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22 May 19
Yeeevolve

Is it me, or does someone paying with cash (especially change) get on your last nerve. This morning as I raced for the second 16oz serving of coffee the woman in front of me paid with cash to the penny. Damn, don’t you know how this is disrupting the entire rhythm to MY day. I […]

22 May 19
No treble allowed!

Unit 8 – Context Choose 3 examples of work that has inspired you. Make a comparison between yourself and those that have inspired your project What are the biggest challenges that you face in the way of your ambition for the project? Unit 8 – Research Explain 3 examples of your concept that you love/admire. […]

22 May 19
Blogue ATS

Por Mariana Liz Tourism expansion and the real estate bubble, excessive tuk-tuks, Airbnb flats and construction sites, traditional shops closing down and new service shops opening up: towards the end of Duarte Coimbra’s Amor, Avenidas Novas (2018), the main character Manel lists a number of problems he currently identifies in the city of Lisbon. Manel’s […]

22 May 19
Montana Moments

In the meantime, more of our extended pack arrived for a big family meal and I was right there amongst them ready for my share… after mom was done reprimanding me for my escape and romp around the neighborhood. Time passed and we had heard nothing from Dad or Zoe. Mother, being the wisest among […]

22 May 19
Tales from the Apupcalypse aka My First Dog aka Fenris

Zen and Agility: Started on his Under. It’s not entirely new to him – we’ve done it occasionally with logs and trees out in the forest, so now it’s more working to get him comfortable with going low and forwards in a formal training session. Balls are awesome – even if they haven’t been ball […]

22 May 19
Black Ribbon Award

I first heard about the “Manos” the Hands of Fate episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 as everyone else had in that halcyon period of 2005: through word-of-mouth. I had seen several episodes of MST3k before its cancellation in 1999, but that one being from an earlier season caused me to overlook it. I was […]

22 May 19
Montana Moments

Then things went a little wild when Zoe and I saw a squirrel out the front door. We got revved up looking at that little fur bucket taunting us thinking we were locked in the house. Little did he know that Zoe had learned how to break out of doors at our doggy training sessions […]

