“At Art-a-Whirl, one studio you can’t miss is the one belonging to Amy Rice. She’s a Minneapolis-based artist whose star is just beginning to rise on the national scene. Her work has been shown in a diverse array of settings at home and abroad, from Palmer’s Bar on the West Bank to the Carmichael Gallery in London. Critics have praised her style—which makes use of spray paint stenciling and pastel palettes to create a fragile world of women and children in natural settings—calling it a mix of ‘cute’ and ‘quirk’ and comparing her work to that of another artist she’s exhibited with—Banksy.”
Profile by Sarah Rattanavong-Wash.
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Duran Duran at Epic: An appropriately epic review by Sarah Rattanavong-Wash, with beautiful photos by David McCrindle.
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Sarah Rattanavong-Wash reports on the actor’s conversation with Joe Dowling.
“A diverse crowd of dark music aficionados gathered over the course of the evening, beginning at six—a coterie ranging in age from barely old enough to get into the club to people in their sixties, dressed to the nines á la fetish, trans, goth, and steampunk. One girl in particular—a blond pigtailed teenager in a short skirt with a teddy bear backpack who looked like she just stepped out of a Ranma ½ episode—attracted a lot of attention, as did a long-haired brunette wearing cute but non-functional aviator glasses with biohazard stickers covering the lenses.”
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“I started Transmission purely out of the desire to play some of my favorite music outside my office or bedroom walls. From there, the event has turned into a favorite hangout for like-minded people who enjoy the same music. I take people out of their homes and bedrooms and give them an opportunity to dance to their favorite bands. I’m a musichead, so it’s an unbelievable thrill for me to be able to make a living from what I love. I’m very fortunate.”
Sarah Rattanavong-Wash interviews DJ Jake Rudh as he prepares for the ten-year anniversary of Transmission, this Friday night at First Ave.
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“Blank Slate Theatre’s 14th full-length production, a page-to-stage adaptation of Pinocchio, would be artistically challenging even for a professional theater company. The fact that this brilliantly staged and beautifully performed play was put together by grade school and high school students and their twentysomething creative team (playwright, director, and producer) makes it a breathtaking achievement.”
Review by Sarah Rattanavong-Wash.