Tuesday, June 03, 2008

National Conference for Media Reform this weekend

And here's a great event to get warmed up:

featuring Willie Murphy + the Angel Headed Hipsters, International Reggae All Stars + others
June 5th - Trocaderos - 8:00pm - 18+ - $10 adv/$15 dr
107 Third Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

KFAI, Fresh Air Radio, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet will host the Party for a Media Revolution on Thursday, June 5, 2008, the eve of the 2008 National Conference for Media Reform in Minneapolis. The event, to be held at Trocaderos Night Club, will showcase some of the Twin Cities' top musical talent, including the International Reggae All Stars, Cadillac Kolstad and the Flats, and the funky, political R&B of local legend Willie Murphy and the Angel Headed Hipsters. In the upstairs Acoustic Lounge, and between sets on the main stage, performers will include Dan Newton, Spider John Koerner, and more. All proceeds will benefit KFAI and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. "It's a great party for a great cause," says KFAI Executive Director Janis Lane-Ewart. "Whether you're passionate about seeing a more diverse and democratic media system or you just love a great party, come out and support our local independent media!" The 2008 National Conference for Media Reform takes place June 6-8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and is expected to draw more than 3000 people. It is hosted by Free Press, a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media.

When: 8PM to 1AM
Where: Trocaderos Night Club, 107 Third Avenue North, Minneapolis
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Buy tickets online at www.kfai.org.
Must be 18 or older or accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Trocaderos will offer its full dining menu.

The Twin Cities Daily Planet, a project of the Twin Cities Media Alliance, is a community newswire and syndication service showcasing original reporting by citizen journalists, as well as the best of the neighborhood and community press. The Twin Cities Media Alliance brings together media professionals and engaged citizens to improve the quality, diversity and accountability of local media. In addition to the Daily Planet, TCMA offers classes, workshops and public forums. KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the values of democracy and social justice. www.kfai.org

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