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Kiana Marie: Hometown songstress has big-time talent

Kiana Marie: Hometown songstress has big-time talent

Nov. 21 |   Brilliantly gifted vocalist Kiana Marie (www.kianamarie.biz) is fast-tracked for success and comes by it honestly. You could say she was born and bred to the craft, as her family has been part of Twin Cities music for generations. Sitting...

Monk Trumpet Competition brings out the stars

Monk Trumpet Competition brings out the stars

Nov. 20 |             Marquis Hill beat 13 trumpeters to win the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition last Sunday, November 9, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The 27-year-old Hill, of the south side of Chicago,...

Keith a singing movie star?

Keith a singing movie star?

Nov. 19 | He’d caught a catnap on the flight from the Twin Cities. Middle of the afternoon, filming in Chicago at Rosa’s Lounge, Keith sat at the bar wondering just how much longer it’d take. He’d never quite got used to the hurry-up-and-wait of making...

Dear White People: Satire takes sophisticated look at Ivy League race relations

Dear White People: Satire takes sophisticated look at Ivy League race relations

Nov. 15 | The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It’s too bad that Black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially. That’s precisely the predicament we find a quartet...

Freddie Bell back on morning local radio

Freddie Bell back on morning local radio

Nov. 14 | Longtime broadcaster joins comedian and singer for his return to KMOJ   A legend returns: Freddie Bell, a favorite for years with Twin Cities listeners, is back in the Twin Cities at KMOJ-FM’s The Morning Show. AM drive time with the quintessential...

If Lesli’d just make up her mind…

If Lesli’d just make up her mind…

Nov. 12 | First there was the show in St. Paul. Then Helen had hit him up at the last minute. Talked him into sticking around long enough for a quick trip to Chicago. She was killing two birds with one stone, a splashy gig at Rosa’s, which would also serve...

Walter Chancellor, Jr.: Music man works to keep jazz alive in Twin Cities

Walter Chancellor, Jr.: Music man works to keep jazz alive in Twin Cities

Nov. 7 | Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, arranger, and music producer Walter Chancellor, Jr. has been prominent in Twin Cities jazz and R&B the past two decades. After constant touring early on, he moved to Minneapolis from Des Moines, Iowa,...

The show must go on

The show must go on

Nov. 5 | Hey, Helen!” Keith hollered across the stage. “You ain’t gon’ b’lieve this!” She was on the stage scanning the surroundings, taking a breather. And idly responded, “Yeah, yeah, what?” “Your boy just got arrested.” Helen gave him...

Gugu the Ingenue!

Gugu the Ingenue!

Nov. 4 | Gugu Mbatha-Raw skyrocketed to fame earlier this year on the strength of her inspired performance as the title character in Belle, a biopic about a biracial slave girl who was brought by her white father to England where she was raised in the lap...

Chick Corea show draws secretive star to Dakota

Chick Corea show draws secretive star to Dakota

Nov. 3 | As we welcome the fall season, we also welcome the beginnings of good live music in the Twin Cities. We’ve got a lot to look forward to. Then again, it’s been said that life is to be lived forward, but understood backwards. So, I’m sitting in...
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