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The EPIC Report – July 2018

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Midtown Phillips Festival

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Ventura Village News – July 2018

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Is the horror genre improving?

By HOWARD McQUITTER II

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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 out in interest with the inglorious sequels (by an assortment of directors–Rick Rosenthal, Tommy Lee Wallace, Rob Zombie, etc.). I think I can live quite well with “Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984), but the sequels get down-right crass and redundant.

I remember back in the 1950s and 60s, one horror director in particular, William Castle, scared us kiddies pretty well with flicks like “The Tinker” (1959), “House on Haunted Hill”(1959), “13 Ghosts” (1960) and “Macabre” (1958) without all the sanguinary stuff that could at times make you skip dinner. By the 1970s, audiences called for more blood and guts leaving Mr. Castle to be obsolescent.

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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
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By MIXED BLOOD THEATRE

Speaking truth to power and upending the status quo through theater via provocative programming in which comedy, drama, satire, and extravaganza take on Me Too, automation, Black Lives Matter, abortion, climate change, gender identity, NFL player protests, and, throughout everything, race. The season will put on display Mixed Blood’s core value to be predictably unpredictable.

Artistic Director Jack Reuler: “At Mixed Blood the stage is a soapbox and compassion is a verb. How do we move from seeing each other to acting for each other? How can an arts organization be an antidote for dominant trauma? Transforming the Impossible to the Probable aspires to have a moral imagination that stimulates ripples of hope. I was once told that ‘The work of an artist is to make revolution irresistible.’ That is the aim for the half dozen shows that populate our offerings before Memorial Day, 2019”

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KFAI Remembers “Balcony” beginnings 40 years ago with documentary

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KFAI 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, special screening co-presented by: KFAI Radio and Sound Unseen celebrating KFAI’s 40th Anniversary. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | DOORS AT 6:30pm/SHOW AT 7pm at The Trylon Cinema, 2820 E. 33rd St, Mpls., MN 55406 Cost: $10 in advance / $12 at the door.

In 1983, documentary filmmaker Miroslav Janek became involved with a group of volunteers running a tiny community radio station out of the belfry of a Walker Methodist Church in South Minneapolis. Operating at humble 14-watts, KFAI hosted a motley crew of characters pumping out blues, progressive rock, foreign language programming, and absurdist radio theater to anyone who could pick up the signal. The result of a year’s worth of footage, Janek’s “Little City in Space” documents the early days of KFAI radio, which celebrates its 40th year on-air this year. The film highlights some of the station’s disparate volunteer DJs, including Chicago bluesman Lazy Bill Lucas, accordion player/barber Helge Lamo, and Minneapolis blues mainstay Willie Murphy. Dir. Miroslav Janek, 1984, USA/Czech Republic, 60 min., Digital.

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Dave’s Dumpster – The Imminence of Immigrants

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The Land Stewardship Project

Mission: The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop healthy communities. LSP is dedicated to creating transformational change in our food and farming system. LSP’s work has a broad and deep impact, from new farmer training and local organizing, to federal policy and community based food systems development. At the core of all our work are the values of stewardship, justice, and democracy.

Vision: The Land Stewardship Project wants more successful stewardship farmers raising both livestock and crops on the land.

Values: LSP believes that by working together, culturally and racially diverse rural and urban people can take practical steps that result in greater stewardship of the land, more family farmers, healthy food for all, and resilient, racially just communities.

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Raise Your Voice – Soil & water & spirit

BY PETER MOLENAAR

From time to time, some of us venture south of Lake Street to visit the Powderhorn people. Should you turn west from Bloomington Avenue onto 35th Street, look to the right to view their lovely park. Glance left, as you approach Chicago Avenue and you will spot the old fire station which houses their neighborhood association. But, how many know that this old station houses another splendid organization?

Via a side entrance, offices of the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) can be found on the second floor. These dedicated folks believe that, in conjunction with family farmers, culturally and racially diverse rural and urban people can promote responsible stewardship of agricultural land, along with healthy food for all. To take one example, as Congress attempted to pass the 2018 farm bill, LSP was tuned in to defend the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Of course, issues regarding land stewardship have been with us for some time. It was in the mid-19th Century that Karl Marx observed: “All progress in capitalistic agriculture is a progress in the art of robbing the soil.” Yes, our Minnesota River is now so silt laden as to spoil the Mississippi’s Lake Pepin with accumulating deposits. What soil remains has become a repository for chemicals which spoil our water. “All progress in increasing the fertility of the soil for a given time, is progress toward ruining the lasting sources of that fertility,” said Marx.

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Backyard Initiative Back Page – July

Big transition for the Backyard Initiative amidst many activities

Backyard Initiative Becoming a Cooperative

SUSAN GUST
A leadership team of the BYI planning and deliberating on what it will take to transition from the BYI to becoming a Cooperative.

The BYI began with Allina Health engaging in many conversations with community stakeholders in early 2008. In December of the same year, Allina Health made a 10-year commitment to partner with the Cultural Wellness Center, a Minneapolis-based community organization to design and facilitate the community engagement process. Our work is grounded in a simple premise—that active community and cultural connections are the foundation of good health.

This remarkable partnership began with a commitment between the partners to sustain this unique initiative for 10 years. The year 2018 began the final year of this partnership in its current form, largely funded by the financial contributions of Allina put alongside of the power of culture, connections and the substantial social capital of many residents, what is known as the 3 C’s: Culture, Connections and Capital. This will not hearken the end of the Backyard Initiative. Instead, work began in earnest at the end of last year to transition to become a community caregiving cooperative—yet to be named. Many meetings are taking place within the leadership teams of the Backyard Initiative to thoughtfully discuss, design and implement a model that moves away from a nonprofit model where funding has to be secured to produce products and activities to a cooperative venture where those products and activities become the means to sustaining this enterprise. The 10 years of leadership skills that have been developed within the Backyard Initiative will be used to establish and govern this cooperative. The social connections, cultural knowledge and caregiving expertise will all be incorporated into this new, economic enterprise. Stay tuned for more details later this year about this exciting endeavor! Or if you have questions, please call or stop in and talk to Ms. Roberta Barnes at the BYI Resource Center in the Midtown Global Market. 612-353-6211.

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