Dwight Hobbes

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Dwight Hobbes has written for ESSENCE, Reader's Digest, the Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, City Pages, Mpls/St. Paul, MN Law & Politics, Pulse of the Twin Cities, the Minneapolis Observer, the Twin Cities Daily Planet, Saint Paul Almanac 2009, Women & Word, the San Diego Union-Tribune, The Circle and Insight News—where he wrote the opinion column "Something I Said" and was lead arts critic. At the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder he contributes the commentary column "Hobbes in the House" and the column "Arts, No Chaser." He’s spoken his mind over National Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, and Minneapolis-St. Paul’s KMOJ and KFAI. He was a frequent commentator on NewsNight Minnesota (KTCA-Minneapolis/St. Paul). His plays are Shelter (produced at Mixed Blood Theatre by Pangea World Theater), Dues (produced by Mixed Blood Theatre in Point of Revue, selected for Bedlam Theatre's 10-Minute Play Festival and published by Playscripts, Inc.), You Can't Always Sometimes Never Tell (produced by Theater Center Philadelphia, Long Island University, read at the Kennedy Center, and published in the anthology Center Stage), and In the Midst (produced by Long Island University, starring Samuel E. Wright). Hobbes spoke on the "Farewell To August Wilson" panel at the Guthrie Theater, broadcast over Conversations With Al McFarlane (KFAI, KMOJ). He's been interviewed on WCCO's Steele Talkin' by Jearlyn Steele and Unobstructed (BlogTalkRadio) by Alaina R. Alexander. As a singer-songwriter Dwight Hobbes recorded the single "Atlanta Children" (BeatBad Records) and gigged for ten years in the Long Island/NYC area, including at The Other End, Kenny's Castaways, and My Father's Place. He briefly fronted the Boston blues-rock band Midlight. In Minneapolis, he’s opened for David Daniels (at the 7th Street Entry) and James Curry (at Terminal Bar) and sat in with Yohannes Tona, Alicia Wiley (at Sol Testimony's Soul Jam), The New Congress (at Babalú), Willie Murphy (at the Viking Bar) and Wain McFarlane & Jahz (at Lucille's Kitchen). Dwight Hobbes still drops in at open mics around town. Right now he’s at Winterland Studios recording Angels Don’t Really Fly, an EP by Dwight Hobbes & The All-Stars featuring Alicia Wiley.

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