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America The Black Point of View

America The Black Point of ViewAmerica
The Black Point of View
by Tony Rose
Amber Books
Paperback, $21.95
572 pages, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-937269-50-0
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Steeles get Ordway education award

Steeles get Ordway education awardEducation Award – The Steeles

The Steeles won the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Education Award in this year's 23rd Annual Sally Ordway Irvine Awards.
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Ordway-produced 'Damn Yankees' a home run

Ordway-produced 'Damn Yankees' a home runFrom the moment audience members walked into the Ordway production of "Damn Yankees" it was a game winning hit.

The Ordway transforms its luxurious main lobby hall to reflect the essence of the production. Baseball uniform clad doormen and greeters welcomed the eclectic audience. Ushers escorted ticket holders into the stage hall, which was transformed into the 1950s world of baseball – stadium and all.
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DIY: Blueprint's tour stops in Minneapolis Thursday at Icehouse

DIY: Blueprint's tour stops in Minneapolis Thursday at IcehouseD.I.Y., the idea that you can "do it yourself," has been at the core of MC, producer, instrumentalist and author Blueprint's work model. The Columbus, Ohio native has released 19 projects, some independently on his Weightless Records label, as well as collaborative efforts with Minneapolis-based Rhymesayers Entertainment. Recently returning from Alaska, I spoke to Blueprint about the importance of intellectual hip-hop and being a boss rather than an employee.
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Tongue-in-Cheek Dramedy Tailor-Made for SNL Alum Kristen Wiig

Tongue-in-Cheek Dramedy Tailor-Made for SNL Alum Kristen WiigLet's say you're a die-hard Oprah fan who has always wanted nothing more than to have your own television series just like your idol's. What would you do if you hit it big in the lottery and suddenly had the money to turn that dream into a reality?
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Public Enemy's Professor Griff delivers fiery speech in Minneapolis

Public Enemy's Professor Griff delivers fiery speech in MinneapolisThey say people tend to mellow with age, but "they" must not have ever met Professor Griff.

At 54, Griff, the minister of information for the iconic hip-hop group, Public Enemy, is as passionate and outspoken as ever. Griff's passion and outspokenness was on display for more than two hours during a recent Thursday (June 10) conversation at Scratch Bar & Grill in downtown Minneapolis. Griff's appearance was facilitated by Nneka Morgan, investing professional and host of Financial Fitness on KMOJ, 89.9 FM.
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Summer Zydeco Cowboy party on June 27 Minnesota Music Café

Summer Zydeco Cowboy party on June 27 Minnesota Music CaféShow features Wain McFarlane and Zydeco Blue with John "Markiss" Marcus

Wain McFarlane and Zydco Blue are coming to the Minnesota Music Café on Saturday, June 27.
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