It Might Be Easter Break, But Lawmakers Are Readying For Elections Lawmakers entered a 10-day Easter/Passover break on Friday. Next week, House Democrats will hit the road to talk about what they've done so far, and Republicans will be sharpening their election year message.
Minnesota Orchestra Board, Musicians Ratify New Contract On early Tuesday evening, the Minnesota Orchestra Board of Directors and the musicians of the Twin Cities Musicians' Union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, effective Feb. 1.
Minn. Orchestra Cancels Carnegie Hall Concerts, Vänskä Expected To QuitThe Minnesota Orchestra announced late Monday afternoon that the planned Carnegie Hall concerts have been canceled, a move which is widely expected to result in the departure of famed director and conductor Osmo Vänskä. Vänskä originally set the Monday deadline, saying he would quit if there was not a deal that would bring musicians back to work. The possible loss of Vänskä is widely seen as a significant blow to the orchestra's reputation. Vänskä has not yet made a public statement as of early Monday evening.
Radio Legend Tom Barnard’s New AdventureTom Barnard is talking. That's not a surprise, since he does it for a living. But the reclusive broadcaster hasn't granted a TV interview in nearly 23 years, until now.