Monday, September 20, 2010

The Master Butchers Singing Club - just opened Sunday with it's world premiere at the The Guthrie Theater.
(photo by Michael Daniel).
Adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Marsha Norman from the best-selling novel by Louise Erdrich, The Master Butchers Singing Club chronicles the intersecting lives of German immigrant and butcher Fidelis and sideshow performer Delphine as they settle into the small town of Argus, North Dakota. Bookended by the two World Wars and set against a tapestry of song, this moving story traces the bond between a mother and her child, the boundless friendship between two women, and one’s life-changing discovery of true love.

Music Box Theatre - The Music Box Theatre, long the home space for the successfull Triple Expresso, presents The Love Knot, this Friday through Sunday. Presented by The Directors and led by producer/director Steve Barberio, The Love Knot, is Allison Moore's comedy about an older man whose young wife wants children. Hope (played by Mary Fox) is the young wife who wants you husband, Alan (played by Dan Hopman) to reverse his vasectomy and become once again a fountain of fertility. Sounds like fun!

Rock of Ages, the five-time Tony nominated musical starring original Broadway cast member Constantine Maroulis, debuts in Minnesota at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Orpheum Theatre, Oct. 19-24, 2010. Direct from Broadway, Rock of Ages is a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and many more. Rock of Ages is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of its 2010/11 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis season. Tickets for Rock of Ages are on sale now. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 1.800.982.2787

Slash - Comes to town this Thursday at the Medina Entertainment Center, in support of his highly acclaimed, self-titled CD released earlier this year. He's widely considered one of the great rock guitar players of all-time, including his work with Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash's Snakepit, and countless guest guitar solos and collaborations. His new record is getting rave reviews, and features an all-star roster of guest musicians including Ian Astbury of The Cult, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy of Alterbridge, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmeister of Motorhead, Ada m Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother.

I had the chance to meet Slash once. He was quite cool, kinda short, big hair, and definitely hard to miss.


Teenage Fanclub, Thursday Oct 7th, First Avenue
Blackfoot, Friday Oct 8th, Medina Ballroom
Willie Nelson, Saturday Oct 9th, Mystic Lake Casino (also Friday the 29th, and Sat Oct 20th....)
Guided by Voices, Tuesday Oct 12th, First Avenue
Chuck Prophet, Friday Oct 15th, Turf Club
Margaret Cho - The Cho Dependent Tour, State Theatre, Friday, October 15 at 8:00pm
Buddy Guy Saturday Oct 16th, State Theater
Engelbert Humperdinck Sunday Oct 17th, Orchestra Hall
Richie Havens, Monday Oct 18th, Dakota Jazz Club
Trailer Park Boys: Ricky, Julian and Bubbles Present The Drunk, High and Unemployed Tour, Pantages Theatre, Sunday, October 17 at 7:00pm
Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, State Theatre, Tuesday, October 19th, 7:30pm
David Sedaris, State Theatre, Thursday, October 21st at 7:30pm
Celtic Thunder, State Theatre, Sunday, October 24
Marshall Crenshaw, Tuesday Oct 26th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Roger Waters, Wed, Oct 27th, Xcel Energy Ctr
Bob Saget: The Strange Days Tour, State Theatre, Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm
BB King Friday Nov 12, State Theater
Tosh Tour Twenty Ten: A Comedy Central Live Event, State Theatre, Sat., November 13
John Mellencamp: No Better Than This, Orpheum Theatre, November 22 - November 23

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