Inside the Daily Planet, 1/10/2008


Views and Reviews

Music note: New discs from Yohannes Tona, Aimee K. Bryant, and Alicia Wiley
by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet
The tail end of 2007 made nice noise for discerning Twin Cities music lovers, with CD debuts by Yohannes Tona and Aimee K. Bryant—and the arrival of Alicia Wiley’s newest. Now that holiday spending is done putting a dent in your wallet, kick off 2008 by treating yourself to at least one of these albums, if not all three.

Mu reprise of The Walleye Kid: The Musical
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Mu Performing Arts presents a reprise performance of their modern folktale, “The Walleye Kid: The Musical” from January 19 (with preview performances on Jan 17-18) through February 3 on the Ordway’s McKnight stage in St. Paul. This updated version has more surprises and some new stars to go along with some familiar faces.

Film note: The top eleven of 2007
by Stephen Sporer, TC Daily Planet
2007 was a terrific year for film. After viewing almost a hundred films released this year, it was a difficult task to create a ‘best of’ list that could showcase such a wide range of cinematic offerings.

Why is Obama called ‘Black’ and not ‘White’?
by Steve Young, The Fifth Column