MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Twin Cities has a vibrant theatre community and deep appreciation for the arts.

And the best in the cities will be celebrated at the annual Ivey Awards Monday night at the Historic State Theater.

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Tickets are still available. Click here for more information.

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In the video above, Mike Augustyniak and Rachel Slavik talk with actor Ricardo Vazquez, who is a past Emerging Artist Award recipient.

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Vazquez is currently starring in Park Square Theatre’s “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue,” until Oct. 4.