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Kao Lee (at right with Lisa Sanderson) is a Frogtown native and the first member of the Hmong community to design the Winter Carnival buttons. “The Winter Carnival is a fond memory from my … more
A massive loon taking flight – the emblem of the Minnesota United soccer team – will soon land at the corner of University and Snelling avenues in St. Paul. The loon statue, a … more
Springboard for the Arts is proud to welcome the 2024 cohort to Artists Respond: People, Place, Prosperity. The selected artists will create public projects that demonstrate the root causes that lead … more
Terrell Woods, who goes by the stage name of Carnage the Executioner, took some time recently to reflect on his career as a beat box artist and rapper. The Saint Paul musician has built a … more
Siobhan George is the new owner and director of the Saint Paul-based Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers (312 Hamline Ave. N). George had served as the school’s interim director since February after … more
Arnée Martin wanted 100 rejections.  “The worst they can say is no,” Martin said.  As an artist applying for grants and scholarships, the TikTok trend of … more
With a whirlwind of color, choreography and music, the South Asian Arts & Theater House (SAATH) brought the stage to life with a recent performance at the Cowles Center (528 Hennepin Ave.) to … more
Longfellow mosaic artist Chris Miller believes that art is like jewelry for your home. “I made this piece in glass a few years ago and I display it each September during LoLa Art Crawl. It … more
A brick building sits sedately along a quiet street in Saint Paul. Along the side of the building, plants are growing in small garden beds. Lawn chairs rest on the patio and there is a table with … more
Community members smiled as they tasted different dishes and snacks from local businesses of the Little Mekong cultural district on University Avenue on Sunday, July 2, 2023. The event was artist … more
St. Paul author Jean Havlina-Madsen has devoted her life to helping and educating others. After years of working in pediatrics, she entered the hospice field and became involved in grief education … more
Dakota children's book authors and illustrators at Bde Psín (Lake Hiawatha, 701 E. 44th St., Minneapolis, 55406) on Sept. 23 from 9:30-11:30a.m. outside the recreation center. Reading … more
Mercedes Yarbrough, 33, also known as Miss Mercedes, is an educator, activist, comic book author, and proud resident of the historic Rondo neighborhood with a dream to inspire the next generation. … more
Simone Hall aka Athena, had the crowd in an uproar. The audience surrounded her, cheering louder than the music Texas based Dj, Al Metro was playing from the overhead speakers. The 20-year-old had … more
Kyle Rucker, of  Ruck B Media , organized his first ever St. Paul Pride event at Rice Park, on June 10, 2023. His goal was to provide opportunities for young Black and BIPOC entrepreneurs and … more
St.Paul held Pride June 10 from 10am to 8pm at Rice Park. Families, friends and couples gathered in the park to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community in Minnesota. Music performances encouraged the crowd … more
Applause Theater explores the power of family stories in its latest show, “Ending True,” which runs May 18-21 at Dreamland Arts (677 Hamline Ave. N.). “The play is about the power … more
Rondo resident Celeste Finn has written “As I Am,” a children’s picture book notable for being one of the only children’s picture books with a nonbinary protagonist. It was … more
By Jan Willms Minnesota documentary filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson has managed to capture both the strength and the vulnerability of the roller derby skaters whose story she tells in her film … more
Some time ago, after suffering the shocking and unexpected loss of my still young husband, Martijn, while we were living in Europe, I experienced what is called traumatic grief. In addition to a year … more
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