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Hometown talent José James returns to the Cedar

Hometown talent José James returns to the Cedar

Apr. 16 | José James and Kris Bowers return to the Cedar Cultural Center on Monday, April 21. Consider this an invitation to enjoy more new music from two young and gifted musicians with new albums.   But this is not just a fantastic reintroduction...

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...

Minnesota Orchestra unveils 2014 “Live at Orchestra Hall” and Sommerfest concerts

Minnesota Orchestra unveils 2014 “Live at Orchestra Hall” and Sommerfest concerts

Feb. 26 | Having just witnessed a richly entertaining musical show during the 2014 NBA All Star Game held in New Orleans featuring New Orleans own Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, and Dr. John, among others, I couldn’t help but think about our own musical...

Get ready for a carnival of musical delights.

Get ready for a carnival of musical delights.

Feb. 13 |     Heading into this weekend and the next, an assortment of upcoming jazz related shows are set to take place at the Dakota. Get ready for a carnival of musical delights. Actually, it was trumpeter Russell Gunn who was to help kick things...

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...

Marcus Roberts Trio performing at the Dakota

Marcus Roberts Trio performing at the Dakota

Nov. 6 |                   On Wednesday, November 6, for two sets only, the Marcus Roberts Trio returns to the Dakota stage to bring its well-known one-of-a-kind virtuosity to local audiences. And for a group that...

Philanthropy for many is simply ‘doing the right thing’ for Blacks

Philanthropy for many is simply ‘doing the right thing’ for Blacks

Sep. 26 | MSR speaks with Minnesota Council on Foundations’ president Trista Harris   By Robin James Contributing Writer   Trista HarrisPhoto courtesy of theMinnesota Council on Foundations Who is Trista Harris? She’s an author, blogger, and self-described...

U of M appoints new v.p. for equity, diversity — Dr. Albert says she’s ‘ready to partner’  on social concerns

U of M appoints new v.p. for equity, diversity — Dr. Albert says she’s ‘ready to partner’ on social concerns

Jul. 24 |     By Robin James Contributing Writer   The University of Minnesota has ambitious diversity goals, and Dr. Katrice A. Albert, in her newly appointed position as vice president for equity and diversity, is prepared to lead forward in...

Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2013 — Cyrus Chestnut trio highlights full day of great music

Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2013 — Cyrus Chestnut trio highlights full day of great music

Jul. 24 |       With the scent of fresh cut French fries and the sounds of salsa music in the air, I found a seat near the main stage at Mears Park to take in the music of Cyrus Chestnut’s trio at the 2013 Twin Cities Jazz Festival on Saturday,...

Legendary guitarist performing at the  Dakota pursuing degree in music therapy

Legendary guitarist performing at the Dakota pursuing degree in music therapy

Jul. 10 |     Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan is world renowned for his unique two-handed guitar technique (also known as the touch technique, or two-handed tapping) and will return to the Twin Cities to play a special solo guitar set at the Dakota...