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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...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Apr. 2 | Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard Sun.–Tue., Apr. 6-8, 7 pm and 9 pm shows Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis Call 612-332-1010 or go to www.dakotacooks.com               Keb’...

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Mar. 26 |     Juicy J Fri., Mar. 28, 8:30 pm Myth, 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood Go to www.mythlive.com or call 651-779-6984     Century Sessions featuring Dessa VIP Packages include premium seating, two complimentray drinks, a pre-show...

Lesli’s kiss-off drives Keith to Kisa

Lesli’s kiss-off drives Keith to Kisa

Mar. 26 | Standing in the middle of the floor, it took a moment for Lesli to recover from Keith ordering her out of his apartment. She cocked her head to one side, looking at him curiously. “I’m not walking out of here in the same clothes. You don’t...

Angela Henry’s The Paris Secret

Angela Henry’s The Paris Secret

Mar. 26 |     Angela Henry’s The Paris Secret (Carina Press) is engaging entertainment, fluidly written, bright, airtight, and moves at a brisk pace. Henry (www.angelahenry.com), ace author of the hit series of Kendra Clayton mysteries, has shown...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Mar. 19 |               Salsa del Soul Fri., Mar. 21, 9 pm Crooked Pint Ale House, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis Go to www.crookedpint.com or call 612-877-6900   Ying Yang Twins with Rawgee, Nimo the Hooligan,...

Keith’s high hopes are dashed

Keith’s high hopes are dashed

Mar. 19 |             “Uh,” Keith asked, “you want something from the fridge?” Already heading to the kitchen. “Anything cold. Thanks.” He got her a can of ginger ale, grabbed himself a beer. Poor thing, had a blackout....

Otaak Band brings East Sudanese soul to the west bank

Otaak Band brings East Sudanese soul to the west bank

Mar. 19 |   By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer   Otaak BandPhotos by Sarah White It was a glimpse into a world nearly lost. But the rituals, the traditions, the passed down legacies and teachings from ancestors were still evident in his being....