The local arts scene beyond the Minnesota Orchestra

Daily Circuit Friday Roundtable
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We set aside the drama surrounding the Minnesota Orchestra to discuss what else is happening on the local arts scene. The Roundtable guests will give us a peek at local dance, visual art, music and theater.


Star Tribune's Graydon Royce suggests a way to give theater audiences what they seem to want.
The brightest spot at the Guthrie box office in 2013 was "Pride and Prejudice." Gee, could it have been that everyone wanted to see Vincent Kartheiser on stage? How about asking Kartheiser back and pairing him with another TV denizen, James Denton, in a rib-tickling production of "The Odd Couple"? As an extra incentive, they play Felix and Oscar on alternating nights. (Star Tribune)

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts reaches out to new audiences.
New programs like Sound.Art MIA are "moving us from a classic institution to a more vibrant and progressive destination," she continues. "It's all about experimenting and being okay with experimenting. We're willing to experiment because audiences are changing. We can't just rest on our laurels and think our audience will continue coming here. We have to meet the audience where they are." (

The Local Current Blog's weekly roundup of local music releases
A six-man band of seasoned Twin Cities musicians who came together over their love of country and folk in 2012, the Federales have a knack for crafting an irresistible breed of back-to-basics Americana.

The Dance/USA Annual Conference comes to Minneapolis in June
Dance/USA will host its 6th Annual Conference in Minneapolis from June 18-21, 2014. From executive directors and emerging arts leaders to managers and presenters, agents and artists, join nearly 500 individuals associated with the professional dance field for networking, creative conversation, enriching training sessions, discussion on important issues facing the field, and performances.

The Art Hounds, a weekly roundup of arts from across Minnesota
This week the hounds are more than charmed by some lunchtime Japanese opera, some centuries-old klezmer music, and some psychedelic folk that may put you in a dream state.

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