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May 24th

BOOK REVIEW: Corruption Officer

BOOK REVIEW: Corruption Officerby Gary L. Heyward
Atria Books
Paperback, $16.00
284 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4767-9432-7
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ORDWAY CENTER PRESENTS: Diavolo / Architecture in Motion

ORDWAY CENTER PRESENTS: Diavolo / Architecture in MotionThe Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present Diavolo/Architecture in Motion, an award-winning dance company known for its athletic and daredevil performance style, for one night only on Saturday, April 18.
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AUNJANUE ELLIS AND CLEMENT VIRGO: "The Book of Negroes" interview

AUNJANUE ELLIS AND CLEMENT VIRGO: Aunjanue Ellis starred as Aminata Diallo in "The Book of Negroes," the hit, TV-miniseries based on Lawrence Hill's award-winning best seller of the same name. Here, she and the picture's director, Clement Virgo, share their thoughts about the adaptation of the historical novel chronicling the life of an 11 year-old girl kidnapped in Africa and enslaved for decades in the U.S. until she manages to escape to Canada.
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Blues hall of famer Joe Louis Walker brings 'Hornet's Nest' to the Dakota

Blues hall of famer Joe Louis Walker brings 'Hornet's Nest' to the DakotaBlues Hall of Fame member, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Joe Louis Walker, touring in support of his latest album, "Hornet's Nest," will perform at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis on Friday, May 1.
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Minnesota native Sydney Latimer makes her marks as poet and Huffington Post blogger

Minnesota native Sydney Latimer makes her marks as poet and Huffington Post bloggerPopular blogger and poet, Sydney "Divinewords" Latimer was raised in Minnesota but relocated to spend a little more than the first decade of her adult life in Los Angeles before recently returning home.
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'Fostering Voice' – play highlights youth voice in foster care

'Fostering Voice' – play highlights youth voice in foster careOn any given night there are more than 5,000 homeless youth on the streets in Minnesota. According to the Department of Human Services, approximately 185 children each week go into foster care. The non-profit Irreducible Grace Organization: Assisting Vulnerable Youth in their Transition to Adulthood has come up with a powerful way to give a platform to young people in the system to express themselves and create change. I spoke with founder Darlene Fry, co-director and theater legend Jan Mandell, and 19-year-old poet Brandon Wilson about their new play "Fostering Voice," debuting this Sunday at Park Square Theater.
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"THE HAND THAT FEEDS": Undocumented workers strike for minimum wage in inspirational documentary

In spite of the existence of a law setting the minimum wage at $7.25 per hour, Manhattan's Hot & Crusty (H&C) bakery only compensated its Latino staff members a measly $5 per hour. That's because most were undocumented workers who risked deportation if discovered by the authorities.
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