In this special preview, Todd O’Dowd looks at all 174 shows at this year’s edition of the acclaimed performing arts festival and notices some unique themes among the shows.
Anthony Iverson looks at Prince’s recent decision to consolidate his streaming catalogue to Tidal, and how that has affected his music listening habits in the age of the music streaming arms race.
Gigi Berry went #UNDERtheTENT for the Minneapolis Institute Of Arts’ massive summer party in honor of its 100th birthday.
Susan Woehrle chats with several prominent Midwestern poets – including Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen and more – about their inclusion in the esteemed local anthology; and being featuried in a reading from it on Monday at Subtext Bookstore
In this exclusive interview, Todd O’Dowd talks to the acclaimed drag queen about her career after “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” her other ventures, and her Twin Cities debut at First Avenue as part of Grown & Sexy Pride.
Todd O’Dowd and Gigi Berry took in the second day of the 2015 edition of The Walker and The Current’s annual music festival; featuring Modest Mouse, Babes In Toyland, Seun Kuti & Egypt ’80, JD McPherson, and The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
The 2015 edition of The Walker and The Current’s annual music festival kicked off with The Stand4rd, Lucius, Courtney Barnett, Conor Oberst, and Belle and Sebastian. Gigi Berry and Todd O’Dowd were at the scene.
Gigi Berry offers up a quick review of the hip hop duo’s show at Varsity Theater in celebration of their recent EP.
In the wake of the Walker announcing its 2015-26 Performing Arts season, Todd O’Dowd offers up his picks for the most intriguing works of the season.
In this review, Todd O’Dowd looks at the trend of revivals this season, including Sandbox Theatre’s revisitation of “War With The Newts” and Frosty Bob and J’s Summer Camp’s remount of “Utopiacopia.”
The final four must face the de rigeur music video challenge (and de rigeur producer manipulation) in this lackluster episode.
The acclaimed series ends on a reflective – and controversial – note.
Here now is l’étoile’s annual guide to the hottest events and exhibits at the 2015 Art-A-Whirl
In this rollercoaster of an episode, we say “konichiwa” to a special guest judge, and “dasvidaniya” to a beloved competitor.
In this gut punch of a penultimate episode, two characters face the future while Don is haunted by his past
It’s time to prance as the remaining six queens must perform dance mashups.
The SC&P gang finally joins with McCann-Erickson, and it goes as well as you would expect in this hilarious and horrifying episode that has a surprising local connection.
This week, We Will Rock You takes a break from the Top 40 to talk just briefly — and with music involved, we promise — about something near and dear to this writer’s heart: bullying. Which sucks. A lot.
RuPaul’s Drag Race finally (!) pays homage to arguably America’s First Drag Superstar.
In an open letter, a collective of Twin Cities LGBTQAI event producers question the motives of the Boston-based company trying to make inroads in the Twin Cities market.
It’s the end of SC&P as we know it, and not everyone feels fine in this haunting episode.
A surprise return or seven leads to one of the most insane (and insanely awesome) episodes of the season.
The future is the topic of the day, but many characters’ futures are up in the air in this episode.
The return of an audience-favorite challenge leads to a controversial elimination.
A slightly disappointing episode examines the wreckage of Don Draper’s life through the women he shared it with.
Anne Washburn’s witty post-apocalyptic comedy on cultural survival is getting a fantastic production at the Guthrie.
A long awaited return of our favorite judge breathed life into a lackluster challenge.
The mid-season premiere asks (and answers!) a very important musical question.
The ambitious collaboration between SuperGroup, Brute Heart, artist Liz Miller, and playwright Rachel Jendrzejewski,is a challenging and moving collaboration.