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Local musician connects with young audience using personal experiences

Local musician connects with young audience using personal experiences

Aug. 21 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer   “Hey, what’s up man it’s Mike Dreams,” are the words spoken to a young reporter at 5:04 pm on a Monday night. After giving thanks for the time, we turned what was supposed to be a brief interview...

Keith survives round one

Keith survives round one

Aug. 20 | With Lesli’s mother Mari eyeballing him, Keith somehow summoned the nerve to stare right back. She pressed, “Aren’t you going to tell me how much you love her?” She took a tiny sip of her bourbon. “How much she means to you?” Keith...

Snowpiercer is an imaginative, smart sci-fi film

Snowpiercer is an imaginative, smart sci-fi film

Aug. 16 | By Howard McQuitter Contributing Writer   Snowpiercer is Joon-ho Bong’s first English language film. It is imaginative and smart, putting to shame most contemporary American films in the same genre(s).Bong’s (Mother, The Host, Memories of...

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Aug. 14 | Keith was in the backyard with Leslie getting acquainted with her father when they heard, “God damn it!” come from the kitchen. “Son of a —!” Lesli went in to see what was wrong. Hank said to Keith, conspiratorially, “Vocabulary like...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Aug. 13 |   Earth, Wind & Fire Thu., Aug. 14, 8 pm Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake Go to www.mysticlake.com     Guitar Shorty Sat., Aug. 16, 9 pm Pizza Lucé Downtown, 119 4th St. N., Minneapolis Go to http://pizzaluce.com         Summer...

Documentary to tell the story of Juneteenth

Documentary to tell the story of Juneteenth

Aug. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Although Lee Jordan has been working on it for some time now, the local filmmaker’s recent meeting with a local film group virtually has confirmed that his preliminary plans for a documentary on Juneteenth...

When Momma Prayed blends faith, belief, gospel, and blues

When Momma Prayed blends faith, belief, gospel, and blues

Aug. 7 | When Momma Prayed, which debuted and filled the house at the Mixed Blood Theater in 2007, takes spiritual flight again beginning August 8 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, enhanced with six pieces of original music created by musician ‘Dr. Fink,’...

Keith meets Hank and Mari

Keith meets Hank and Mari

Aug. 7 | Everybody laughed. The session went swimmingly. The only thing Helen had to say when they were done was, “We should’ve recorded that.” Then she snatched Keith by the collar. “Boy, come here. I wanna talk t’ you.” They went back out...

More Hot Fun in the Summertime 2014

More Hot Fun in the Summertime 2014

Aug. 6 |       How is your summer going? Can you believe it’s already August? With the days of summer 2014 dwindling down, you’ve got to make the most of these days ahead, especially if you plan on enjoying some live music before...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Aug. 6 |   Ziggy Marley Tue., Aug. 12, 7:30 pm Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley Go to http://mnzoo.org/ or call 952-431-9200       Ginger Commodore & Debbie Duncan Sing Aretha Fri., Aug. 08, 8 pm Dakota...