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Apr 18th

Aesthetically It!

Aesthetically It!Aesthetically It! is a list of picks from the editors of Aesthetically Speaking. Aesthetically It! features venues, events, outings and more that are worthy of "It" status. If you have a venue, event or outing that you feel is It worthy, email us at aestheticallyit@insightnews.com.
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'Fostering Voice' – play highlights youth voice in foster care

'Fostering Voice' – play highlights youth voice in foster careOn any given night there are more than 5,000 homeless youth on the streets in Minnesota. According to the Department of Human Services, approximately 185 children each week go into foster care. The non-profit Irreducible Grace Organization: Assisting Vulnerable Youth in their Transition to Adulthood has come up with a powerful way to give a platform to young people in the system to express themselves and create change. I spoke with founder Darlene Fry, co-director and theater legend Jan Mandell, and 19-year-old poet Brandon Wilson about their new play "Fostering Voice," debuting this Sunday at Park Square Theater.
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"THE HAND THAT FEEDS": Undocumented workers strike for minimum wage in inspirational documentary

In spite of the existence of a law setting the minimum wage at $7.25 per hour, Manhattan's Hot & Crusty (H&C) bakery only compensated its Latino staff members a measly $5 per hour. That's because most were undocumented workers who risked deportation if discovered by the authorities.
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The Jungle Theater names Sarah Rasmussen Artistic Director

The Jungle Theater names Sarah Rasmussen Artistic DirectorThe Jungle Theater announced the appointment of Sarah Rasmussen as Artistic Director, effective July 1, 2015. Rasmussen was chosen after a nationwide search to fill the role Jungle founder Bain Boehlke has held since 1991. "I am so proud of the thoughtful search process undertaken by our committee, and thrilled with the decision by the committee to name Sarah Rasmussen as my successor at the Jungle," said Boehlke. "I have every confidence that this theater will be in excellent hands under her leadership, and that she will be a wonderful addition to the Twin Cities' theater scene."
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Conference looks at art and placemaking

Conference looks at art and placemakingThe third annual Community Connections Conference attracted over 500 people to the Minneapolis Convention Center on March 21 to meet, learn, and get inspired for the work of creating a more equitable and connected city of Minneapolis.
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'Many Ways to Tell a Tale' comes to Patrick's Cabaret

'Many Ways to Tell a Tale' comes to Patrick's CabaretFive storytellers approach the oral tradition from different perspectives in "Many Ways to Tell a Tale."
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ORDWAY PRESENTS: Helado Negro

ORDWAY PRESENTS: Helado NegroThe Ordway's Concert Hall's three weeks of celebratory events dubbed "Rock the Ordway" continued with Liquid Music. a concert series presented by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. The series aims to reach new audiences through innovative programs that promise to open ears, minds and hearts to new sounds and experiences. The goal is to encourage a love of adventure an exploration in boundary-defying music.
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