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Griots invade north Minneapolis

Griots invade north MinneapolisThe griot invasion of north Minneapolis happened Saturday, Aug. 22 at Bethune Park.

More than 300 people attended WE WIN Institute's Griot Festival, which was the latest branch on the tree of African cultural heritage and knowledge in Minnesota and beyond Africa. WE WIN utilized traditional African and African-American art forms to teach children and the community about the richness of African culture.
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Simeon Rice: NFL great-turned-filmmaker talks about his directorial debut

Simeon Rice: NFL great-turned-filmmaker talks about his directorial debutSuper Bowl Champion Simeon Rice is a four-time All-Pro and future Hall of Fame NFL player. Born on February 24, 1974, Simeon grew up in Roseland, Illinois, a small community on the South Side of Chicago. There, he attended Washington Elementary school, which is where he first discovered his talent for drawing.
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Chancellor, Gravatt headline Selby Avenue JazzFest

Chancellor, Gravatt headline Selby Avenue JazzFestMychael Wright, founder of the Selby Avenue JazzFest and owner of Golden Thyme Coffee Café, recently announced the entertainment lineup for the 2015 festival.

"This year, we're focusing on the wonderful talent that resides here in the Twin Cities," said Wright, in regards to this year's entertainers. "I think people are going to be really impressed."
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BOOK REVIEW: "Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot"

BOOK REVIEW: "Advertising-fueled overconsumption. Crushing poverty. Resource wars. Climate chaos and unraveling ecosystems. An energy sector madly trying to power growth using any means necessary—from splitting atoms to fracking shale to decapitating mountains in search of coal.
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Walker West Music Academy presents jazz legend Ron Carter to kick off their new 8 O'Clock Jump Jazz Series this fall

Walker West Music Academy presents jazz legend Ron Carter to kick off their new 8 O'Clock Jump Jazz Series this fallWalker West is kicking off its new 13-show, 8 O'Clock Jump Jazz Series in a big way.

Jazz legend Ron Carter, renowned for his work with Miles Davis in the 1960s, will perform a concert with his trio at Walker West's music center on Friday, Sept. 11.
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Opening this week: August 28th

Opening this week: August 28thBIG BUDGET FILMS

"No Escape" (R for profanity, graphic violence and rape) Political potboiler about an American family's frantic search for a safe haven in a Southeast Asian nation where foreigners are being shot on the spot in the wake of a violent coup d'etat. Co-starring Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan and Spencer Garrett.
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More programming and artists announced for 2015-2016 Guthrie season

More programming and artists announced for 2015-2016 Guthrie seasonThe Guthrie Theater announced additional programming and artists as part of the 2015-2016 season including "A Boy and His Soul."
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