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Who is Debbie Duncan?

Who is Debbie Duncan?Minneapolis has a population of 382,578 residents and it's a bet that many residents are familiar with exemplary jazz singer Debbie Duncan.
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Vieux Carre hopes to connect New Orleans to St. Paul

Vieux Carre hopes to connect New Orleans to St. PaulSt. Paul and New Orleans are connected by the Mississippi River and now a new jazz spot in the saintly city hopes to bring a bit of that "Nawlins" flavor up north.

Newly opened Vieux Carre, 408 St. Peter, is the latest incarnation of Dakota Jazz Club owner, Lowell Pickett. The intimate spot in the lower level of the Hamm Building was once the well-known Artists Quarter. According to Pickett, Vieux Carre pays tribute to both New Orleans and the Artists Quarter.
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FLOW celebrates Northside artists with 10th anniversary exhibits

FLOW celebrates Northside artists with 10th anniversary exhibitsThis upcoming weekend of July 23-25, 2015, FLOW Northside Arts Crawl will celebrate ten years of shining a light on the Northside community through the arts.

Initially imagined as a small studio crawl with 20 artists and 6 sites for the PEACE Foundation (now Northside Achievement Zone), FLOW has grown and been shaped by the community to include over 300 artists from a variety of genres showing at 34 different studios, galleries, theaters, businesses, indoor and outdoor vacant spaces. Attendance has grown from 1000 in 2006 to a projected 10,000 in 2015.
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Misty Copeland becomes ABT's first African-American principal ballerina

Misty Copeland becomes ABT's first African-American principal ballerinaWhen American Ballet Theatre announced the promotion of Misty Copeland to principal ballerina Tuesday, the highest rank in the company and the highest ever achieved by an African-American dancer with one of this country's elite ballet companies, she told reporters at a press conference, "I'm just so extremely honored to be a principal dancer, to be an African-American and to be in this position."
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The Guthrie brings 'Music Man' to life

The Guthrie brings 'Music Man' to lifeThe spectacular, intimate feel of the Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage captured the true experience of a Broadway show with the production of "Music Man."
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RECONSTRUCT: I Self Devine's decade album Anniversary Saturday at First Ave

RECONSTRUCT: I Self Devine's decade album Anniversary Saturday at First AveThe work of MC, I Self Devine (also known in organizing circles as Chaka Mkali) has reached legendary status for being in line with the struggle for Black and other marginalized communities.
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'If Nothing Ever Changes' on Little Village Foundation Records: Soul singer Wee Willie Walker debuts new CD

'If Nothing Ever Changes' on Little Village Foundation Records: Soul singer Wee Willie Walker debuts new CDAcclaimed blues/soul artist, Wee Willie Walker is set to perform July 11 at the Minnesota Music Café, 499 Payne Ave., St. Paul.
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