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Oct 01st

Ooh la la! Vocalist PaviElle has everyone speaking French

Ooh la la! Vocalist PaviElle has everyone speaking FrenchIt seems that St. Paul soul songbird, PaviElle French, is somewhat of an overnight sensation.

To those who know the career path of French, to call her an "overnight sensation" might be a bit odd, considering the 29-year-old singer, writer and composer has been performing since she was just 5 years old. But with the release of her most recent single, "Be Right There," French has become somewhat of a media darling and there's talk of her being the next big thing to come out of the Twin Cities since ... well, let's just say she's receiving the royal treatment.
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Book Review: "Things I should have told my daughter"

Book Review: "In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a best-selling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit... In this deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the1970s and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amidst personal and professional tumult...
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The Diamond Life: Rocky Diamonds signs with Epic Records and remembers Fly Henderson

The Diamond Life: Rocky Diamonds signs with Epic Records and remembers Fly HendersonWhen many look at north Minneapolis they see what looks like a coal mine.

Many see undeveloped dirt that gets thrown to the side as they search for something that shows more value on its surface. Anybody that understands what pressure and time does to coal knows that it creates diamonds.
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The "From the Rough" Interview: You Gotta See Taraji!

The Taraji P. Henson earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." She is a 2011 Emmy-nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime's "Taken From Me." Henson also starred as Detective Joss Carter in the highly-rated CBS crime drama "Person of Interest." She was a series regular on "Boston Legal" and enjoyed a recurring role on "Eli Stone."
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Red Baraat brings rhythmic sound to Minnesota Orchestra

Red Baraat brings rhythmic sound to Minnesota OrchestraRed Baraat, the pioneering, eight-piece world music band from Brooklyn that turns each performance into a joyful dance party, brings its infectious sound to Minneapolis in its first-ever concert at Minnesota Orchestra Hall on April 25.
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High school musical artists showcase talents with release of CD, 'The Next Move'

High school musical artists showcase talents with release of CD, 'The Next Move'At stores such as Electric Fetus, Urban Lights and Fifth Element, sitting alongside releases by John Legend, Beyoncé and Pherrell Williams, is a CD of similar quality but greater importance.
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TU Dance presents 10th anniversary dance concert with world premiere May 10

TU Dance presents 10th anniversary dance concert with world premiere May 10The Ordway will present TU Dance in performance for one night only, May 10, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the celebrated St. Paul-based company founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands.
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