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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...

This year’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival offers plenty of affordable, quality entertainment

This year’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival offers plenty of affordable, quality entertainment

Jun. 26 | Illustration by Christopher E. Harrison This weekend June 27-29 the 15th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival returns to St. Paul’s Mears Park. And the best thing is it’s free! Festival goers can expect to experience a wide spectrum of music presented...

Supergroup BWB pays tribute to the King of Pop on new release

Supergroup BWB pays tribute to the King of Pop on new release

Jun. 19 |       With the fourth anniversary of the passing of Michael Jackson upon us, it’s a good time to pause, reflect and celebrate his life and his music. Celebrating Jackson’s music is something a number of contemporary artists, jazz...

In memory of legendary jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller

In memory of legendary jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller

Jun. 12 |       There was something magical about the way he played. All of my closest friends knew he was my favorite living pianist. His name is Mulgrew Miller. On Wednesday, May 29, Mulgrew passed away at the age of 57. He had a stroke the week...

Part Two: Singer/Songwriter explores love, personal experiences on debut solo project

Part Two: Singer/Songwriter explores love, personal experiences on debut solo project

May. 22 |       Part 2 of 2   MSR: Where do some of the lyrics to your songs come from? LRD: A lot of them come from personal experience. When I created this album [Love Child], I wanted to speak to myself. I wanted to tell myself how to get out...

Twin City Jazz Festival  celebrating 15 years

Twin City Jazz Festival celebrating 15 years

May. 1 |     The Twin Cities Jazz Festival has good reason to celebrate this year. It’s the festival’s 15th anniversary. Festivities get under way June 27-29 in Mears Park located downtown St. Paul. Admission to Jazz Fest is free. Jazz Fest Executive...

Well-traveled Craig Taborn speaks on homecoming gig, new album and more

Well-traveled Craig Taborn speaks on homecoming gig, new album and more

Apr. 10 |     In a big push forward, Golden Valley, Minnesota prodigy, Craig Taborn’s new album, Chants, (ECM) will be released on April 23. This will be followed by a tour which will be aided by a big headlining mini-festival, “Heroic Frenzies:...

Blacks are four times more likely to develop kidney disease

Blacks are four times more likely to develop kidney disease

Mar. 20 | Early detection essential to controlling the condition   By Robin James Contributing Writer Eliminating health disparities is hard work, particularly when it comes to tackling the list of disparities directly related to the African American...

Local makeup pro launches cosmetic line — Women of Color embellishes darker-hued skin

Local makeup pro launches cosmetic line — Women of Color embellishes darker-hued skin

Mar. 13 |         By Robin James Contributing Writer   Popular makeup brands are catering to women of color now more than ever as companies examine and rethink the importance and power of reaching this unique audience. Celebrities like Queen...

José James and band awes Cedar crowd

José James and band awes Cedar crowd

Feb. 27 |     José James didn’t just sing during his homecoming concert at the Cedar on January 29, he spoke his mind. And he delivered on the wish that most concertgoers have when they go to see a promising new artist perform. He took them on...