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Get Dick Bancroft!

Get Dick Bancroft!

Dick Bancroft, Storyteller, July 21, 1927 – July 16, 2018 COURTESY OF BANCROFT FAMILY BY LAURA WATERMAN WITTSTOCK Dick was born in St Paul, MN on July 21, 1927 to parents who were both industrious and creative, and they wanted their son Dick to be the same. He shoveled walks and did many other chores for nickels, following his father’s [...]

Open Streets MPLS 2018 on E. Lake Street

Open Streets MPLS 2018 on E. Lake Street

TIMOTHY MCCALLMembers of the Living History Society at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery Lake Street gate demonstrate toys as they used to be–when "Legos" (and pretty much all other toys) were made of wood. Kids marvel at hoop skirts and bonnets.   TIMOTHY MCCALLThe Alley Newspaper “Did You Know” History Exhibit and survey [...]

Movie Corner – August 2018

Movie Corner – August 2018

BY HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com A few summer movies for 2018 worthwhile and inspirational "I Can Only Imagine" (2018) Roadhouse Pictures 5/5 Stars I read about "I Can Only Imagine" back in March, I believe in USA TODAY, one of a handful of films with inspirational-religious theme films such [...]

Movie Corner “I like you just the way you are.” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”… Fred Rogers, 1928-2003

Movie Corner  “I like you just the way you are.” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”… Fred Rogers, 1928-2003

By HOWARD McQUITTER II “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is one the kindest titles given to any film. It is a benevolent, heartfelt, energetic portrayal of Fred Rogers, a man of exemplary status who revolutionized children’s programs on television. Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, took a route, not to a church pulpit, but to PBS [...]

Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table

Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table

Thursday, July 19, 6 - 8:30pm Also Ingebretsen's at Norway House (913 E. Franklin Avenue) A celebration of wild mushroom foraging…beyond morels + a photo exhibit of wild mushroom still lifes by Michael Karns, Lisa Golden Schroeder, and Dennis Becker. Free event.

Is the horror genre improving?

Is the horror genre improving?

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com Over the last few decades, I generally have distanced myself from the horror genre because of the gratuitous violence and absence or weakness of plots. I still can say with conviction I really like John Carpenter’s “Halloween”(1978),though, I begin to peter [...]

Mixed Blood Theatre Six-Show 2018-19 Season! Transforming the impossible to the probable

Mixed Blood Theatre Six-Show 2018-19 Season! Transforming the impossible to the probable

2018 Obie Award for playwright, director, and lead actors, IS GOD IS is an epic woman’s revenge play taking its cues from the Spaghetti Western, hip hop, Afropunk, the ancient, modern, and the tragic. 43rd Season begins September 21 mixedblood.com By MIXED BLOOD THEATRE Speaking truth to power and upending the status quo through theater via [...]

KFAI Remembers “Balcony” beginnings 40 years ago with documentary

KFAI Remembers “Balcony” beginnings 40 years ago with documentary

COURTESY OF KFIKFAI Crew on steps of Walker Community United Methodist Church, 3104 16th Av. So. many years before it burned May 27, 2012; 103 years after 1886 congregation built it by gift from Thomas Walker, lumber baron & others. “Little City in Space” directed by noted Czech Republic director Miroslav Janek (Citizen Havel) is a rare, [...]

Animate the neighborhoods during the COPA Art Crawl

Animate the neighborhoods during the COPA Art Crawl

BY JOHN AKRE Help create a giant animated neighborhood during the Corcoran and Powderhorn Art Crawl at the Susan Hensel Gallery, 3441 Cedar Avenue. Animator John Akre will have his Sloppy Films Animation Station, a large scale portable stop motion animation studio, set up to create a community animation project on Saturday, June 16th from 10am to [...]

Movie Corner

Movie Corner

By HOWARD McQUITTER II oldschoolmovies.wordpress.com howardmcquitter68@gmail.com “A Quiet Place” (2018) Drama/Horror/ Thriller Paramount Pictures 5/5 Stars Silence is the key to survival in a post-apocalyptic world where carnivorous creatures have caused worldwide panic. The movie never tells you how the creatures came to be; whether [...]

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