Category Archives: Accessing the Arts

Arsenic Laced with Celebs

If you are up for some good laughs, check out the Guthrie’s Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by the theater’s artistic director, Joe Dowling, running until June 5. I went to opening night Friday, April 15, and the local celebrities … Read more

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Harper Lee’s Classic “Mockingbird” Dead On (But the theater’s accessible improvements are another matter)

Onstage at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul is Harper Lee’s play, “To Kill A Mockingbird.” The 50-year-old lesson about discrimination, equality and truth hasn’t changed. The story and themes are still fresh. The play was wonderful, but I have … Read more

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I Love a Good Wake

I’ve always been fascinated by the Mississippi River culture and lore, never taking its beauty or power for granted no matter how many times a week I cross it. Recently, when I heard there was about a 50% chance that … Read more

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Special movie showings for autistic kids

Any family with an autistic child understands the problem of going to a baseball game or a movie. In conjunction with the National Autism Society, more than 130 AMC movie theaters in 62 United States cities are now offering once … Read more

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Art from Renaissance Venice

“Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland” is on display through May 1 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. My husband and I took advantage of a daily public tour, given by … Read more

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Kevin Kling, Part Two

Kevin Kling authored and is appearing in, “A Tale of Twin Cities” through April 3. “My family came to Minnesota from Missouri when I was five years old. We arrived in January. Dad wanted to ‘immerse’ us in the culture … Read more

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Kevin Kling

Kevin Kling — who lost use of both arms and is proud owner of an AARP card — has acted in, written and adapted numerous plays, and written two short-story memoirs. He wrote and stars in “A Tale of Twin … Read more

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Get Your Coup-On!

I’m a longtime “thrifter” having started shopping at local thrift stores in high school. Thrift-shopping fed my love for vintage clothing, and was easy on my minimum-wage salary. At the time, I made $1.39 an hour plus tips as a … Read more

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Woebegone after Garrison Keillor performance

In January, I attended Garrison Keillor’s A Winter Concert, at Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. The three-night engagement featured 69-year-old Keillor singing familiar songs — some of his own and some famous melodies to which he penned new lyrics. Accompanied … Read more

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Enjoy the Journey

Welcome to Accessing the Arts, the Access Press Arts, Entertainment, and Culture blog. With my eye focused on accessibility and disability, I’ll tell you all about the actors, actresses and entertainers, and the hot spots all around the Twin Cities. … Read more

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