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Minnesota Orchestra unveils 2014 “Live at Orchestra Hall” and Sommerfest concerts

Minnesota Orchestra unveils 2014 “Live at Orchestra Hall” and Sommerfest concerts

Feb. 26 | Having just witnessed a richly entertaining musical show during the 2014 NBA All Star Game held in New Orleans featuring New Orleans own Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, and Dr. John, among others, I couldn’t help but think about our own musical...

Keith works hard to stay cool

Keith works hard to stay cool

Feb. 26 | He didn’t know what else to do except say, “You look great.” Of course, she looks great, stupid. Could you be anymore lame? He forced himself not to look around in anticipation of that man who’d answered her phone stepping up next to Lesli,...

Youth Coordinating Board lauded for making Downtown Mpls safer

Youth Coordinating Board lauded for making Downtown Mpls safer

Feb. 26 | By Jerry Freeman Senior Editor   Members of the YCB recognized for their work: (l-r) James Everett, Jernell McLane, Byron Hawkins, Johnell Hallman, Terrall Lewis, (front row) Sarah Klouda, Tameika Williams, Evan Barnett, (back row) Wendell Johnson...

Why should I care about bladder cancer?

Why should I care about bladder cancer?

Feb. 26 |             Approximately 75,000 people die every year from bladder cancer in the United States. Although bladder cancer can occur at any time, it most commonly occurs after age 70. It is in the top five cancers for...

On race and culture

On race and culture

Feb. 26 | Tips for sustaining a healthy lifestyle  all your life   It seems like whenever I have my hot pink gym bag in hand, an enthusiastic child of mine runs around the corner and insists they need full and complete attention. I begin to feel my grip...

Richard Pitino’s Gophers  are struggling!

Richard Pitino’s Gophers are struggling!

Feb. 26 | University of Minnesota this year has assistant basketball coaches now making $175,000. Last year under Tubby Smith, not one of his coaches was paid over $125,000. Remember, Jimmy Williams was not permitted to be an assistant coach for Tubby Smith...

Women in sport films festival features legendary college hoops coaches

Women in sport films festival features legendary college hoops coaches

Feb. 26 |                 By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Besides Black History Month, February also honors the accomplishments of women and girls in sport. The University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research...

Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Keep Pam: Firing Gopher women’s basketball coach won’t solve team’s problems

Feb. 26 | Pam BortonPhoto by Sophia Hantzes I’ve been approached of late by several Gopher women’s basketball fans. I listen attentively but with a non-committal demeanor as they complain about the current head coach. And as much as they’d hoped I would...

Big week in Twin Cities boys’ basketball

Big week in Twin Cities boys’ basketball

Feb. 26 |               This past week was one to remember in prep boys’ basketball. First I had to choose between two of the top games in the state on Tuesday. That Saturday I ended up attending a Twin City title matchup...

Minneapolis NAACP swears in new members

Minneapolis NAACP swears in new members

Feb. 26 | New leaders say their mission includes no time for negativity     By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   The Minneapolis NAACP meeting, held on February 22, was the first membership meeting following the organization’s election of new...