Back at the Bryant-Lake Bowl after a two-year absence from Minneapolis stages, critically lauded spoken-word artist Cynthia French could have reasonably opted for a solo show to announce her return. A prolific writer and performer on the slam-poetry circuit, the two-time recipient of the VERVE Grant for Spoken Word certainly could have galvanized the crowd with her own material. Rather than hogging the spotlight, however, French has taken a more communal route by assembling a diverse group of female artists for an engagingly eclectic... More >>>