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Aug 05th

BLACK LIVES MATTER: Strange Fruit

BLACK LIVES MATTER: Strange Fruit"Strange Fruit" Create by Oakland, CA. artist Lawrence Jones, and the original size is 76" x 76", acrylic on canvas. This painting display the lyrics to "Strange Fruit," the song Billie Holiday made famous. Each lynching represents a tragic event or time of violence, murder and horrible atrocities in this country. The four little girls killed in the Birmingham, Alabama church bombing, the Mississippi, brutal killings of Emmett Til and James Chaney, the political assassinations of Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers; the mutilation of James Byrd; the disparity of justice of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant, the list goes on. The bodies burning and tied to the base of the trees represent the brutality of ignorance, and the social injustice, that NO people should have to endure.
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Book Review: "Dark Girls"

Book Review: "In today's society, dark skin has become linked to longer prison time, higher unemployment rates, low self-esteem, lower standards of beauty, and higher psychological distress. The skin bleaching industry is a multimillion-dollar business.
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75 Gifts For 75 Years: Walker Art Center celebrates three-year initiative soliciting new and transformative works

75 Gifts For 75 Years: Walker Art Center celebrates three-year initiative soliciting new and transformative works
On the occasion of its 75th anniversary as a public art center, the Walker Art Center will preset "75 Gifts for 75 Years," an exhibition on view Feb. 5 through Aug. 2 that showcases some of the newest works of art gifted to the Walker's collection.
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THE O'SHAUGHNESSY AND THE ORDWAY CO-PRESENT: Genre-defying Camille A. Brown & Dancers

THE O'SHAUGHNESSY AND THE ORDWAY CO-PRESENT: Genre-defying Camille A. Brown & DancersNew York-based Camille A. Brown & Dancers bring their gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality to The O'Shaughnessy stage for one night only Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
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Superstar of jazz, Dianne Reeves comes to the Dakota

Superstar of jazz, Dianne Reeves comes to the DakotaYou can't get to no better days unless you make it through the night.

For jazz legend Dianne Reeves she's made it through several nights to get to her "Better Days" (the title of her iconic hit that propelled Reeves to international acclaim). For Minnesota music fans she's got to make it through two nights as the timeless performer, who is up for yet another Grammy (she has four – all for Best Jazz Vocal Performance), comes to the Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis, Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 28. Reeves will perform two shows nightly.
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James Scott appointed interim director of the Capri Theater

James Scott appointed interim director of the Capri TheaterJames Scott has been appointed interim director of the Capri Theater in north Minneapolis.
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Sisters with Soul: DJ Keezy & BdotCroc Celebrate Women in Music

Sisters with Soul: DJ Keezy & BdotCroc Celebrate Women in MusicThough no person on this planet came into this world without one, women are often the last considered across the board.

Women are paid less, represented less in government and systematically spoken for in the arts. To challenge the idea that "women can't do it on their own" north Minneapolis hip-hop artists DJ Keezy and BdotCroc present "Sisters with Soul" this Wednesday at First Avenue. I sat down with the duo to find out more about the concept.
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