From The Editor: Staged To Perfection

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I’m a sucker for show business. All my life, I have had an everlasting love for the glamour and craft of film, television, and stage, so whether it’s going to see a new movie in the theater, seeing a Broadway show in person, or watching the endearingly shameless back-patting of award shows (I’m still processing the amazing Parasite winning Best Picture at the Oscars, go see it!), I’m eternally fond of the arts and all that they provide for us.

Here in the Twin Cities, our arts community is more vibrant and robust than ever, and we’re lucky to have such a large pool of fantastic shows, artists, and musicians to experience here. Now that spring is around the corner, it’s a perfect time to see what’s in store for us with the 2020 Spring Arts & Dining issue!

Our friends Brett Burger and Bradley Traynor offer up a terrific dinner-and-a-show guide for this season’s theatrical offerings in our Spring Arts & Dining Pairings feature. Meanwhile, yours truly interviews GLBT hip-hop pioneer Tori Fixx, and Brett catches up with Ross Mathews himself ahead of his Name Drop tour stop at the Varsity Theater. We also profile the badass athletes of Minnesota Roller Derby and their dedication to GLBT inclusion.

We also take a trip to lovely Germany with Carla Waldemar, and Randy Stern gives us not one, but two great new Our Rides columns.

It’s a great time to be an arts lover! Bust out your finest threads, make those theater and restaurant reservations, and get ready for the night of your life!

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