Author: Mary Aalgaard

Laughing with Lorna Landvik in Party in the Rec Room

Quote of the Day: Improv helps you in all areas of your life; helps you think on your feet, helps you listen, helps you show up in the moment. Lorna Landvik, author and stand-up comic.  My friend Jackie and I had the absolute pleasure of attending Party in the Rec Room, Lorna Landvik’s stand-up comedy show at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, MN. The venue is this great local bowling alley/restaurant/theater in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis. (Arrive early, parking is a sketchy.) We didn’t get there quite early enough to bowl a game, but we did enjoy a delicious dinner...

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Announcing the Winners of the Twin Cities Theater Bloggers Awards

Quote of the Day: Without an audience there is no theater. The audience completes the play.  The Twin Cities Theater Bloggers have voted on their favorite performers and performances for the 2017 calendar year in theater in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. We are a group of about 10, give or take, who get to as many shows as possible in the metro. Occasionally, we have a blogger event where several of us attend a show together. Often, we set our own schedules and get the to shows that fit on our calendar, or are ones that are on our must-see lists....

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Cover Reveal for Tick Tock Anthology

Quote of the Day: I take pleasure in my transformations. I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me. Anaïs Nin Today is the Cover Reveal for the anthology Tick Tock: A Stitch in Crime, published by Dancing Lemur Press. Release date May 1, 2018. The cover is gorgeous. The description intriguing, and the line-up of authors fascinating. I’m thrilled that my story, One More Minute, was selected to be part of this anthology. The clock is ticking… Can a dead child’s cross-stitch pendant find a missing nun? Is revenge possible in just 48 minutes? Can a killer...

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Nominations for the TCTBlogger Awards, 2017

Quote of the Day: We need our arts to teach us how to breath. Ray Bradbury The point is, art never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people. It can affect people so that they are changed… because people are changed by art – enriched, ennobled, encouraged – then they act in a way that may affect the course of events… by the way they vote, they behave, the way they think. Leonard Bernstein It’s so easy to lose faith and become lost in all of...

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Triple Espresso at Ames Center, Burnsville

This is not a review of the performance of Triple Espresso in Burnsville, MN. I had plans to go, but the weather, and other obligations, are keeping me away. Still, I want to promote the show. I saw it when it was on tour here in the Brainerd lakes area a few years ago. I had a smile on my face the whole time, laughing, singing, and enjoying the “highly caffeinated comedy.” Here’s the press release. I hope you all get a chance to see it! They have toured all over the country and world. (I may not make...

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