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‘I’ll Fly Away’: Soul singer Jayanthi Kyle uses her talent to comfort mourning families

‘I’ll Fly Away’: Soul singer Jayanthi Kyle uses her talent to comfort mourning families

Feb. 19 |     By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer   “There are funerals where they bring out a boombox and it’s so impersonal. It doesn’t honor or celebrate the person. It doesn’t touch souls the way live music can, the way a live human...

Keith plays Brenda’s set and gets another shock

Keith plays Brenda’s set and gets another shock

Feb. 19 | Keith showed up at the stage door and, despite that he carried a guitar case, the guard wouldn’t let him in. Anybody, after all, could come bopping up with an instrument trying to get in, and Brenda, in her frenzy, forgot to put him on the guest...

Get ready for a carnival of musical delights.

Get ready for a carnival of musical delights.

Feb. 13 |     Heading into this weekend and the next, an assortment of upcoming jazz related shows are set to take place at the Dakota. Get ready for a carnival of musical delights. Actually, it was trumpeter Russell Gunn who was to help kick things...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Feb. 12 |   Ray Covington Fri., Feb. 14, 9 pm Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill, 761 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis Go to www.bunkersmusic.com or call 612-338-8188 The 2nd Annual Minneapolis  One-Minute Play Festival Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15-16,...

Keith calls and a White man answers Lesli’s phone

Keith calls and a White man answers Lesli’s phone

Feb. 12 | Keith went back to his crib. Grabbing the phone, giving Butch and Sundance a wink, he rang Lesli’s number. A man’s voice answered. Keith thought his jaw would hit the floor. He hung up. And would’ve fixed himself a good, strong a drink. As if...

Despite its success, AfroPoP series still faces challenges

Despite its success, AfroPoP series still faces challenges

Feb. 12 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   AfroPoP, the successful public television program that shows independent films and documentaries “on contemporary life, art and pop culture across the African Diaspora” is now in its sixth season. “If...

Talking shop down at the deli

Talking shop down at the deli

Jan. 29 |   Keith didn’t wake until late the next morning. Sat up and felt great. Having figured out the solution to his Lesli dilemma. Just not the execution. One thing at a time. He owed himself a pat on the back and was going to give it to himself....

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jan. 29 | Universal Dance Destiny 9th Holiday Showcase 2014 Fri., Jan. 31, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30) In its 9th consecutive year, Universal Dance Destiny and Ministry presents a talent showcase that ignites the spirit of “unity” in the “community” while...

Keith meets Butch and Sundance

Keith meets Butch and Sundance

Jan. 22 |             Keith was so absorbed in his reveries that it surprised him when he found himself outside his apartment building. He greeted Jesse at the desk and was headed to the elevator. “Mr. Jackson?” Keith turned....

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Jan. 22 | Patti Labelle Sat., Jan.25, 8 pm  Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake  C all 952-496-6563 or go to www.mysticlake.com Cost: $54-$62             Dennis Spears Fri., Jan 31, 8 pm Cost: $10             #Mpls January...