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  • On Thursday, November 5th, more than 600 Twin Cities business, education, nonprofit and grassroots and community leaders at the 13th annual meeting of Achieve Minneapolis will hear from Dr. Robert Simmons about the promise, potential and power of young men of color.  Simmons is part of the leadership team for a national nonprofit called Reading Partners, and has held administrative posts in the District of Columbia schools and Loyola University.

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  • Tonight (October 29th)  at the Cedar Cultural Center, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Badi Assad  will perform.   Her talent is wide ranging – as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter she has won awards and recognition worldwide.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, October 28 at 9 am on FIRST PERSON RADIO as they talk with Rhiana Yazzie and Inez DeCoteau from New Native Theatre. The theatre group is celebrating six years of productions and on October 30 at 730 p.m. they will present excerpts from prior hits: The Dreaming Bundle, The Musical!, Native-Somali Friendship Play, and Native Man the Musical along with a few other surprises. The celebration is at Bedlam Lowertown in Saint Paul.

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  • The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership collects data on the economic and environmental health of the Mississippi River in the City of Minneapolis.  On October 26th the group hosted a summit to release the findings of their annual Riverfront Vitality Report and to announce the winner of their Mississippi Minute Film Festival. Executive Director Kathleen Boe spoke with Xan Holston on the Monday Morning Blend about the event and report.

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  • Join us on Tuesday, October 27th, as we celebrate Day of the Dead, to pay homage to love ones passed on, and play the music dedicated to this special time of year in Mexican culture, and now increasingly in the U.S. Tuesday at noon!

  • On October 31st, supporting Minnesota United supports KFAI! Minnesota United is generously donating 50% of ticket revenue from all ticket sales using the promo code “KFAI” for Halloween’s game against the San Antonio Scorpions. Using the promo code will also waive the standard $3 ticketing fee. Treat yourself to a unique Halloween experience, and feel good about it!

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  • Katie and Blaine Garrett, the curators of MPLSART.com, stop by the Morning Blend to talk about up-coming visual arts events and openings throughout the Twin Cities.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with the Garretts about LED-lit Tarot Card art, Hippie Modernism, Minnesota-themed t-shirt art, and more.  Check out MPLSART.com for gallery hours and additional events.

    Photo: Electric Skin by Haus-Rucker-Co, courtesy of the Walker Art Center

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  • We still have about three months to wait for the next Battle of the Jug Bands, an annual contest that warms up parts of Minneapolis each February, not far from our KFAI world headquarters. On Friday, October 23, you can watch a documentary film about this year's championship.

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  • On this week's True Brit! host Simon Husbands chats to audio engineer ( aka Sound Guy ) Mr. Mitch Griffin! Mitch has been the audio engineer at TPT TV for 30 years, musician in town for 35 years, record collector for over 50 years, bon vivant, raconteur and many other things! Join Simon and Mitch as they tittle tattle about musical stuff – Friday night at midnight!

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