Posted at 10:06 AM on May 15, 2012
by Jenny Niedenfuehr
MPR Digital Media Intern Jenny Niedenfuehr assembles her picks from MPR events and Minnesota Today's Arts and Culture calendars. Don't miss these!
- Julia Schrenkler
* Club Book with Julie Schumacher
* Rick Ross
* Jeremy Messersmith- Muse for Music
* In Touch with Heart Health
Club Book with Julie Schumacher
Come meet and listen to author Julie Schumacher, proudly hosted by Club Book and Minnesota Public Radio. Schumacher has written a number of works such as The Body is Water, which was an ALA Notable Book of the Year, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Minnesota Book Award. She has also written books for young adult readers such as Black Box, The Book of One Hundred Truths, The Chain Letter, and Grass Angel. Her most recent book for young adults, "The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls gives an interesting look on mother-daughter relationships, friendships and the love of literature "(Club Book). Her books will be available for buying and signing.
This FREE event for all ages will take place on May 17, 2012 (Thursday) at the Chanhassen Public Library from 6:30-7:30 PM. The doors will open at 5:45 PM and seating will be first-come, first-served. You wouldn't want to miss out on hearing a wonderful, award-winning author speak.
Originally known as William Roberts II, Ross got his rap name from the Los Angeles "Freeway" Rick Ross who was in charge of the biggest cocaine crack distribution networks from the 1980s to the early 1990s. Ross has made five albums, including some collaboration and compilation albums. He founded his own record label Maybach Music Group, where he released his third studio album "Deeper than Rap." "Deeper than Rap" came out with many exceptional reviews from the Hip Hop Press.
Although I'm not the biggest fan of rap music, my favorite song that Ross has written is "Hustlin," known as "The Miami Anthem." The song reveals how people are always on the move in America. In 2006, the song sold over a million ringtone units and received gold status from the Recording Industry Association of America I love the repetition of the words "hustlin." Click here to watch and listen to "Hustlin" on youtube.
At the Quest club, you're going listen to Ross' words and never forget them! Buy your tickets at StubHub. Come on down, or try listening to his music online. You won't want to miss the energetic rhythmic beats of Rick Ross!
Jeremy Messersmith- Muse for Music
Live from 89.3The Current, indie pop musician, Jeremy Messersmith-Muse for Musicwill be on Saturday, May 19th from 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM.
Muse for Music will be a fantastic evening of live music, and a look into a diverse mix of popular songs, cult classical and lost obscurities. This performance will explore the hidden creative origins and stories surrounding the most notable songs by Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, and original material by Messersmith.
Special guests such as musicians,Chastity Brown and Dave Mondy will also be performing and talking about their muse! Brown is most known for her 2009 album "Do the Best You Can," and song, "By the Train Tracks," which was played in 2010 on The Current's "Song of the Day." Mondy has received many awards, including four Solas awards for travel writing, and has been heard on many public radio programs and seen online. Interestingly enough, he loves talking about himself in third person!
Muse for Music will take place at the Fitzgerald Theatre at 8:00 PM. I really recommend you join this fun evening to listen to great stories and music! I'm sure you will not be disappointed.
In Touch with Heart Health
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 616000 people died of heart disease in 2008. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) says that, "heart disease kills more Americans than any other condition, yet more than half of these deaths could have been prevented." Because May 13-19 is Women's Health Week, the MHIF encourages women to become more aware of their hearts.
From 8 AM to 1 PM, on May 19th 2012, at the Richfield Community Center, the MHIF will host In Touch with Heart HealthThis event is made to educate and motivate people to take action against heart disease. A heart disease survivor, a registered dietitian and an exercise physiologist will present information about managing stress, eating habits and increasing daily activity levels. Screenings will take place at this event too. The screenings will offer measurements of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose level. Those who participate in the screenings will be able to go over their results with personal health coaches.
In 2004, my grandmother died of heart-related symptoms that weren't diagnosed until it was too late. If she'd done heart screening and corrected the problem earlier, she probably would have lived much longer. She was my only grandma, and she died when I was very little. I never got the chance to really know her, but I still miss her so much! I encourage women to take the time to attend this event to find out if they are at risk to having heart problems.
The event is free. All ages are admitted. Bring a friend or family member and learn how to protect yourself and others against heart disease!