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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...

Minnesotans converge in celebration of Black History Month Expo to feature Black products, services, and fun for all ages

Minnesotans converge in celebration of Black History Month Expo to feature Black products, services, and fun for all ages

Feb. 13 | By Robin James Contributing Writer   Black History Month matters. What’s being lauded as the biggest Black History Month Celebration in Minnesota — the 2013 Midwest Black History Month Expo (MBHE) — is happening at the Saint Paul RiverCentre...

New music, new events and a dedication for 2013

New music, new events and a dedication for 2013

Jan. 16 |   Welcome to 2013. “When you’re moving in the positive, your destination is the brightest star,” Stevie Wonder sings, and so there it is, the goal for 2013. Looking ahead, here are some news items to help usher in your 2013 in a terrific...

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,”...

New music includes an early look at 2013 releases

New music includes an early look at 2013 releases

Dec. 5 |   Early next year, the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records is set to release two new albums from two legendary artists, Aaron Neville and Wayne Shorter. Now the label is busy promoting both artists and albums via touring and television. Shorter...

Good and bad news: MN Orchestra, new  singer’s debut, Down Beat poll results

Good and bad news: MN Orchestra, new singer’s debut, Down Beat poll results

Nov. 21 |   Planning your holiday entertainment? Wondering about young African American female singers on the rise? Want to get caught up on Down Beat’s Reader’s Poll results? No problem.   MN Orchestra labor dispute bad news for jazz lovers Well,...

First annual Baraza conference ‘a huge success’

First annual Baraza conference ‘a huge success’

Nov. 15 | Event launches movement to improve Black women’s health and wellness   Part 2 — see part one in the current print edition of the MSR By Robin James Contributing Writer The October 6 Baraza Conference presentation by Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya,...