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Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Too many loose ends in Get On Up

Aug. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Any actor hired to play “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” in a biopic expectedly would be challenged at every split or scream he’d attempt in character on screen. Chadwick Boseman demonstrated...

Will Get On Up get it right?

Will Get On Up get it right?

Jul. 30 | James Brown a/k/a the Godfather of Soul, precursor to Prince, did not lead what you would call a wholesome life. He grew up in a shack dirt poor, lived in a brothel, went to prison at age 16 for robbery, later went to prison again for assault and...

Baggage Claim takes you on a pleasant, yet predictable trip

Baggage Claim takes you on a pleasant, yet predictable trip

Oct. 14 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Baggage Claim is a delightful but predictable movie that hit theaters September 27. The David E. Talbert movie is like one of lighthearted screwball fare that I can sit and watch on Turner Classic...

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Sep. 25 | JXTALICIOUS -Last of Summer Happy Hour Friday, Sept. 27, 6-9 pm • JXTA Artists’ Cooperative at 1108 W. Broadway. Mpls.• Join the 1108 Artists in a late summer studio crawl. Stroll through nine artist studios while enjoying refreshments by Tabota...

Part one: Singer/songwriter explores love, personal  experiences on debut solo project

Part one: Singer/songwriter explores love, personal experiences on debut solo project

May. 22 |     Have you heard Lia Renee Dior sing? If you’ve listened to KMOJ 89.9 lately, chances are you’ve heard the beautiful voice of the Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter singing her songs “Beautiful,” or “Good Morning,” that speak...

Hometown talent celebrate BMA’s 25-year anniversary

Hometown talent celebrate BMA’s 25-year anniversary

Jan. 2 |   African American cable music company saluted by local music artists   By Robin James Contributing Writer   “Coming here tonight, I see so many great friends in the house who are here with us tonight…Without you there would be no us,”...

Best albums of 2011 make  for optimism about 2012

Best albums of 2011 make for optimism about 2012

Jan. 4 |     As the year 2011 ends and 2012 begins, one word comes to mind: optimistic. Optimistic is how I feel. Kind of like the song “Optimistic,” sung by the Sounds of Blackness and written by Jimmy Jam for his mother. It’s one of my favorite...

Movies, Media & More – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency DVD box set makes an excellent gift

Movies, Media & More – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency DVD box set makes an excellent gift

Nov. 30 |   The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency DVD box set makes an excellent gift By Dwight Hobbes   The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (HBO) is exactly why DVD is a great invention. You can plant yourself in front of the television,...