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Keith reckons with a new and different Lesli

Keith reckons with a new and different Lesli

Apr. 17 | Keith studied Lesli across the restaurant table, watching the wind play with her hair, wondering just who this maniac was.  She sat there, eyes still filmed over, half-grinning, half-grimacing. He edged back far enough to not get smacked again and,...

Teens takeover at the Walker

Teens takeover at the Walker

Apr. 17 | Teen Takeover: Double Take Thursday, April 17, 5 – 9 pm A Youth-Curated Event Presented by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council Join us for the spring Teen Takeover: Double Take, an evening of youth curated performances, hands-on art-making,...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Apr. 17 |   Bobby McFerrin Sat., Apr. 19, 8 pm Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis Go to www.minnesotaorchestra.org or call 612-371-5656                   Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli: Straighten...

Hometown talent José James returns to the Cedar

Hometown talent José James returns to the Cedar

Apr. 16 | José James and Kris Bowers return to the Cedar Cultural Center on Monday, April 21. Consider this an invitation to enjoy more new music from two young and gifted musicians with new albums.   But this is not just a fantastic reintroduction...

Lewis, Pizzarelli and McFerrin take over Orchestra Hall

Lewis, Pizzarelli and McFerrin take over Orchestra Hall

Apr. 15 | When you’re in the business of moving people–and I mean by way of live musical artistry, it’s never an easy task. If the goal is to have an unforgettable experience with an audience that occurs in the now and that takes people places...

This Week’s Spotlights

This Week’s Spotlights

Apr. 9 |                 Delfeayo Marsalis Thu., Apr. 10, 7 and 9 pm Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis Call 612-332-1010 or go to www.dakotacooks.com     Fatoumata Diawara Sat.,...

Lesli loses it

Lesli loses it

Apr. 9 |   Lesli petulantly huffed and puffed, glowering after Kisa as she hailed a cab, got in and was gone, disappearing up the boulevard. “Hnh!” Keith looked at Lesli. “You gon’ behave yourself?” He could’ve sworn she actually sulked and...

Marlon Wayans continuing family’s comedic legacy

Marlon Wayans continuing family’s comedic legacy

Apr. 9 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   If there’s a Black family of comedic aristocracy, it’s the Wayans of New York. With older brothers Keenen Ivory and Damon, and big sister Kim preceding him, whether it was natural or a mistake for Marlon...

Ruben and Lalah play well in the Twin Cities

Ruben and Lalah play well in the Twin Cities

Apr. 7 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   Ruben Studdard and Lalah Hathaway On a great feeling Sunday evening, Ruben Studdard and Lalah Hathaway started their 2014 tour at The Dakota Nightclub, located in downtown Minneapolis, in grand fashion! Although...

Lesli meets Kisa and sparks fly

Lesli meets Kisa and sparks fly

Apr. 2 | Kisa’d had a few last minute things to tend to at the studio. So, lunch wound up being changed to an early dinner. Keith came up out of the subway, squinting against what was still a fairly well lit day. When his vision cleared, he spotted Kisa...