The hounds highlight a Twin Cities songstress with some bluesy muscle, a pop-up art gallery along the Central Corridor, and a civil war-era musical from a Brooklyn indie rock band.
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Twin Cities musician Steve Noonan would like to send props to fellow songwriter and performer Alison Scott. Steve says Scott crafts catchy, R&B flavored songs, knows how to wail as a singer and plays a mean keyboard. Alison Scott will be at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul on Friday, April 27, alongside longtime producer and guitarist Kevin Bowe and special guest, '90s stalwart Freedy Johnston.
As a community artist and organizer, Scott Artley is an advocate of using art to rejuvenate vacant buildings and urban landscapes. Scott is a big supporter of Art Du Nord, a pop-up art gallery at 2401 University Avenue in St. Paul. Scott says Art Du Nord, which will feature visual art, furniture and design products from twelve regional artists, will be open from Wednesdays through Sundays from now until May 19.
"Futurity," at the Walker Art Center April 28 - 29, has a lot of ingredients that pique Bedlam Theatre co-artistic director Maren Ward's interest. It's a DIY musical from a Brooklyn indie rock band that's set in the Civil War but envisions a pacifist future brought on by a steam powered anti-war brain machine.
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Joan Baez and Bob Dylan sing together at a 1963 civil rights rally (Image courtesy National Archives/Getty Images )
President Barack Obama today named Bob Dylan as one of the latest recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. Also honored are Madeleine Albright, John Glenn and Toni Morrison.
A release from the White House today describes the Medal of Freedom as being "presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
The release continues to describe Duluth native Dylan as: "One of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century, Dylan released his first album in 1962. Known for his rich and poetic lyrics, his work had considerable influence on the civil rights movement of the 1960s and has had significant impact on American culture over the past five decades. He has won 11 Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award. He was named a Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Art et des Lettres and has received a Pulitzer Prize Special Citation. Dylan was awarded the 2009 National Medal of Arts. He has written more than 600 songs, and his songs have been recorded more than 3,000 times by other artists. He continues recording and touring around the world today."
The awards will be presented in the late spring(5 Comments)