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Lesli shows up and makes herself at home

Lesli shows up and makes herself at home

Mar. 12 | Keith staggered into the lobby of his apartment building looking like death warmed over. Jesse’s sub was on duty at the reception desk. A disagreeable blue-eyed blonde, Germanic as best he could tell, chiseled cheekbones, legs nearly up to her...

Last surviving Four Top honored as a living legend

Last surviving Four Top honored as a living legend

Mar. 12 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Abdul “Duke” Fakir, the sole surviving original member of the Four Tops, recently was honored as a “Living Legend.” St. Peter’s AME Church in South Minneapolis on February 23 honored Fakir during...

Cable networks using Black sitcoms to draw more viewers

Cable networks using Black sitcoms to draw more viewers

Mar. 11 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer According to Nielsen, Blacks watch almost 40 percent more television than any other group. As a result, Black-themed sitcoms and reality shows seemingly are now hot properties on cable. But not on just...

Lesli gets a good laugh at Keith’s expense

Lesli gets a good laugh at Keith’s expense

Mar. 5 |  Lesli briefly froze, going through a few mental clicks to make sense of Keith’s remark. Then fell out laughing, pitching forward, blouse bulging. Finally she collapsed, spilling from her chair to the floor. Howling. Keith stared at her like she...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Mar. 5 |   Chastity Brown  Sun., Mar. 9, 11 am Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis Call 612-276-6523 or go to www.icehousempls.com.    Joe Louis Walker  Fri., Mar. 7, 8 pm Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis Call...

Is Black History Month still relevant?

Is Black History Month still relevant?

Mar. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Is Black History Month still relevant? A mix of Black folk from the “young, and young at heart” assembled at Sirius XM’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and discussed this topic early February. USA...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Feb. 26 | Stanley Clarke Thu., Feb. 27, 7 pm The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis Go to www.thecedar.org or call 612-338-2674     Stevie Stone With Young Tyson, Zone EZ Thu., Feb. 27, 7 pm The Pourhouse, 10 S. 5th St., Minneapolis Go...

Minnesota Orchestra unveils 2014 “Live at Orchestra Hall” and Sommerfest concerts

Minnesota Orchestra unveils 2014 “Live at Orchestra Hall” and Sommerfest concerts

Feb. 26 | Having just witnessed a richly entertaining musical show during the 2014 NBA All Star Game held in New Orleans featuring New Orleans own Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, and Dr. John, among others, I couldn’t help but think about our own musical...

Keith works hard to stay cool

Keith works hard to stay cool

Feb. 26 | He didn’t know what else to do except say, “You look great.” Of course, she looks great, stupid. Could you be anymore lame? He forced himself not to look around in anticipation of that man who’d answered her phone stepping up next to Lesli,...

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Feb. 19 |     Habib Koité and Bamada   Sun., Feb. 23, 7 pm   The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis   Go to www.thecedar.org or call   612-338-2674               Hannibal Buress Sat.,...