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Artist Interview: Introducing “Love Letters in Lowertown” by: Clarence White

Introducing: [[Love Letters to Lowertown.]] A project created/conducted by Clarence White. Allow him to become your Cyrano, allow Lowertown to become your stage of/for love: in all the purest, deepest and most electrifying senses. (Eros, Philia, Storge and everything in-between). What was the inspiration behind this project?  Many years ago, I used to write a […]

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My favorite part of preparing for Northern Spark are the festivals. In case you missed it, we had a blast at MayDay last year (as evidenced by Sarah P’s post)! It is such fun to be a part of what makes the Twin Cities during the spring and summer months great. The festivals are a […]

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We had a great time last weekend at the Saint Paul Art Crawl.  Set up in the magnificent Waiting Room of the Union Depot, a cadre of volunteers passed out stickers and talked up the festival projects.  Highlights include many valiant efforts to fling LED-filled rubber balls using The Hack Factory’s Mini Trebuchet (a much […]

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The most significant part of Northern Spark are the masterminds behind the projects. Without them, we wouldn’t have art. And, without art, we wouldn’t have an art festival. To recognize some of these artists is to acknowledge the creativity and genius behind this festival and the wonderful and exciting projects that they have brought together […]

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Sacred Harp singing in Minnesota has been around for maybe 30 years.   Our first Convention, an event where singers gather to sing all day (9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) was in 1990, and we added a second Convention about ten years later.  Many of our younger singers (and some more seasoned ones, too) have taken […]

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The festival is officially two weeks away, and we are still seeking volunteers! Consider making a non-financial donation to the festival by volunteering 3 (or more!) hours of your time to one of these jobs: Information Desk Volunteers stationed at these locations around the festival are rock stars of information. The primary task of Information […]

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