http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en Q&A: “The Last Unicorn” author Peter S. Beagle http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/18/qa-%E2%80%9C-last-unicorn%E2%80%9D-author-peter-s-beagle By: <a href="/users/jrenzettimndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jackie Renzetti</a><br/><p>The 1982 cartoon, &ldquo;The Last Unicorn,&rdquo; has left its mark on younger generations since its release. Based on the 1968 novel by Peter S. Beagle, the story follows a lone unicorn on her quest to find and save the rest of the unicorns on Earth.</p> <p>A few years ago, Beagle attended a showing of the film in Texas to answer questions. When the showing sold out two nights in a row, Beagle and his business manager knew there was room for more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/18/qa-%E2%80%9C-last-unicorn%E2%80%9D-author-peter-s-beagle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:16:26 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 88009 at http://www.mndaily.com Little Mekong Night Market brings the Twin Cities to Asia http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/04/little-mekong-night-market-brings-twin-cities-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="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/04/little-mekong-night-market-brings-twin-cities-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:26:07 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 87689 at http://www.mndaily.com Ski-U-Mah with Spat Camp http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/04/ski-u-mah-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="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/04/ski-u-mah-spat-camp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:12:15 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 87687 at http://www.mndaily.com Eric Johnson to play Cedar Cultural Center http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/06/eric-johnson-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="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/06/eric-johnson-play-cedar-cultural-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:49:57 +0000 sdoar 87518 at http://www.mndaily.com Thao and the Get Down Stay Down to play Skyline Music Festival http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/06/thao-and-get-down-stay-down-play-skyline-music-festival By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>When Thao Nguyen performs, she&rsquo;s something of a contradiction.</p> <p>At Bonnaroo in June, Nguyen shyly walked on stage and waved hello at the audience with a small smile that matched her diminutive frame.</p> <p>Then, in an instant, she looked back at her band, the Get Down Stay Down, and her quiet presence toppled into an explosion of energy for the lead single from &ldquo;We The Common,&rdquo; the group&rsquo;s latest record.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/06/thao-and-get-down-stay-down-play-skyline-music-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 23:46:43 +0000 sdoar 87517 at http://www.mndaily.com Playing with gravity http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/08/05/playing-gravity By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>Perci Chester started her artistic career as a painter, thanks to her father.</p> <p>&ldquo;I thought he was very magic,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;He probably played a part in the reason why I feel most art is magic.&rdquo;</p> <p>Chester&rsquo;s dad painted commercial signs, which explains the sheeny color scheme that often appears in her work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/art/2014/08/05/playing-gravity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art A&E Local Art A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:26:13 +0000 sdoar 87516 at http://www.mndaily.com A little bit of this, a little bit of that http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/05/little-bit-little-bit By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Some Pulp does not like Warren Zevon. When rattling off names of bands the group hates, Zevon joined the ranks of Sum 41 and Limp Bizkit. And even though Zevon&rsquo;s inclusion is surprising, the band believes no explanation is necessary.</p> <p>&ldquo;We have a deep hatred for the Zevon,&rdquo; vocalist Graham Barton said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/05/little-bit-little-bit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:20:37 +0000 sdoar 87515 at http://www.mndaily.com The mothership connection http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/05/mothership-connection By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Rising Minneapolis rapper Greg Grease said he communes with extraterrestrial buddies and they told him to form ZuluZuluu.</p> <p>&ldquo;These aliens came from outer space, and they were like, &lsquo;Yo, ZuluZuluu is the future,&rsquo;&rdquo; Grease said.</p> <p>Grease is the frontman of ZuluZuluu, and the rest of the group is comprised of a mix of Minneapolis DJs and beatmakers. DJ Just Nine, MPC maven Trelly Mo, producer Mychal Fisher, bassist Elliot Surber and keyboardist Taylor Johnson make up the crew that is embarking on an interplanetary musical excursion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/08/05/mothership-connection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:11:38 +0000 sdoar 87514 at http://www.mndaily.com Paring down rock http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/29/paring-down-rock By: <a href="/users/gtillerymndailycom" title="View User Profile">Grant Tillery</a><br/><p>Omar Ahsanuddin doesn&rsquo;t like playing fills. His drumming with Wooden Shjips is linear and without commotion &mdash; it&rsquo;s at odds with flashy rock drummers who incorporate theatrical aplomb while helming the kit.</p> <p>Ahsanuddin appreciates other drummers who play fills without sparkle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/music/2014/07/29/paring-down-rock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Music A&E Music A&E Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:24:22 +0000 sdoar 87456 at http://www.mndaily.com U community finds Fringe home http://www.mndaily.com/ae/theater/2014/07/29/u-community-finds-fringe-home By: <a href="/users/jkellenmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Joe Kellen</a><br/><p>From the outside, the Rarig Center doesn&rsquo;t look like a whole lot of fun.</p> <p>The concrete monolith stands tall above the brutalist architecture that dominates the University of Minnesota&rsquo;s West Bank &mdash; the fact that it looks like it can&rsquo;t be burned down is glaringly obvious.</p> <p>Though the Rarig appears unfriendly, executive director of the Minnesota Fringe Festival and University of Minnesota alumnus Jeff Larson said it stands as a testament to the University&rsquo;s consistent involvement with the Minnesota Fringe Festival each year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/theater/2014/07/29/u-community-finds-fringe-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Theater A&E Local Theater A&E Wed, 30 Jul 2014 04:20:34 +0000 sdoar 87454 at http://www.mndaily.com