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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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The Jungle Theater names Sarah Rasmussen Artistic Director

The Jungle Theater names Sarah Rasmussen Artistic DirectorThe Jungle Theater announced the appointment of Sarah Rasmussen as Artistic Director, effective July 1, 2015. Rasmussen was chosen after a nationwide search to fill the role Jungle founder Bain Boehlke has held since 1991. "I am so proud of the thoughtful search process undertaken by our committee, and thrilled with the decision by the committee to name Sarah Rasmussen as my successor at the Jungle," said Boehlke. "I have every confidence that this theater will be in excellent hands under her leadership, and that she will be a wonderful addition to the Twin Cities' theater scene."
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Conference looks at art and placemaking

Conference looks at art and placemakingThe third annual Community Connections Conference attracted over 500 people to the Minneapolis Convention Center on March 21 to meet, learn, and get inspired for the work of creating a more equitable and connected city of Minneapolis.
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'Many Ways to Tell a Tale' comes to Patrick's Cabaret

'Many Ways to Tell a Tale' comes to Patrick's CabaretFive storytellers approach the oral tradition from different perspectives in "Many Ways to Tell a Tale."
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