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(Artspeak) Lest We Forget...

(Artspeak) Lest We Forget...I have learned over time that it is always good to listen when Elders speak.  And when someone as prolific and sanguine as John Edgar Wideman opens his mouth, we’d be fools not to hungrily hang onto his every word.  Wideman is one of the most profound writers living today, as well as a two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner award and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient.  His reading last month (February 5, 2009) from the latest work-in-progress (and what will be his tenth book), both provocative and unsettling, was part of the Givens Foundation’s Fifth Annual Nommo African American Authors series (http://www.mespa.net/African_American_Literature_Givens_Foundation.html).
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Minneapolis uses electronic billboards to send a message to Johns: People who solicit prostitutes in the city will also face tougher prosecution

Electronic billboards and tougher prosecution are two ways Minneapolis is getting tough on people who try to solicit prostitutes in the city. Clear Channel Communications is donating space on electron...

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(Artspeak) Transcending Sound-Affirming Humanity: Sweet Honey... “She Rocks!” the Twin Cities

(Artspeak) Transcending Sound-Affirming Humanity: Sweet Honey... “She Rocks!” the Twin Cities Those of us who go to concerts, and are not part of the deaf and hard of hearing communities, take sound for granted.  We listen with our ears, occasionally move our bodies to rhythms and beats that w...
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Artspeak: Men in Gray...Monknificent

Artspeak: Men in Gray...Monknificent Last Friday night, March 6, 2009, my mom and I had the pleasure of listening to the "Men in Gray," also known as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Pulitizer prize winning music director Wyn...
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Minnesota FoodShare announces record-breaking donation

Minnesota FoodShare last week announced a record-breaking cash donation of $450,000 from the Medtronic Foundation’s employee drive to help provide food and restock more than 260 food shelves across Mi...
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