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Oct 30th

Dr. Catana Starks: An almost mystical belief of not being limited by circumstances

Dr. Catana Starks: An almost mystical belief of not being limited by circumstancesTwo words can sum up the life of Dr. Catana Starks – determination and achievement.
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SNAPSHOTS

SNAPSHOTSFor more than 25 years, every Sunday and Monday, Dr. Mambo's Combo has been bringing the soul and funk to the Bunker's stage. On a recent Sunday the Combo was in rare form (meaning they were even better than their usual outstanding selves). Must have been the many stars who came to check them out -- and sit in. An Aesthetically Speaking photographer caught a few of the faces in the crowd.
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18th C. Biopic Revisits Life of Ex-Slave Raised as Aristocrat

18th C. Biopic Revisits Life of Ex-Slave Raised as Aristocrat"Belle"

Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the product of the taboo union of Mary Belle, an African slave, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. Upon Mary's death, the concerned father brought his 8 year-old daughter to England to see whether his well-heeled aunt and uncle might be willing to take her in.
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Children's Theater Company extends 'Shrek the Musical'

Children's Theater Company extends 'Shrek the Musical'Show extended through June 15

Acclaimed director Peter Rothstein, ("Cabaret," "Theatre Latté Da") has brought "Shrek the Musical" to life on the Children's Theater Company (CTC) UnitedHealth Group Stage.
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'Bring It On: The Musical' on Stage May 13 – 18 at the Ordway

'Bring It On: The Musical' on Stage May 13 – 18 at the OrdwayThe Ordway Center for the Performing Arts recently announced that Bring It On: The Musical will perform on the Saint Paul stage May 13 - 18.

Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, "Bring It On: The Musical," inspired by the "Bring It On" film, takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. "Bring It On: The Musical" tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.
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Ooh la la! Vocalist PaviElle has everyone speaking French

Ooh la la! Vocalist PaviElle has everyone speaking FrenchIt seems that St. Paul soul songbird, PaviElle French, is somewhat of an overnight sensation.

To those who know the career path of French, to call her an "overnight sensation" might be a bit odd, considering the 29-year-old singer, writer and composer has been performing since she was just 5 years old. But with the release of her most recent single, "Be Right There," French has become somewhat of a media darling and there's talk of her being the next big thing to come out of the Twin Cities since ... well, let's just say she's receiving the royal treatment.
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Book Review: "Things I should have told my daughter"

Book Review: "In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a best-selling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit... In this deeply personal work, Cleage takes readers back to the1970s and '80s, retracing her struggles to hone her craft amidst personal and professional tumult...
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