In this omnibus review, Todd O’Dowd takes in opening weekend performances from Casting Spells Productions, the Jungle Theater, New Epic Theater, Transatlantic Love Affair, Theatre Coup d’Etat, and Workhaus Collective over the course of six days.
The second half of the Series 9 opener is a more intimate, and considerably stronger, affair.
Todd O’Dowd reviews the good and the questionable at this year’s edition of the coveted Twin Cities theatre awards.
In the first half of a two-part season opener, the long-running British sci-fi series looks back at its past (and one of its greatest stories ever) with mixed results.
In this preview, Todd O’Dowd looks at the fall television line up and picks out which shows are the most intriguing.
In this special interview, Gigi Berry chats with the acclaimed comedian about his career, his love of music, and his upcoming shows this Wednesday – Friday at the Varsity Theater.
After a thrilling year, Minnesota Orchestra opens their 2015-16 season with a lovely, if tonally-jarring, season opener; enhanced by a thrilling performance by six-time Tony-winner Audra McDonald.
Todd O’Dowd weighs in on the latest change in late night television with the debut of Stephen Colbert’s new show on CBS.
In this special omnibus review, the l’étoile staff reviews a sampling of shows from this year’s edition of the acclaimed performing arts festival; performing now till August 9
In a special report, Chase Burns chats with Twin Cities performer and provocateur Patrick Scully talks about his newest work; a ballet on the Mississippi River performed by boats!
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.