Wednesday news and reviews


Katha Dance honors Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore

A Bengali poet, writer, composer, musician, painter, and playwright, in 1913 Tagore became the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

- Sheila Regan, TC Daily Planet

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Sharon Jones reflects on past heartbreaks and successes

Jones and the Dap Kings coming to the State Theatre

- Natalie Gallagher, City Pages

No Bird Sing at the Cedar Cultural Center: A memorable CD release show with a tribute to Eyedea

What happened Saturday night at the Cedar Cultural Center was not your typical celebratory CD release.

- Kyle Matteson, TC Daily Planet

Paul Simon at First Avenue, 5/3/11

The historical significance of Paul Simon at First Avenue is beyond doubt, but the quality of the experience is in grave question.

- David Hansen, City Pages

Tim Mahoney pushes Adam Levine's button on NBC's "The Voice"

It took Minneapolis club veteran Tim Mahoney less than 30 seconds to make a strong impression on one of the judges on NBC's "The Voice" -- never mind that he completely made a wrong impression.

- Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune

Bill Mike discusses new projects, working with Micheal Larsen, and Rock Camp for Dads

The man, known to many as Bill Mike, has done so much it's hard to know where to begin. He's seen the music industry from nearly every angle, and has worked with practically every artist on the MinneWiki page.

- Pat Dougherty, City Pages


Fate of Southern Theater still an open question

Officials at the theater have pledged transparency and accountability and a new era for the company. Still, they have been unreachable since the fundraiser.

- Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

The Year of Magical Thinking

The work offers tremendous challenges for the performer, as the emotions in the hour-long piece are kept so close, but veteran Barbra Berlovitz masterfully takes the audience on Didion's journey.

- Ed Huyck, City Pages

SteppingStone has 'Princess' and 'Pinocchio'

SteppingStone Theatre has announced a 2011-12 season that includes two new adaptations of classic children's tales - one about a girl who believes she is a princess and the other about a puppet who wants to be a boy.

- Maja Beckstrom, Pioneer Press