Arts & Culture

2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival Performers

By Amy Brockman Photos courtesy of Twin Cities Pride The 2017 Twin Cities Pride Festival has two full days of free performances on four stages from 12:00–6:00 p.m. on June 24 and 25. The Pride […]

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Don’t Dress For Dinner July 7–30 Gremlin Theatre, 550 Vandalia St., St. Paul 888-71-TICKETS Comedies were vehicles through which people of over a century ago could come to grips in some way with the […]

“Rough Night” Cast Chats with Drag Personality Paige Turner

The cast of Rough Night — including stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer and Zoë Kravitz — recently sat down with drag personality Paige Turner to discuss their new film. About Rough Night: Five best friends […]

“An American in Paris” is Stirringly Beautiful at the Ordway – Another Craig Lucas Triumph

To make a great stage version of a towering film musical sounds like an impossible task. However, gay playwright Craig Lucas did just that with his 2014 stage adaptation of An American in Paris. The […]

The Reincarnation of Rin-Tin-Tin in the Moving “Meagan Leavey”

Almost a century ago, after being rescued by an American soldier in World War I, Rin-Tin-Tin became one of the biggest movie stars of the time. The adorable German Shepherd seems to have been reincarnated […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul”

In the span of two years, a trilogy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid films were released in rapid succession. For this fourth film in this series, because no one stays young forever, the entire […]

Going to the Movies with Jeff & Drew: “Baywatch”

Baywatch opens with a shot of The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) carrying a person out of the water in slo-mo as the title aggressively drops from the heavens with a tremendous thud and dolphins leap out […]

“Rent” Still Has Astounding Impact After Two Decades

The 20th Anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s Rent proves that the 1996 rock musical stands the test of time. Later productions would seem to be exiled to live in the shadow of the show’s early […]

“Baltimore Waltz” – The Ideal Comedy Revival for Pride Month

25 years after The Baltimore Waltz opened Off-Broadway, Theatre Coup d’Etat has staged a dazzling revival that sparkles, and yet elicits tender intimacy, at Springhouse Ministry Center. Playwright Paula Vogel employs a vaudevillian style to […]

Quick Q&A with Miss Richfield 1981 in Ptown

By Mike Marcotte While in Provincetown, make sure to strap on your favorite Walgreens brand nylons, stir up a hot cup of Sanka coffee, and see one of Minnesota’s most famous beauty queens take the […]

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