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Happy Craziest New Year

Published on 17 December 2014 by in St. Paul

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For the past three years, Dangerous Productions has produced a unique series of shows called Happy Minnesota. The project was created with a focus on fostering economic growth, play and community along St. Paul’s Central Corridor. Over the course of nine productions, Happy shows have been performed in both vacant storefronts and active businesses all […]

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The story of Workhorse Coffee Bar and the Smallest Museum in St. Paul is one of relationships. It’s about the relationship between art and commerce, between residents and visitors, between business owners and vendors. And it’s about the relationship between paying your bills and feeding your soul. How about a little context? WorkHorse Coffee Bar […]

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By Nicole Rupersburg, Springboard Exchange To read the abundance of news coverage coming out of Detroit over the last few years heralding the downtrodden city as a hotbed of creativity and innovation, attracting young creatives and start-up entrepreneurs from all over the country – the Detroit-is-what-you-make-of-it, “blank slate” narrative – one might be tempted to […]

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This article is cross-posted with permission from Next City. Imagine a big infrastructure project coming to your main street. Imagine how a streetcar will bring new visitors to your city’s commercial strip, spending money and spreading the word about how cool your neighborhood is. Imagine how that new bus shelter will lure people out of […]

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By Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts This month I had the opportunity to give a short speech at We Day in Minnesota. We Day is “an annual series of stadium-sized events, We Day brings together world-renowned speakers and performers with tens of thousands of youth to kick-start a year of action through We Act. […]

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By Stephen Sokolouski, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s tenure as an Artistic Partner began last weekend with concerts in Uptown Minneapolis, Eden Prairie, and Mahtomedi. The remarkable performances captivated audiences—Pioneer Press critic Rob Hubbard described the first night as an “adrenaline-fueled thrill ride of a concert, one that inspired three standing ovations and will doubtless be one […]

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After more than three years covering the city’s cultural scene for Knight Arts, I’m moving on. Beginning in December, my friend and colleague Levi Weinhagen will cover St. Paul’s arts and culture beat for you here, and I couldn’t be leaving my spot in better hands. But before I go, in the spirit of the […]

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In light of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, announced last week, Raoul Deal’s exhibition of new and recent work in Macalester College’s Law Warschaw Gallery seems especially timely. At the center of his show, “Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá (From Neither Here Nor There),” are large woodcut prints and paintings inspired by oral […]

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By Shellae Mueller, Penumbra Theatre On September 10, 2014, Over 200 people turned out at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, MN for Let’s Talk: Ferguson. This special program was created to invite the community to share in a conversation around the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the long-standing racial tensions in that community […]

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The crew behind Saint Paul Almanac and Cracked Walnut have been busy since early October, hosting readings in venues all over the city – 16 in all – for the 2015 Saint Paul Almanac Literary Festival. The lit fest concludes this year with events on Thursday, Saturday and next Monday, at Common Good Books, Amsterdam […]

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