On Saturday, May 21, the first Little Free Library Festival took place in Minnehaha Park. The event was hosted by the Little Free Library, and organizers hope the event will be the start of many more annual events. Community connectors and conversation starters would be a good way to describe the Little Free Library stations located in many neighborhoods. They are the … [Read more...]
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Singer powers through dazzling set If you were ever on the fence about being a Beyoncé fan, then you clearly have not seen her live. While severe weather evacuated TCF Bank stadium for a half hour, it did little to break Beyoncé’s powerful stride or formation. Tens of thousands of Beyhivers, young and old, flocked into TCF Bank stadium prepared to sing at the top … [Read more...]
MSR Top Five Happenings A snapshot of events around town Little Free Library Festival The Twin Cities first big rolling fest featuring loads of activities: music, poetry, contests, trivia, a giant book-swap, great food, and more. Sat., May 21 | 10 am — 4 pm Minnehaha Park 4801 S. Minnehaha Dr., … [Read more...]
“The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City, have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people, and punctured the illusion of a post-racial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has awakened a new generation of … [Read more...]
“First Avenue’s really famous. A lot of bands make it after playing there.” When Purple Rain hit theaters in 1984, Apollonia’s line wasn’t really true, but 30 years later there is a legacy of bands that made it after playing “the house that Prince built.” Complicated Fun — The Minneapolis Music Scene, an original musical currently running at St. Paul’s … [Read more...]