http://www.mndaily.com/rss/%2A en 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 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