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FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl successful, despite the soaring heat

Diane Elliott with Hollywood Studio of Dance members

The four-day festival, held on the Northside of Minneapolis, was very successful and well attended, even with Saturday’s very punishing heat index. The ole-school hip hop showcase on Saturday featured rap legend, Kool Moe Dee who took the stage at 6 pm. He possessed the power and ability to cool the North High School football field down.

Born Mohandes Dewese in 1952, it was immediately apparent at the top of his performance that this 52-year-old rap legend has barely slowed down. He continues to fascinate the hip hop world, showing why he was the first rapper to perform at the Grammy Awards. Continue Reading →

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‘I Am Jackie Robinson’ seek to inspire young minds

Courtesy of Dial Books

Brad Meltzer was born in Brooklyn, which is where Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line when he joined for the Dodgers in 1947. But that’s not what inspired the best-selling author to write I Am Jackie Robinson. Rather, the father of a daughter and identical twin boys had grown tired of watching his children admire reality TV stars and trash-talking pro athletes as if they were true heroes. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS | Sister Spokesman “Loving Your Hair” Show

Models displayed the creativity and flair of local hair stylists at the Sister Spokesman: “Loving Your Hair” at the Minnesota History Center, July 11.

On July 11, over 200 Sister Spokesman attendees gathered for Sister Spokesman: “Loving Your Hair” at The Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The event showcased the diverse styling and care expertise from local hair stylists with a hair show, a Q&A, games and prizes, and a special performance by local singing sensation Ashley DuBose. See colorful photo highlights by photographer Steve Floyd. Continue Reading →

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