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Karen Charles brings powerful personal stories to the stage

Karen Charles brings powerful personal stories to the stageArtistic director Karen Charles will present her Threads Dance Project in its fourth season show at the Lab Theater on Oct. 25, 26 and 27.
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The Trials of Muhammad Ali at Lagoon

The Trials of Muhammad Ali at LagoonNo conventional sports documentary, “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. 
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SNAPSHOTS

SNAPSHOTSAesthetically Speaking was out at Expressions, the graphic T-shirt party at Darby's and the Anthony Hamilton concert at Epic. Here are a few scenes from both events.
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Allen: Twin Cities Theater open to the new

Allen: Twin Cities Theater open to the newI was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I spent my whole life there until I moved to Washington, D.C. to go to Howard University, where I studied theater arts with a concentration in musical theater. I didn't know anything about Minneapolis, but I came here for one year right after college—I had an apprenticeship at the Children's Theatre Company (CTC). After that I moved to Chicago, which was okay—Minneapolis had set the standard pretty high for the theater scene. Work eventually took me to a few more places around the country, and then I moved back here to Minnesota two years ago.
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Ma-Yi Theater Company teams with playwright Lloyd Suh to create ambitious world premiere for CTC

Ma-Yi Theater Company teams with playwright Lloyd Suh to create ambitious world premiere for CTCChildren's Theatre Company (CTC) recently launched their 2013-2014 season which includes the world premiere of The Wong Kids in The Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh. The play is co-produced by the Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning, Ma-Yi Theater Company after four years of collaboration. The process demanded a commitment by two theatres to produce a wildly inventive inter-planetary odyssey complete with space creatures and levitating rocks. Ma-Yi's Artistic Director Ralph Peña will direct the production this October on CTC's Cargill Stage before taking the show to New York.
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St. Paul Chamber Orchestra heads to North Minneapolis—and offers tickets for free

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra heads to North Minneapolis—and offers tickets for freeWhile the Minnesota Orchestra sweats out the mid-September deadline to resolve contract negotiations before music director Osmo Vänskä quits, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO)—an equally world-class band—are moving forward with a full season of programming, including three performances of chamber music at the historic Capri Theater in North Minneapolis.
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Twin Cities rapper sets out to prove he's not a disabled rapper, but a rapper with a disability

Twin Cities rapper sets out to prove he's not a disabled rapper, but a rapper with a disabilityComing to the club I arrive in a hybrid/Blow the brains out, now the mind's undecided/When I'm pullin' up, they attention undivided/You ain't robbin' me and I ain't Batman's sidekick.

Rick Ross? Two Chains? Ludacris? Lil' Wayne? Nope, it's none of the above. Those witty lyrics are from the mind of metaphorical Golden Valley rapper Mykal57, on his single, "Candy Paint," a tale of the rapper's affinity for his tricked out wheels.
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