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Play Review: The Bluest Eye

     The dark room of the Guthrie Theater’s Wurtele Thrust stage is covered in cracked concrete with the occasional dandelion growing out of the crevices. It looks dark and gloomy, like the calm before a storm. The audience can almost smell the scent of damp earth and wet concrete. A girl …

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Pushing boundaries

Minnehaha spring play brings Shakespeare to life through “living paintings” Minnehaha’s theater program has never attempted a show concept similar to this year’s. “We want to try to push the boundaries of what we have done, and we have never done anything like this before,” said art teacher Nathan Stromberg. …

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Individuals seek art

Depending on their emotions and mood, individuals may listen to certain music or gravitate towards characters based on what they are “seeking” “I think I seek the passion in art,” said freshman Grace Anderson. “I think no matter what it is, but especially in musical theater and songs and in …

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Between the stars, a review of Interstellar

Interstellar is defined as “occurring or situated between stars,” and it is a fitting title for a movie that wholly deals with the concepts of space travel as well as black holes. The thrilling action and tear-jerking drama combines the vast curiosity of humans to travel the depths of the …

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Greetings from Urinetown

The Minnehaha Players’ second production of the year gives the audience satire about government, corporations and people’s want for excess A group of battered citizens huddle at the entrance to a filthy urinal, labeled Public Amenity #9. Hands grip clusters of coins, and the buildings from the poorest part of …

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The Falcon

Minnehaha’s most recent play, which followed a young, soon-to-be-married girl who encountered a storyteller, showcased student director Matthew Humason during Labor Day weekend For centuries, storytelling has been a way for humans to express themselves and pass down traditions from generation to generation. Minnehaha students and actors experimented with this art …

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Burning and building to create art

Q&A with Chris Larson (’85), local Twin Cities artist and professor of art at the U of M The Talon: You are currently working on an architectural project to build a clinic in Kenya. How did you get involved with this? Chris Larson: This project is an unlikely collaboration with …

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Nathan Stromberg’s “Significant Stuff” exhibit

Art teacher Nathan Stromberg showcases 28 pieces of original artwork in a solo exhibit at Artistry (formerly the Bloomington Theater Center for the Arts). It is titled “Significant Stuff” and it displays 28 collages of recognizable objects of each decade from the 50’s to the 80’s. “The idea is about …

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Historical fiction connects the past and present

“Chamberlain closed his eyes and saw it again. It was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. No book or music would have that beauty. He did not understand it: a mile of men flowing slowly, steadily, inevitably up the long green ground, dying all the while, coming to …

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