10/21/2010 Fresh Fruit


*Dawn Brodey, actress*

MICHELE! The Musical Bachumanntary:http://michelebachmannmusical.com/

A funny, frightening and wholly (and holy) irreverent political satiric look at the life and times of Michele Bachmann, the neo-conservative Congressperson from Minnesota’s 6th District. The show focuses on a “behind the curtain” look at the fictitious musical theater juggernaut MICHELE! which opened on the very day Michele Bachmann was first elected to congress in 2006, and continues to run, unabated, four long years later. You’ll meet the cast of Michele! and hear from the director, audience members, and critics, alike. You’ll see the award winning scenes, hear the show-stopping tunes… those that made it, and those that never left the rehearsal room, and watch with both joy and abject horror as the title character faces her biggest and most outrageous enemy: herself.

Sept 30-Oct 31, 2010

*R. Arvid Nelsen.Curator*
Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts

The Tretter Collection 10th Anniversary:http://staff.lib.umn.edu/communications/email/2010/tretter10th/

Saving Our Lives
Exhibit will be open November 1, 2010 through January 28, 2011

Exhibit Opening Reception
Friday, November 5, 2010 • 11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
First Fridays Special Presentation • 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Community Open House
Saturday, November 13, 2010 • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies:http://special.lib.umn.edu/rare/tretter.phtml houses over 30,000 items in a wide variety of media. The collection is international in scope and has materials in approximately 58 languages. It covers all time periods, from a 4,000-year-old phallic statuette from Egypt, up to current editions of GLBT periodicals. Although books are the core of the collection, substantial sections include textiles, glassware, film, music, art works, and three-dimensional objects such as event buttons and furniture. The collection includes unpublished manuscripts, vertical files, and periodicals from all over the world.

*Ellen Fullman, composer, sound artist, instrument maker, performer*

*Visiting McKnight Artist*

In 1981 Ellen Fullman:http://www.ellenfullman.com/ began developing the “Long String Instrument,” an installation of dozens of wires fifty feet or more in length, tuned in Just Intonation and ‘bowed’ with rosin coated fingers. Fullman has developed a unique notation system to choreograph the performer’s movements, exploring sonic events that occur at specific nodal point locations along the string-length of the instrument.

She has recorded extensively with this unusual instrument and has collaborated with such luminary figures as composer Pauline Oliveros, choreographer Deborah Hay, the Kronos Quartet, and Keiji Haino. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, commissions and residencies.

November 5 - Strange Attractors 22 Festival:http://www.mnartists.org/work.do?rid=271284
Constructing a Musical Phrase from the Ground Up
Metropolitan State University, 677 E. Seventh Street, St. Paul

October November
McKnight Visiting Composer Residency
Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

Ellen Fullman at the Berkeley Art Museum:http://vimeo.com/14863993

*Halloween Special Show ticket giveaway* to
Minneapolis Musical Theater:http://www.aboutmmt.org/
Oct 22-Nov 7, 2010
Illusion Theater:http://www.illusiontheater.org/

Congratulations Nathan!

Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed,DD/C, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit Theme 3rd Thursdays
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self released
Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet - Tri-Monk
Album: Box; Label: New World Records
Ellen Fullman - Slow Melody
Album: Change of Direction; Label: New Albion Records
Bobby Boris Pickett - The Monster Mash
Album: Party Favorites; Label: Essential Music
Charo - Malaguena
Album: Charo and Guitar; Label: Universal Wave