Lizz Winstead has a peculiar way of promoting the music on tap for her fundraiser/rally this weekend: "We barfed up a great list of songs pretty easily," said the local comedy legend and "Daily Show" co-creator, who assembled an all-star cast of women musicians for "Do Re #MeToo: A Night of Sexist Songs Sung by Righteous Feminists" at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis (8 p.m. Sunday, $25). Tina Schlieske, Jill Sobule, Lady Lark, Lori Barbero, Annie Mack, Janey Winterbauer, Katy Vernon, some of Bruise Violet, all three members of Zuzu's Petals — a rare reunion by the '90s rock trio — and more will cover some of the most sexist songs in rock and pop history in this second annual benefit for Winstead's nonprofit Abortion Access Front (fka Lady Parts Justice League). The show's host/commentator did not want to spoil this year's surprises, but she did discuss songs played last year, including Neil Young's "A Man Needs a Maid" ("I always loved it but never knew how bad it is, even with that title"), the Police's "Don't Stand So Close to Me" ("One of many songs with the gist: 'You're too young for me, but that's your problem' "), and Robin Thicke's more recent "Blurred Lines" ("Keeping old traditions alive"). She also revealed the one song determined to be too sexist for the show: "Jailbait" by Ted Nugent: "Just way too creepy, especially in light of some of this past week's big news headlines."
Bringing it all back home
Bob Dylan superfan and collector Bill Pagel has purchased the music icon's childhood home in Hibbing. Built in 1939, the two-story, three-bedroom stucco house at 2425 7th Av. E. was valued at $84,000, according to Zillow.com. Pagel plans to restore the house, painting it the original color when Bobby Zimmerman lived there from 1948 to '59 before going off to the University of Minnesota. "I'm trying to locate another collector who purchased many pieces of the original furniture, including Bob Dylan's bedroom set, from the Hibbing home in 1988," Pagel said in a statement. "I would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have a lead in locating this person." Pagel also owns the Duluth house where Dylan spent his first six years. He plans to convert the two homes into a museum project. A pharmacist by trade, Pagel has been collecting Dylan mementos for more than 50 years and also runs the popular website Boblinks.com.
Friends rally behind DJ
One of the Twin Cities' best-known and hardest-working turntablists, DJ Keezy, was suddenly unplugged last weekend when her car was stolen with most of her performance gear inside. "I can't perform at Constantine tonight because of [messed]-up ppl in this world," the real-life Akeena Bronson tweeted. "My car is stolen my computer is gone my equipment is gone all my music is gone." Her blue Hyundai Sonata was reportedly parked near Walker Art Center. Friends launched a GoFundMe page to help offset her losses; by Wednesday, more than $3,200 had been raised. Keezy has been on the road a lot this year serving as Dem Atlas' DJ, including many dates with Atmosphere. Her next gig is a big one: the third anniversary for Klituation at the Varsity Theater on Friday, featuring Lady Midnight, Maria Isa, Ysheyellin and more (9:30 p.m., $12).C.R.
A game of inches
Having your art displayed in a major museum is a rare honor. But once every 10 years, Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) offers that singular experience to all Minnesota artists, with one small stipulation. To participate in the "Foot in the Door" exhibition that will run July 10 through Aug. 23, 2020, Minnesota artists must create a work of art no larger than one cubic foot. All media are welcome — sculpture, painting, photography, videos under 80 seconds — and all submissions will be "accepted and displayed," according to Mia. "Foot in the Door" began in 1980 with 740 Minnesota artists; the fifth edition, in 2010, included more than 4,800. Mia will begin accepting submissions next spring; check artsmia.org in January for guidelines.
Audiences can get a sneak peek at Theater Latté Da's upcoming musical "Twelve Angry Men." Adapted from Reginald Rose's classic drama about a deadlocked jury, it will feature music and lyrics by Michael Holland and a book by David Simpatico. After two weeks of developmental workshops, public readings will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. Latté Da co-founder Peter Rothstein directs the show, which has already been announced as a full production for the Minneapolis theater next May. See latteda.org for info.
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