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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,...

Businesswoman specializes in customized strategies

Businesswoman specializes in customized strategies

Oct. 24 |   By Robin James Contributing Writer   For organizations that want to make a meaningful impact in the marketplace, equip a workforce with new skills, and get better at offering ideas that transcend genres and categories, it isn’t easy....

New music from late legends Wes Montgomery, Charles Mingus

New music from late legends Wes Montgomery, Charles Mingus

Oct. 24 |   There are two essential and noteworthy albums to look out for by two artists at their musical peak, which include the late-greats guitarist Wes Montgomery and bassist Charles Mingus. Both men are still very much revered for their signature...

Event opens health dialogue to Black Twin Cities women

Event opens health dialogue to Black Twin Cities women

Oct. 3 |   Baraza creates balance, focusing on mind, body and spirit   By Robin James Contributing Writer   An exciting, one-of-a-kind event designed specifically for African American women is set to take place in the Twin Cities; it’s Baraza:...

Five-year-old and father create writing team

Five-year-old and father create writing team

Oct. 3 |   Life lessons become basis for children’s book series   By Robin James Contributing Writer   In the wide world of children’s literature, there’s a gifted young author who has already written two books and he lives in our own...

True artists shine in concert: Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Marcus Miller

True artists shine in concert: Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Marcus Miller

Oct. 1 | True artists know how to captivate an audience. Inspiration from their musical mentors may have something to do with it. Bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding is an artist who knows how to captivate an audience. Just ask Prince. He is very supportive...