Social Media Abuzz with Mankato Pow Wow Photos This Weekend

The Mankato Annual Pow Wow was held this weekend. It was held September 18 through 20 at Land of Memories Park in Mankato, just off Hwy 169 South. Native American tribes from Canada and the United States joined the festivities. This was the 43rd annual event for the Mahkato Pow Wow. The event and celebration is also in memory of the 38 members of the Dakota tribe that were hanged in downtown Mankato, the largest mass hanging in US history. The Grand Ceremony was the central event of the celebration with color guards, dancers and veterans and eagle staff members present.


Tweet Shows People Having Sex Outside Near Blue Bricks as Another Watches

A tweet posted by Kato At Its Finest, Twitter handle @KatoAtItsFinest , a pic was posted of a man and woman having sex outside the bars in Mankato. The tweet claims it was taken outside near Blue Bricks bar downtown. Another man is shown in the frame watching and possibly taking pics or video himself using a cell phone. The image was tweeted Sunday afternoon and had seven retweets as of this writing. A number of Twitter accounts have been created in recent years chronicling the dubious and provocative acts, ideas and fascinations of the city of Mankato and its mostly young residents.


New Luminati Da God Hip Hop Video: Something

Trent Walton, also known as Luminati Da God, a hip hop artist from Mankato, Minnesota, released a new video recently. Luminati Da God is part of the Grind 1st production company. This reflective track is called "Something" and features soulful samples and a signature Midwest sound, but with a street message. The video was shot in downtown Manhattan.


Rock Bend Folk Festival Video and Photo Recap

Rock Bend Folk Festival performances in 2015 at Minnesota Square Park

Saint Peter's annual Rock Bend Folk Festival kicked off this past week to a large crowd of attendees. There were a lot of great bands as well as food vendors. It was probably one of the biggest turnouts in the festival's history. Slanted Mag was able to get some photos and performance video when stopping by. The festival is free and open to the public every year at Minnesota Square Park in Saint Peter.


More Than 90 Pieces of Art to be Exhibited at Arts Center of Saint Peter says PLRAC

Malia Wiley Deer Painting snags first place

The 23rd Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition will award $1,300 in Cash Awards to local artists. The exhibition will be on display from September 22 to October 18 at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 South Minnesota Avenue. This regional exhibition is an opportunity for emerging and established artists to display their work in a professional setting,” noted Brenda Byron, PLRAC Executive Director. The exhibition features 93 pieces of artwork selected by a juror that represents both realistic and abstract artwork in a variety of mediums.


New Gallery Exhibit and Opening Reception at the Emy Frentz Arts Guild

Twin Rivers Council for the Arts will be hosting a new gallery exhibit featuring original watercolors by senior artists with disabilities from MRCI Workforce. The show will run from September 17 – October 14 in the Emy Frentz Arts Guild Gallery, 523 S 2nd Street, Mankato. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.


Indie and World Films Added to Owatonna Library

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A Little Chaos at Owatonna Library

A Little Chaos

Academy Award winner Kate Winslet stars in this romantic drama as Sabine, a strong-willed and talented landscape designer, who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at the new palace at Versailles for King Louis XIV. In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist, André Le Nôtre. A Little Chaos never pretends to be a realistic historical drama. Sabine, a widowed gardener who lost her young daughter in an accident seems radically out of place and out of time.


A Look at Minnesota Hip Hop Still Struggling, Still Progressing: Sway at Soundset

Welcome to Minnesota. It's not the first state you think of when people talk about hip hop, but the state has been home to known emcees, djs and musical talent of all types for several generations. This goes beyond just the obvious pop culture icons like Bob Dylan and Prince. Other popular artists include rockers like the Replacements and Soul Asylum.

French Musician Visits Saint Peter

Claude Bourbon

SAINT PETER, MINN. – Known throughout Europe and the United States for guitar stylings that draw on blues, Medieval, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian traditions, guitarist and songwriter Claude Bourbon will perform at the Arts Center of Saint Peter on Saturday, September 26.