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Sep 02nd

The Year According to Dessa

The Year According to DessaWalker Art Center presents 2013: The Year According to............ Series

As her bio says, Dessa has been described as "Mos Def plus Dorothy Parker." As her lyrics say, she's "half Dorothy Parker, half April O'Neil" (a nod to the famed poet and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' truth-seeking sidekick, respectively).

Sharma on Obama

Sharma on ObamaDinesh Sharma
"The Global Obama" Interview

Dr. Dinesh Sharma is a cultural psychologist, marketing consultant and an acclaimed author with a doctorate from Harvard University. He is an Associate Research Professor (Honorary) at the Institute for Global Cultural Studies, SUNY-Binghamton; a senior fellow at Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Research, NYC; and a columnist for Asia Times Online, Al Jazeera English and The Global Intelligence, among other syndicated publications.

‘Porgy and Bess' choreographer to conduct workshops in the Twin Cities

‘Porgy and Bess' choreographer to conduct workshops in the Twin CitiesIn advance of the revival of the classic musical, "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," the show's award-winning choreographer is coming to the Twin Cities.

Walker Art Center builds curatorial team to enhance cross-disciplinary programming and scholarship

Walker Art Center builds curatorial team to enhance cross-disciplinary programming and scholarshipThe Walker Art Center is embracing its mission as a multidisciplinary art center with a commitment to research and scholarship through a number of new appointments that diversify the talents and expertise of its curatorial team.

Diversity by design at Ordway

Diversity by design at OrdwayIf it seems as though the audience at the Ordway is becoming more diverse, that's because it is – and that's by design.


SNAPSHOTSThe Twin Cities is losing yet another talented Black professional as Breana Ponder (right) is taking her talents to Seattle. She and Akilah Mahon were at Cause on their tour of places in the Twin Cities they had not yet ventured.

The year according to Greg Tate

The year according to Greg Tate
As subject, field, reference point, or combination of the three, music has been a part of Greg Tate's work since the beginning. His 1985 co-founding of the Black Rock Coalition with Verno Reid and Konda Mason began a journey that would align with the forthcoming New Black Aesthetic and lead to a staff writer position at the Village Voice, multiple books and essays, and his current group, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber. A commonly referenced honorific recognizes Tate as one of the "Godfathers of Hip-Hop Journalism," but instead of defining his career, this became a jumping off point for promoting black artists in a variety of venues.
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