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Local artist Mama Rose poses for a portrait at Lake Nokomis Park on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Rose is releasing her debut solo EP which combines many music and art styles such as Neo-jazz, hip-hop, and spoken word poetry.

Underground Update: Local artist Mama Rose prepares for debut release

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 4, 2021
Charlotte “Mama” Rose channels her experiences, personality and eclectic musical influences in her first EP, “drink More water.”
From left to right, Katie Fischer, Taylor Kraemer, KT Branscom, and Kate Kanfield, members of the local indie-punk band VIAL, pose for a portrait on Sunday, Jan. 31 in Minneapolis. VIAL was named City Pages'

Q&A: Everybody’s favorite ‘honk rock’ band, VIAL

Megan Phillips, Arts & Entertainment Reporter
February 3, 2021
A&E spoke with the femme-punk outfit about new music, pandemic life and their favorite TikTokers.
The finished dish of bariis iskukaris, a traditional Somali rice dish, prepared for the Sharing Food series on Sunday, Jan. 31. The recipe was shared with the Minnesota Daily by the Somali Student Association.

Sharing Food: Bariis iskukaris (Somali-style rice)

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 2, 2021
Sharing Food, a series by A&E, hopes to bring together students and their own cultural cuisines, letting no meal go unshared.
The Republic building November 2016 via Google Maps.

Republic bar and restaurant closes with plans to relocate

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
February 1, 2021
The West Bank restaurant shuttered last November with an uncertain timeline for reopening.
Starasea Nidiala Camara poses for a portrait in front of the exhibition she curated at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Thursday, Jan. 28. The exhibition features African American artists, centering the work of artists from the “Black Belt” region of the South.

Minneapolis Institute of Art premieres new exhibition curated by UMN undergrad

Nina Raemont, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 1, 2021
Starasea Nidiala Camara curated Mia’s newest exhibition, “In the Presence of Our Ancestors: Southern Perspectives in African American Art.”
Heat of the week: Fantasy, frequencies and fresh Mexican food

Heat of the week: Fantasy, frequencies and fresh Mexican food

Frankie Carlson, Arts and Entertainment Reporter
February 1, 2021
Need some pop culture inspiration for your week? Keep your finger on the pulse of all things A&E with this week’s heat.
Co-owner and art director Cassie Garner speaks with gallery patron Sam Morgen at Gamut Gallery in Minneapolis on Sept. 29, 2018.

Annual lobbying day for the arts goes online

Megan Phillips
January 28, 2021
Amid a state budget deficit, advocates lobby for “essential” art funding as part of Arts Advocacy Day.
Michelle Kwan poses for a portrait in front of her family-owned restaurant, Keefer Court Bakery and Cafe on Monday, Jan. 25.

West Bank restaurants withstand pandemic

Lydia Morrell, City Reporter
January 27, 2021
Though Acadia has temporarily closed and the Malabari Kitchen shuttered, many restaurants in Cedar-Riverside have remained open — if just for takeout and delivery.
The site of Black Table Arts, a new cooperative space for black artists to gather, discuss community issues, collaborate, and create on Friday, Jan. 22.

Black Table Arts Cooperative set to open new space

Nina Raemont, Arts & Entertainment Reporter
January 25, 2021
The multi-purpose creative space for Black artists opens on Feb. 25, and puts art and community organizing at the center of their mission.
A few pieces from the University of Minnesota’s Music Library are displayed in Wilson Library on Wednesday, Jan. 13. The collection ranges from classical sonata compositions to popular culture and local artists such as Prince.

University of Minnesota Music Library seeks to diversify its collection

Becca Most
January 23, 2021
A majority of materials in the collection are from European, white and male artists.