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Young playwright and director duo address ‘racial biases’ in Fringe play

Young playwright and director duo address ‘racial biases’ in Fringe play

Aug. 4 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Kloie Rush-Spratt’s first play, Pecan Brown and the 7…’s, is about dealing “with a world full of racial biases.” Her one-act play is part of the 2014 Minneapolis Fringe Festival. Rush-Spratt explained...

Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Aug. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Any actor hired to play “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” in a biopic expectedly would be challenged at every split or scream he’d attempt in character on screen. Chadwick Boseman demonstrated...

Rebirth Brass Band gets Dakota crowd on their feet

Rebirth Brass Band gets Dakota crowd on their feet

Aug. 1 | Do we have an agreement?,” asked lead trumpeter and Rebirth Brass Band (RBB) member Chadrick Honre at the beginning of the band’s second marathon set at the Dakota last Thursday night. He asked the audience if they were ready for some New Orleans...

Helen raises hell

Helen raises hell

Jul. 31 | Helen St. James didn’t understand the maxim “If it’s working, don’t fix it.” They got started and before long he’d had to throw her out, banish the star from her from own session. Everybody loved Helen — was crazy about the woman —...

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Jul. 30 |   Trombone Shorty  & Orleans Avenue Wed., Aug. 06, 7:30 pm Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley Go to http://mnzoo.org/  or call 952-431-9200       Lowertown First Fridays This Friday marks the...

Will Get On Up get it right?

Will Get On Up get it right?

Jul. 30 | James Brown a/k/a the Godfather of Soul, precursor to Prince, did not lead what you would call a wholesome life. He grew up in a shack dirt poor, lived in a brothel, went to prison at age 16 for robbery, later went to prison again for assault and...

Minnesota Fringe Festival presents 169 shows in Minneapolis

Minnesota Fringe Festival presents 169 shows in Minneapolis

Jul. 29 | The Midwest’s largest performing arts festival opens July 31   MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Fringe Festival, the Midwest’s largest performing arts festival, opens July 31 in 19 venues around Minneapolis. The festival will play host to 169 shows...

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...