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Amelia Foster has an afinity for introverted young poets because she is one. Get a bunch of them in one room, Amelia says, and their eccentricities begin to shine. That indeed will happen at Rogue Bhudda Gallery on Thursday, March 10 at 7pm, with another installment of the Pocket Lab Poetry reading series. It features such poets as Seth Michael Berg, Deborah Stein, Dobby Gibson and Steve Healey. It's entitled "Invasion of the Tall Poets," evidently because of their tall stature.
Andrea Satter thoroughly enjoyed the Table Salt Production of "Nest." Andrea, development manager for Coffee House press in Minneapolis, also saw herself reflected in it. "Nest" is about a troubled mother/daughter relationship that reaches a new plateau after the mentally ill mother shows up at her daughter's doorstep. "Nest" is on stage through March 12 at the Lowry Theater in St. Paul.
As host of Radio K's global music show, "Radio K International," Paul Harding keeps a close eye on African musicians passing through town. Paul says the second iteration of The Cedar's "Acoustic Africa" series will be special. It features Malian superstar and guitarist Habib Koite, along with guitarist and composer Afel Bocoum, also from Mali, and guitarist Oliver Mtukudzi of Zimbabwe.
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Posted at 9:16 AM on March 10, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: News and reviews
Pillsbury House lobby hosts gorgeous Obsidian Arts show
In "The Baggage We Carry," Catherine Kennedy takes elder refugee women from war torn Liberia as her subject.
- Sheila Regan, City Pages
'Never Quiet, Never Soft' at Cult Status Gallery this weekend
Pieces on display include art dolls, paintings, and a jumbo birdhouse visitors can traipse through at their leisure.
- Shelby Meyers, City Pages
Animal throws down in new book
Joe Laurinaitis tells his wrestling tales in an autobiography.
- GRAYDON ROYCE, Star Tribune
Elegance meets energy
Dancers of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet were impressive in their Twin Cities debut.
- RICK NELSON, Star Tribune
Talking with Kim Jee-Woon, director of ultraviolent "I Saw the Devil"
The new South Korean bloody masterpiece I Saw the Devil is not for the faint of heart.
- Jim Brunzell III, TC Daily Planet
On obtumescence: The Drinkin' Spelling Bee; 'Kuroneko' at the Uptown
- Max Sparber, MinnPost.com
Girl Talk at First Avenue, 3/8/11
After last night's sold-out Girl Talk show at First Avenue, classrooms across college campuses and cube farms in various office buildings probably feel a bit empty today.
- Jen Boyles, City Pages
Girl Talk at First Avenue: A hot mess, in a good way
After some early-career experiments with original electronic music, Gillis hit paydirt with high-energy mashups: combinations of recognizable elements of pre-existing songs.
- Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet
McLachlan stages a mini-Lilith Fair
REVIEW: This princess of pain needed her female bandmates to add humor and grit to her formalism.
- JON BREAM, Star Tribune
Lady Gaga breaks exclusive deal with Target
The retail chain had planned to carry a deluxe edition of her new release.
- PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune
Brave New Workshop revisits recent past
Brave New Workshop's Sarah Palin's Minnesota, or Hindsight is 2011, blends several favorites from the past decade with everyone's favorite part-time Alaskan politician as our host.
- Ed Huyck, City Pages
Fringe venues announced
Fringe-goers, set your GPSes: Venues for the 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival have been set.
- Pioneer Press
Spotlight: Dido, Queen of Carthage
Theatre Pro Rata at Gremlin Theatre
- Ed Huyck, City Pages
Posted at 11:18 AM on March 10, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Events
Master puppeteer Michael Sommers in action
Bring on the puppets! Open Eye Figure Theatre and Walker Art Center co-present Toy Theatre After Dark, two weekends of performances - some for kids, others for adults only - featuring some of the most talented puppeteers working... in miniature.
Get your dance shoes on for Beyond Ballroom's latest work, with performances all this weekend at The Ritz in Minneapolis. The evening includes a reworking of the company's 2007 production, "Spinning Wheel," "The Nightingale," and a new work, "Change of Hue."
Like your news in the form of a quiz show? Then you'll want to see Peter Sagal, host of "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me" on Saturday night at Bet Shalom Congregation in Minnetonka.
How good can you feel about being successful, if it's at the cost of abandoning your family? Pillsbury House Theatre presents Broke-ology, the story of a loving family caught between the future they envisioned and the present they have. Note: all performances are pay what you can.
Imagine all the gods of all the world's mythologies meet up at a saloon in the wild West. Add a live band and you have The 7-Shot Symphony. Live Action Set puts Odin, Gilgamesh, Hades, Orpheus, Thor and a host of others in cowboy hats and gives them finger guns - can you feel the fear? Performances run through March 27 at Loring Theater.
Take a journey through medieval Islam, and the scientific discoveries of a boy raised by gazelles in "Journey," an English adaption of Hayy ibn Yaqzan ("The Self-Taught Philosopher"), considered one of the spiritual and scientific masterpieces of the medieval Islamic world. This weekend is your last chance to see the show at the Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis.
Posted at 1:21 PM on March 10, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Architecture
An architect's drawing of the expanded and renovated Hennepin County Library - Northeast, which reopens on April 2.
Drawing credit: Cuningham Group
After being closed for 16 months, the Hennepin County Library of Northeast Minneapolis is re-opening with a new look on April 2. The remodeling includes a 2,400 square-foot addition, zinc panels on the exterior, large windows, new furnishings and computers, and a fresher collection of books.
A local woodworker used wood from an old oak tree removed from the front of the library to make all the occasional tables in the library.
A public celebration will take place April 2, featuring a scavenger hunt for kids and an accordian performance by Dan Turpening. T.C. Bear, the Minnesota Twins mascot, will also be on hand to greet visitors.
The Northeast public library was built in 1973, and is located at 2200 Central Ave. N.E in Minneapolis.
Yes, he does look in good shape for being 400 years old, doesn't he?