Arts

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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Theater: The Falcon

Theater students explore storytelling through both acting and directing in the year's first production.

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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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Faith v.s. arts?

Theater teacher and director Nicholas Freeman rested his chin against his knuckles and gazed across a room of empty chairs. After months of moments like these, Freeman was again thinking of the musical Godspell and his hopes for the coming production. “From the show, in it of itself, I want …

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Small business, big screen

In the era of Netflix and megaplexes, an independent cinema in Columbia Heights gives audiences a classic moviegoing experience Tom Letness dimmed the lights hanging from the movie theater’s chandeliers and waited for the audience to quiet. He pushed a small DVD labelled “Spotlight, 2015” into a disk drive and …

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Freeman stars as rock star Buddy Holly for the fourth time running

1955. A short glimpse of a decade of baby boomers, poodle skirts, and the growing popularity of T.V. dinners and rock ‘n’ roll. At age 19, a young man is discovering his style of music and discovers a passion for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley. His name …

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