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Marie Sandvik Center – July 2018

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Alley Contest!

E-mail, text, or call The Alley with location of this sculpture to enter a raffle for a $5 gift certificate at Pow-Wow Grounds Coffee. Tell who put on the green leaves for 5 Spirit of Phillips Note Cards by Dave and Linnea.

612-990-4022
Editor@AlleyNews.org

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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

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 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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