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FLOW celebrates Northside artists with 10th anniversary exhibits

FLOW celebrates Northside artists with 10th anniversary exhibitsThis upcoming weekend of July 23-25, 2015, FLOW Northside Arts Crawl will celebrate ten years of shining a light on the Northside community through the arts.

Initially imagined as a small studio crawl with 20 artists and 6 sites for the PEACE Foundation (now Northside Achievement Zone), FLOW has grown and been shaped by the community to include over 300 artists from a variety of genres showing at 34 different studios, galleries, theaters, businesses, indoor and outdoor vacant spaces. Attendance has grown from 1000 in 2006 to a projected 10,000 in 2015.
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Misty Copeland becomes ABT's first African-American principal ballerina

Misty Copeland becomes ABT's first African-American principal ballerinaWhen American Ballet Theatre announced the promotion of Misty Copeland to principal ballerina Tuesday, the highest rank in the company and the highest ever achieved by an African-American dancer with one of this country's elite ballet companies, she told reporters at a press conference, "I'm just so extremely honored to be a principal dancer, to be an African-American and to be in this position."
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The Guthrie brings 'Music Man' to life

The Guthrie brings 'Music Man' to lifeThe spectacular, intimate feel of the Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage captured the true experience of a Broadway show with the production of "Music Man."
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RECONSTRUCT: I Self Devine's decade album Anniversary Saturday at First Ave

RECONSTRUCT: I Self Devine's decade album Anniversary Saturday at First AveThe work of MC, I Self Devine (also known in organizing circles as Chaka Mkali) has reached legendary status for being in line with the struggle for Black and other marginalized communities.
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'If Nothing Ever Changes' on Little Village Foundation Records: Soul singer Wee Willie Walker debuts new CD

'If Nothing Ever Changes' on Little Village Foundation Records: Soul singer Wee Willie Walker debuts new CDAcclaimed blues/soul artist, Wee Willie Walker is set to perform July 11 at the Minnesota Music Café, 499 Payne Ave., St. Paul.
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PLOTTING: CEO Asa "Ace" Rice on New Brand and Gallery

PLOTTING: CEO Asa Ask this question – who owns the culture that a person represents?

When one puts on a new pair of shoes, buys music, or grabs a quick bite to eat, how much of that purchase actually benefits people that look like the consumer? These are questions that were presented to CEO and creative brand director Asa "Ace" Rice as he began building his new space PLOT with several business partners in South Minneapolis. PLOT exists both as a gallery and a lifestyle brand. In a recent interview with Aesthetically Speaking, I spoke with Rice about his endeavors and the future of Minnesota's arts and culture scene.
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Live on the Drive! features Toki Wright

Live on the Drive! features Toki WrightThe annual Northside summer concert series, Live on the Drive, continues its eighth year with the rhythm and sounds of homegrown artist Toki Wright.
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