Today’s Wave wrap

Russell V. Gran’s painting “Cozy Block” is part of his show Friday at Washington Gallery. Photo submitted by Washington Gallery.

This week’s Wave goes all 007 and includes ways to art and entertain yourself in the next week. Here’s what you will find inside:

Who is the only actor to twice play a Bond girl? Who sings the “Skyfall” theme? Sports editor Rick Lubbers, AKA “Rickipedia,” has created a 007 quiz to prepare you for the opening of the most recent Bond flick. Find out if you need to report to Q for more training.

Best Bets include: Humor essayist David Sedaris, a screening of “Purple Rain” and Prince karaoke, new paintings by Russell V. Gran, Kathy McTavish’s art and music show “Holy Fool,” UWS’s production of “Much Ado about Nothing,” The People Say Fox play an album release show at Teatro and UMD dance students and instructors perform “Bare Bones Dance” at the Tweed.

Also, here’s some old Sedaris funnies from when he was in Duluth in 2009.

A&E Notes include a tutorial on the art of instant film, the Echoes of Peace Choir’s “Book of Love” concert celebrating love, love, love and a locally-made art fair.

Kevin Bowe’s album “Natchez Trace” gets high marks for its skilled writing and superb musicianship.

ALSO ON THE INTERNET
Bob Dylan performed at the Xcel in St. Paul on Wednesday night, and everyone has a take on how he fared in his first concert in the Twin Cities since 2008. The Star Tribune called “Spirit on the Water” his boldest vocal performance of the night and threw in the word “elegant.” The Pioneer Press describes Dylan as being in a jaunty, playful mood and The Current Blog said Dylan “focused all his efforts on reimagining his hits as swampy roadhouse blues jams …” The City Pages said Dylan sounds better vocally than in 2008.

Author Peter Geye, a Minneapolis-based writer who creates novels set on the North Shore submitted a playlist to go along with his novel “The Lighthouse Road” on the book-music site Largehearted Boy. This thing is oozing with Minnesota, including a few bands with local ties. Trampled, of course. Hobo Nephews, check. Dylan, obvi. Dead Man Winter, yes.

Remember that time Zoo Animal played a live score to accompany the silent movie “The Passion of Joan of Arc” at Zinema 2? Now they’re going to perform it at the Cedar. Here’s the word from the Current.

“They all kind of left in a daze,” Newsom remembers, speaking recently at a press event where she had just finished performing the score with her Zoo Animal bandmates Josiah Quick and Josh Caro. “I mean, even today, I’m pretty sure you all just want to leave [once the screening was finished] and go think about everything in the world, because it’s so intense. That’s how I feel.”

 

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