Category Archives: Accessing the Arts

Blue Grass and Chickens and Hogs, Oh Num!.

I can’t believe my two favorite annual “food fests,” the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Hog Roast and the Randolph-Hampton Fire District Chicken Barbecue, are just weeks away. Both are 25 minutes south of the Twin Cities and feature cowboy-boot kickin’, … Read more

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Grandstanding the State Fair

It’s well into summer and the Minnesota State Fair is just six weeks away. I hit the fair at least twice each year and catch a grandstand show once every few years. I’ve seen Rod Stewart, Emmy Lou Harris, Poco, … Read more

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Bruno Mars at Glamorama 2011

The 2011 Macy’s Minneapolis Glamorama, Aug. 8 will offer its usual artsy and outlandish high-fashion. This year’s headliner for the event benefiting Children’s Cancer Fund is the multi-talented singer/songwriter Bruno Mars. Tickets for the fashion show and concert at Orpheum … Read more

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Hospital Art

I had an appointment at the Rehab Institute at Regions Hospital in St. Paul the other day. It was the first time I’d been there since Regions built a new entrance, wing and parking ramp. After parking in the ramp, … Read more

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Spread the Word to End the Word

I went to see “God of Carnage” June 3 at the Guthrie Theater, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. For wheelers or those who cannot maneuver steps, an usher takes you past the main stage door and down a hall, onto … Read more

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A Rendezvous with Fur Traders and the Mdewakanton Dakotas

My latest Accessible Arts post is a trip back in history. On May 15, my husband Bill and I attended the Fur Rendezvous in Mendota, where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers meet. This year the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community joined … Read more

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In the Red and Brown Water

Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s play, In the Red and Brown Water, opened at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio on May 6. It was like no other play that I’d seen before, in an intimate studio where wheelers sit in the front row, … Read more

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Dinner “Cruise” and Alpacas

I’m checking off my list, “Get Quirky in May” and this past weekend visited the Shepherd’s Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival at the Washington County Fairgrounds — you need not be a knitter to enjoy. We had a perfect spring … Read more

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Get Quirky in May

You may be planning on attending the ubiquitous Festival of Nations or Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, both this weekend in St. Paul. But check out to some of these lesser-known events being held this month: Race for the Roses Barrel … Read more

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Off to Join the Circus

Last week, my husband and I had a wheelchair lift installed onto the back of our Jeep Grand Cherokee. This little lift can carry my power chair up off the ground, so I can have more freedom when we go … Read more

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