Long before the policing debate reached the Minneapolis poll, the McKnight Foundation and other prominent Minnesota foundations donated money to little-known groups for general operations and social programs. ‘equity. Now some of those groups have jumped to the front lines in the battle over whether to replace the Minneapolis Police Department. Several influential Minnesota foundations …

Expect pandemic precautions in local theaters. Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccines are required at most local theaters, said Melissa Taylor, executive director of Reno Little Theater. “This is what we are doing in all theaters right now,” she said. “We care about our community. That’s what it’s about. Taylor said that if an actor …

Illinois State University School of Drama and Dance performed the play “Waiting for Lefty” to a live audience September 23-26 at the Center for Performing Arts Theater. This is the first live performance of the school since the start of the pandemic. The play’s director, Sanhawich Meateanuwat, said the cast continue to follow COVID-19 safety …

The Toyota Prius was the world’s first mass-produced electric car and helped set the trend for the world to produce hybrid and even electric cars. He was immortalized, somewhat sarcastically, in South Park (“Smug Alert” season 10, episode 2) as well as in family guy like Brian’s car. In the early 2000s, it was the …

DJ and backing vocals Ken Mclean, writer / producer / director Owen Miller and music director Orvil Pinnock eagerly await the show at Wolverhampton Grand Theater ‘Rush – a Joyous Jamaican Journey’ will come to Wolverhampton Grand Theater to tell the story of reggae music and the Windrush generation. Narrated by comedian John Simmit, the …

National Theater, Director General Prof. Sunday Ododo PHOTO: Twitter The Director General / Director General (CEO) of the National Theater, Professor Sunday Ododo and the former Director General of the National Theater, Professor Femi Osofisan were congratulated for their efforts towards the rebirth of the National Theater. It was then that Ododo revealed that the …

Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom November 2, 2020 Double Critique, Intracoastal, On Stage, Theater 2,535 “Footloose” opened at the Alhambra Dinner Theater on October 22 and will remain on stage until November 22, 2020. The Dual Critics of EU Jacksonville – Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom – did not review the opening for this production, …

George Ferencz, a director who was a regular at theaters known for his experimental work like La MaMa ETC in Manhattan, died on September 14 in Brooklyn. He was 74 years old. His family said the cause was cardiac arrest. M. Ferencz (pronounced FAIR-ents) has produced plays by strangers as well as writers such as …

The National Independent Venue Association supported a bipartisan bill to expand the “Save Our Stages” program, in part because of the stilted deployment of the original program. Guest post by James shotwell of Haulix Biparty bill to extend the deadline for incurring emergency relief expenses sought due to the delayed deployment of the SVOG program …

On a late summer party, three choreographers welcomed friends to the opening of their latest show in New York City, exchanging hugs and chatting through masks to the sound of pop music. Neon projections in the theater, a nightclub-like space called the Red Room, exclaimed “Welcome to the show !!” The cocktail waiters effectively weaved …