Arts & Culture

When you imagine a circus troupe that travels the country to perform on city streets, your mind probably thinks back to the Middle Ages. But for the actors who call themselves the Unseen Ghost Brigade, they don’t see themselves as dated.

Summer is known as the season for blockbusters. Movie Talk recently hit the streets of the Twin Cities to get your take on what’s hot and what’s not this summer.

July 20, 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the moon landing by the Apollo 11 crew. KFAI’s Britt Aamodt talked to Minneapolis illustration studio, Big Time Attic, whose book T-Minus: The Race to the Moon documents the US-Soviet space race of the 1960s to be the first country to land a man on the moon.

This story aired on Thursday, July 16, 2009.

An ongoing exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts features new work by Minnesota artist Ta-coumba Aiken.

The Target Center was bustling with the sounds of many different languages, melodies, and musical instruments on Sunday for the Lift Kids United World Campaign. The all-day event featured performers from a variety of different ethnic communities in celebration of Minnesota’s cultural diversity. KFAI’s Ian Yue got a sneak peak of this world-class event.

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North Country Co-op, the first collectively run grocery in Minneapolis, recently announced in a statement from the board of directors that they will be closing its doors on November 4th.

As a sign that the close of the summer is drawing near in the Twin Cities, the annual Fringe Festival will kick off tomorrow and run through August 10 with over 100 performance.

The Kite Runner is the latest movie by Marc Foster opening on December 14th.

Write on Radio’s Tuesday, August 16th show is devoted to the legacy of Roy McBride, a bodhisattva and bardic poet who brought diverse communities of writers in the Twin Cities and beyond together over a career that spanned more than four decades.

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On two consecutive programs, Thursday, November 14, and Thursday, November 21, Encuentro will present “No basta rezar: La música de la Teología de la Liberación” (To pray is not enough: The music of Liberation Theology).  These programs will feature Latin American folk music and songs that have formed a sort of “songbook" for the movement in the Catholic church that has come to be known as "Liberation Theology”, and will play examples from a number of Latin American masses that capture this movement, with a special emphasis on the “Misa Campe

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