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The Dandies Project: New coffee table book highlights fashion-forward men of color

The Dandies Project: New coffee table book highlights fashion-forward men of colorStyle is subjective.

But when it comes to the image of young men of color, a general perception is that too many dress in a manner that dishonors their elders and shows a lack of self-respect. There have been calls from both outside and within the community to have Black males pull up their pants and quit showing the world their brand of underwear. Several cities even have laws on the books saying as much.
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Flint Hills International Children's Festival

Flint Hills International Children's FestivalThe Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced the lineup for the 14th annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival from May 27-June 1. Minnesota's signature arts festival for children and families—one of the largest of its kind in the nation—features local, regional and international artists representing 25 countries on seven indoor and outdoor stages. The Festival fills downtown Saint Paul's Rice Park, Landmark Center, Landmark Plaza, Hamm Plaza, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and the Lehr and Lab Theaters.
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Seattle/Brooklyn duo THEESatisfaction returns to Minneapolis with a 'weird' party

Seattle/Brooklyn duo THEESatisfaction returns to Minneapolis with a 'weird' partyWeird - adjective \ˈwird\
1
: of, relating to the supernatural : magical
2
: of strange or extraordinary character : odd, fantastic
-Webster's Dictionary

Calling someone "weird" has always been ... weird.
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Ray Seville looks back at 30-plus year entertainment career

Ray Seville looks back at 30-plus year entertainment careerSitting down in Ray Seville's Robbinsdale home to discuss his career in entertainment was no quick trip down memory lane.
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Boz Scaggs brings his mellow brand of blue-eyed soul to the garden state

Boz Scaggs brings his mellow brand of blue-eyed soul to the garden stateBoz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs will be turning 70 next month, but you'd never know it judging by his demanding two-hour set, including three encores, at New Jersey's legendary State Theatre in New Brunswick on May 7th. The legendary singer/songwriter/guitarist brought his unique brand of blue-eyed soul to town on a cross-country tour promoting "Memphis," his first studio album in five years.
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Book Review: What the Word Be: Why Black English Is the King's (James) English

Book Review: What the Word Be: Why Black English Is the King's (James) English"Blacks came to the U.S. chained to each other but from different tribes. Neither could speak the other's language. If two black people, at that bitter hour of the world's history, had been able to speak to each other, the institution of chattel slavery could never have lasted as long as it did.
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SNAPSHOTS

SNAPSHOTSLadies were donning audacious hats and men we dapper from head to toe during the inaugural Connections 2 independence (C2i) Kentucky Derby fundraiser held at Warehouse Winery in St. Louis Park. The event that featured a hat contest, silent auction, fashion show and casino games, attracted a who's who of corporate honchos and area socialites and already has people anticipating next year's event. C2i executive director, Jessica Rogers coordinated the affair with proceeds going to benefit C2i, an organization that seeks to prepare and empower youth in foster care. Here are a few scenes from the party.
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