Arts & Culture

The Vibrant “Hot Funky Butt Jazz” – Interact Celebrates Jazz History

Interact, the region’s premiere theater for performers with disabilities is currently on stage for the Guthrie’s Level 9 series in the Dowling Studio. Hot Funky Butt Jazz is their new musical about New Orleans’s jazz […]

“The Laramie Cycle” Revived by a Passionate Cast on the 20th Anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s Murder

With The Laramie Cycle, Uprising Theatre solidifies its status as equal to all area stage companies in the production of high quality queer stage work. To mark the 20th anniversary of the sadistic murder of […]

REVIEW: Cirque du Soleil’s “Corteo” is Thrilling Entertainment, Divinely Inspired at Target Center

Cirque du Soleil is the planet’s foremost production company of acrobatic performance. Their dreamily sumptuous Corteo plays at Target Center where the space is utilized powerfully. The audience sits on two sloping sides of the big arena. […]

The Gripping “Boy Erased” Exposes Conversion Therapy and False Gay Rape Accusations

In filmmaker Joel Edgerton’s gripping Boy Erased, Lucas Hedges gives a soulful performance as Jared, a teenager falsely accused of rape by a dormitory roommate. The accuser, Henry, played with raunchy charisma by Joe Alwyn, is actually […]

From Church To The Club

Martino Gabriel-Mayotte takes the stage as Adam Divine at the Brass Rail Lounge. *Note: Divine uses they, she and he pronouns, but will be referred to by they pronouns throughout this article. Growing up in […]

Arts Spotlight: 612

Marie and Rosetta Through Dec. 30 Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Place, St. Paul 651-291-7005 Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) was an electric guitarist, songwriter, and singer, popular in the 1930s and ’40s. Her mix […]

Those Supreme Acrobats from Cirque du Soleil Return to Minneapolis with “Corteo”

If you’ve ever seen Cirque du Soleil, you know it is, without a doubt, as accomplished an acrobatic company as there is. Better yet, what lifts the troupe above and beyond being merely a very impressive […]

“Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco”—A Gleeful Documentary That Connects Sex with Creativity

The groundbreaking renderings of Antonio Lopez (1943-87) are credited with turning fashion illustration into a serious art form. In Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion & Disco, documentary filmmaker James Crump has captured the gleefully erotic abandon of 1970s New York […]

10.13.18 Gender Reel 2018 Saint Paul MN


“The Tempest” Makes Crossgender Magic

Theatre Coup d’Etat has staged a fluidly lovely production of The Tempest with an eye to the sorcery elements that infuse William Shakespeare’s fantastical late career masterwork. Some believe it was the Bard’s last play. From the first moments […]

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