March 2015 Art Matters Archives

Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy, who stars in “Raisin’ Cane” with the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio at The O’Shaughnessy, as part of the Women of Substance series. "Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey” celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, song, music, movement, and imagery.

Interview with Playwright and Theater Artist, Kim Hines, who has adapted the YA novel "Shooting Kabul" by Naheed Hasnat for Steppingstone Theater. It opens this week-end with Hasnat and Congressman Keith Ellison for a Q & A with Hines to discuss the play and prevalent Muslim stereotypes. Also featured, an interview from Brenda Bell Brown, about the Illusion Theater's current production, "Thurgood," about the life of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice. She spoke with actor James Craven and director, Michael Robins.

Swedish performance artist, Malin Arnell, presents "Beyond This Point," a site-specific "drive-in action," with Sandra Teitge, curator of FD13, Residency for the Arts. Also, award-winning filmmaker, Patrick Coyle.

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A discussion of the anthology “Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota,” published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Guests are writer, teacher, activist Shannon Gibney, veteran dancer/choreographer and Carleton College emerita professor Mary Moore Easter, and poet, writer, artist and transgender activist, Andrea Jenkins. For more info: www.mnhspress.org/bluesvision.

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