Arts & Culture

MNfusion: 'Always & Forever' Closes Out Illusion's 40th SeasonOn Sunday evening, the Illusion Theater closed out its 40th season with the beloved musical, "Always and Forever."
Fall Theater Preview In MinnesotaAutumn has arrived, and with it some of the finest theater performances west of Broadway.
MNfusion: Chicago Writers Bring Minnesota To Spotlight In 'Realish Housewives Of Edina'There's never been a "Top Chef: Twin Cities" or "Real World: Duluth," despite the reality TV gold that would be created by out-of-towners handling our winters. But thanks to a pair of writers from the very visible city that acts as the representative of the Midwest to those in the coasts (Chicago), we now have our very own "Real Housewives."
Best Places For Guitar Lessons In MinnesotaLearn more than "Stairway To Heaven" on the guitar this year.
Hautman Brothers Finish 1-2-3 In Prestigious Art ContestThree Minnesota brothers have hit the trifecta of the wildlife art world, taking the top three spots in the prestigious Federal Duck Stamp art contest. Joseph Hautman, of Plymouth, won with his painting of a pair of trumpeter swans.
Ivey Awards To Honor Twin Cities TheaterThe Twin Cities has a vibrant theatre community and deep appreciation for the arts. And the best in the cities will be celebrated at the annual Ivey Awards Monday night at the Historic State Theater.
MNfusion: The O'Shaughnessy Opens 2015 – 2016 Season With "Roktim"
MNfusion: Irie Sol To Debut Latest Album At 'Puttin’ On The Fitz'Many musicians often speak about how the inspiration for their lyrics is derived from actual experiences. These experiences can range from relationships, turmoil, travel and even other forms of art. Such is the case with Twin Cities/Eau Claire band Irie Sol. The soulful group’s latest album, “Dred Scott Fitzgerald,” was inspired by none other than St. Paul author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Wander Minnesota: Wild RiceLast weekend (and the next two Saturdays, weather permitting), the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post offered demonstrations on traditional Native American techniques of processing wild rice. With the fall foliage just starting to break out around Lake Mille Lacs, this would be a fun day trip both for leaf-peeping and for visiting this well-curated museum and see the demonstration.
5 Historical Facts You Didn't Know About MinnesotaImpress your friends with these five little-known facts about Minnesota
Finding Minnesota: Mankato's Sculpture WalkVisit the heart of Mankato this year and you will likely encounter a farmer and his dog, a pony -- and even Godzilla. But most of those characters will be gone after a year, to be replaced by new ones. They are part of the community's efforts to revitalize the area's City Center by placing sizable artworks along some of the busiest streets.
MNfusion: Original Broadway Cast Of 'Cinderella' Comes To Minn.About five months ago as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed I found an article my friend had posted about a lesser known version of the musical "Cinderella."