Photos of Prince in 1977 featured in exhibit

    Before he put out "Purple Rain," adopted a symbol for his name or was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Prince was an aspiring Minneapolis musician who needed a press kit to try to attract a major label record deal. The package required photos of the future Purple One and that's where photographer Robert Whitman came into the picture.

    Landmark Center gala is a step back in time

    The monotony of daily life -- getting up for work, sitting in traffic, standing in grocery store lines -- can become exhausting. Sometimes it seems living in a different time be much more interesting. Landmark Center's second annual gala offers that opportunity with its "Nineteen-teens" themed event on Nov. 7.

    P.D. James' mystery riff on Jane Austen comes to TV

    Actors generally are eager for work and a challenge, but Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin admit they were skittish about taking on the lead characters of "Pride and Prejudice."

    Review: Minnesota Orchestra gives Strauss his due

    And now: Strauss the painter. During the Minnesota Orchestra's October with the music of composer Richard Strauss, audiences have gotten a sense of him as storyteller, musical mystic and evocative operatic scene setter. But, for this weekend's final program, the orchestra and guest conductor Edo de Waart are demonstrating what a glorious tableau Strauss could create with music. For "An Alpine Symphony" is something like an expansive mural portraying a breathtaking mountain vista.