Steve & Paul: Northern Hemisphere Work

05/29/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
05/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
05/31/2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
06/05/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
06/06/2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
06/07/2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Minneapolis/Robbinsdale - Gallery 5004 is pleased to present an exhibition featuring artwork by Steve Isaacson and Paul Boecher- opening reception FRIDAY, MAY

MUSIC REVIEW | The Lowest Pair and Dead Pigeons at the Cedar Cultural Center: Double record release, double banjo harmony

If I said imagine a band with one member from Minneapolis’ West Band and one from Olympia, Washington playing at the Cedar Cultural Center, I think you might be able to picture The Lowest Pair. He used to play Palmers on Tuesday nights; she used to work in a vegan bakery. They look exactly like you might think. However you might not picture the most important part: two banjos. Palmer T. Lee is originally from Minnesota he plays with The Boys n' the Barrels; Kendl Winter is from Arkansas but lived in Olympia. They met about a year and a half ago and started a recording project almost immediately. They each play banjos (and guitars) but they don’t play dueling banjos; they play harmony. And it works.


Restoration at Riverside Park

06/07/2014 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Join the Mississippi River Gorge Stewards to continue restoration efforts at Riverside Park!

THEATER REVIEW | "The Sun Serpent" enchants and educates at Mixed Blood Theatre

Photo courtesy Mixed Blood Theatre.

I didn’t look at the program before The Sun Serpent began on Saturday, March 8 at Mixed Blood Theatre, but at the end I could have sworn there were at least six people in the cast. It turned out that only three actors received the audience’s fervent praise at curtain call: Andrés Alcalå, Adrian Hernandez and Andréa Morales. The three-person cast embody the arrival of Cortés in modern day Mexico and the chaotic stew of clashing cultures that followed. It’s a ridiculously huge task. And aside from a few distractions the production not only pulls it off, but depicts a surprisingly complex period of history rather than the expected story of conquerers and the conquered.


Transformative, Powerful, Authentic Experiences Teaching with the TCMA

Photos By: 
Bruce Johansen

I had the most incredible experience this past February. I taught my first class with the Twin Cities Media Alliance.


MUSIC REVIEW | Kevin Presbrey and Danny Pratt warm the Whiskey Junction

When Kevin Presbrey and Danny Pratt played the Whiskey Junction, Friday, February 28, the whole thing felt very familiar. They brought Americana that bled household-name influences from folk to country to Top 40. And Whiskey Junction, with its long, worn bar and wall decorated with Budweiser-brand guitars, existed with all the same faces as Trails End and Larry’s Good Time Inn and all the other bars from my rural Wisconsin hometown as it gives refuge from all the wind, cold, and misery outside. It certainly took me back to where I grew up, like we could’ve been back home, we four or five dozen crowded between the tables, talking while on stage Kevin Presbrey and Danny Pratt hammered out songs about the trials of life and love.


GUANTE - Taking Advantage of the Power of Social Media - Pre-registration required

05/20/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

While Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube and all the other social media networks can feel like an obstacle course for many, they're also very powerful.

GUANTE - Writing a Stronger Bio - Pre-registration required

05/06/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Your bio--on your website, in an event program, or on social media--can be your handshake, business card and resume all in one paragraph.

CANCELED High-tech, low-tech for justice work - Pre-registration required

05/01/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

One major challenge facing community organizers and community leaders is an understanding, or lack thereof, of the technological needs and accessibilities of many communities.

GUANTE: Navigating Media (Social, Local and National) for Artists and Musicians - Pre-registration required

03/11/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Making great art is only half the battle. As independent musicians, writers and artists of all kinds, we also have to work to get it heard, and this means being able to navigate the sometimes confusing universe of media. This workshop will be about building a foundation to do just that. What social networks are most vital and how does one cultivate a presence on them? How does one get reviewed by local blogs and newspapers? How does one write up a one-sheet and get it into the hands of the right people? Join hip hop artist and two-time National Poetry Slam champion Guante for an interactive, resource-sharing discussion and workshop on these issues and more. Pre-registration required.

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