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Canae Weiss, who plays the character of a deaf dancer named Abby, signs Sunday at the Cowles Center during rehearsal of the musical “Silence.” The performance features a cast of actors that sign, speak, sing and interpret.

[Photo] Break the silence

Published August 1, 2012
Charissa Peterson shapes a bulb of molten glass into a bowl Thursday at FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts. FOCI, located in a building complex that used to be a General Mills research and development complex, is the only open studio for glass blowing in Minnesota where hobbyists can take classes and rent studio time.

[Photo] An arts haven on Hennepin

Published August 1, 2012
Artist Wang Ping holds a thread of flags containing art and poetry over the Mississippi River, made by people along the river, Monday. Ping will be holding her exhibit “Kinship of Rivers” this Saturday at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis. The exhibit is part of the ongoing project joining the Mississippi River and the Yangtze River through collective art and ideas.

[Photo] Rolling on the river

Published July 25, 2012
Dirty Beaches, also known by his real name Alex Zhang Huntai, performs the first set Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.

[Photo] Interview: Dirty Beaches

Published July 18, 2012
Parents Bill and Lisa Roe watch Thee Oh Sees with their 3-year-old daughter Ronnie and their 2-month-old son Arthur on Sunday at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. The Roes own a Chicago-based record label named Trouble in Mind.

[Photo] Baby boomers

Published July 18, 2012
Gail Baerg from Brooklyn Park reaches the end of “81 Minutes: After the Bridge Collapsed” exhibit Sunday at the Firefighters Hall and Museum in Northeast Minneapolis. The exhibit takes visitors from minute 0 to 81 following the collapse of the I-35W bridge five years ago.

[Photo] For the fighters

Published July 11, 2012
Librarian Chad Gilman and mail carrier Chris Allen produced the mockumentary film “Mothermen” for the 48 Hour Film Project. Neither had ever made a film of his own before.

[Photo] Every second counts

Published June 20, 2012
Muja Messiah and Maria Isa collaborate as the rap duo Villa Rosa. It’s not about the local scene. It’s about representing what we know here, what we learn here and who we are, and taking that to other borders and boundaries, and getting stamps on the passport, Messiah said.

[Photo] Villa Rosa: It takes two

Published April 19, 2012
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