Art inspired by fandom and devotion to characters, stories, or icons in film, music, or gaming culture. The exhibit is currently showing at altered|esthetics in Minneapolis. [DETAILS.]
This second installment of the exhilarating musical journey to Acoustic Africa focuses on the richness of the African guitar tradition. Sunday’s show features Habib Koité, the Malian superstar whose exciting concerts have endeared him to audiences worldwide, Oliver Mtukudzi, a national hero in his home country of Zimbabwe, and Afel Bocoum, a gentle and unassuming guitarist, singer, and composer from Mali–and a long-time musical partner (and nephew) of the late, great Ali Farka Toure. The three artists, backed by a traditional African band, unite in song in a collaborative performance that honors their African heritage while simultaneously pushing at contemporary musical boundaries. [DETAILS.] Found at YouTube from idamawatu.
Northrop Dance at the University of Minnesota ventures to downtown Minneapolis to present Aspen Santa Fe Ballet this Tuesday, March 7. [DETAILS].
Celebrating its 15th anniversary season, the contemporary ballet troupe has taken the country by storm with their adventurous sampling of choreographers, range of dance styles, and an impressively extensive repertoire, acquiring and commissioning works from the top choreographers of the world. The company that takes “hold of your heart” (The Washington Post) performs an exhilarating program of contemporary dance exemplifying its commitment to commissioning groundbreaking work by both world renowned and emerging choreographers. Found at YouTube from TheCAMIChannel.
The three-day Winter Bluegrass Weekend kicks off today in Plymouth at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. The indoor music festival features the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Assocation Showcase of Bands, more than 40 groups performing bluegrass, old-time stringband, and related forms of acoustic music. Huh.
I recently had the opportunity to tour Winter Park, the Minnesota Vikings headquarters and training facility. The following video is of the Vikings indoor practice field. It was all I could do to restrain myself from running around. I would really love to play a game there. 🙂 Like Minnesota Vikings Chat on Facebook for my Vikings content. Minnesota Vikings Indoor Field from David Erickson.