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Hip-hop at AWP: Dessa, P.O.S, Adrian Matejka, and Kevin Beacham discuss the written and the spoken word

Last week, thousands of authors met up in Minneapolis for the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference (also known simply as “AWP”); while many panels and readings delighted the crowds, one of the highlights of the conference featured local artists Dessa and P.O.S, as well as agile poet Adrian Matejka and hip-hop expert/Rhymesayers […]

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Morris Day, Jeremy Messersmith, Kat Perkins surprise United Way gala attendees

Thursday night kicked off Greater Twin Cities United Way’s 100th year with their Good for Generations centennial celebration. 3,000 volunteers representing over 450 companies attended the sold-out gala at the Minneapolis Convention Center for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, awards, and surprise musical guests. 2014 marked a successful year for Minnesota’s volunteer community, with the state […]

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