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2008 Stories by Ward Rubrecht

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  • Rockstar Storytellers

    published December 24, 2008

    In the last year, the storytelling sound-system Rockstar Storytellers have made the transition from upstart group to Twin Cities spoken-word... More >>

  • In the Loop Story Slam

    published December 17, 2008

    No open mic in the Twin Cities features as high a level of artistic polish as the Story Slams hosted by NPR's In the Loop. Maybe the idea... More >>

  • Split Lip Rayfield

    published December 3, 2008

    Critics likely will never agree on whether Split Lip Rayfield should be classified as bluegrass or country. The good news is that it really... More >>

  • Ike Reilly's Thanksgiving Eve Show & Fundraiser

    published November 26, 2008

    There are few things in the Twin Cities that kick off the holiday season more emphatically than Ike Reilly's annual Thanksgiving show. Drunk... More >>

  • Tellabration! 2008

    published November 26, 2008

    There is no bigger or better storytelling event in the Twin Cities than Northstar Storytelling League's Tellabration! 2008. Hijacking Open Book... More >>

  • The Harvest Jamboree

    published November 19, 2008

    There's a sense of Americana in the interplay between fiddle and bass, and a driving force in the fast-picked mandolin and banjo that just can't... More >>

  • CD-Release Party: Nation of Immigrants?

    published November 19, 2008

    As ancient and universal as the smile, spoken word is an art form that simultaneously transcends the differences between cultures and serves to... More >>

  • Calexico

    published November 19, 2008

    The town of Calexico takes its name from the state and country on whose border it lies: California and Mexico. You might guess that the band took... More >>

  • Lucinda Williams

    published October 22, 2008

    In any genre, there are artists who succeed by skillfully hewing to the rules of that genre; then there are folks whose success is built on a need... More >>

  • Settled dust reveals concealed carry stalemate

    published October 8, 2008

    A thin, goateed man inserts a magazine into the butt of his handgun and releases the slide, loading the first round into the firing chamber.... More >>

  • MCBA FallCon Comic Book Celebration

    published October 1, 2008

    If you need any reassurance that comic books are bigger now than they've ever been, look no further than University of Minnesota professor Jim... More >>

  • Black Master Storytellers' Festival: Signifyin' & Testifyin

    published September 24, 2008

    The natural state of any oral tradition is one of flux, as each generation retools the myths of its forebears to illuminate and examine issues of... More >>

  • Black Master Storytellers' Festival: Signifying and Testifyin

    published September 24, 2008

    The natural state of any oral tradition is one of flux, as each generation retools the myths of its forebears to illuminate and examine issues of... More >>

  • Black Master Storytellers Festival: Signifyin' & Testifyin

    published September 24, 2008

    The natural state of any oral tradition is one of flux, as each generation retools the myths of its forebears to illuminate and examine issues of... More >>

  • Slam poetry, rowdy and growing

    published September 17, 2008

    The poet takes the stage with a rolling swagger and flashes a grin to a friend in the front row. He's got the brazen look of a boxer entering... More >>

  • The 48th Street Slam

    published September 17, 2008

    Slam poetry is growing in the Twin Cities, as the poets' ranks swell with newcomers eager to learn the ropes and strut their own stuff. The local... More >>

  • Second Annual Minneapolis Bike Tour

    published September 10, 2008

    Biking in Minneapolis is a ton of fun; we've got a well-designed trail system, lots of pretty lakes, and terrain that's happily horizontal. The... More >>

  • Freewheelin

    published August 27, 2008

    Maybe the Republican National Convention will be the site of a historic shift in the direction of the Republican Party, or maybe it'll be a week... More >>

  • Sick of Sarah

    published August 13, 2008

    There's a particular type of strong-voiced punky girl-rock, from Joan Jett to Elastica to Letters to Cleo, that has always made this critic a... More >>

  • Rodigo y Gabriela

    published August 13, 2008

    Take one pair of Mexican heavy-metal rockers, transplant them to Ireland, hand them a couple of acoustic guitars, and see what they come up with;... More >>

  • Minnesota Renaissance Festival

    published August 13, 2008

    Olde tyme Europe wasn't a very happy place, what with pestilence, famine, war, and death joyriding around the continent on a pretty regular basis.... More >>

  • Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival

    published August 6, 2008

    Bluegrass music was born in the '40s from the fast fingers of mandolin player Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, and from there quickly took its... More >>

  • Kakkoicon

    published July 30, 2008

    The forums have been abuzz since '07 with news of the Twin Cities' first anime convention, Kakkoicon ("cool con" in Japanese), and it has finally... More >>

  • The Erotic Slam

    published July 30, 2008

    Slam poets can sometimes be a bit too frank about their sex lives, with details of past encounters painted in aching detail across the canvas of... More >>

  • In the Loop Storytelling Slam

    published July 23, 2008

    Not sure if you've heard, but our economy is going straight down the crapper. Maybe it's because there's a war going on, or maybe the popping of... More >>

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