Inside the Daily Planet, 7/24/08

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NEWS YOU CAN USE Turning bad checks good by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet

Views and Reviews

Film note: The Judge and the General, a mass-murder mystery by Lydia Howell, TC Daily Planet

Music note: Local gospel legend J.D. Steele produces slammin’ album for Kenyan children’s choir by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet

Coffee Crawl on Saturday by Jim Brunzell III, TC Daily Planet

BLOG Anatomy of a fledging service project by Paul Dosh, 7/17/08 • World Views

BLOG Mystery Science Theater of the mind by Dustin Nelson, Minneapolis Street Art Observer

BLOG Countdown to Fringe… by Kate Hoff, TC Daily Planet

BLOG Fringe-For-All 1 and 2—Traffic lights

BLOG Fringe-For-All 1—59 Minutes Til the End

BLOG Fringe-For-All 2—Among the Oats

BLOG Fringe-For-All 2—Hey, I’m Talking Murder Here

by Matthew A. Everett, TC Daily Planet

Turning bad checks good
by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet
“The farthest away we ever found a bad check writer was New Zealand,” Scott Adkisson told the small group gathered at 7:30 a.m. in the St. Paul police station “If I remember right, it was a check for $34.62 and we got the money back.”

Views and Reviews

Film note: The Judge and the General, a mass-murder mystery
by Lydia Howell, TC Daily Planet
In 1973, a military coup overthrew and murdered the democratically-elected president of Chile, socialist Salvador Allende, replacing him with General Augusto Pinochet, whose regime perpetrated torture, murder and “disappearances” until 1990. The Judge and the General tells the story of the investigation by Chilean Judge Juan Guzman—which unfolds with the suspense of a CSI episode.

Music note: Local gospel legend J.D. Steele produces slammin’ album for Kenyan children’s choir
by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet
It is absolutely thrilling to hear the chops these kids have. The album has a lush wall of sound that gets next to you right away, and once the polyrhythms kick in, you are sold. Completely.

Coffee Crawl on Saturday
by Jim Brunzell III, TC Daily Planet
John Bradley has been organizing art shows for J. & S. Bean in St. Paul for a little over two years now, but he decided he wanted to try something that the whole community could get involved in, especially local artists. At this Saturday’s Coffee Crawl, more than 25 local artists will display their work in a city wide event at an affordable price.

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Anatomy of a fledging service project
by Paul, 7/17/08 • World Views • Saludos from Quito, Ecuador, where Nicole and I are getting ready for the arrival of Andrea and Araminta tonight, and for the arrival of Jesùs and Jaime tomorrow morning. It’s been a day of chores, including grocery shopping and renting the 3-bedroom apartment where we’ll live for the next 4 weeks. We are excited to COOK, after a month of mostly eating in restaurants.

Mystery Science Theater of the mind
by Dustin Nelson, Minneapolis Street Art Observer
This is probably my new favorite stencil. How awesome.

Countdown to Fringe…
by Kate Hoff, TC Daily Planet
Everyone has a different strategy for choosing Fringe shows. Fringe blog veteran Chris Kidder constructs a matrix and decides his fate with the roll of a 20-sided gaming die.

Fringe-For-All 1 and 2—Traffic lights
Fringe-For-All 1—59 Minutes Til the End
Fringe-For-All 2—Among the Oats
Fringe-For-All 2—Hey, I’m Talking Murder Here
by Matthew A. Everett, TC Daily Planet
There are warning lights at Fringe-For-All. The performers see them, and the audience sees them. And the audience holds the performers to them. With thirty acts to get through in a night, ya gotta keep things moving briskly along.