The good Doctor took in The Who’s Minneapolis gig and d.j. babyswiss had the starship all to himself – launching off into the Dubiverse to the tune of locals Secret Panels vs. The Assessor’s “Strange Dub”, followed up by Tsuyoshi Kawakami’s Moodmakers and Kaori Takeda warming up a chill pre-winter night with an “Ice Ball” …attendance highly recommended. Then, from “Ice” to “Fire” with Little Tempo. Some classic UB40 was in the mix, as was the Upsetters-esque Slackers cut “El Gato”. The mighty King Tubby turns up in the company of Yah Congo and Professor, and dig Jah Wobble’s bizarre take on the “Battle of Britain”! Mutant Froggie bumpers figured throughout.
We speak with Mary Sharratt about her new book Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen. She is the author of the acclaimed novels Daughters of the Witching Hill, Summit Avenue, The Real Minerva and The Vanishing Point.
We also speak with Peter Geye about his new book, The Lighthouse Road, which has received positive reviews from Booklist and Library Journal. He is also the author of the award-winning novel Safe from the Sea.
A performance inspired by Africa and hosted by Ms. Kenna at Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis. This independently produced show featured spoken word, live music, dance and more, with a focus on the African diaspora. The theme “Africans in the Snow” comes from poem by Louis Alehemayu, who was inspired by a photograph of two Somali women in a snowy Minneapolis parking lot.