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Art Hounds: Step to the rhythm at the Twin Cities Tap Festival

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The Twin Cities Tap Festival
The Twin Cities Tap Festival takes place Oct. 18 through 21 at the Cowles Center for Dance.
Courtesy of Aleutian Calabay

Artist Erika Dani loves the sound of tap dance, and the rhythms dancers create with their feet. This weekend she's headed to the Twin Cities Tap Festival at the Cowles Center for Dance to see what's new with this vibrant art form. Thursday's performance showcases youth dancers; Friday and Saturday's shows feature some of the best talent from around the region and the nation. Plus on Sunday, Kieran's Pub hosts a live music and tap jam from 6-9 p.m.

Amateur photographer and videographer Neal Gosman says while Yiddish was once spoken by millions, it now only survives in scattered communities. So this Sunday presents a rare opportunity to see a performance of theater and music in Yiddish. Amanda Seigel and Shane Baker will perform at 2 p.m. at the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park.

Photographer Chris Faust loves panoramic photographs, especially the kind that David Husom takes. Husom has spent the last several years taking pictures along the Upper Mississippi using a drone. Faust says the results are reminiscent of maps from the 1800s; the photos capture how human life interacts with the riverfront and provide lots of information without bombarding the viewer with "visual noise." "Upper Mississippi Project" runs through Nov. 21 at the Anderson Center in Red Wing.