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Well-traveled Craig Taborn speaks on homecoming gig, new album and more

 

 

In a big push forward, Golden Valley, Minnesota prodigy, Craig Taborn’s new album, Chants, (ECM) will be released on April 23. This will be followed by a tour which will be aided by a big headlining mini-festival, “Heroic Frenzies: The Music of Craig Taborn” on Friday, April 26 at the Walker Art Center’s McGuire Theater in Minneapolis. The Walker was one of 11 Chamber Music of America (CMA) 2013 nonprofit presenting jazz grantees and as a result will be presenting the Craig Taborn Trio. A total of $116,875 was distributed by the CMA— which is the national network for ensemble musicians— to assist with concert-associated costs. In the past, the Walker has presented the music of provocative and influential jazz pianists-composers Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer. Continue Reading →

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Winter looms while Northside storm damage remains

 
City offers low-cost forgivable loans to help fix homes
 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

According to City of Minneapolis officials, there still are over 200 Northside tornado-damaged homes with tarps on their roofs. With winter close at hand, there is now over $2 million in funds available for homeowners who still need repairs to their homes damaged by the May tornado. The Minnesota Housing Board recently gave the City $750,000 to help provide interest-free loans to North Minneapolis homeowners for roof and chimney repairs. “We [now] have money” to help these homeowners, says Cherie Shoquist, City foreclosure project coordinator. She says that she sympathizes with those who have been frustrated in trying to get things fixed after the May storm and for whatever reason haven’t been successful thus far. Continue Reading →

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