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Documentary to tell the story of Juneteenth

Documentary to tell the story of Juneteenth

Aug. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Although Lee Jordan has been working on it for some time now, the local filmmaker’s recent meeting with a local film group virtually has confirmed that his preliminary plans for a documentary on Juneteenth...

When Momma Prayed blends faith, belief, gospel, and blues

When Momma Prayed blends faith, belief, gospel, and blues

Aug. 7 | When Momma Prayed, which debuted and filled the house at the Mixed Blood Theater in 2007, takes spiritual flight again beginning August 8 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, enhanced with six pieces of original music created by musician ‘Dr. Fink,’...

Keith meets Hank and Mari

Keith meets Hank and Mari

Aug. 7 | Everybody laughed. The session went swimmingly. The only thing Helen had to say when they were done was, “We should’ve recorded that.” Then she snatched Keith by the collar. “Boy, come here. I wanna talk t’ you.” They went back out...

More Hot Fun in the Summertime 2014

More Hot Fun in the Summertime 2014

Aug. 6 |       How is your summer going? Can you believe it’s already August? With the days of summer 2014 dwindling down, you’ve got to make the most of these days ahead, especially if you plan on enjoying some live music before...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Aug. 6 |   Ziggy Marley Tue., Aug. 12, 7:30 pm Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley Go to http://mnzoo.org/ or call 952-431-9200       Ginger Commodore & Debbie Duncan Sing Aretha Fri., Aug. 08, 8 pm Dakota...

Young playwright and director duo address ‘racial biases’ in Fringe play

Young playwright and director duo address ‘racial biases’ in Fringe play

Aug. 4 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Kloie Rush-Spratt’s first play, Pecan Brown and the 7…’s, is about dealing “with a world full of racial biases.” Her one-act play is part of the 2014 Minneapolis Fringe Festival. Rush-Spratt explained...

Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Aug. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Any actor hired to play “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” in a biopic expectedly would be challenged at every split or scream he’d attempt in character on screen. Chadwick Boseman demonstrated...

Rebirth Brass Band gets Dakota crowd on their feet

Rebirth Brass Band gets Dakota crowd on their feet

Aug. 1 | Do we have an agreement?,” asked lead trumpeter and Rebirth Brass Band (RBB) member Chadrick Honre at the beginning of the band’s second marathon set at the Dakota last Thursday night. He asked the audience if they were ready for some New Orleans...

Helen raises hell

Helen raises hell

Jul. 31 | Helen St. James didn’t understand the maxim “If it’s working, don’t fix it.” They got started and before long he’d had to throw her out, banish the star from her from own session. Everybody loved Helen — was crazy about the woman —...

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Jul. 30 |   Trombone Shorty  & Orleans Avenue Wed., Aug. 06, 7:30 pm Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley Go to http://mnzoo.org/  or call 952-431-9200       Lowertown First Fridays This Friday marks the...