Review: Venerable 'Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy' offers something more

    If you've ever attended one of Minnesota Dance Theatre's 50 productions of "Loyce Houlton's Nutcracker Fantasy," you'll enter to find the stage at the State Theatre looking much as you remember it. The big ornament still stretches across the curtain, although it's now more pink than red and has lost a fair amount of its glitter.

    Theater review: 'Motown the Musical' needs more music, less whining

    While it may be true that you can't hurry love, "Motown The Musical" proves that you can hurry through five dozen songs from that hit factory without shedding light on any of them.

    Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interview

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins declares he's not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all.

    New Standards concert to air on TPT

    The New Standards' annual holiday show is coming to Twin Cities Public Television at 9 p.m. Monday. It's an hour-long special filmed earlier this month at the jazz trio's State Theatre shows in downtown Minneapolis. Special guests include Dessa, Aby Wolf, Jeremy Messersmith and Craig Finn of the Hold Steady.