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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...

Linda’s letter gets on Keith’s last nerve

Linda’s letter gets on Keith’s last nerve

Jun. 12 | Lesli’s ordering-in suggestion sounded good. Keith didn’t feel like cooking, and there should be a law against letting Lesli anywhere near pots or pans around a working stove. He grabbed a menu and picked up the phone. Her usual was French...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jun. 11 |     Booker T. Jones Fri., Jun. 13, 7 pm Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis Go to www.dakotacooks.com or call 612-332-1010         Juneteenth Festival The Juneteenth Festival observes the...

Belle a well-crafted period film about race, class, and privilege

Belle a well-crafted period film about race, class, and privilege

Jun. 6 | By Howard McQuitter II Contributing writer Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dido Elizabeth Belle The beautiful biracial daughter Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode) and a slave woman is adopted by great-uncle Lord...

Maya Angelou memorial service will be streamed online

Maya Angelou memorial service will be streamed online

Jun. 6 | According to Wake Forest University, the memorial service for Maya Angelou will take place at the Wait Chapel of Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C., this coming Saturday morning.  Angelou died on May 28. She was the Reynolds Professor...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jun. 5 | Lyn Lake Street Festival With Secret Stash Soul Revue, Rogue Valley, Dosh, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Ginkgo, and more. In the Garfield parking lot behind the Jungle Theater. In conjunction with Open Streets Minneapolis. Proceeds benefit the Blaisdell...