State of the Arts Blog

A ballet reinvents itself, in photos
Caroline Yang spent close to a year as an "embedded" photographer, documenting the ballet's transition to an artist-led organization. A gallery of the work opens Saturday.
The Bookcase, an independent Wayzata bookstore that has been in business for more than 50 years, will close soon. Owner Charlie Leonard broke the news in an e-mail and on Facebook, telling customers that changing shopping habits, as well as local redevelopment and road construction, caused a dramatic drop in sales. “It was a drop…
Critics find ‘Radio Man’ long, less than insightful
While Garrison Keillor is an icon in the world of radio, local theater critics have found his skills as a playwright lacking. His show “Radio Man,” now on stage at the History Theatre, left critics wanting to know more about the man, and less about the show. From John Olive at I kept wanting…
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