Inside the Daily Planet, 8/2/07

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VIEWS AND REVIEWS The weekend ahead sees activity all over Minneapolis: the Fringe Festival starts Thursday night, and a trio of art fairs light up Uptown, Powderhorn and Loring Park over the weekend. On the political side, Saturday has an RNC Welcoming Committee event and Sunday features the annual Hiroshima Nagasaki commemoration. See the articles below and our community calendar for music, theater, politics and more. Uptown Art Fair takes the stage August 3 – 5 by Jacqueline Varriano, Uptown Neighborhood News All’s fair in art and Loring Park By Michael Metzger, Downtown Journal Powderhorn Park Art Fair (photo above) Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration From Women in Black and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Descendant of Dragons by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press Charlie Parr coming to the Turf Club by Matt Johnson, Special to the TC Daily Planet Trialogue: Mary Griep and Jantje Visscher at the MIA by Michael Fallon, MN Artists NEW IN BLOGS An interfaith picnic: different faiths, common values by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor Small steps toward understanding begin at the lake. NEW IN VOICES Who are we arming now? by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor Some ‘moderate’ Mideast states to which Bush would sell advanced weaponry are anything but moderate. Just say no to animal circuses in Minneapolis by Kerry Ashmore, The Northeaster