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Hip-hop/theater artists Idris Goodwin and Maria Isa keep it REALNESS with new play

Idris Goodwin and Maria Isa are both used to playing many roles. They both transition constantly among theaters, recording studios, and the classrooms where they teach. They both have busy travel schedules, crossing the country to pursue projects in multiple media—and they both found themselves at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis on Monday night, celebrating a reading […]

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Maria Isa to appear in reading of new Idris Goodwin play

Local musician Maria Isa, who is also an experienced actress, will be starring in a public reading of a new music-themed play by Idris Goodwin on March 2 and 3 at the Playwrights’ Center. The REALNESS: the second break beat play tells the story of Thomas, who leaves his suburban home to experience hip-hop culture in the city. When […]

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Tickle Torture, Maria Isa, Suzie, and more Minnesota record releases this week

Tickle Torture: Spectrophilia [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=2494753676 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false] Your new favorite dance-pop pants-dropper, Elliott Kozel a.k.a. Tickle Torture, is at it again. Spectrophilia is being released online today. Standout track “She’s In My Blood” has the heavy groove you would expect, but sprinkles in psychedelic oddities for good measure. The 8.5-minute track builds […]

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