en Illustrator by day, surrealist by night By: <a href="/users/ldevinmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Laini Devin</a><br/><p>American writer and artist Theodor Geisel is known for his children&rsquo;s books, many of which serve as books for children when they&rsquo;re just learning to read, but most know him as Dr. Seuss.</p> <p>A collection of Seuss&rsquo; surrealist paintings is on display at the Jean Stephen Galleries in St. Louis Park as part of a traveling exhibit.</p> <p>&ldquo;[Seuss] told his wife, &lsquo;When I&rsquo;m gone, share this with the world,&rsquo; and she did,&rdquo; said Bill Dreyer, curator of the Dr. Seuss exhibit.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:46:17 +0000 88274 at Hailing from Afghanistan, poet faces adversity as a gay Muslim By: Robert Larson<br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Faced with the desolation of a war-torn Afghanistan and the isolation of an oppressive America, Qais Munhazim creates his own world in poetry.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:10:18 +0000 88233 at Just jugglin' By: <a href="/users/jrenzettimndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jackie Renzetti</a><br/><p>Chatter and the occasional thump of a plastic club hitting the floor filled the annex of Northrop Auditorium as members of the University of Minnesota Juggling Club practiced their craft.</p> <p>The casual atmosphere will carry into the club&rsquo;s Flip Fest this weekend. The three-day affair involves open juggling in Coffman Union&rsquo;s Great Hall &mdash; where anyone may watch or join in &mdash; and a show on Saturday. Like typical juggling festivals, Flip Fest allows jugglers to connect, teach and learn with each other, but it also has a unique focus on teaching newcomers.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:39:29 +0000 88137 at Dancing for devastation By: Robert Larson<br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">About three years ago, Gadu Fukasawa Schmitz discovered what devastation sounds like.</span></p> <p>&ldquo;I turned on the TV, and there was this crazy news about a tsunami hitting Japan,&rdquo; Schmitz said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s amazing how fragile everything is. A wave comes and crushes houses like papier-mâché. The sound of that is just incredible, that force of nature.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:30:17 +0000 88132 at Reading the rainbow By: Robert Larson<br/><p><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">In 2010, Dannielle Owens-Reid founded the blog Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber for no special reason other than pure silliness. Some people weren&rsquo;t so keen on the idea.</span></p> <p>&ldquo;I was getting all these negative comments from people within the community saying that I was contributing to a negative conversation surrounding lesbians, and that obviously wasn&rsquo;t the point of the website,&rdquo; Owens-Reid said.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:21:25 +0000 88129 at The dance of one thousand years By: <a href="/users/rlarson" title="View User Profile">Robb Larson</a><br/><p>&ldquo;Life in a Day&rdquo; is a millennium in the making.</p> <p>The Minneapolis Katha Dance Theatre is performing an original production inspired by Persian poet Omar Khayyam&rsquo;s &ldquo;Rubaiyat.&rdquo; The original piece is &nbsp;an 894-year-old work of visionary poetry, and the inspiration behind the music and dance for the theatre&rsquo;s newest production, &ldquo;Life in a Day.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Katha Dance Theatre practices the centuries-old tradition of Kathak, a form of classical Indian dance that uses elements of Persian dance.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:22:18 +0000 88286 at Nirvana in the Twin Cities By: <a href="/users/ldevinmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Laini Devin</a><br/><p>For Bob Wolk, gardening is a secret language and passion that he loves sharing with his community.</p> <p>&ldquo;Plants tend to talk to me,&rdquo; Wolk said. &ldquo;I love to lie down next to a bed of flowers and spend the whole day lying there picking out weeds. It sounds weird &mdash; my neighbors are used to me doing that.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:30:09 +0000 87916 at Little Mekong Night Market brings the Twin Cities to Asia By: <a href="/users/cmazumdarstangermndailycom" title="View User Profile">Cecilia Mazumdar Stanger</a><br/><p>Just steps from the Green Line light rail sits a vibrant new night market that intends to showcase St. Paul&rsquo;s Asian business and cultural district.</p> <p>This summer, the Asian Economic Development Association created a new event to celebrate and stimulate their neighborhood. Relying heavily on volunteer support, they conceived the Little Mekong Night Market &mdash; a community-oriented event that seeks to provide economic opportunities for local businesses.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:26:07 +0000 87689 at Ski-U-Mah with Spat Camp By: <a href="/users/ldevinmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Laini Devin</a><br/><p>When Ryan Harding came to the University of Minnesota as a freshman four years ago, he didn&rsquo;t know how to maneuver campus, but playing in the marching band gave the now team lead and tenor saxophone player a chance to flourish.</p> <p>Harding, a biochemistry senior, said the marching band&rsquo;s training program at the beginning of the school year, Spat Camp, helped him acclimate to the new environment.</p> <p>&ldquo;Spat Camp helped shrink down the campus a little, and I got to make some friends right off the bat,&rdquo; Harding said.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:12:15 +0000 87687 at Eric Johnson to play Cedar Cultural Center By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>Guitarist Eric Johnson&rsquo;s favorite thing about making music isn&rsquo;t necessarily making music.</p> <p>&quot;Why I enjoy what I do is because it gives me ability to meet people and have nice visits with them,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;That camaraderie is kind of extraordinary.&quot;</p> <p>To say that Johnson doesn&rsquo;t love his six-string, though, would be wildly inaccurate. The acclaimed musician won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1991 for his recording of &ldquo;Cliffs of Dover&rdquo; on his multi-platinum selling album &ldquo;Ah Via Musicom.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:49:57 +0000 sdoar 87518 at