ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT


6/11/2019, 10:28pm

Building a brave space

“Fundamentally, what I see the show being about is community,” said cast member of "Brave Space," Aloft Circus Arts' newest show, Rachel Webberman. “Living in a time that feels isolating and divisive, [this show demonstrates] what it can look like to really find people you can connect with and build something with them.”


5/2/2019, 1:39am

Femininity in full bloom

Four dancers in white enter from the left side of the screen, each carrying a bucket. They gaze directly at the camera and dump the contents of their buckets on the floor wordlessly after a couple of seconds.


5/2/2019, 1:38am

A&E’s summer concert guide

Summer in the Twin Cities brings some incredible acts. If you’ve been studying hard this past year, it’s finally time to let loose. Fear not, A&E did all of the research for you. Here are some concerts you won’t want to miss this summer.


5/2/2019, 12:46am

Culture compass: Dance, 'Star Wars,' and Beyoncé

Watch student-choreographed dances at the St. Paul Student Center this weekend. A student performance group, the Dance Collective features a variety of dance categories including but certainly not limited to ballet, jazz and belly-dancing. The annual spring showcase gives students a chance to show their love of dance regardless of skill level.


4/30/2019, 11:30pm

Street Style: The 2019 Tower magazine launch party

Hundreds of art and literature lovers crowded into the gallery of the Weisman Art Museum on Wednesday night to celebrate the release of The Tower, an annual literary arts magazine. Taking advantage of the nice weather, much of the attendees sported short-sleeves and dresses. A&E snapped some shots of the outfits we liked most.


4/29/2019, 12:42am

Ricky Lagoon croons his tunes

For one night only, the comedy concert “Ricky Lagoon: He Croons!” will include classic swing and jazz tunes with never before heard jokes, performed for the first and last time at the Cedar Cultural Center. 


4/25/2019, 12:33am

Blythe Baird has more to slam

She is dressed in pastel pinks and purples. Lace is draped across her arms. The image is gentle — but the story she tells is candid and cutthroat. Her words invoke a processing of emotions and exclamations of survivorship. Blythe Baird writes her poems to aid understanding within herself, and to help others understand what it’s like to have the experiences she’s had. 


4/22/2019, 11:36pm

Just give them a guitar and a week

The word “challenge” frequently follows the word “creative” when a tight deadline is involved. For five Minneapolis musicians, a recent creative challenge included writing and recording a brand new song in one week, all using the same guitar.


4/22/2019, 1:27am

Aveda students show they’re a cut above the rest

The prep area was chaotic as students and teachers rushed to put the finishing touches on extravagant braids and smokey eye shadow. It was only half an hour before the students’ models were expected to take the runway, and everything had to be just right. 


4/17/2019, 11:51pm

Gully Boys comes into their own

No brothers have a bond like that of the Gully Boys. Drives between shows on the band's last tour could be described as similar to the “Tiny Dancer” scene in the 2000 film “Almost Famous.”


4/17/2019, 11:50pm

Not sew Minnesota nice

Boasting the cliche “bless this house” or the obscure “not all those who wander are lost,” cross-stitch has adorned every type of fabric-based decor from kitchen towels to pillows. 


4/17/2019, 11:47pm

Culture compass: Snoop Dogg, climate and safety

The Wake, Radio K and Women for Political Change are partnering for this event to help with some fundraising for The Aurora Center. The benefit event will include comedy from Fool’s Errand and Kate McCarthy, as well as music by Nikhil Barr, Alec McKee and Sleeping Jesus. This is a great opportunity to see some great local talent while supporting a local organization.