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Jul 27th

Cuban music still thriving, still unheard in U.S.

New America Media, Question & Answer, Jacob Simas

Editor's Note:  From charanga to son to timba, Cuba has long been a country world-renowned for its distinct musical styles and traditions. Nevertheless, people inside the United States – even the most ardent music lovers -- aren’t likely to become aware of the newest Cuban artists or to hear the latest musical trends, short of paying an actual visit to the island. Greg Landau is a producer, musician and educator from the Bay Area who's traveled to Cuba more than 30 times. New America Media editor Jacob Simas sat down with Landau in his Alameda recording studio, where they spoke about Cuban music -- where it's been, where it is now, and what it can tell us about the psychology of the people and the state of affairs on the island today.

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The Capri Theater – Bringing up the Lights on Broadway

The Capri Theater – Bringing up the Lights on Broadway

North Minneapolis’ Capri Theater, located at 2027 W. Broadway has been in the spotlight recently with Mayor R.T. Rybak’s State of the City address and Minnesota Monthly naming the Capri, the “Best Jazz Venue” in the Twin Cities.  All the positive support for the Capri has left people wanting to know more about how they can be involved in this North Minneapolis destination.

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Getting Ziggy with it

 Getting Ziggy with it

The “Marley” Interview

David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica on October 17, 1968 to Bob and Rita Marley. A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy has enjoyed a prominent presence on the public stage for over a quarter-century.

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Book Review, “Khalil’s Way”

Book Review, “Khalil’s Way”

“Do you have nightmares about going to school? Do you hate going to school because you know you’ll be teased, or shoved or even beaten up? If yes, you are not alone…

“Khalil’s Way” was inspired by the thousands of children whom I’ve met who shared traumatic stories about being bullied… Youth deserve to live in a society where they feel safe, secure, accepted and valued.

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Guys and ladies match wits in battle-of-the-sexes comedy

Guys and ladies match wits in battle-of-the-sexes comedy

Comedian/actor/radio and television show host Steve Harvey shocked the world a few years ago when he added love guru to his repertoire with the publication of “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.”

The popular relationship primer earned the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list mapped out a step-by-step strategy designed to help any woman turn her man into “Mr. Right” merely by understanding and manipulating the male psyche.

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Getting Ziggy with it

David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica on October 17, 1968 to Bob and Rita Marley. A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy has enjoyed a prominent presence on the public stage for over a quarter-century.

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Orphaned chimp adopted by alpha ape in Disneynature documentary

Orphaned chimp adopted by alpha ape in Disneynature documentary

This delightful Disneynature documentary, narrated by Tim Allen and shot in the wilds of Africa’s Ivory Coast, revolves around the adorable antics of a big-eared, infant chimp named Oscar. Co-directed by Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, the film chronicles the little fellow’s evolution from an overprotected momma’s boy into a toddler suddenly forced into survival mode by circumstances beyond his control.

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