali-American to the U.S. Congress, there was no lack of drama, excitement, anticipation, and disappointment in 2018. Here’s … [ Read more]

Spin Away the Winter Doldrums with These 9 Essential Local Albums

It’s hard to separate “winter” and “Minnesota” in terms of their connotation to one another, so why separate them? Winter is here, it’s in full force, and we might as well embrace it as best we can, so here is a list of nine quintessentially winter albums: local edition. Whether it’s titles, lyrics, artwork, or … [ Read more]

Classical Conditioning: Attracting new blood to the world’s oldest performing arts

Should you dress up to go to the opera? Unlike some other companies, Minnesota Opera hasn’t taken a position on the question. They haven’t felt they need to, said Minnesota Opera president and general director Ryan Taylor. Some traditional operagoers, Taylor said, feel they need to clearly state, “This is a substantial piece of art, … [ Read more]

Symphony and Suds Takes Classical Music Off the Stage and Into the Taproom

In a time when all things old are suddenly cool again, you’d think orchestral music would be a hot ticket item. But for some reason, while record players and retro furniture and typewriters have all made their way back into everyday life, classical music is still being snubbed by younger generations, and labeled as stuffy, … [ Read more]

Boom Island Opens Taproom February 1st

Boom Island Brewing Company is back up and running! Their new taproom will be ready to pour February 1st from noon to 9:00pm. Regular hours will be Wednesday through Friday 4-9pm, Saturdays 1-9pm starting February 5th. Scheduled tours will pop up later, so stay updated on our events page and sign up for the Boom … [ Read more]

Tuned In Brewed In: Brewing for Art’s Sake

Boom Island’s LoMoMO and the Minnesota Orchestra Lockout By Brian Kaufenberg Photos by Joe Alton Locked Out On October 1, 2012, the Minnesota Orchestral Association (MOA) locked out the Orchestra’s musicians after the two parties failed to come to terms on the musicians’ new contracts. The Minnesota Orchestra has faced continued financial shortfalls stemming from … [ Read more]

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