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Shane Lueck

Celebration and Advocacy in Concert

Pride season has historically been simultaneously both a time of protest and community building for the fight ahead, as well as a cause for celebration and recognition of the past. These sentiments and more are embodied in the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus (TCGMC) 2023 Pride concert, “And IIIIIIII…”, a tribute to and featuring the…

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Home Refresh: Combine Beauty with Functionality

Spring and summer are a time of renewal and growth. People start home projects to improve their space and the real estate market heats up. Chazin Interiors has seen and done it all, working with clients not only on interior design, but also staging their home to sell at top dollar prices. “It’s not as…

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5Q: Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an interview with actors, directors, writers, etc. to shed some light on the production process. From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner’s…

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Haley Dortch portrays fantine in the national tour of Les Miserables.

5Q: Les Misérables

Fans of the Broadway staple Les Misérables are in for a treat when the national tour makes a stop at the Orpheum Theatre. Audiences should be on the lookout for Haley Dortch making her national tour debut.

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Queering the Arts: Expression and Representation

Historically speaking, society’s acceptance of the LGBTQ community has ebbed and flowed. Whether looking at ancient Greek pottery or modern television and films, the arts continue to be a safer space to explore society’s norms and gendered boundaries. “The arts are carriers of memories—through stories, oral histories, songs, theater, and the visual arts. Society has…

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5Q: Moulin Rouge

“5Q” is an online-only column featuring five questions about stage productions in the Metro Area. Periodically, “5Q” will take the form of an interview with actors, directors, writers, etc. to shed some light on the production process. Fans of Baz Luhrmann’s movie musical are in for a treat as Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical takes…

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MartinPatrick3 – Home Design for Our New Reality

Working from home is here to stay (at least for many of us). The ongoing pandemic and labor shortage forced companies to come to terms with it and home design trends are starting to reflect this reality. In the beginning, when we optimistically assumed we would be heading back to the office “soon,” we had…

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Cleve Jones: ‘I’m not looking for allies; I’m looking for co-conspirators.’

“We’ve certainly achieved a number of really important victories that I was not certain I would see in my lifetime,” says Cleve Jones. “Of course, most obvious among them would be marriage equality. That was something that was really kind of unimaginable for my generation.” Jones (who self-identifies as a product of the anti-war, civil…

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Bachman’s – Decking the Halls: A How-To

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly” sounds simple in theory, but when it comes time to start decorating for the holidays, many people don’t know where to start. That’s where places like Bachman’s Winter Wonderland—Ideas & Inspiration for the Home self-guided tour comes in. People can explore different vignettes of styled rooms and tabletops to…

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Still image from the documentary, 'Mayor Pete', in which Pete Buttiege takes a selfie with the crowd at a campaign rally

Who Is ‘Mayor Pete’? New Documentary Looks Inside the Presidential Campaign

Pete Buttigieg may now be the Secretary of Transportation, but it wasn’t that long ago that many of us were asking, “Who is this Mayor Pete guy?” A new Amazon Studios documentary tries to answer that question by following the former South Bend mayor’s 2020 presidential campaign, from debate prep to his on-the-trail interactions with…

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