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Review and photos: Water is Life performers rally against Line 3 at Bayfront Festival Park

Water Is Life, the festival held at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth by Honor the Earth (Winona LaDuke’s arts-associated advocacy group), was about more than music. Ten hours of music; Anishinaabe traditional ceremony; teaching; passionate statements from Native artists and non-Native allies; and performance marked the day. The 5,000 participants danced, sweated in the 90-degree […]

People decorate a large cloth spread out at Water is Life
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Meet Maygen and the Birdwatcher, exploring Americana and celebrating community

In a regular series of features, we’re inviting Minnesota artists to introduce themselves to our audience. Today: folk group Maygen and the Birdwatcher. They’ll be releasing their debut album, Moonshine, with a show at Icehouse on Oct. 10. Maygen Lacey (lead vocals/guitar): I’m pretty much terrified of performing live. So, my Maygen Lacey solo stuff was always studio things and collaborations […]

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