One can read all the stats on record about Black women and suicide without receiving the benefit that comes with Regarding Megan Marie: Conquering Depression & Acquiring the Skill of Happiness – Surviving Suicide (One Dragonfly Publishing). Megan Bussen's exhaustively detailed, first-hand account of how she came to grips with mental illness goes beyond numbers and charts … [Read more...]
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New head of Minnesota Film and TV Board promotes opportunities “When filmmakers, networks and producers consider Minnesota as a location,” says Melodie Bahan, new executive director of the Minnesota Film and TV Board (www.mnfilmtv.org), “they’re thinking about snow and Norwegians. A lot of them may not be aware of what a rich community of artists of color is here in the Twin … [Read more...]
Premier vocalist-songsmith Chastity Brown's Silhouette of Sirens (Red House Records) takes a serious, hard-earned next step. The artist’s ascent has been fascinating to witness. Years ago, principally by benefit of sheer grit, she took to You Tube and self-produced discs of erratic quality and varied fidelity, introducing herself to the Twin Cities after knocking around in … [Read more...]
Residents of the Central neighborhood in Minneapolis will soon see a bit more purple, as Prince-inspired artwork is set to launch on select utility boxes next month. The initiative entitled Project Purple was created and funded by the Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO), and has been in the works since Prince’s passing in April of 2016. “The project … [Read more...]
The heat of the day became exhausting, but when you're out listening to the live jams of the day, who really cares. Rock the Garden returned to its home at The Walker Art Center's Sculpture Garden after having moved to Boom Island river front last year due to construction. With its signature two stages, many talents, and a garden filled with festivities, the sold out concert … [Read more...]