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Few acting roles for Black females

Few acting roles for Black females

Jan. 5 |       By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Final installment of a four-part series 12 Years a Slave made five out of nine top-10 films of 2013 lists by movie critics, and Fruitvale Station made two such lists; these two movies featured Black...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Jan. 2 |   Eric Roberson • Thu., Jan. 2, 7 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis • Call 612-332-1010 or go to www.dakotacooks.com #MPLS• Fri., Jan. 3, Doors open at 8 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm• Bunker’s...

Kisa lured Keith into her hotel room

Kisa lured Keith into her hotel room

Jan. 2 | Keith had studied Kisa there in his London hotel’s lobby as they’d toasted his good fortune to be fully booked up back in New York and she’d sipped her drink. She had a marvelously girlish smile that thoroughly disarmed. They’d found themselves...

Memorable musical moments from 2013

Memorable musical moments from 2013

Dec. 31 |     People have a huge thirst for connection. How well a song or an experience stays with you can be as easy as answering the question, does this art have resonance, or not? If I were to put together a musically inspired compilation of this...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Dec. 26 |           Fight the Freeze With DJ Abilities, Carnage, Duenday, Cannaholics, Niles Miller, and King Fuvi. • Fri., Dec. 27, Doors open at 8 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm • Midwest artists unite to fight poverty and hunger...

Kisa’s message takes Keith back in time to a road tour and London…

Kisa’s message takes Keith back in time to a road tour and London…

Dec. 24 | Keith woke surprisingly refreshed. Hopped out of bed, went straight to make coffee, promising himself that soon as he was thoroughly conscious, he’d call Lesli. And be careful not to mess up. There were two messages on his voicemail. One from the...

A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

Dec. 24 |   By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Third in a multi-part series   Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) in a scene from John Sayles’ Go For Sisters.(Photo by John Castillo) Yolanda Ross made her lead screen debut in Stranger Inside, a 2001 HBO...

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

Dec. 19 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer Second in a multi-part series Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) takes drastic action in a scene from John Sayles’ GO FOR SISTERS.(Photo by Kevin J. Long) Despite her impressive filmography, LisaGay Hamilton...

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Dec. 19 | The Steeles • Wed., Dec .25, 8 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis • Call 612-332-1010 or go to www.dakotacooks.com           Permed Out Showcase IV With Audio Perm, Psymun & K.Raydio,...

Along comes Kisa

Along comes Kisa

Dec. 18 |   As long as he was downtown, Keith decided to swing by Sheridan Square. If, for nothing else, to see what group of rabble rousers was protesting which social or political or corporate evil. Not that he gave a damn about injustice. If anything,...