The award-winning musician, cancer survivor and activist is performing at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen on Friday, Aug. 12.
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While recovering from a fall in 1971, Robert Asp read a book on Viking shipbuilding. This sparked a thought.
Plus: ‘The Morning Dip,’ photography by Peggy Anderson at the Swedish Institute; reggae and more at a new music festival in Bloomington, and “Black Tongue” at Rosalux Gallery.
Agnes Woodward’s aunt instilled pride in her, and taught her to take up space as an Indigenous person.
In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon failed twice to fill an opening on the Supreme Court when the Senate rejected first Clement Haynsworth, then Harrold Carswell. On his third try Nixon chose Blackmun.
Plus: The Northside Art Crawl kicks off Thursday, Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” is on stage at the Guthrie, Pao Houa Her exhibits photographs at the Walker and Margot Bassett Silver has a Silversmith album release show.
“Confetti!” is more a contemporary-style circus: The story and the plot unfold through the narrative and are explained by way of choreography and theater, Betty Butler says.
The name “Aquatennial” was chosen by contest to highlight the abundance of lakes, rivers, and parks around Minneapolis.
Plus: “Hot off the Press” at Highpoint, Artepils fest at Utepils Brewing, Opera Under the Stars in Pershing Park and Venus DeMars at the 331 Club.
Cafesjian Baradaran grew up with the art that will be at the museum. “Every once in a while, the light would get in a certain way, and it would look like it was coming to life,” she says.
Entire families came up from Texas for the sugar beet planting season and harvest, and American Crystal provided housing.
King saw his dream scenario — being able to play the music he loved all over the world while being present to help raise a family — coming to fruition, and refused to compromise.
Plus: exhibits of two emerging Black Minnesota artists, International Day of Music in and around Orchestra Hall, Artaria performs the Razumovsky quartets, Dakota Spirit Walk at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and an Asian American ‘Death of a Salesman’ at the Conn.
Even today, the majority of mainstream theaters in the United States continue to be led by white people. That reality leads to inevitable skewed power dynamics within the form.
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Centro’s mission and values are grounded in supporting the well-being of Latine families through a holistic approach to education and family engagement.
Plus: new paintings by John Gaunt at Rosalux, Uniquinox’s puppet festival, ‘Warming Show’ outdoor concert and Japanese Breakfast at First Avenue.
Lazarus saw some of the need in the country as the Minnesota Orchestra traveled to different townships in 2018. He also heard a very high level of music.
Plus: a new “Emma” at the Guthrie, the last chance for “Impact Theory of Mass Extinction” at Heart of the Beast, Minnesota Pops at Harriet and She Rock She Rock.
“These captains of trading ships were very much interested in super flamboyant pieces of clothing,” says Mia curator Andrea Marks. “They wanted to look freakin’ cool.”