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Novel casts fresh light on Shakespeare's 'dark lady' — Mary Sharratt's novel imagines how the bard might have been influenced by a literary peer ... who happens to have been a woman.

Listen: Minnesota Remembers Prince

The road that led Prince Rogers Nelson to stardom — Tributes came in from around the world Thursday, celebrating the career of the Minneapolis rock star Prince. The enigmatic artist, whose music melded the best of R&B, soul, hard rock and a host of other styles to create something entirely new, died Thursday at the age of 57.

Cube Critic: 'Chappie' — MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to discuss a new film about a police robot that's programmed to think and feel for itself.

Legislators ponder scrapping film-incentive program — The House proposal would eliminate the state film board and do away with the financial incentives meant to lure filmmakers to Minnesota.

For Kwame Alexander, poetry and love and sports all fit together — As a teenager Kwame Alexander hated reading. He's now a poet, and a Newbery Medal-winning author of children's books. So what changed? He'll tell his story, and read from the latest of what he calls his "novels in verse," in Minneapolis this weekend. When he first learned to read, he loved it.

CTC's 'Wimpy Kid' brings musical approach to middle-school angst — This weekend will be big for wimpy kids in the Twin Cities. The Children's Theatre Company will present the world premiere of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical," an adaptation of the immensely popular series of children's books. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" follows Greg Heffley, who's suffering the trials of middle school.

MSP film festival opens with 180 movies, multiple theaters

This year's film festival slims down ... to 180 movies — The 35th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival opens Thursday with a new screening philosophy, some new venues and a host of new activities. One constant of the festival over the years has been the huge number of movies screened. It's been kind of overwhelming.

Doomed love affair makes 'irresistible' dance piece — Choreographer Mark Morris no longer dances in his company's show, "Dido and Aeneas," even though he wrote the piece for himself. But almost 30 years after the first performance, he'll still be quite visible when he brings "Dido" to the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
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