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Bloomington’s Outrageously Delightful  “Drowsy Chaperone” is Broadway Caliber

I remember seeing the Broadway national tour of the Tony-winning The Drowsy Chaperone and thinking simply, That was a lot of fun, now I’d better get something to eat. But when I saw it at Artistry […]

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Acclaimed Actor-Pianist Stephen Houtz Comments on “Souvenir”

The Commonweal Theatre Company in Lanesboro is a major destination for top-notch stagecraft in greater Minnesota. Their current production of Souvenir by Stephen Temperley is based on the singing career of a Manhattan socialite who actually […]

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Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Kubo and the Two Strings”

If you must blink, do it now. Pay close attention to everything you see, no matter how unusual it may seem. You will be whisked away to a world of magic, danger, and survival where […]

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The Guthrie’s Gripping “Disgraced” and Majestic “South Pacific” End Soon

The Guthrie Theater has two dynamic productions that close soon that you don’t want to miss. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar will discomfort those who prefer categorical thinking to actual thinking. Director Marcela […]

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Our Affairs

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A Word In Edgewise: Have You Been Carefully Taught?

After serving in the Navy in the South Pacific, James A. Michener’s short stories were published in 1947 as Tales from the South Pacific. Rogers and Hammerstein (and Joshua Logan) created South Pacific in 1949, the year president […]

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Skirting the Issues: The New Normal

“I’m so tired of hurting.” The words, spoken by Emily, a mid-twentyish former work colleague, came as she and I sat at a downtown bar catching up. Our conversation was unremarkable until we both spied […]

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At-Large: The Power of Arts Learning

It wasn’t very large for a high school, but it was just right for me. Dance technique class for 90 minutes daily, a small teacher-to-student ratio, and a freedom of expression beyond compare. It was a […]

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A Word In Edgewise: A Once and Future King?

I attended the Orpheum’s opening performance of The Lion King, shaken by the previous days’ deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, only to emerge to news of the shootings of five Dallas police officers. For a […]

Ask Lambda Legal – Avoiding a Name Change Nightmare

By Beth Littrell, Senior Attorney Q. I am a transgender woman who would like to legally change my name. I live in Savannah, GA and this issue has been a big deal lately after your client, […]

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BigGayNews for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Today’s Top Headlines Man Charged After Lubricant Dispenser Filled with Acid at Sydney Gay Sex Club Former Irish President tells Church: Some Catholic Priests are Gay, Get Over It Eric Trump Praises His Father’s LGBT […]

The Drowsy Chaperone. Photo by Hilary Roberts

Bloomington’s Outrageously Delightful  “Drowsy Chaperone” is Broadway Caliber

I remember seeing the Broadway national tour of the Tony-winning The Drowsy Chaperone and thinking simply, That was a lot of fun, now I’d better get something to eat. But when I saw it at Artistry […]

Photo by Jason Underferth

Acclaimed Actor-Pianist Stephen Houtz Comments on “Souvenir”

The Commonweal Theatre Company in Lanesboro is a major destination for top-notch stagecraft in greater Minnesota. Their current production of Souvenir by Stephen Temperley is based on the singing career of a Manhattan socialite who actually […]

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BigGayNews for Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Today’s Top Headlines India Moves Forward with Bill to Ban Gay Couples from Hiring Surrogates When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support Gay Soccer Group a Finalist for […]

FBI Won’t Pursue Hate Crime Charges in Scalding Assault on Gay Couple

LGBTQ Nation reports the FBI has decided not to pursue hate crime charges against a Georgia man found guilty of throwing scalding water on a sleeping gay couple. Read the full story from LGBTQ Nation. 

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Our Lives

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Alchemy Architects: Live Large in a Smaller Space

With the heavy emphasis on green living in today’s housing market, many homeowners and designers are constantly looking for ways to reduce a home’s environmental footprint. For Alchemy Architects, founded by Geoffrey Warner, the solution […]

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From the Editor: Inheriting a Home

My grandmother, Ruby, passed away at the end of April. She died on her birthday at the age of 95. I called her The Matriarch. She wasn’t even five feet tall, but she was a […]

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Wedding Attire Advice from an Insider

From a timeline on ordering suits to how to avoid looking like Tia and Tamara circa 1995. Whether you’re attending the wedding of your boyfriend’s freshman year roommate or tying the knot yourself, we all […]

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Favorite Things: Wedding Style

Lavender asked Mike Marcotte to share what he wears to a wedding along with a gift idea he loves to give newlyweds. Bonus for you: keep reading for Lavender exclusive discounts on these picks! Magnetic […]

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Wedding Gift Etiquette: How To Properly Show You Care

When it comes to people you care about, it’s a given that — any time money enters the equation — things might start to get a little sticky, especially when it comes to the act of giving gifts […]

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Our Homes

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MSP Home & Design Show Brings Higher-End Feel to Home Design

Looking to channel your inner designer or remodeler and update your home? Whether you’re looking to upgrade your suburban home or add defining touches to your downtown loft, the all new MSP Home & Design […]

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Home Decor Buyer’s Guide: Merriment Adornments

Located in Woodbury, Minnesota, Merriment Adornments is a retail and design studio, where creatively inspired homeowners can shop affordable upscale and intelligent selections that reflect their personal style in a charming retail setting. At Merriment, […]

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Alchemy Architects: Live Large in a Smaller Space

With the heavy emphasis on green living in today’s housing market, many homeowners and designers are constantly looking for ways to reduce a home’s environmental footprint. For Alchemy Architects, founded by Geoffrey Warner, the solution […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune

We, as a culture and community, always like being different. It might not be the case all of the time, but there are plenty of things that differentiate us from everyone else. We always found […]

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Ride Review: 2016 Toyota Prius

As I was preparing for the arrival of this “Ride Review” vehicle subject, I looked back at our archives to see what was said about the Toyota Prius. Interesting enough, a poll was taken back […]

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