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Arts Quarter Festival is Tonight

The College of Liberal Arts will be holding its first Arts Quarter Festival on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the West Bank Arts Quarter at 21st Avenue and 4th Street in Minneapolis. The festival will bring together artists and performers of dance, music, and theatre arts for an evening that showcases student and faculty talent. The event is free and open to the public.
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CLA Alumnus Wants to Help English Learner Teachers Share Their Lessons

Alumnus Yefei Jin with a degree in theatre arts and Asian languages & literatures, is developing a project to make sharing lesson plans and other resources easier for teachers who work with English language learners. He conceived it after hearing from Twin Cities teachers how hard it is to find classroom materials that fit their students' language skills. "These teachers often find themselves creating materials from scratch," Jin said. "Such a platform could be a game-changer."
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Science on Stage

Explosions. Fire. Flashes of Light. Theatre meets science with “Energy & U,” an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and the College of Science & Engineering to excite elementary students about a future career in the sciences.
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After More Than 50 Years, U of M is Shuttering its Showboat

A summer tradition that traversed more than 50 years will end in August, after the Minnesota Centennial Showboat concludes its final season. “The Showboat,” as it was known in theater circles, will be shuttered after a 60-performance run of “Under the Gaslight,” a show typical of the work that has drawn audiences to watch university students since 1958 (with one interruption).