Tyler Michaels, known for his physical, scene-stealing roles, has graced many Twin Cities stages. Rooted in the traditions of basket making, Mary Giles’ work has evolved into sculptural pieces inspired by nature. William Souder is a renowned writer, whose biography of John James Audubon was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Neo-soul singer-songwriter Mayyadda performs her original song, “Black is Beautiful” at Patrick’s Cabaret in Minneapolis.