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U of M study: Race matters most in determining who breathes bad air

U of M study: Race matters most in determining who breathes bad air

May. 7 | The Twin Cities earn yet another racial disparities distinction   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer In April, researchers at the University of Minnesota released a study showing that people of color in the U.S. typically breathe air that...

I remember when the community supported us

I remember when the community supported us

May. 6 | By Lovell Oates Contributing Writer   Conclusion of a series Last week: If the bridge is not built to reconnect these [incarcerated] brothers…in the end, the work being done in the community will become more difficult because a chain is only...

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...

This Week’s Entertainment Spots

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...

This weekend, it’s jazz-related concerts galore!

This weekend, it’s jazz-related concerts galore!

Apr. 23 | Brooklyn-based ensemble Red Baraat makes its debut at Orchestra Hall on Friday, April 25 at 8 pm. Critics have described their performance as “a shot of pure adrenalin.” Established in 2008, Red Baraat is an eight-piece band from Brooklyn,...

Redlining targets Black Minnesotans and neighborhoods

Redlining targets Black Minnesotans and neighborhoods

Apr. 22 | Wells Fargo leads pack according to U of M report on sub-prime lenders By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   A new University of Minnesota Law School study shows that Blacks and other communities of color and low-income residents in the Twin Cities...

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Lynx draft four ‘solid players’

Apr. 20 | Unlike last year’s top-heavy, star-studded draft, the 2014 WNBA Draft was instead more workwoman-like. Filling specific team needs took precedence over obtaining star players. The MSR, during the April 10 pre-draft media conference call, asked...

Teens takeover at the Walker

Teens takeover at the Walker

Apr. 17 | Teen Takeover: Double Take Thursday, April 17, 5 – 9 pm A Youth-Curated Event Presented by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council Join us for the spring Teen Takeover: Double Take, an evening of youth curated performances, hands-on art-making,...

Brian McKnight Returning To the Dakota

Brian McKnight Returning To the Dakota

Apr. 17 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   Brian McKnight Soul and R&B recording artist Brian McKnight is returning to the Dakota Nightclub in Minneapolis April 19 and Easter Sunday, April 20 for four performances. The Twin Cities are high...

Lewis, Pizzarelli and McFerrin take over Orchestra Hall

Lewis, Pizzarelli and McFerrin take over Orchestra Hall

Apr. 15 | When you’re in the business of moving people–and I mean by way of live musical artistry, it’s never an easy task. If the goal is to have an unforgettable experience with an audience that occurs in the now and that takes people places...