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Coloring the City: The Rosewood Arts Festival by Haley Sprankle

Throughout history, art has defined culture.  Art exhibited the grandeur of empires and kingdoms, depicting their great struggles and triumphs.  Art evolved over time through different techniques and perspectives.  Art brought people together and encouraged community. Four years ago, Arik … Continue reading

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LOCAL POET AND ARTS ADVOCATE, AL BLACK, LAUNCHES HIS FIRST BOOK OF POETRY, I ONLY LEFT FOR TEA: POEMS

Local poet, arts advocate, and arts organizer Al Black releases his first book, I only Left for Tea:  Poems, on Friday, August 29th with a 7 pm party at the historic Equitable Arcade Building at 1332 Main Street.  Edited by … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Velvet Weapon, or The Importance of Being Barney – by Jasper Literary Arts editor Ed Madden

    History repeats itself, according to Karl Marx, first as tragedy then as farce.  I couldn’t help but think of this observation while watching The Velvet Weapon, a self-proclaimed farce purportedly inspired by the Velvet Revolution in former Czechoslovakia.  … Continue reading

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