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HOBT Phillips Project Overview

HOBT Phillips Project Overview

By Naomi Campion In the Heart of the Beast’s 5th Year Phillips Project is an immersive puppet and mask theater experience of neighborhood youthfrom Little Earth of United Tribes, Waite House and PPL’s Collaborative Village Initiative. The Phillips Project strives for: Year-round, high quality arts programming that fosters creative [...]

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2015

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2015

#1 “Revenant” (R) Adventure/Drama/Thriller Director: Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu. Principal Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio (Hugh Glass), Tom Hardy (John Fitzgerald), Domhall Gleeson (Captain Andrew Henry), Forrest Goodluck (Hawk). Running time:156 minutes. #2 “Spotlight” (R) Drama/Biography Director: Tom McCarthy. Principal Cast: Mark [...]

40 Years Of Mayday in 3 Short Films (A Fundraiser For Mayday)

40 Years Of Mayday in 3 Short Films (A Fundraiser For Mayday)

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is proud to host a premiere showing of three short films by filmmakers Mike Rivard, Will Hommeyer and Daniel Polsfuss exploring the first 40+ years of our MayDay Parade, Ceremony and Festival. Each film represents the unique artistic perspective of one of these filmmakers. The event will [...]

Oscar “White Out”

BY HOWARD McQUITTER II There should not be any surprise African American thespians, directors or screenwriters are facing whiteout for two consecutive years. Still I’m surprised that many Blacks are surprised that they are roundly left out of every category for the Oscars this year. Last year, the only piece by an African American nominated [...]

“Chi Raq”: Fails! Should have succeeded

“Chi Raq”: Fails! Should have succeeded

BY HOWARD MCQUITTER II On the one hand, Spike Lee puts a spotlight on the serious problem in Black America: staggering murders among African Americans, particularly the young, mainly with young black males being both perpetrator and victim the bulk of the time. On the other hand, “Chi Raq,” the title of his most recent film, too often swings [...]

Frank Reflections

By FRANK ERICKSON A retired U.S. official said, “The reality is, we may just have to live with ISIL; they look to be difficult to defeat.” Now, we know what Native Americans had to accept and that which they had to deal. Is this how “war” works, if you can’t “win” you learn to co-exist with your enemy? Why not just avoid the [...]

Audience dry, Actor, Director Buster Keaton wet at local Cemetery Cinema

Audience dry, Actor, Director Buster Keaton wet at local Cemetery Cinema

By Sue Hunter Weir It was touch and go all day on Saturday.  Would it rain or not?  In the end it turned out to be a beautiful evening.  Sweater weather but no umbrellas needed! More than 250 people enjoyed “The Navigator,” a 1924 Buster Keaton silent film.  The amazing Dreamland Faces played an hour-long live soundtrack that captured [...]

The Nightingale Trio, performances in Minneapolis and St. Paul Saturday, May 16th @ 2:00 PM, In the Heart of the Beast Theater

The Nightingale Trio, performances in Minneapolis and St. Paul Saturday, May 16th @ 2:00 PM, In the Heart of the Beast Theater

Rachel LaViola, Nila Bala, Sarah Larsson, with Guest Sara Pajunen. The Nightingale Trio, performances in Minneapolis and St. Paul With Ethnic Dance Theater in “Mountain Memories” Saturday, May 16th @ 2:00 PM Headlining show with guest Sara Pajunen In the Heart of the Beast Theater 1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

MayDay MayDay! In the Heart of the Beast Call for Volunteer Help!!!!

A call for volunteers! Come help In the Heart of the Beast put on our 41st annual MayDay Celebration! On Sunday May 3, 2015, tens of thousands of folks will celebrate a day of community and festivity together.  All of this takes place because – and only because – hundreds of volunteers pitch in to make it happen. We need helping hands [...]

Heart Bombing on Valentine’s Day

Heart Bombing on Valentine’s Day

Neighborhood youth spread good wishes on Valentine’s Day at the home of Joseph Spangler as a part of Preservation Alliance of Minnesota Heart Bombing initiative to share love for historic houses.  In this part of the City you and Joseph think all homes have historic merit. BY SUE HUNTER WEIR Heart Bombing is a state-wide program sponsored by [...]

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