Art Hounds: Real estate, oceans, and MC/VL’s final show

Stuart Klipper, "Swell, Southern Ocean, Antarctica" (1992)

The hounds are loose in 2011, on the trail of a quintessential David Mamet play, a photographer who shoots from sea to shining sea and some party-starter emcees who are taking the stage one last time as a duo.

Performer Patrick Dewane has a lot of questions he can't wait to have answered about Torch Theater's resurrection of the 1984 David Mamet classic, "Glengarry Glen Ross." Patrick, who's also Vice President of Advancement at the Minnesota Opera, is very curious to see how Torch interprets a play about a real estate company that in some ways foreshadows the housing crisis of the late "oughts." It's on stage at the Theatre Garage in Minneapolis Jan. 7 - Jan. 29.

Winona photographer Drake Hokanson suggests a trip to Winona's Minnesota Marine Art Museum in the next several weeks because its new show "The Watery Part of the World: Photographs of Stuart Klipper" is a must-see. Hokanson describes Klipper's photos as being able to capture oceans around the globe in all their moods and majesty. You have all the way until May 15th to see "The Watery Part of the World" at the M.M.A.M.

Before the Minneapolis rap duo MC/VL hangs it up for good, Cheapo clerk and voracious live music consumer Jon Gilbert plans to party with them one more time. Jon says the rollicking, crossover hip hop act will perform its final gig on Saturday, January 8, at the 501 Club. Incidently, the downtown Minneapolis bar will be hosting its final show that same night.

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