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'One River' one more time ICYMI: The University of Minnesota Duluth's original theatrical production of documentary with stories tied to the St. Louis River gets a one-night-only encore performance.
There can be a time in a one-on-one conversation where everything fades away and it's just the two people together. Anne Labovitz refers to it as falling in love and, in the course of her current internationally inspired multimedia art project, it happened 59 times. "It's that one beautiful, billowing moment of connection that overwhelms you," she said in a recent phone interview from New York City.
You are invited to Natalija Walbridge's house-slash-studio, probably. The artist has a habit of telling the people who visit her booth at craft fairs and art shows to stop by, visit her Park Point home — and a few times a week, people take her up on it, she said. But don't expect to kick back and settle into the sofa. Walbridge got rid of much of her furniture to make way for the full-sized screenprinting press, sewing station, computer desk, light exposure box and utility table that dominate the main room of the 900-square-foot home.
We aren't claiming to be seers, but this much is true: In 2017, you will see a new, extra-personal album from Dead Man Winter — Trampled By Turtles' frontman Dave Simonett's other job, and the one he is focused on while TBT is on hiatus. You will see an award-winning musical about a boxer-turned-ballet dancer and another award-winning coming-of-age musical about three buddies set to a pop-punk soundtrack. And, speaking of the supernatural things, you will see a television reality star who claims to communicate with the dead.
You could watch a theatrical production, like a civilized human being. You could save room for an Irish cream puff. Maybe, just maybe, you could show off some dusty soccer moves on a series of balloons as they fall from a ceiling. Mind the toddlers, though. Your New Year's Eve can be whatever you want it to be. Wild and fancy or couch-ridden and covered in nacho cheese. Depending on your mood, here are a few ways to kiss 2016 goodbye: WITH A YEAR IN REVUE
Wanted: Swedish Americans An Emmy award-winning reality show is conducting a nationwide casting call for Americans who want to learn more about their Swedish heritage.
In mid-January, Michelle Lee will attend a major national event — no news assignment, no deadline, no crew. She plans to travel by bus with other Northlanders to the Women's March on Washington in Washington, a demonstration scheduled for the day after the presidential inauguration. Lee is still unsure of the role she will play that day. So many stories, no immediate outlet, the chance to finally hold an opinion out loud — a no-no for a professional journalist. "I don't know if I'll be a participant or an observer," she said.
This past year, I got sucked into mega-books that required months of attention, but ultimately weren't worth the commitment. In between these gigantic works, I was able to sneak in some shorter, quality reads — a mix of Patty Hearst, Charles Manson-inspired coming-of-age, dystopian fiction, a buzz-author and true crime. Resolution for 2017: Nothing more than 350 pages. Here's the best of what I read in the past year.
A musical about murderers — both failed and successful, a personal photo project that only exists on social media and the release of Bob Dylan covers by local musicians are among the list of the top events from 2016 — as solicited from local artists, entertainers and organizers.
Sure, Christmas can be a season of giving, receiving and candy canes that last for days. But there is a darker side, too, where a bandit bent on robbing a...