A ‘Firebird’ for the 21st century

St. Paul company choreographs updated version of Stravinsky ballet. Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird, first performed in 1910 by the newly formed Ballets Russes, has been reimagined by Ballet Co.Laboratory for its season finale on May 20-22 in…

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Drama traces the labyrinth of incarceration

Play was penned with help of 200 who know the system from inside. Wonderlust Productions is dedicated to telling untold stories of importance. In its forthcoming premiere, The Labyrinth and the Minotaur: The Incarceration Play Project, Wonderlust examines what happens…

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Spring brings a flowering of new SE Asian fare

Three restaurants whose roots are in Southeast Asia are being transplanted this spring in Saint Paul. The owners of the single Filipino and two Vietnamese establishments all promise updated versions of classic family recipes.KALSADASet to open by the end of…

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Wet Paint artist keeps Ukrainian folk tradition alive

Grand Ave. shop's Ukrainian Easter egg class will benefit war-torn country. Justin Terlecki has been decorating Easter eggs in the Ukrainian tradition of pysanky since his childhood in Youngstown, Ohio. After moving to the Twin Cities nearly 25 years ago,…

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Women, be strong

Author’s latest heroine is embroiled in 12th century battle for Holy Land. For S.J. Schwaidelson, putting a new book in the hands of readers is like sending your child off to kindergarten. “You hope the other kids like her, too,”…

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Something to chew on: New eateries aim to please diverse palates

From wood-fired meats and fish to European-inspired small plates to East Coast-influenced hero sandwiches, area diners have a wealth of new choices when it comes to eating out. Emerald Lounge, Gus Gus and Momento are among the new restaurants to…

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Tribute to ‘a giant in the music world’

Beauty of Dale Warland’s Singers resounds in March 13 concert. In this part of the country where choirs are as ubiquitous as cornfields, Dale Warland stands as a colossus among choral directors. The founder and for 32 years the director…

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