The Mount Calvary Academy of Music, originally founded by the music ministry of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, has been shaping musicians for the past 14 years.

Minnetonka artist Tami Larke Anderson launched her business Z ART Line Design Artwork in 2012, after she was laid off from her job after 25 years in the corporate world.

“I was flattened, just flattened,” Julie Burton says of a time in her life when she found herself overwhelmed.

When Kathryn Wind was a freshman at Rosemount High School, having earned the coveted title role in a school production of The Diary of Anne Frank, she and other cast members went to see the same play at Park Square Theatre in downtow

This collection of phenomenal poetry is hailed as a major career retrospective. With new poetry along with his most famous work, 99 Poems: New & Selected by Dana Gioia (Graywolf Press, $24) is a tremendous example of the finest combinations of words.

More than 225 craft artists from across the United States will converge on the Saint Paul RiverCentre for a weekend this month to showcase their work in jewelry, home décor, clothing and furniture.

Artistic inspiration could be considered a natural resource throughout the splendid Lake Minnetonka area, which is layered with natural and architectural beauty that lends itself to creativity.

For most of her adult life, Excelsior resident Libby Gottsacker worked for Fortune 100 companies. A successful pharmaceutical sales rep, Gottsacker regularly traveled to meet with hospitals and businesses all over the U.S.

The cast and crew at Minnetonka Theatre (a youth theater company in the Minnetonka School District) close their season with their annual spring musical.

Born in North Carolina in 1933, Nina Simone would go on to find success in several roles: singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist. Thirteen years after her death, Simone’s legacy and message remain timeless.