Downtown West Neighborhood News and Events

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Photo by Julie Fields

The Downtown West neighborhood is the central business district of Minneapolis.

 

Venora HungVenora Hung is our neigh-borhood corres-pondent for Downtown  - and she wants to hear from you. Tell Venora about the garage sale, or the music festival -and  ask her how to register and get your profile on TC Daily Planet! Email Venora at venorahung [at] gmail [dot] com.

Venora Hung, a lawyer practicing in the Twin Cities,  volunteers on several boards and dabbles in cooking and writing. Most recently she started a company called Cupcake Goddess specializing in Asian inspired cupcakes. She also enjoys exploring the Twin Cities - particularly anything that has to do with healthy living, yoga and pilates.

As such, it is home to many Fortune 500 corporate headquarters, moderate and upscale retail shops, and luxury, boutique, family-friendly, and landmark office building conversion hotels.

Nicollet Mall—which is very active with restaurants and shopping—runs south from Washington Avenue. Hennepin Avenue, with its concentration of theaters and entertainment, runs south from the Mississippi River. (Description from livemsp.org)

For detailed demographic information, see the neighborhood profile from Minnesota Compass

 


MUSIC REVIEW | Rodrigo y Gabriela tear up the State Theatre

Photos By: 
Tom Baker

The world-renowned acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela entered the stage of the State Theatre on August 15 fiercely as the crowd roared continuously. Their tour and new album 9 Dead Alive is a throwback to when they began as street musicians. The audience became willing passengers on a musical voyage; when a song ended, they gasped for another.

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MUSIC REVIEW | The Cult at Mill City Nights

Photo credit Miachel Lavine

When British band The Cult first started getting noticed in the mid-80s, most people in America were either listening to synth-pop or hair metal

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Urban photography: Highlights from Wing Young Huie's TCMA workshop

(Photo by Jeremy Kleider) Workshop participants walked the streets of South Minneapolis photographing the urban surroundings. Above, Minneapolis denizen Stephen sits on a residential retaining wall near 10th Ave. and Lake St.

Last month, Twin Cities’ award-winning photographer Wing Young Huie took 19 local photographers down Lake Street to help them develop their skills behind the camera and overcome their inhibitions to photograph intimate subjects.

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MUSIC REVIEW | Sarah McLachlan charms the State Theatre

Photos By: 
Patrick Dunn

Sarah McLachlan’s 25-year career may seem to have stalled a bit of late, with her perhaps being best known at the moment as the artist behind the song which plays along to the world’s most depressing ASPCA commercials, but last night’s performance at the State Theatre was an unforgettable reminder that McLachlan has both the musical chops and the stage presence to put on an amazing live show.

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