Justin Hammer discovered he had a gift for drawing in an art class senior year at Orono High. He’s been painting ever since.
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Jump on the destination festival bandwagon with a trip to Coachella, South by Southwest, Burning Man or one of many other music and entertainment festivals around the country.
James Blake has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry recently (e.g. Beyoncé), but Assume Form is a celebration of the English producer’s own talents. It’s easy to get hooked on the sweet falsetto or his unique sense of lyric. Yet Blake is more than just a sad boy singing over his own beats. Sparse trip-hop sections segue seamlessly into full orchestras. Elements of electro-pop and R&B keep the record fun and romantic.
Some people explore a life in the theater because they fall in love with a particular show. For others, it’s because they dream of applause. For Minnetonka native Ari Koehnen Sweeney, it was a family matter.
"Con Todo El Mundo" is the perfect music for your chic cocktail hour and recommended for fans of Can, Portishead or Thundercat.
Dolly Parton continues to be force in both music and film, our columnist writes.
What kind of society would we live in without policing? This season's Lowertown Reading Jam kicks off with a new performance, "A World Without End, Amen," created by artist Irna Landrum, centered around this fundamental question. Landrum will collaborate with Erin Sharkey, Maya Beck, Katie Robinson, and Stephanie Chrismon. These female artists are curious about the human condition and are working to unravel why we do what we do.
Nothing compares to Saint Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood—a solid community dedicated to preserving the history and culture that changed the area for the better—and more than 300 artists will open their doors to celebrate that culture for the 25th ann