Arts & Performance

Bestselling MN Author Brian Freeman Signs His Latest Psychological Thriller

Meet bestselling MN author Brian Freeman, who will be signing copies of his latest psychological thriller "Thief River Falls" at Barnes & Noble on Feb 15th from 11am to 1pm. Brian is the author of the award-winning Jonathan Stride and Frost Easton series, his books selling in 46 countries and in 22 languages. Brian has also been selected as the author to continue Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series with a new Bourne novel due out this year.  Read more about Bestselling MN Author Brian Freeman Signs His Latest Psychological Thriller

Local Author Lisa M. Bolt Simons Signs Copies of Her 'Beastly' Books

Books that guarantee to keep your youngsters reading: Lisa M. Bolt Simons will be signing copies of her two latest books about military weapons, tactics and technologies that have been inspired by animals. Meet this engaging, talented writer (who is a Literacy Coach by day) and pick up your signed copies of her books on Saturday, February 8th from 1-3pm. Read more about Local Author Lisa M. Bolt Simons Signs Copies of Her 'Beastly' Books

Ordway Cabaret: Gotta Dance!

From 42nd Street to “Easy Street” and “All That Jazz” to “Step In Time,” dance on Broadway helps to shape the dance world and creates cultural memories that last well beyond the dance floor. In this installment of Ordway Cabaret, we hear from artists whose voices are seldom heard but whose contributions are key to the story and spectacle of the Broadway musical. Join us as we look at the legacy of dance in musical theater, the choreographers who created it, and the stories of the dancers in the ensembles that make our musicals move. Read more about Ordway Cabaret: Gotta Dance!

HERbeat: Taiko Women ALL-STARS

TaikoArts Midwest proposes a simple, ground-breaking idea: bring the best North American and Japanese female taiko artists together for a two-week artist residency to collaborate and create a one-of-a-kind performance. Envisioned as a catalyst to fuel movement towards gender equity in taiko, this project celebrates and puts women center stage in a collaborative, unique performance. Read more about HERbeat: Taiko Women ALL-STARS

Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

Conceived and choreographed by Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy, Written in Water explores the universal paradigm of a seeker on a journey to connect the human with the transcendent and reveal mysteries within the self. In this large-scale, multimedia dance work, dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation, and activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—representing the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing. Read more about Ragamala Dance Company: Written in Water

Marty Stewart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Marty Stuart is a five-time Grammy winner, platinum recording artist, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Americana Music Association, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, photographer, musician, and songwriter. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s were followed by six years in Johnny Cash’s band in the ’80s, and a chart-topping tenure as a solo artist in the ’90s. Read more about Marty Stewart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revivial 50th Anniversary

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage — note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live. Relying only on the music, using what Martin refers to as “the world’s best musicians,” Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across North America. Read more about Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revivial 50th Anniversary

Danú

Hailing from counties Waterford, Cork, Dublin, and Donegal in Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. The band formed in 1995 as part of Ireland’s delegation to Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival in Brittany, France (an annual event that is the biggest gathering of Celtic nations in the world). Read more about Danú

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