Arts & Literature

Mon
22
Apr

New art at Metro State

Metropolitan State University’s Gordon Parks Gallery presents “Realism Reconsidered” from April 26 through July 26 with a reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25.

Mon
22
Apr

East Side art studio to show its stuff


“Dappled Spring” is one of Josephine Geiger’s favorite pieces she’s made. The inspiration for the stained glass came when Geiger was sitting on her back in her yard, staring up at the trees. (submitted photo)

J.A. Geiger studio is the lone East Side art gallery in St. Paul Art Crawl.

Thu
11
Apr

Sci-fi lands at Historic Mounds Theatre


Patrick Sheehy, 51, who plays Orson Welles as a reads through the opening monologue of “War of the Worlds” during a rehearsal at the Historic Mounds Theatre. A fan of Welles, Sheehy has worked on other pieces by the famed dramatist and jumped at the opportunity to play him again. (Patrick Larkin/Review)

Classic radio drama ‘War of the Worlds’ getting a reprise on the East Side for its 75th anniversary

Wed
10
Apr

Crossing the River: From the war-torn jungles of Vietnam to the tranquil lakes of Minnesota


Moua, third from left in the top row, with his wife Mai Yia, second from right in the top row, and their extended family. (submitted photos)

T. Cher Moua’s recently published book, “Crossing the River (One Man’s Journey from Darkness to Light)” is more than just an incredible story of escaping a war - it’s a personal journey from which everyone can glean valuable insights.

Tue
09
Apr

Mystery author to appear this weekend at Har Mar


Pat Dennis

Throughout her long career, Pat Dennis has worn many hats, including that of a stand up comedienne, a keynote speaker and author.

Tue
02
Apr

Tapping our love of maple syrup


The tree-tap device is put into the tree when the day temperatures are starting to climb above 32 degrees and the nights are still below freezing. That’s when the boxelder tree sap starts to flow. (Linda E. Andersen/Review)

Last week, the only thing I knew about pure maple syrup was that I liked it on pancakes, and that it somehow came from the sap of maple trees.
It’s hard to imagine how a liquid can come from a solid tree. Now, after reading the new book “Modern Maple” by Teresa Marrone of Minneapolis and attending a talk she gave at the Minnesota History Center, my knowledge of maple syrup has expanded a great deal.

Mon
01
Apr

It’s ‘Act 2’ for Hill-Murray alums


Heather Fisher and John Komarek play Lucy and Rex in “Don’t Shoot the Masseuse,” a farcical romp about a sullen baseball star dealing with the worst breakup of his life. (submitted graphics)

Former classmates reunite to stage play on the East Side

Tue
12
Mar

‘Sisterhood of War:’ Nurses who served in Vietnam will tell their story


Kim Heikkila’s book “Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam” focuses on nurses who served during the war. (Vonny Rohloff/Review)

March is Women's History Month, and the Ramsey County Branch Library in Roseville is celebrating it with programs about some of the more interesting aspects of being an American female.
The one that caught my editor's attention was historian Kim Heikkila's talk on her book "Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam." She knew immediately that I would have a particular interest in the topic since I worked for Special Services in Vietnam during the war. It provided recreation programs for U.S. servicemen.

Mon
04
Mar

Peril in the ponds

A fascinating new book by Roseville writer Judy Helgen uncovers the tragedy happening in our ponds

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