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Review: The Norwegians by Dark and Stormy Productions

Review: The Norwegians by Dark and Stormy Productions

If you wanted your ex-boyfriend dead, how would you feel about hiring a pair of nice, Norwegian hitmen? In Dark & Stormy Productions‘ The Norwegians, we meet Gus and Tor, the hitmen who Betty and Olive hire to do just…

Review: The Wedding Singer at Old Log Theatre

Review: The Wedding Singer at Old Log Theatre

I’m a huge fan of the 1998 movie The Wedding Singer starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, so I knew I had to see the stage production at Old Log Theatre. With music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin,…

St. Paul’s Dark Horse Bar & Eatery

St. Paul’s Dark Horse Bar & Eatery

Dark Horse Bar & Eatery recently opened in the Lowertown neighborhood of St Paul. Lucky for me, my friend Sal lives nearby because I had not heard of it, so we arranged a double date. Anytime a new place opens…

Review: Caucasian-Aggressive Pandas and Other Mulatto Tales

Review: Caucasian-Aggressive Pandas and Other Mulatto Tales

As soon as Derek “Duck” Washington sent an email inviting me to see Caucasian-Aggressive Pandas and Other Mulatto Tales (I’ll just call it Pandas from here on out), I knew I had to see it. Duck wrote the show to…

Q&A With Jake Ilika from The Heavy Set

Q&A With Jake Ilika from The Heavy Set

Way back during my podcasting days, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jake Ilika (like Basilica without the “Bas”). You’ll find him all over the Twin Cities performing solo, in the Ilika Ward Duo, and in a band call The…