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Artspeak: Men in Gray...Monknificent

Artspeak: Men in Gray...MonknificentLast 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 Wynton Marsalis. Their tribute to Thelonious Monk, performed at Minneapolis' Orchestra Hall, highlighted the range and genius of Monk's contribution to jazz. Born in 1917 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Thelonius Sphere Monk lived in New York City with his family from the age of four onward. He attended Stuyvesant High School, but never graduated; and while his sister took piano lessons, Monk's affinity for music and the piano were essentially self-taught, and began as early as age nine, signaling him as a musical child prodigy.
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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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Administrative judge recommends three new power lines but rejects conditions that would aid wind power

An administrative law judge has recommended that three new power lines be built in Minnesota, but rejected conditions suggested by environmental and renewable energy groups to ensure the lines would c...
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United Hands

United Hands

By Lue Bratton-Lampley

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Neighbors helping neighbors—to break into vacant houses

Poverty rights activists broke into at least a dozen vacant Minneapolis buildings this week and helped homeless families move in.
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