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Nov 20th

High School Arts Education Forum celebrates high school artists

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minneapolis) will host his 2009 - 5th Congressional District High School Arts Education Forum on Monday evening, May 11th, from 6-8 p.m. in the GAIA Building at the Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE), 6125 Olson Memorial Highway (Hwy 55) (1 mile west of highway 100) in Golden Valley.

Teen photo contest awards $1,500 scholarship

Minneapolis MOSAIC, a celebration of the city’s diverse arts and cultures, will be connecting with teens through photography. To compliment the MOSAIC winning photography commission, teens will celebrate their view of diversity in arts with their own work.

Book review: Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for College

Book review: Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for CollegeFor most of your life, someone’s been asking you what you wanted to be when you grew up.

You’ve had ideas all along, but nothing real. After all, you once wanted to be a ballerina-dancing, hoops-playing construction worker, or something like that. So when somebody asked you what you wanted to “be” someday, you didn’t really know then and you might not know now.

But you’re going to college, that’s for sure.


Film review: American Violet examines famous Texas case

Film review: American Violet examines famous Texas caseOn November 2, 2000, drug enforcement agents executed a sweep of the Black community in the tiny town of Hearne, TX, arresting 27 African American residents, including a grieving father who was taken into custody during the funeral of his young daughter. The bench warrants had been issued by the county on the word of an informant who claimed to have purchased crack from each of the accused, despite the fact that the ex-con was the sole eyewitness, had a history of mental illness, and was himself facing criminal charges at the time.

Filmmaker a success, despite geographical odds

Filmmaker a success, despite geographical oddsFor any other city kid growing up in a single parent home amidst the allure of the mean streets of New York City, the end result from looming in the shadows of continual chaos, could've easily led to a journey ending in demise. However, for author and filmmaker Nelson George, an ability to supersede the statistical guidelines attributed to living life in the ghetto is not only a testimony of his determinate will, but also a notation of the strength that rests at his core.

(Kams Kapsules) Films opening April 17, 2009

Weekly previews that make choosing a film fun. Films opening April 17, 2009.

Easter Sunday with Kem

Easter Sunday with KemR&B artist Kem will bring a little intimacy back to Minneapolis when he performs at Epic on Easter Sunday, April 12 . Kem's performance will include tracks off Kem III: Intimacy, his highly anticipated follow-up to his Gold albums Kemistry and Kem: Album II.

Kem III: Intimacy, is a musical testimony of love, life, and the promises that lay within the atmosphere of coming together in love's proximity. Still embodying the same sound that gave us  "Love Calls" and "I Can't Stop Loving You," Kem's latest album doesn't depart from the unique appeal we're used to, but it shows a considerable level of growth in his  journey as an artist and a producer.

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