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Radio veteran continues career at The Current

Radio veteran continues career at The Current

Jul. 8 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Derrick Stevens was born in New York and was ‘weaned’ on radio. It was listening to the late legendary DJ Frankie Crocker (1937-2000), who pioneered the “urban contemporary” music format back in the 1970s...

Keith decides whatever happens they’ll cope

Keith decides whatever happens they’ll cope

Jul. 7 | “I wish you’d stop doin’ that,” Keith told Lesli the second time she whacked him with that towel. He kissed her and went back into the living room. Where Butch and Sundance, for once, were messing with each other and not...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jul. 2 |   Future With Rico Love, Que  and Bando Jonez Wed., Jul. 09, 8 pm Mill City Nights, 111 N. 5th St., Minneapolis Go to www.millcitynights.com or call 612-333-3422         Red, White, and Boom: Fireworks Fri., Jul. 04, 10...

Lesli joins the two-percent club

Lesli joins the two-percent club

Jun. 26 | “I’ll grab something more to eat after I get there,” Lesli said as she prepared to leave for work. “Hit the commissary, then tackle that damned letter to the board. They have got to approve the plan to add a fourth floor. It’s expensive...

Entertainment Spotlights This Week

Entertainment Spotlights This Week

Jun. 25 |     Formations, Sediments, Cover-ups, and Remnants: Work by Christopher E. Harrison and Daniel Kerkhoff The work in this show explores the integration of natural materials and layers to examine the relationship between time, memory, and...

16th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival in full swing June 26-28 in St. Paul

16th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival in full swing June 26-28 in St. Paul

Jun. 23 |   As the summer of 2014 is upon us, and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival is happening this weekend, June 26-28 in downtown St. Paul in Mears Park and nearby clubs, now is the time to show your love for the art and music made by the distinctive...

Telling the story of Paul Robeson

Telling the story of Paul Robeson

Jun. 19 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   A musical play on the legendary Paul Robeson will be at the Capri Theater this weekend June 20-22. Jason McKinney stars as Robeson, the multi-faceted actor and singer who spoke against injustice both in the U.S....

Keith resolves not to spook his new partner

Keith resolves not to spook his new partner

Jun. 19 | Keith clicked the television on and quickly got bored with Harris Faulkner talking about whatever the hell it was. He hunted through the DVD library and couldn’t believe Lesli’s contributions. The woman was crazy about romantic comedies...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jun. 18 | Rock the Garden 2014 Featuring De La Soul, Lizzo, Best Coast, Dessa, Valerie June, and more. Sat.-Sun., June 21-22, 3-10 pm Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis Go to http://rockthegarden2014.com or call 612-375-7600 for more information   Ordway...

Documentaries detail sacrifices of Freedom Riders

Documentaries detail sacrifices of Freedom Riders

Jun. 16 | Freedom Riders is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings...