Art Hounds: Elements in Translation, Frozen River Film Festival, Glitter Ball

elements.jpgPhoto courtesy Arturo Miles

This week the hounds hunt down a hip-hoppy dance showcase, food-oriented cinema in Winona, and a glammy multi-band charity concert.

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Nancy Rosenbaum contributor pic.JPGNancy Rosenbaum is associate producer for American Public Media’s “Speaking of Faith,” and a dance student and enthusiast. Nancy was floored by a recent hip hop dance show at Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis, which is why she’s looking forward to “Elements in Translation” at Patrick’s this Friday and Saturday at 8pm.

Peter Flick sits on the Winona Fine Arts Commission. Peter is proud of Winona’s annual “Frozen River Film Festival,” running Jan. 27th -31rst on the campus of Winona State University. This year’s theme is food and the environment. The festival includes documentaries about pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson, composting, and prairie chickens, among many others.

mikeminehart.jpgMike Minehart is a freelance photographer who writes for the local music blog, Borangutan. Minehart guarantees that the Twin Cities band-infested Glitter Ball, will glam rock your socks off. Glitter Ball is sponsored by Rock the Cause, a local non-profit that organizes rock shows to benefit local charities. Glitter Ball 3, which happens Friday at the Music Box Theater in Minneapolis, is raising money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. This year’s musical guests include Minneapolis rockers’ White Light Riot and the Melismatics, as well as the Blood Sugars, from NYC.

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