Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Beijing Dance/LDTX: Modern Dance from China
Ordway Center for The ArtsTonight (April 5, 2011)

The first modern dance company founded independently of the Chinese government, makes it's Minnesota debut tonight. The programwill feature four works including excerpts from "The Cold Dagger", an exploration of life as a chess game, and "one Table N Chairs", inspired by operas from differing regions in China. Also on tap is "All River Red", a look at tensions in the development of contemporary dance in China.

Hayes Carll
Varsity Theater: Tonight (4.5.11)

Texas' best new country rock tunesmith of the past half-decade. Featuring songs from his new CD KMAG YOYO. Funny, sad, and rowdy rock'n roll.

Larry Long's "Don't Stand Still" CD Release Show
Loring Theater
Featuring Tonia Hughes, Robert Robertson, JD Steele, and Billy Peterson.

Larry Long, called "a true American Troubadour" by author Studs Terkel, has made his life work the celebration of American stories and heroes.

Larry Long’s hundreds of ballads readily capture the American history of our time, while embracing our common humanity with stories about those history makers who are known and those who are unknown. He has worked in urban communities combining Latin, Somalian, African-American, and Scandinavian students. He has worked in southern rural communities combining black, white, Native American and Latin stories. In the mid-1980s he assembled the first hometown tribute to Woody Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma, which today has evolved into a large, free festival with an array of established and upcoming artists.

Now a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, Larry has sung at major festivals, concerts and events throughout the U.S. and internationally. Long is a recipient of the prestigious Bush Artists Fellowship, the Pope John XXIII Award and In The Spirit of Crazy Horse Award for his work in forgotten communities.


Bright Eyes, Mon, April 4th and Tues 5th, First Avenue
Joe Lovano, Mon April 4th, and Tues 5th, Dakota Jazz Club
Acid Mothers Temple, Tuesday, April 5th, 7th St. Entry
The Raveonettes, Thursday, April 7th, Fine Line Music Cafe
Pat Travers, Sat. April 9th, Famous Daves
Robert Plant, Tuesday, April 12th, State Theatre
Kellie Pickler, Sat. April 16th, Mystic Lake Casino
Jeff Beck, Sunday, April 17th, State Theater
Lee Ritenour, Sun, April 17th, Cedar Cultural Center
April Wine, Head East, Friday, April 22nd, Medina Ballroom
The Pixies, Sunday, April 24th, Roy Wilkin's Auditorium
April Wine, Head East, Sat. April 30th, Medina Ballroom
Jackson Browne, Wed, May 4th, State Theater
Lewis Black, Sat. May 7th, State Theater
Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band....?...Thurs, May 12th....?
CAKE, Thursday, May 12th, State Theater
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Thur. May 12th, Xcel Energy Ctr
Roger McGuinn, Tuesday, May 17th, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Maceo Parker, Sun, May 22nd, Orchestra Hall
Bruce Cockburn, Mon, May 23rd, Cedar Cultural Center
Burno Mars, Monday, May 23rd, (with Janelle Monae), Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Adele, May 26th, First Avenue
Styx, Cheap Trick, Sunday, May 29th, Midway Stadium
Iron & Wine, Wednesday, June 8th, First Avenue
Motely Crue, Poison, NY Dolls, Friday June 24th, Target Center
Jethro Tull, Sat. June 25th, Orpheum Theater
THE MONKEES Friday July 1st, Sat. July 2nd, Minnesota Zoo (tickets went on sale March 4th).
U2, Saturday, July 23rd, TCF Bank Stadium

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