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Tracey Ashley hits the big time
Aesthetically Speaking

Tracey Ashley hits the big time

[caption id="attachment_17595" align="alignleft"]tracey-ashley“Wanda Sykes Presents HERLARIOUS” premieres Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 20 from 10-11p.m. ET/PT on OWN Credit: ©Harpo, Inc. Photo by George Burns.[/caption]Tracey Ashley came to Minneapolis as an account executive for a local television station – she left as rising star in stand up comedy.

Clybourne Park’ addresses race through humor
Aesthetically Speaking

Clybourne Park’ addresses race through humor

[caption id="attachment_17591" align="alignleft"]4979Shá Cage (Francine), Ansa Akyea (Albert) and Jim Lichtscheidl (Karl) in the Guthrie Theater’s production of “Clybourne Park,” by Bruce Norris. [/caption]Play runs at the Guthrie through Aug. 4

The subject of race has proven to be a difficult and complicated discussion to have, but the Pulitzer Prize winning “Clybourne Park” uses biting humor to address race in America.

Sex offender overload
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Sex offender overload

[caption id="attachment_17528" align="alignleft"]dscf5140Minneapolis City Councilman Don Samuels addresses concerned north Minneapolis residents regarding the high number of sex offenders residing in the area. Photo by Harry Colbert, Jr.[/caption]Concerned residents of neighborhoods in north Minneapolis are calling on state, county and city officials to address the concentration of registered sex offenders in the community. 

It’s cool to be Crunchy
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It’s cool to be Crunchy

crunchy kids1Hipster hip-hoppers, Crunchy Kids provide alternative to swagger rap

In a genre dominated by tales of consumer excess, debauchery, misogyny, excessive drug use and “swag,” the Twin Cities’ Crunchy Kids are offering the antitoxin to the current era of hip-hop.

Black Music Month feature: Yohannes Tona
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Black Music Month feature: Yohannes Tona

[caption id="attachment_17421" align="alignleft"]yohannes-tona1Yohannes Tona (Photos courtesy of the artist)[/caption]Just thinking of Yohannes Tona’s dizzying schedule is exhausting.

Tona, a native of Ethiopia, is known as the Twin Cities’ most sought-after bassist – and with good reason. His outstanding ear for music, combined with his formal training and his love of multiple styles and genres have made Tona one of the busiest (and most likely the busiest) musicians in the area. For Tona, slowing down isn’t even an option.

Ellison renews call to end sequester; says area’s most vulnerable hardest hit
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Ellison renews call to end sequester; says area’s most vulnerable hardest hit

[caption id="attachment_17409" align="alignleft"]head-start-photo 4317Rep. Keith Ellison leans down to greet Fraser Head Start student, Hamsa as Tre’ Jour (braids) and Miles (yellow shirt) enjoy their lunches. (Photos by Harry Colbert, Jr.)[/caption]Parents in Community Action (PICA) Head Start Executive Director Alyce Dillon said her program’s resources are stretched to the max.

If further federal cuts, known as sequester, are to occur, Dillon is forecasting a bleak future for those who could be dropped from Head Start, the federal preschool educational, health and nutritional program for disadvantaged children. The 43-year veteran of the program said Head Start in Hennepin County is already in a dire predicament.

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