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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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PLOTTING: CEO Asa "Ace" Rice on New Brand and Gallery

PLOTTING: CEO Asa Ask this question – who owns the culture that a person represents?

When one puts on a new pair of shoes, buys music, or grabs a quick bite to eat, how much of that purchase actually benefits people that look like the consumer? These are questions that were presented to CEO and creative brand director Asa "Ace" Rice as he began building his new space PLOT with several business partners in South Minneapolis. PLOT exists both as a gallery and a lifestyle brand. In a recent interview with Aesthetically Speaking, I spoke with Rice about his endeavors and the future of Minnesota's arts and culture scene.
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Live on the Drive! features Toki Wright

Live on the Drive! features Toki WrightThe annual Northside summer concert series, Live on the Drive, continues its eighth year with the rhythm and sounds of homegrown artist Toki Wright.
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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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