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Posts Tagged ‘SHE Persisted” DAMN RIGHT! OF COURSE!! NOTHING LESS!!! + CATHERINE L. JOHNSON aka PAVARTI aka SARASWATI + “Shakers and Makers: Artists and Cultural Leaders” Portraits by CAROLINE MECKLIN; CATHERINE L.’

#713 + 12 FEB 2017 / GRAMMYS + Tribe Called Quest Honor Phife Dawg / Get Political: RESIST! RESIST! RESIST! + Birth date of the 16th POTUS: Abraham Lincoln + CECIL TAYLOR

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GRAMMYS:

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Jennifer Lopez didn’t mention President Trump by name,
nor any headline news.
But before presenting the first award of the night,
Lopez said,

At this particular point in history,

our voices are needed

more than ever.”

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She then quoted Toni Morrison:

This is precisely

the time

when artists

go to work.

There is

no time for despair,

no place for self-pity,

no need for silence,

no room for fear.

We speak,

we write,

we do language.

That is how civilizations heal.”

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A Tribe Called Quest honored Phife Dawg
with a politically charged, bombastic medley
alongside Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes and Consequence
at the Grammy Awards. 
The legendary hip-hop outfit opened with 1993’s “Award Tour,”
while Q-Tip also snuck in the refrain from “Can I Kick It.”

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Paak then joined Tribe,
playing both drums and singing “Movin’ Backwards,”
his collaboration with the group
on their 2016 album
We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service.

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Busta Rhymes opened the final segment of the medley
by addressing

President Agent Orange

and slamming Donald Trump’s Muslim ban
before Tribe launched into their politically driven

We the People.”

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As more people filled the stage in unity,
the most powerful moment came
when everyone suddenly bowed their heads
and
held up a fist while Phife Dawg’s verse
blared over the speakers.

 

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The group invited immigrants onstage to, as the group’s rep says,

represent ALL the people

that are the OTHER.”

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Q-Tip

 closed

the performance

with

the

message:

Resist!

Resist!

Resist!

Resist!

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Rhythm is the life of space of time danced through.”

Cecil Taylor

ANTHONY BRAXTON DECLARED CECIL TAYLOR AS A DEFINING ENERGY/INFLUENCE

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12 February 

The birth date of the 16th POTUS, Abraham Lincoln,
my childhood hero and template of RISING in adversity.

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FIRECRESCENT_13_OB_2014_CLJ; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FIRE: CRESCENT XIII                                                                Catherine L. Johnson 2014

 

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‘Nevertheless, SHE Persisted.’

DAMN RIGHT!  OF COURSE!!  NOTHING LESS!!!
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/02/nevertheless-she-persisted-and-the-age-of-the-weaponized-meme/516012/

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catherine-l-johnson_movers_shakersCATHERINE L. JOHNSON    aka    PARVATI    aka    SARASWATI

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saraswati
http://www.ancient.eu/Sarasvati/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parvati
http://saintpaulmag.com/gallery-lowertown-artists
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/about/
http://www.mnartists.org/catherine-l-johnson
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inside_out_clj_feb2015-insertPHOTO CREDIT: SELFIE!

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Shakers and Makers:
Artists and Cultural Leaders 

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Portraits by Caroline Mecklin

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Opening Reception:
Friday, 10 February 2017
6-10pm

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Exhibition of the

preparatory drawings + the completed portraits.

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The actual “Shakers and Makers” will be present!

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Beer tasting courtesy of 12welve Eyes Brewing
Wine and food courtesy of St.Paul Federal Credit Union
Guitar Music by Mike Ziegahn

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Lowertown Underground Artists Gallery
308 Prince Street / Northern Warehouse

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10 February – 5 March 2017

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Closing Reception:
Friday, 3 March 2017
6 – 9 pm

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The North Gallery / Landmark Center
75 West Fifth Street, St. Paul

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23 May 23 – 11 June 2017

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Opening Reception:
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
5:30 – 7:30 pm

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Exhibition of the

preparatory drawings and the completed portraits.

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The actual “Shakers and Makers” will be present!

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To view the entire

Shakers and Makers: Artists and Cultural Leaders

catalog,

please click on link below!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Fdp8F77QyDaUV0c1o0ellwa2c/view?usp=sharing

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shakers-makers_opening_nite__pippi_clj_caroline_10feb2017PHOTO CREDIT: Deborah Tulloch McGee
PIPPI ARDENIA       CATHERINE L. JOHNSON       CAROLINE MECKLIN

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OPENING NIGHT!!!

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shakers_makers_clj_portrait_opening_10feb2017_finalaPHOTO CREDIT: Michele Jansen

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‘Nevertheless, SHE Persisted.’

DAMN RIGHT!  OF COURSE!!  NOTHING LESS!!!

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There are many ways that American culture

tells women to be quiet

—many ways they are reminded

that they would really be SO MUCH MORE pleasing

IF they would just smile a little more,

or talk a little less,

or work a little harder to be

PLIANT

and

AGREEABLE.

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Women are,

in general,

extremely ATTUNED to these messages;

we have,

after all,

heard them

ALL

OUR

LIVES.

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There
is a

Native American parable

about a ELDER who says:
 “I feel as if I have

two wolves

fighting

in my heart.

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One wolf is the

vengeful, angry one.

The other wolf is the

loving, compassionate one.”

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 When asked which wolf

will win the fight in their heart,

the ELDER replies: 

The one I feed.”

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