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May 30th

Pop music and Somali-Americans: "The Somali Beyoncé" and beyond

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Jimmy Carter, president, peanut farmer and Sunday school teacher

 Jimmy Carter, president, peanut farmer and Sunday school teacher

James “Jimmy” Earl Carter, Jr., the 39th president of the United States, was born on October 1, 1924 in the tiny town of Plains, Ga. His father, James Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman, and his mother, Lillian Gordy Carter, was a registered nurse.

Carter was educated in the public school of Plains, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. On Jul. 7 of that year, he married his childhood sweetheart, Rosalynn Smith.

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Fun, food, and fellowship on the Andiamo

Fun, food, and fellowship on the Andiamo

“Fun, food, and fellowship” is the theme on the Andiamo river boat on Monday June 11 as funds will be raised for the St. Thomas Center for Academics and Sports which provides free summer academic and sports camps for Twin City area youth with an emphasis on serving low income and diverse populations.

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The Reviews Are In: Penumbra Theatre Company's "The Amen Corner"

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Modern Dance Documentary Pays Tribute to Jacob’s Pillow Festival

 Modern Dance Documentary Pays Tribute to Jacob’s Pillow Festival

“Never Stand Still”

The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival traces its roots back to the 1930s when it was founded on a farm nestled in the Berkshire Mountains by the legendary Ted Shawn (1891-1972).

Shawn envisioned the retreat as an oasis where modern dance might be practiced, choreographed and performed as a legitimate art form independent of classical ballet.

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St. Paul Central’s Touring Theater closed it run of “Wake Up!”

St. Paul Central’s Touring Theater closed it run of “Wake Up!”

“Wake Up!, ” a 45-minute, high energy original work by St. Paul Central High School’s Central Touring Theater, held its final performances Fri., May 18 at St. Paul Central High School.

Image: L-R Breon Jones, Sari Olson,Shamara Butler,  Aiden Morzenti, Lena Zenkl, Madi Morgan-Sawyer, Chris Kirkwood, Darneesha Whitfield, Adrian Wood, Naima Abdi, Ka Vang.  In front on floor is Curtis Gaines, Jr.

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‘Unsung’ video contest celebrates everyday heroes; benefi ts charity

‘Unsung’ video contest celebrates everyday heroes; benefi ts charity

‘Unsung’ video contest celebrates everyday heroes; benefits charity
GiveMN partners with Minnesota R&B Band Mint Condition and Shanachie Entertainment to celebrate ‘unsung heroes’ and give to the winning video producer’s favorite cause

GiveMN, a nonprofit organization enabling individuals to donate to other nonprofits online, is partnering with R&B band Mint Condition and its record label, Shanachie Entertainment to sponsor the “Unsung” video contest.

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