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Booker T. Jones

Fri., Jun. 13, 7 pm

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Go to www.dakotacooks.com or call 612-332-1010





Juneteenth Festival

The Juneteenth Festival observes the June 19th 1865 proclamation of the abolition of slavery in Texas. This celebrates the freedom for people of all racial backgrounds. Featuring live music, cultural and family activities, storytelling, food and beverage vendors, and more. Sat., Jun. Continue Reading →

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Environmental activist uses urban farming to build self-worth

Award recognizes Michael Chaney’s under-the-radar organizing work

By Dwight Hobbes

Contributing Writer


Encouraging and empowering urban youth to entrepreneurship: That’s what Michael Chaney does, and he’s been pretty good at it over the past several years with a refreshing approach to helping youngsters help themselves to productive options for their futures and that of the community. A grassroots initiative, Project Sweetie Pie (www.projectsweetie.org), that he began on a shoestring now has healthy support and prestigious recognition, not the least being honored by “Art of Collaboration: Community Development Reception and Awards Program”, an event sponsored by LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation). It takes place October 9 from 5-8 pm at the Depot Pavilion, 225 South 3rd Ave. in downtown Minneapolis. “We’re excited to recognize Michael Chaney,” says Andriana Abariotes, executive director of Twin Cities LISC. Continue Reading →

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