Monday news and reviews

This weekend the Star Tribune pronounced Osmo Vanska "Artist of the Year" - scroll down and click to read the story, as well as profiles for some mighty fine runners-up...


All about Amelia

A St. Paul author's biography of Earhart is timely as scientists study bone chips that may have been the missing pilot's.

- Mary Ann Grossmann, Pioneer Press

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Twenty tales by American writers under the age of 40.

- Frank Bures, Star Tribune


Artist of the year runner-up: Morgan Thorson

Thorson made quite an impression in 2010.

- Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune


Artist of the year: Osmo Vånskå

Osmo Vanska has raised the Minnesota Orchestra's profile as one of the best bands in the world.

- Graydon Royce, Star Tribune


Year of the black actress

A remarkable constellation of actors, plays and theaters made it a hallmark year for black women on Twin Cities stages.

- Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

Artist of the year runner-up: Randy Reyes

In 2010, Reyes blossomed as a lead actor and as a director.

- Graydon Royce, Star Tribune

Artist of the year runner-up: Joel Sass

Longtime fans will recall when Sass made magic happen with a packet of fake blood and four colored lights.

- Graydon Royce, Star Tribune