Friday, November 30, 2012

Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege, & Cajun Country Revival perform at the Half Time Rec Sunday Night

Map to Half Time Rec
From I-94 in St. Paul, take the Lexington Avenue exit. Go north on Lexington Avenue for approximately 1.2 miles. Turn right on Front Avenue (there's a gas station on the right at the intersection) and go 2.5 blocks east. The Half Time Rec is on the left (north) side of Front Avenue at the intersection with Argyle Street. (Note: Front Avenue is the eastward continuation of Energy Park Drive, which changes its name at Lexington Avenue.)

Music and Dance 8-11 pm

$8 cover charge for the band, $1 for the Bar

Friday, July 9, 2010

What about swing dancing lessons at Famous Dave's in Minneapolis on Monday nights? The lessons are at 7:15 (I think) and the band comes in at 8. The bands are really great from what I've heard.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mumford and Sons

Check out Mumford and Sons on youtube, a fantastic band!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Iranian Diaspora

If anyone is interested in Persian culture and knows of any good restaurants, Farsi study groups etc., let me know. I am studying Farsi and am certainly always interested in eating.

Amy Kosari

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kathy's Recommendation

Kathy Van Schooten recommends The Little Oven. Here's the link if you would like to check it out. It looks delish!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


There is a great argentinian tango teacher in Minneapolis. She teaches her class at that dance center by Dunwoody. Again, I am forgetting the specifics. I promise to fill them in tomorrow.

Here it is:

Florencia Taccetti

Florencia brings a wealth of experience as a tango performer, social dancer and teacher, as well as extensive work as a contemporary dance performer to her teaching of Argentine Tango. This experience makes her teaching clear and consistent.
Her teaching covers a wide range of social styles including salon-style tango, traditional and new vocabulary, milonguero-style tango, milonga, milonga traspie and tango waltz. She has a special talent for teaching great technique, embellishments and musicality to both followers and leaders. She teaches the building blocks of the tango and reveals conceptual frameworks and techniques that allow dancers to learn to create their own steps and decorations, as well as to dance with grace and musicality.
Florencia works to develop the subtle communication between partners because she has found in her own experience that this is the communication that takes the dance to a magical and unforgettable level. The communication is found through a dynamic interpretation of the both the follower's and leader's roles in which both partners find space to be active and passive, and is furthered when both partners develop their own sensuality and grace of movement.

Beginner Level: Thursdays 8 to 9:30 PM
Intermediate Level: Wednesdays 8 to 9:30 PM

All Levels: 9:45 to 11:30 PM
Private Lessons

By appointment only
Contact Florencia

For information about dates, prices and Special Workshops go to: and click on Florencia in Minneapolis
Phone: 612-871-9651

Great Kurdish Restaurant

There is a really yummy Kurdish restaurant in St. Paul whose name and whereabout escape me at the moment. Google "kurdish, st. paul" and it should come up.