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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....

Sole surviving original member of the Four Tops answers questions from fans

Sole surviving original member of the Four Tops answers questions from fans

Mar. 19 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Legendary artists such as Abdul “Duke” Fakir can spin a yarn or two when given the opportunity. The sole surviving original member of the Four Tops took full advantage of this during a question and answer...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Mar. 12 |   Andre Cymone Sun., Mar. 16, 8 pm 7th St. Entry, 701 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis Go to www.first-avenue.com or call 612-338-8388       Childish Gambino Tue., Mar. 18, 6:30 pm Myth Live, Event Center, 3090 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood Call...

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...