Friday, April 29, 2011


Theatre, Opera, Shakespeare, Culture, Art

Someone asked me the other day why folks would bother with Exploring TOSCA magazine when it's so convenient to just open the lap top/iPhone/iPad etc. and do a search for what's happening in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth areas. I've been trying to come up with a quick answer as to why I love this periodical (other than the fact that I'm in the current issue). And wouldn't you know it? The old Eastern philosopher was right (whoever he was) when he said, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."

So here it is, straight from the website: "...
the newspaper's Entertainment sections... skip many things. Now we can find out all about listings in one place rather than Googling each entry to see what it's about." And in the words of TOSCA editor Gail Weber: "Exploring TOSCA is the most comprehensive arts guide available in the Twin Cities. It is published quarterly and describes hundreds of arts events and opportunities for readers. It lists events by category and by weekend. It lists the many free and almost free arts events in the Twin Cities and the Duluth area. It also features the work of local artists."

My two cents: Just try doing all that on your laptop while you soak in the tub!

Go to
for an on-line sample, then seriously consider a subscription. And no, this is not a paid advertisement--just an endorsement of something I believe in.

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