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April 30, 2002 // UPDATED 1:18 pm - April 30, 2007
By: Minnesota Dance
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By Dean J. Seal

Theater -- Rumblings: Thursday-Saturday

A blues ballet returning after last spring's sold-out success. Featuring Bradley Greenwald and Ruth MacKenzie, two of the city's finest voices, Lise Houlton hits her stride with a moving, enjoyable and sexy show.

Thursday-Saturday May 2-4, various times. Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S. $21/$15. 340-1725

Glenn Tillbrook

By Bill Snyder

Friday

How often do you get to see a legendary musician in an intimate venue accompanied only by his guitar? Not often enough. With the band Squeeze, Tillbrook set standards for pop perfection. Nearly three decades after that band's founding, his golden "choirboy" voice is as addicting as ever, and the Suburban World should make quite a cozy setting for this solo performance.

Friday May 3. Suburban World Theater, 3022 Hennepin Ave. S. $30. 825-6688.

"Lucky Stiff"

By Dean J. Seal

Friday-Saturday

Minneapolis Musical Theater has charmed audiences with hit shows like "Pagent", "Sweeny Todd" and "Broadway Today" at the Bryant Lake Bowl (BLB) and the Fringe Festival. Directors Steven Meerdink and Kevin Hansen are Fun-nee. Their show "Lucky Stiff" is a musical farce. Nuff said.

Friday-Saturday through May 25, 7 p.m. Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St. $17. 825-8949

MayDay Parade

By Dean J. Seal

Sunday

One good reason to live in Minneapolis, and not anywhere else. Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater's annual sojurn to bring the sun back to Powderhorn Park is part kid's parade, part joyful pagan spectacle. Powderhorn Park is the former site of Native American Sundance events, so they are in the right place. One day only.

Sunday May 5, 1 p.m., Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S. Free.

"American Tableaux" Author Reading

By Bill Snyder

Sunday

The Walker commissioned short stories from eight renowned authors -- giving each only a one-word theme as a starting point. One story has been published each month since November. Here, the authors give voice to their stories. Diane Glancy, David Haynes, Norah Labiner, Wang Ping, George Rabasa, Bart Schneider, and Julie Schumacher will be reading their own work, with Joyce Sutphen reading Patricia Hampl's "Strip."

Sunday May 5, 2 p.m. Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place. Free with gallery admission ($6 adult/$4 children/free for Walker members). 375-7622.