July 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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SUMMER. It’s officially summer, and not just because Bud Light Lime is everywhere again [ew]. We hope you had as lovely as a June as we, celebrating all of the Pride in all of its forms. By contrast, July is far more low-key… which, frankly, is just fine, considering it’s gonna start off by being […]

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Jon Savitt Combining His Comedy, Musical Passions

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Jon Savitt is a comedian and a writer who has been published on some websites that many journalists would love to. He also has been playing piano for most of his 27 years. So naturally, he’s combined those two into writing an album. “I’ve been into music before comedy and writing; it was my first […]

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Kids Relate to “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” at the Ordway

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It’s sometimes tough being a kid trying to find one’s place in the universe. Stressors can come from many aspects of one’s life, affecting friendships, schoolwork, and relationships with their parents. Religion, nationality or medical conditions are a few things that can make children feel anything but normal – whatever that is. In fact, more […]

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Actor Connects with his Jewish Roots in Minneapolis

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Spending more than a year on the road can make anyone feel disconnected from their roots — even for a Broadway veteran. That is what brought Dear Evan Hansen actor Aaron Lazar to the Sabes JCC this past Monday and Wednesday. Lazar said an actor’s life is pretty self-centered, so he decided to begin volunteering […]

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April 2019 Get the Folk Out

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IT’S SPRING. SERIOUSLY. GET THE FOLK OUT. Not that you need me — or anyone else to tell you — but, my zisseles and boychiks, it’s time to get out and grab that vitamin D. And this month, we’ve got plenty o’ ways to make it happen with some new and old friends alike. “Coming […]

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Who The Folk?! Eli Libson

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Graphic artist Eli Libson has the very cool job of being the Senior Game Artist for Monster Games, but also is accomplished with display art that’s been at Uptown and Edina art fairs. Next week, he’ll be the artist featured at the Rimon Artist Salon High-Brow/Low-Brow: An Illustrator Looks Askance at Art, on Jan. 20. […]

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Jewish Humor Festival Featuring Mix Of National, Local Talent

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Despite transitioning to a new role, at the Sabes JCC, Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival founder Claire Avitabile couldn’t pass up a chance to help Twin Cities Jewish Cultural Arts Director Robyn Awend create the lineup for the Festival’s 10 anniversary. “Robyn and I have worked together over a decade, and we wanted the 10th […]

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