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Sep 03rd

Douglas R. Ewart & Quasar premiere new concert series at The East Side Freedom Library

Douglas R. Ewart & Quasar premiere new concert series at The East Side Freedom LibraryThe East Side Freedom Library, a new Twin Cities research library and cultural venue located in a historic St. Paul Carnegie library will launch a performance series with composer and instrument builder, Douglas R. Ewart.
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Urbane Exposure uses concert to attract African- Americans and African- American volunteers to Minneapolis Parks

Urbane Exposure uses concert to attract African- Americans and African- American volunteers to Minneapolis ParksMinneapolis is home to some of the most beautiful, scenic parks in the nation.

The parks operated by the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board ... 197 in total ... offer hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, boating and yes, the occasional concert. But for whatever reason, all of the area's residents aren't taking advantage of what the Parks Board has to offer. Although the data isn't clear and the reasons unknown, many African-Americans are not utilizing the parks, and even fewer are volunteering with the many programs – several geared towards youth – which the Parks Board oversees. With Urbane Exposure, the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board hopes to change all of that.
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Aesthetically It!

Aesthetically It!Aesthetically It! is a list of picks from the editors of Aesthetically Speaking. Aesthetically It! features venues, events, outings and more that are worthy of "It" status. If you have a venue, event or outing that you feel is It worthy, email us at aestheticallyit@insightnews.com.
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Sincerely, Mac Irv: Hoops legend's new success in music

Sincerely, Mac Irv: Hoops legend's new success in musicIt didn't happen on purpose but the game of basketball's comparison to the music hustle became a central theme when I spoke with emerging hip-hop artist Lawrence "Mac Irv" McKenzie.
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"Police State U.S.A.: How Orwell's Nightmare Is Becoming Our Reality"

BOOK REVIEW

"People have liberty; people take their liberty for granted; people become apathetic; people lose their liberty. We are on that track, but detouring back to the freedom road is still possible...
The data in this book concerns me and should concern you... The coming signs of tyranny are all around us. Fortunately, they can be stopped before it is too late, but not without a courageous effort... We can still save liberty for our children if, and only if, America awakens."

-- Excerpted from the Foreword (pages xi-xii)
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Goapele to headline Urbane Exposure Sept. 6

Goapele to headline Urbane Exposure Sept. 6Bay Area soul singer Goapele is performing in the Twin Cities for the first time in five years as she headlines Urbane Exposure, Saturday, Sept. 6.
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Thoughts from a Unicorn:100% Black. 100 Jewish. 0% Safe

Thoughts from a Unicorn:100% Black. 100 Jewish. 0% Safe"Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNishtana

has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally just Being. Through this witty, straight-talking collection of memoirs, essays, and a few haikus, this 'not autobiography' lends insight on his love of peanut butter & jelly, reflections on loss, fond memories, honest regrets, and experience-induced commentary on the social, racial, and religious politics and intersections of the American-Jewish community and today's African-American attitudes."
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