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  • Chris Rock at the Orpheum
    At a sold-out July 18 stop on his No Apologies tour, Chris Rock's act at the Orpheum was "better than 'Last Comic Standing' and 'I survived a Japanese Game Show' combined," writes Jordan Selbo.
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  • KaiserCartel at Bryant Lake Bowl
    "Bastille Day celebrations wrapped up with an after party at the Bryant-Lake Bowl, where Brooklyn-based folkies KaiserCartel finished off the night with a CD release for their stellar debut full-length, March Forth." Romantica opened the Sunday, July 13 show.
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  • Outdoor Dances at the Lakes
    The evening of July 11 in the Rose Garden by Lake Harriet was a study in contrasts. About 50 or so people sat on the lawn in front of a marked off area by the stump of a recently removed shade tree. Dancers warmed up in preparation for the seventh annual “Dances at the Lake 2008” presented ...
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  • Dragon Festival at Lake Phalen
    Dragonboat races, martial arts demonstrations, Asian food and crafts were all on the agenda at the annual Dragon Festival at Lake Phalen in St. Paul July 11-12.
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  • Club Candids: Too Much Love
    Every Saturday at 10 p.m., First Avenue presents Too Much Love, a dance party "spinning all the best music, new and old, anything good that rocks." Here are candid shots from clubgoers at the downtown danceteria.
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  • CONvergence: 10 year anniversary
    The Twin Cities' biggest convention for sci-fi, gaming, anime and more celebrated 10 years at the Bloomington Sheraton from July 3-6. Klingons! Thor! Sexy space girls! Comic characters, Star Wars and more! Read Fish DeSmith's recap.
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  • Independent's Day hip-hop showcase
    A celebration went down at the Turf Club on July 4th. Not the kind of party with turkey dogs and sparklers, but the kind with food for thought that creates fireworks in your mind. The concept of the Independent's Day showcase at the Turf Club was to have the best independent local hip-hop...
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  • Song Town Saloon at Acadia
    A new monthly music event, Song Town Saloon brings together artists to play roots, blues and Americana music on the first Saturday of each month at Acadia Cafe's new location on Cedar. The night of songs is hosted by "Sneaky" Pete Bauer and Jaspar Lepak. Besides Bauer and Lepak, musicians...
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  • Together in the Darkness: the Swedish rock scene
    Michigan-based photographer Stefan Peterson has made a career of standing alongside stomping, thrashing throngs at rock shows and snapping crystal-clear photos of the mayhem. He's been photographing rock music shows and scenes since the mid-'90s, and his latest exhibit, "Together in the...
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  • Bootsy Collins' James Brown Tribute
    Surrounded by an all-star crew of funk ambassadors, Bootsy Collins came to the Minnesota Zoo's Weesner Amphitheater July 1 and put on a brief but memorable show. Read Jordan Selbo's review.
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  • RZA as Bobby Digital at First Avenue
    "When the Wu-Tang Clan came to town last winter, they left RZA behind -- and their new album 8 Diagrams along with him," writes Nate Patrin. But the hip-hop innovator's show at First Avenue on June 30 was worth the wait.
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  • The Black Orchid: Josephine Baker
    "The Black Orchid: Josephine Baker, Snapshots from her Life" celebrates the life and complexity of Josephine Baker. Written and directed by Judy Cooper Lyle, the show was the first full-scale theatrical production hosted by the newly renovated Parkway Theater on 48th and Chicago Avenue in...
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