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Hank and Keith reach an understanding

Hank and Keith reach an understanding

Sep. 3 | By the time dinner was done with, everybody was feeling pretty nice. Which is when Mari decided to turn dinner into pool party. “Keith, darling? You didn’t happen to pack a pair of swimming trunks?” “So happens I did not.” “Henry?” “I...

Zsame serenades parents at Wenso Ashby’s CD release

Zsame serenades parents at Wenso Ashby’s CD release

Aug. 27 | The evening doesn’t get off to a promising start at Else Warehouse for pianist/producer/composer Wenso Ashby’s The Rebirth: Mind, Body & Soul release event and listening party. Not having seen Ashby in ages, I eagerly reach to shake his hand....

Belle: biopic inspired by painting chronicles life of slave-turned-aristocrat

Belle: biopic inspired by painting chronicles life of slave-turned-aristocrat

Aug. 27 | Born in the West Indies in 1761, Dido Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) was the product of the taboo union of Mary Belle, an African slave, and John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), a British ship captain. Upon Mary’s death, the concerned father brought his eight-year-old...

The diners hold forth

The diners hold forth

Aug. 27 | Hank snatched up a cloth and began wiping the glass table down. “Would you start putting those burgers on the platter while they’re still edible?” “Sure thing.” “So, what’s my daughter got against Helen St. James? I saw the woman...

Local musician connects with young audience using personal experiences

Local musician connects with young audience using personal experiences

Aug. 21 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer   “Hey, what’s up man it’s Mike Dreams,” are the words spoken to a young reporter at 5:04 pm on a Monday night. After giving thanks for the time, we turned what was supposed to be a brief interview...

Keith survives round one

Keith survives round one

Aug. 20 | With Lesli’s mother Mari eyeballing him, Keith somehow summoned the nerve to stare right back. She pressed, “Aren’t you going to tell me how much you love her?” She took a tiny sip of her bourbon. “How much she means to you?” Keith...

Snowpiercer is an imaginative, smart sci-fi film

Snowpiercer is an imaginative, smart sci-fi film

Aug. 16 | By Howard McQuitter Contributing Writer   Snowpiercer is Joon-ho Bong’s first English language film. It is imaginative and smart, putting to shame most contemporary American films in the same genre(s).Bong’s (Mother, The Host, Memories of...

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Aug. 14 | Keith was in the backyard with Leslie getting acquainted with her father when they heard, “God damn it!” come from the kitchen. “Son of a —!” Lesli went in to see what was wrong. Hank said to Keith, conspiratorially, “Vocabulary like...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Aug. 13 |   Earth, Wind & Fire Thu., Aug. 14, 8 pm Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake Go to www.mysticlake.com     Guitar Shorty Sat., Aug. 16, 9 pm Pizza Lucé Downtown, 119 4th St. N., Minneapolis Go to http://pizzaluce.com         Summer...

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...
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