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Keith decides things could be worse

Keith decides things could be worse

Jul. 24 | Right now, Lesli had raised something else to deal with. “Would you like,” he asked, “to tell me about this your-mother’s-not-going-to-like-me business?” Turned out this was not something to which Lesli had looked forward. Since Mari,...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jul. 23 |     Radical Presence: Black Performance  in Contemporary Art Chronicling the emergence and development of Black performance in contemporary art, Radical Presence provides a critical framework for the history of that tradition, beginning...

Musicians bringing New Orleans flavor to the Dakota

Musicians bringing New Orleans flavor to the Dakota

Jul. 21 |   Are you ready to party New Orleans style? Then there’s nothing like the real thing, baby. And since we’re in the midst of some steamy New Orleans like weather here in the Twin Cities, why not mix it up with some equally hot New...

Highlights of the Minnesota Orchestra 2014-15 season

Highlights of the Minnesota Orchestra 2014-15 season

Jul. 18 |         The Minnesota Orchestra has announced plans for the 2014-15 season of three series: Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Family Concerts.   Here are some season highlights: Live at Orchestra Hall, offers a varied series...

Dinner goes sour

Dinner goes sour

Jul. 17 | Lesli guardedly watched him as Keith coughed on a mouthful of fries, spitting out bits of short-rib. Managed to wash it down, wiping sauce from his face. He looked in his whiskey glass at specks of meat. What good mood he’d held onto since leaving...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jul. 16 |   Malamanya Thu., Jul. 17, 8:30 pm Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis Go to www.cabooze.com or call 612-338-6425           Soul Tight Committee   Fri., Jul. 18, 9:30 pm   Santorini Taverna & Grill,...

Book highlights Black cowboy poetry

Book highlights Black cowboy poetry

Jul. 14 |   It never ceases to amaze how little need there’d be for Black History had American History been accurately told to begin with. But, just like every else outside slavery, positive aspects of historic Black life consistently are obscured....

Rain couldn’t stop the 2014 Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Rain couldn’t stop the 2014 Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Jul. 11 | “I’m glad we didn’t go to the park. We’re stuck in here together,” Dianne Reeves said at the end of her scorching hot set inside the Amsterdam Bar and Hall on Saturday night, June 28, to close the 16th annual Twin Cities...

Meeting the in-laws grows complicated

Meeting the in-laws grows complicated

Jul. 10 | That evening they stepped out on the town. They’d gone to see that revival of No Place to Be Somebody at the Apollo.  Leafing through the playbill, he’d idly suggested that it was time he met his in-laws-to-be. She had simply nodded, seriously...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jul. 9 |     12th Annual Bastille Day Block Party With live music by Black Diet, GRRRL PRTY, the Cloak Ox, Heiruspecs, and more. Sun., Jul. 13, 3-10 pm Barbette, 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis Call 612-827-5710 for more information.       For...