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Sep 02nd

Youth Performance Company Presents LITTLE ROCK, 1957

Little Rock, 1957 is about a time in our history which some wish to forget, but none can ignore. This compelling and emotional drama returns students to 1957 when tensions run high as Little Rock Central High School faces a federal mandate to integrate. Written by EJ McGuire and music by Kahlil Queen, the show runs Friday, Feb. 13 – Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center, 1900 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.
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Book review: “Freedom Song” by Mary C. Turck

How many songs do you know?

You’ve probably been able to sing your ABCs since you were two years old. “Jingle Bells” has been one of your favorites since you were five. You learned “Billie Jean” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” in first grade.

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The stars come out to pay tribute to Patti LaBelle

An all-star line-up of performers and presenters showed up Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of UNCF’s annual television special, An Evening of Stars®. Patti LaBelle, who was presented with the organization’s prestigious Award of Excellence, was praised for her artistry and her longtime commitment to UNCF. An Evening of Stars® (AEOS)
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Sit-Dram asks: Can one-night stand lead to love between strangers?

It’s understandable that Joanne (Tracey Heggins) and Micah (Wyatt Cenac) are a little awkward when they wake up together in the same bed the morning after an alcohol-fueled one-night stand. First of all, the strangers got so hot and bothered that they spent a night in a room right at the party where they had just met. Furthermore, they never even got around to exchanging names before exchanging bodily fluids.
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Gangsta’ documentary graphically recounts history of L.A. turf war

How many young lives would you guess have been claimed in gang-related warfare in Los Angeles over the past four decades? 100? 200? 500? Try 15,000 and counting. What makes a poor kid pick up a gun and shoot another poor kid for something as seemingly meaningless as a pair of sneakers or for passing through his neighborhood?

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Book review: “The Thin Black Line” by Hugh Holton

Book review: “The Thin Black Line” by Hugh Holton

Last night promised to be a nice, quiet night. Just you, a bag of something salty, and the remote control for the TV.

And then you heard a loud noise. Knowing it was no slamming door, sure it wasn’t a car accident, positive that it was gunshot, you called 9-1-1. Suddenly, your quiet evening wasn’t quiet any more.

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New in Town written by Minneapolis native

New in Town written by Minneapolis native

The movie “New In Town” opens nationally on January 30.  The majority of the film’s story is set in New Ulm, Minnesota.

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