22 May 19
MinnPost
Forget the Blood Moon, the Blue Moon and the Supermoon. From now through June 9, it’s all about the Bell Moon. Suspended from the ceiling in the Bell Museum’s lobby, visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows on the north and south, the Museum of the Moon (its proper name) was created by British installation artist Luke Jerram. In pictures, it’s beautiful. In person, magical. It’s the moon humans everywhere have gazed at, navigated by, written poems and songs about, and – there’s a word for it – mooned over forever, up close and before our eyes, in incredible detail. A giant, glowing moon balloon nearly 23 feet in diameter, made to an approximate scale of 1:500,000 and lit from within (not too dim, not too bright – just right), the ripstop fabric moon is covered with high-resolution NASA imagery. Each centimeter represents 5  kilometers. (An inch is about 8 miles.) What’s especially cool is you can see the side we all know, with the features we recognize: the Seas of Tranquility and Serenity, the Copernicus and Tycho craters, the Ocean of Storms. And you can walk around it to see the so-called “dark side,” which always faces away from Earth. At a preview Wednesday night, children ran around it, people lay beneath it, artists sketched it, everyone took selfies, and a local Acroyoga group (yoga + acrobatics) did death-defying poses on the hard floor in front of it. At 9 p.m., when the sun had gone down and the Museum of the Moon was shining brightly, three U of M students played Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.” [cms_ad:x100]During regular museum hours, the exhibit will feature a surround-sound composition by award-winning composer Dan Jones. And you won’t be able to lie beneath the moon. It hangs just a few feet from the floor, too close for everyone to resist the temptation to reach up and touch it. The best time to see the sculpture is at night. It’s lit all the time, but the details don’t reveal themselves until darkness falls. The Bell’s hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. While the Museum of the Moon is on exhibit, three after-hours events will let you experience its full glory. Tonight’s (May 22) “Night Moves” will be a look into nocturnal plant and animal behaviors, with a talk by U of M researchers Tom Gable and Joseph Bump from the Voyageurs Wolf Project. On May 29, “Moonlit Memories” will be a writing workshop with the Bell’s resident artist and poet Erin Sharkey. On June 5, at “Many Moons,” U of M Dakota Language specialist Čhaŋtémaza (Neil McKay) and indigenous linguist Kaagegaabaw (James Vukelich) will lead a talk about indigenous perspectives of the moon. Go here for a complete list of special events, including others scheduled for regular museum hours. The Museum of the Moon is on a world tour. It’s here as part of the Bell’s “Year of Apollo,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Its stay also coincides with the anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission that orbited the moon from May 18-26, 1969. On June 8, the Bell will premiere its new original planetarium production, “One Giant Leap,” which will put you on the surface of the moon with Neil Armstrong. FMI and gallery tickets ($12 adults, $10 seniors, $9 ages 3-21, free for kids 0-2, U of M students and Bell Museum members). Planetarium tickets are extra. P.S. The Bell is a Blue Star museum. Gallery admission is free for active-duty military personnel and up to five family members. Here’s more on that. Minnesota Opera to present a new opera … for babies Opera audiences are aging and dwindling, says everyone. Companies like Opera Theatre of St. Louis are targeting gen X-ers and millennials in an attempt to reverse that tide. Minnesota Opera has something bigger (make that smaller) and way younger in mind: babies. Co-commissioned with Carnegie Hall and San Francisco Opera, “NOOMA,” a play on an ancient Greek word meaning breath and spirit or soul, was composed for children ages 0-2. They won’t have to dress up, it’s OK to wear diapers and they don’t have to stay in their seats. (There might not be any seats.) The set is mainly parachutes, which become metaphors for breathing. The score is by Saskia Lane, Emily Eagen and Moving Star, a vocal ensemble in residence at Carnegie Hall. The libretto is by Zoë Palmer. “NOOMA” will be performed here by Rebecca Blackwell, Sara Sawyer and Ivory Doublette, with Bergen Baker providing theatrical support. [image_credit]Photo by Richard Termine[/image_credit][image_caption]“NOOMA,” a play on an ancient Greek word meaning breath and spirit or soul, was composed for children ages 0-2.[/image_caption]The six performances will take place Thursday through Saturday, May 30 through June 1, during the Flint Hills Family Festival and starting the day before. Performances are at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The opera is recommended for ages 0-4 and lasts 50-55 minutes, including free play time. FMI and tickets ($8 per person, including babies). [cms_ad:x101] The Museum of Russian Art’s new executive director and president The Museum of Russian Art’s new leader is a U of M graduate. His first museum job was at Mia. In the early 1980s, he was the first director of the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Other Minnesota ties include his daughter and grandchildren, who live here. TMORA announced Tuesday that Mark Meister will be its executive director and president starting July 1. Meister currently serves as the ED of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of the Dayton Society of Natural History from 2000-17. The DSNH includes the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, which houses a planetarium and a zoo; SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park; and the Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve. In his 18 years with the organization, Meister grew audiences, oversaw a budget of $4.8 million and a staff of 75, raised more than $30 million for programs and nearly doubled the endowment. In the 1990s, Meister was executive director at the Archaeological Institute of America, working with many international organizations. In a statement, TMORA board chair Chris Podas-Larson noted, “One of the things that unanimously drew us to Mark is his extensive record of building growing museums into more robust and financially viable institutions.” Search committee chair Liz Petrangelo said, “his international cultural experience dovetails well with the Museum’s efforts to reach new audiences and collaborations.” Meister will succeed Vladimir von Tsurikov, who served as ED from 2014 until August 2018. Children’s Theatre Company to create a new punk rock musical If you were making a musical based on Celia C. Pérez’s book “The First Rule of Punk,” whose music would you use? Maybe Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Devo and The Germs? Or other artists in the BMG catalog? CTC will work with BMG to create the score. BMG’s Elyse Cogan considers it “a unique opportunity for our publishing catalog to reach new audiences and new generations.” Pérez is honored to have her book adapted into a musical by “the nation’s leading multi-generational theater … and to have BMG and their catalog of iconic artists involved with the production.” CTC’s Miriam Weisfeld calls it “a thrill to bring ‘The First Rule of Punk’ and the punk music of BMG artists together to create a live stage musical.” Peter Brosius, CTC’s artistic director, “cannot wait to partner with BMG and bring this book to theatrical life with the drive and power of the punk music world.” In “The First Rule of Punk,” 12-year-old Malú is a biracial, Latinx punk-loving girl who navigates a new middle school while staying true to herself. Published in 2017, Pérez’s first book won several awards, including the 2018 Pura Belpré Author Award. It was named a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Honor Book and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year. No news yet on when “The First Rule of Punk” will rock out on the stage.
22 May 19
Snapshots

JAKE: (15:00) Are You Home? JAKE: (15:00) Go to my house JAKE: (15:01) It’s Ethan. I run next door, throw the door open and shout his name. Silence. A frantic search of the house confirms he isn’t home yet. I head into the kitchen. I need to hide anything sharp. Knives. Scissors. Anything sharp. Upstairs […]

22 May 19
Travels With The Crew

Turo is the Airbnb of car rentals and is taking the internet by storm.  This means you can rent a car from a person instead of a company and you can rent your own car out when you don’t need it. We have used it both as a renter and as a host and have […]

22 May 19

ITAP of my Camaro in my front yard

22 May 19
The Hand That Feeds HQ

Seiyuu Animedia gave sneak peeks of Mamoru Miyano, Yuma Uchida and Makoto Furukawa‘s features in Men’s Voice ALEXANDRITE.

22 May 19
casino

The Top 5 Vegas Casinos: Which Vegas Casino Pays Out the Most? You can find the best Vegas slots at some of the coolest casinos and hotels in Nevada. Even the best of these Vegas slot machines offer the house significant edge although some offer better returns than their counterparts. Normally, most slot machines offer […]

22 May 19
Loopers Greg and Nancy aboard TxAu - Texas Gold

5/20-21/2019: We arrived at our mooring ball in the Yacht Basin of Annapolis which was just steps from the Naval Academy.  Lots of very crisp, clean young people standing up so straight! We were honored to hang with Southern Cross again. Dave is retired Navy and came out of the Academy. He is thrilled to […]