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Bill Cosby May 31 performances at Orchestra Hall to be rescheduled

Bill Cosby May 31 performances at Orchestra Hall to be rescheduled

May. 23 |     Not unlike, some of the jazz artists that Bill Cosby admires, who have mastered their own personal sound and genius approach to improvisation, he, too has mastered those same skills associated with the art of making people laugh with...

Shades of Blue, Madlib Invades Blue Note available on vinyl May 27th

Shades of Blue, Madlib Invades Blue Note available on vinyl May 27th

May. 22 | Shades of Blue – Madlib Invades Blue Note (originally released June, 2003) will be re-released on newly remastered vinyl on May 27th as part of Blue Note’s 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative. “Two years ago, we decided to begin remastering the...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

May. 22 |             Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, 60s and 70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of...

Multi-talented entrepreneur wears many hats

Multi-talented entrepreneur wears many hats

May. 22 | Dentist looks to increase positive images of Black women in the media   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Misee Harris in her early teens wanted to be a dentist. Last year she wanted to be network television’s very first Black Bachelorette....

Lesli settles in

Lesli settles in

May. 21 | Lesli looked around and sighed at Keith’s overrun living room that was, she realized, now her overrun living room. What wouldn’t fit, Lesli had either left for Gwen or put in storage downstairs at Keith’s. Still, she had a lot of stuff to...

New Orleans trumpeter James Andrews at the Cowles Center

New Orleans trumpeter James Andrews at the Cowles Center

May. 19 |   This is not your daddy’s New Orleans jazz.  It ain’t even  your granddaddy’s. We’re talking a new, improved take on big band music that picks up where the greats like Duke Ellington and Count Basie left off and swings...

Lesli and Keith set up house

Lesli and Keith set up house

May. 14 | He woke to Lesli turning her key in the door. Loaded down with suitcases. He watched her struggle to get in the apartment, keep the door propped open, and put her bags down all at the same time. She kicked a suitcase out of the way, the door closed,...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

May. 14 |     Belle Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges,...

Local griot El-Kati tackles the delusions of race

Local griot El-Kati tackles the delusions of race

May. 9 |   Mahmoud El-Kati’s newest missive, The Myth of Race, the Reality of Racism: Critical Essays (Papyrus Publishing, Inc.), marks the latest crowning achievement of a brilliant, well-storied career as author, historian, scholar and community...

Photo exhibit highlights life in ‘70s and ‘80s Twin Cities’ Black community

Photo exhibit highlights life in ‘70s and ‘80s Twin Cities’ Black community

May. 8 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The daily life of Minneapolis’ Black community during the 1970s and 1980s, which has been documented in black and white and color photos, is now on display at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. “Sights,...