Who The Folk?! Amir Kats

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What’s it like to conduct one of the oldest community orchestras in the United States? Amir Kats is doing just that, as he is finishing his seventh season as conductor of the St. Paul JCC’s Symphony. Kats, who has won the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association Community Service Award is also in his fifth […]

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You’re Invited: Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

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While there is certainly no substitute for spending time in Israel –after all, what could be – the Twin Cities annual Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration is a close replica. This year’s event – celebrating Israel’s 71st birthday – is Sunday, May 19 from 3-5 p.m. at the St. Paul JCC. The event is funded by the […]

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Game of Thrones: This Time, It’s Biblical

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It never ceases to amaze me how invested we all get in fictional worlds like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, heck – even Hunger Games has a cult-like following. I myself am a deep follower of all things nerd, and certainly enjoy diving down into the minutiae of my favorite worlds. However, NOTHING has […]

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Poet/Performer/Artist Caroline Rothstein Coming To Twin Cities

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Caroline Rothstein wears many hats. Whether she’s a freelance journalist, poet, artist or performer, she learned that a 9-to-5 job was never going to be her thing. “I learned early on that I was built to baseline around my art,” said Rothstein. Rothstein will be bringing her art to the Twin Cities on May 8 […]

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In Memoriam: Meyvn

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With last week’s announcement that Meyvn was closing, the Twin Cities again bids farewell to an attempt at a deli, as the Lyn-Lake eatery joins the list of those trying to take up the mantle since Lincoln Del’s closure in 2000. Here’s the thing about Meyvn: It was good. Not great. Not otherworldly. And that, […]

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