ORDWAY CENTER PRESENTS: Diavolo / Architecture in Motion
The 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.
AUNJANUE ELLIS AND CLEMENT VIRGO: "The Book of Negroes" interview
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.
Blues hall of famer Joe Louis Walker brings 'Hornet's Nest' to the Dakota
Blues 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.
Minnesota native Sydney Latimer makes her marks as poet and Huffington Post blogger
Popular 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.
'Fostering Voice' – play highlights youth voice in foster care
On 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.
"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.
The Jungle Theater names Sarah Rasmussen Artistic Director
The 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."