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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,...

May Day Parade 2014

May Day Parade 2014

May. 8 | Images from the annual May Day Parade that took place on Sunday, May 4, 2014 All photos by Emmett Timmons ...

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

May. 8 | TU Dance Join founders Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands for an unforgettable 10th anniversary dance concert featuring master Alvin Ailey’s duet Twin Cities from his legendary The River (1970) as well as repertory favorites and world premiere, a...

Bruno moves in, much to his regret

Bruno moves in, much to his regret

May. 7 | Keith never got much mail. Bills went straight to his accountant and he’d never been much of one for correspondence. Today, what showed up was his Players subscription, which he wasn’t sure whether Lesli would let him keep. And a few guitar...

Combining households: his place or hers?

Combining households: his place or hers?

Apr. 30 | When they woke up again, they were even more exhausted. She sat up. In reflex, he rolled over, reaching for her thigh. Lesli brushed Keith’s hand aside and swiftly slid out of bed, declaring, “We need to decide living conditions. You have an apartment...

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This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Apr. 30 | Sights, Sounds, and Soul: Twin Cities through the Lens of Charles Chamblis From family reunions to the nightclub scene, there is no one who documented the Twin Cities Black community like Charles Chamblis. Affectionately called “The Pictureman,”...

Award-winning director brings Passing Strange to Twin Cities

Award-winning director brings Passing Strange to Twin Cities

Apr. 24 | Actor feels free to take risks at Mixed Blood   Director-actor-playwright Thomas W. Jones II, hailing from Atlanta as founding artistic director of Jomandi Productions, owns an enviable Twin Cities presence, consistently working at Mixed...

Minneapolis musician selected for Doris Duke Artist Award

Minneapolis musician selected for Doris Duke Artist Award

Apr. 24 |   Minneapolis native, New York-based pianist and composer Craig Taborn among 13 jazz artists to receive 2014 Doris Duke Foundation awards     Earlier this week, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) announced the first-ever...

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This Week’s Entertainment Spots

Apr. 24 |   Passing Strange With disparate styles that range from ‘60’s Europop to ‘70’s punk to ‘80’s electronica to gospel, soul, and funk to musical theatre and witha nod to James Brown, this 2008 Tony Award winner is a play within a rock...

Keith pops the proverbial question

Keith pops the proverbial question

Apr. 23 |   Keith woke drained. Praying, God, if I never do nothing else in life right, please don’t let me do this wrong. Please, keep me from screwing this up. He looked over at a contentedly sighing Lesli. Got up, went into her living room, lit a...