The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) celebrated its one-year anniversary in grand style with its Northern Lights Gala at Westminster Hall in downtown Minneapolis. The Sept. 27 gala, hosted by former journalist and author Roxane Battle, showcased a night full of entertainment with performances by Johnnie Brown and Ashley DuBose, and live … [Read more...]
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The Children's Theatre Company production of Snow White, September 29 – December 8, 2019 Joy Dolo is black and she is playing Snow White in a lively rendition of the classic story by the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) this fall. Well, Snow White is also played by white man Dean Holt. That's actually the whole cast: Dolo and Holt. They both play Snow White, both play … [Read more...]
The Tesfamariam brothers As boys in Ethiopia in the 1990s, brothers Mehari “Bibi” Tesfamariam and Binyam “Bichu” Tesfamariam became transfixed on a teacher who began juggling items. The teacher handed them a tape of Cirque du Soleil, which sparked a lifelong dream to join the circus. Bibi and Bichu put on shows at their local farmers market, inventing acrobatic … [Read more...]
Initiated in 2010, this year’s Powderhorn Porchfest was held Sept. 21 in South Minneapolis down 17th Ave. starting at 32nd Street near Powderhorn Park. The event, featuring 16 bands on four porches, aimed to spread awareness of housing justice and provide information for those who want to help to advocate for Minnesota’s homeless and housing insecure. … [Read more...]