Monday, February 7, 2011

Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

Sunday, February 6, 2011—Sunday, May 1, 2011
Minneapolis Insitute of Arts
Two of the most important paintings from the Italian Renaissance are making their Twin Cities debut Sunday. Venetian painter Titian's 'Diana and Actaeon' and 'Diana and Callisto' will be on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the second of only three stops the paintings will make on their first visit to the United States.

The Dianas join 11 other paintings and 12 drawings as part of 'Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces From the National Galleries of Scotland.'

The exhibit also features major works by other influential 16th-century Venetian artists, including Lotto, Tintoretto, Bassano, Cariani, Bordone and Veronese.

Acclaimed as the most poetic creations of the Italian Renaissance, these luminous sixteenth-century paintings are the two most significant works by Titian outside of Italy and Spain. Originally painted for King Philip II of Spain, they entered the Bridgewater/Sutherland collection at the end of the eighteenth century and have been on loan to the National Gallery since 1945.

Jersey Boys - Returns!
April 21st - May 8th
Orpheum Theatre

Jersey Boys will be coming to the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota from April 21 – May 8, 2011. Jersey Boys has been wowing Broadway audiences since 2005 with its unique tale of a group of working boys shugging off the constraints of their upbringing to propel themselves into mega stardom. Its a celebration of the life and times of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, highlighted by the music that marked their fame including hits like “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Oh What a Night.”

BASEBALL!!! Twins - Pitchers and catchers report to Ft. Myers for Spring training on Feb 17th, with the rest of the team in on the 23rd. First Spring training game is against the Red Sox on the 27th!

The Minnesota Twins Spring Training schedule features 16 home games at Hammond Stadium. The 2011 spring campaign marks the 21st season the Twins have trained at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla.

Robert Plant
April 12th
State Theatre
Robert Plant brings his Band of Joy to Minneapolis on Tuesday, April 12th, at the State Theatre. Band of Joy features Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin, and has received two Grammy nominations: best Americana album and best male rock vocal performance (for Silver Rider, a song by Minnesota band Low). Plant and Alison Krauss won the Grammy for album of the year for 2007's "Raising Sand."


Dwight Yoakum, Friday, Feb 11th, Mystic Lake Casino
Mpls/St. Paul RV, Vacation and Camping Show, Feb 10-13, Mpls Convention Center
Motorhead, with Clutch, Tues Feb 15th, First Avenue, Orchestra Hall
Minnesota Golf Show, Feb 18-20th, Mpls Convention Center
Lucinda Williams, Sunday Feb 20th,& Monday 21st, Dakota Jazz Club
**Michael Ray & The Nasty Notes, CD Release Party for "Fire On The Radio",
**Sunday, Feb. 20th. 4pm, McKracken's Pub. Burnsville, MN
Bill Frisell, Tuesday, Feb. 22, Cedar Cultural Center
Pete Yorn, Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, First Avenue
Kenny Rogers, Thursday, Feb 24th, Treasure Island Casino
Branford Marsalis, Sunday, Feb, 27th, Orchestra Hall (with Terence Blanchard)
Mpls Home & Garden Show, March 2-6th, Mpls Convention Center
Clay Aiken, Sat. March 5th, State Theatre
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Monday, March 7th, Dakota Jazz Club
Sarah McLachlan, Wed. March 9th, Orpheum Theatre
Mpls Auto Show. March 12-20th, Mpls Convention Center
Victor Wooten, Tuesday, March 15th, Dakota Jazz Club
The BoDeans, Tuesday, March 21st, Guthrie Theater
Kenny Chesney, Friday, March 25th, Xcel Energy Ctr
Jimmie Vaughn, Sunday, March 27th, Wilebski's Blues Saloon
Northwest Sportshow, March 30th-April 3rd, Mpls Convention Center
Acid Mothers Temple, Tuesday, April 5th, 7th St. Entry
April Wine, Head East, Friday, April 22nd, Medina Ballroom
The Pixies, Sunday, April 24th, Roy Wilkin's Auditorium
Lewis Black, Sat. May 7th, State Theater
Roger McGuinn, Tuesday, May 17th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
U2, Saturday, July 23rd, TCF Bank Stadium

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