http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en The didgeridude http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/10/16/didgeridude By: <a href="/users/jrenzettimndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jackie Renzetti</a><br/><p>In the blazing heat of southeastern California, Steve Sklar discovered his love for the didgeridoo at the Joshua Tree Didgeridoo Festival.</p> <p>Sklar, now a didgeridoo teacher, hosts monthly didgeridoo workshops and lessons in Minneapolis. He also performs and teaches with his wife, Johnna Morrow, at various events, including educational functions, sound healing concerts, funerals, festivals and jam sessions. This past year, COMPAS, an organization dedicated to bringing art into the community, selected the pair to join their program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/10/16/didgeridude" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:41:05 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 88525 at http://www.mndaily.com Ghost story: Mounds Theatre’s haunted history http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/10/16/ghost-story-mounds-theatre%E2%80%99s-haunted-history By: <a href="/users/jhemmingmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jared Hemming</a><br/><p>At the Mounds Theatre in St. Paul, spirits of the dead make Octobers come to life.</p> <p>Built in 1922 as a silent film screen, the theater closed in the late &rsquo;60s. After current owner Raeann Ruth said she discovered that the theater was haunted in the early 2000s, the Mounds Theatre started hosting &rdquo;real haunted tours&rdquo; on &nbsp;October weekends. During the tours, patrons conduct their own paranormal investigations of the landmark&rsquo;s ghosts.</p> <p>Tour founder Mia Nieto said the building attracts the living and the dead alike.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/10/16/ghost-story-mounds-theatre%E2%80%99s-haunted-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:36:30 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 88523 at http://www.mndaily.com Dancing to the Twin Cities http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/10/14/dancing-twin-cities By: <a href="/users/ldevinmndailycom" title="View User Profile">Laini Devin</a><br/><p>The &ldquo;So You Think You Can Dance&rdquo; tour is waltzing its way to Minneapolis, one of more than 70 stops throughout the nation.</p> <p>The American branch of &ldquo;SYTYCD&rdquo; first aired in the summer of 2005, captivating dance lovers with styles ranging from ballroom to contemporary to musical Broadway.</p> <p>The season 11 tour features a majority of routines directly from the television show, as well as new ones.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/10/14/dancing-twin-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:22:26 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 88444 at http://www.mndaily.com Q&A: dancer Parisa Khobdeh http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/25/qa-dancer-parisa-khobdeh By: <a href="/users/hgermainemndailycom" title="View User Profile">Hannah Germaine</a><br/><p>Paul Taylor is a modern dance artist. He created his own company in 1954, joined the Martha Graham Dance Company in 1955 and has worked as a guest artist for the New York City Ballet. This Saturday, his company revisits pieces that span of his career at Northrop Auditorium.</p> <p>&ldquo;Aureole&rdquo; premiered in 1962 with smooth movements underscored by classical music. In 1997 Taylor added tango attitude to modern dance in &ldquo;Piazzolla Caldera.&rdquo; He translated the words of Walt Whitman onto the stage for &ldquo;Beloved Renegade&rdquo; in 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/25/qa-dancer-parisa-khobdeh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:51:17 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 88144 at http://www.mndaily.com Words on wheels http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/25/words-wheels By: <a href="/users/jrenzettimndailycom" title="View User Profile">Jackie Renzetti</a><br/><p>Last spring, Brian Fanelli found a way to combine two of Minneapolis&rsquo; popular pastimes: bicycling and live storytelling.</p> <p>In Fanelli&rsquo;s event series titled &ldquo;Spinning Stories,&rdquo; storytellers and audience members embark on a group bike ride with three built-in stops for three different preselected performers to tell a story that happened in a similar, if not the actual location. The event intertwines biking and storytelling communities while filling the gap between the audience and the performer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mndaily.com/ae/2014/09/25/words-wheels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A&E Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:49:03 +0000 jkellen@mndaily.com 88143 at http://www.mndaily.com 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