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Nov 01st

Book Review: "Success through Stillness"

Book Review: "Why should you meditate? The answer is simple: to be happy. Which is the only reason you're here. That might sound like a very simple take on the meaning of life, but I believe it with every fiber in my body. Yes, I'm certain that if we strip away our egos, desires, fears, and insecurities, all that would be left is happiness...
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Rap mogul reaps benefits from meditation regimen

Rap mogul reaps benefits from meditation regimenMaster entrepreneur and visionary Russell Simmons has influenced virtually all aspects of business and media: in music with the cofounding of the immensely successful Def Jam Recordings; in the fashion industry with the trailblazing Phat Pharm, Baby Phat, Run Athletics, and Def Jam University clothing lines; in television with HBO's Def Comedy Jam and Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry; on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning stage production Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam; in digital with All Def Digital, All Def Music, and Narrative; as well as numerous other ventures in the financial services industry, mobile communications, and philanthropy.
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SNAPSHOTS

SNAPSHOTSJust like the weather, activities in the Twin Cities are heating up. Aesthetically Speaking photogs were out and about at a couple of spots this past week and captured a few faces in the crowd.
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Eyes of the other

Eyes of the otherTalking music and identity with breakthrough singer/songwriter K.Raydio

"As a kid I was constantly trying to fit in."

"I yearned to find a sense of commonality. I was never really meant to fit in," said K.Raydio from across the dark brown wooden table at Icehouse restaurant in south Minneapolis.
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Actors shine in Guthrie's production of 'Othello'

Actors shine in Guthrie's production of 'Othello'OK, before I start with my review of "Othello," let me offer a bit of perspective so everyone can understand my viewing lens.

I like to think I'm "cultured." I have varied tastes and an appreciation for multiple forms of art.

I'm also from "the hood." I grew up on the west side of St. Louis (Cabanne and Goodfellow to be exact). I preferred to speak "Ebonics" when I could get away with it, which was well out of earshot of my mother and grandmother. In Ebonics terms, they wasn't havin' it. And while I grew up in a very intellectual household, we did not speak Shakespearian vernacular.
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Book review: "Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina"

Book review: "As the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen year-old to become a groundbreaking ballerina.
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Dreams come true: MC Sti-Lo Reel's "MLK" Legacy

Dreams come true: MC Sti-Lo Reel's As he swerves with determination through the streets of south Minneapolis Sti-Lo Reel remains cool at all times.

His voice never rises to a yell even after being tailed by a heavy-handed driver in a hurry to nowhere.
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