The Green Room: Returning to the Garden: The 2017 Rock the Garden Lineup

Returning to celebrate the newly renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Rock the Garden welcomes eight bands on two stages--from Prince-style legendary funk to all-women punk, Bandcamp's best to underground hip hop. Headlined by Bon Iver, the full lineup features The Revolution, Benjamin Booker, Car Seat Headrest, Dead Man Winter, Margaret Glaspy, Bruise Violet, and Dwynell Roland.

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Ludovic Morlot To Leave Seattle Symphony

“We were very aggressive about being relevant for the community we were in,” Morlot said. “We want people to feel that this symphony is their community orchestra.” But that part of his job, he said, “is crucial but sometimes exhausting” — the fundraising, the meetings, the oversight for educational programs and civic engagement.

The ‘Language Warrior’ Who Racks Up Literary Awards

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o didn't think he'd ever become a writer, much less a novelist, short story writer, playwright, and essayist with his work translated into more than 60 languages. Now, he's fighting for recognition for his native language, Gĩkũyũ. He says, "No language is ever marginal to the community that created it. Languages are like musical instruments. You don’t say, let there be a few global instruments, or let there be only one type of voice all singers can sing."