VIEWS AND REVIEWS Nightingale sings by Dwight Hobbes, Special to the TC Daily Planet Adrienne Nightingale is one gifted singer-songsmith, as her work schedule readily attests. Nightingale constantly tours across the U.S. and abroad, working over100 gigs a year in places like Canada, Mexico, Spain and Kenya. She’s been heard over public radio from New York City to Los Angeles and on almost 700 Internet programs around the globe, including Feminine Groove, Music Highway Radio, Netteradio and Radio Crystal Blue. It’s a nice walk, but is it art? by Dylan Thomas, Downtown Journal On one of many walks Marcus Young will take through Downtown this month, the artist passed a bus stop filled with afternoon commuters. Sand From the Desert: Prodigy Journey from Addis Ababa to Minneapolis by Julia N. Opoti , Mshale Yohannes ‘Johnny’ Tona was born into a musical family in Ethiopia. In November, his band – The Yohannes Tona Ban – released his first CD making a name for himself in the Minneapolis Jazz scene. Togolese Musician Yawo, a Master of Surprises by Etor Adamaley, Mshale Yawo Attivor is a name Minnesotans and, more importantly, Africans residing in Minnesota, should be familiar with. He has been based in our very own backyard for the better part of a decade, and has been known to pull off some of the most vivacious musical displays the Twin Cities has heard or seen. Therefore, it was with a heightened sense of anticipation that I entered The Cabooze on Thursday, Oct. 12. Jeany Park leaving for Oregon By Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press Jeany Park, a playwright and actress whose work has helped bring the Asian American experience before Twin Cities theatergoers – is leaving for Oregon this December, on what could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Park, an actress who has not only paved her own way, is also credited with smoothing the path for many others. Nachito Herrera and Manny Laureano perform with the Minnesota Youth Symphonies by Mario Duarte, La Prensa de Minnesota For this season, its 35th anniversary, the MN Youth Symphonies has chosen music from internationally recognized artists such as renown Cuban pianist Nachito Herrera; Stephen Paulus, a U of M Alummnus, graduated in Theory and Composition; Shelley Hanson, producer, clarinet player and conductor; and Edward Niedermaier. NEW IN BLOGS Why I oppose the Davnie bill by Pam Costain, All Learning, All the Time NEW IN VOICES Public service by Dave Healy, Park Bugle When was the last time you heard someone described as a ‘public servant’? Although in this country the term has traditionally been applied to elected officials, we no longer use it much in that context. To many people’s ears it probably sounds rather quaint.