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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...

Marcus Miller: Music a reflection of revolution, a link to the past

Marcus Miller: Music a reflection of revolution, a link to the past

Sep. 12 |   We are pleased to present part-two of our interview with world-class bassist Marcus Miller. He performed with his band at the Dakota on Sept 11-12. His new album is Renaissance on Concord Records.   MSR: As it’s been referenced in the...

Hot headliners hit the Selby Ave. music festival

Hot headliners hit the Selby Ave. music festival

Aug. 29 |   It is with great pride and pleasure to announce, it’s time to kick back and enjoy one of the best free music festivals in the upper Midwest. I’m talking about the 2012 Selby Ave. JazzFest happening on Saturday, September 8, 11 am — 8...

Ben Williams: Rising star bassist mixes classic and new sounds

Ben Williams: Rising star bassist mixes classic and new sounds

Aug. 22 |     Bandleader and bassist, Ben Williams is on his way to the Dakota on Sept 4 and 5 with the Pat Metheny Unity Band. He’s also well on his way to carving out a beautiful career. He won the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition...

‘The Wheatley’ reinvents itself as needs evolve

‘The Wheatley’ reinvents itself as needs evolve

Aug. 22 |   Director Milon talks about what holds communities together   By Robin James Contributing Writer   The Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC), also affectionately known as “The Wheatley,” is widely known and respected as a source...

Ravi Coltrane’s Blue Note debut arrives right on time

Ravi Coltrane’s Blue Note debut arrives right on time

Jun. 27 |       Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Ravi Coltrane’s debut recording for Blue Note Records, Spirit Fiction, was released on June 19. I believe that’s cause for celebration. You may recall reading the news about Coltrane’s...

Rich summer music menu: Bill Frisell, Rachelle Ferrell, Cassandra Wilson

Rich summer music menu: Bill Frisell, Rachelle Ferrell, Cassandra Wilson

May. 30 |   I was scanning the magazine newsstand the other day and picked up a copy of the June issue of Ebony magazine. It’s their music issue. I open it up, and who is the first person I see? It’s Esperanza Spalding. So, I read the blurb about...