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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...

A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

A conversation with veteran actress Yolanda Ross

Dec. 24 |   By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Third in a multi-part series   Fontayne (Yolonda Ross) in a scene from John Sayles’ Go For Sisters.(Photo by John Castillo) Yolanda Ross made her lead screen debut in Stranger Inside, a 2001 HBO...

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

‘Ordinary African American woman’ LisaGay Hamilton has an impressive acting resume

Dec. 19 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer Second in a multi-part series Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) takes drastic action in a scene from John Sayles’ GO FOR SISTERS.(Photo by Kevin J. Long) Despite her impressive filmography, LisaGay Hamilton...

LisaGay Hamilton and Yolanda Ross star in new John Sayles thriller

LisaGay Hamilton and Yolanda Ross star in new John Sayles thriller

Dec. 16 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   The first of a four-part series that takes a look at Black women in the movie industry   Go For Sisters, a John Sayles movie, made its local debut in Minneapolis December 13 at Landmark Theatres’...

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

PBS commemorates television show that featured the best in gospel music

Dec. 4 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   Over the course of three decades, the late Sid Ordower brought the greats and some-to-be greats in gospel music each week on local Chicago television. The likes of Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson,...

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Nets’ Anderson hoping for a turnaround

Dec. 3 |       While local media types flew to a former Minnesota Timberwolves player in town, asking him once again what it’s like to play against his former team, this reporter opted instead to hang around a native Minneapolis player’s...

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

Nov. 27 |     They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant,...

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Noelle Scaggs from Fitz and The Tantrums talks touring, music and her three wishes

Nov. 27 |         By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer “I love the rush of performing on stage, and watching the emotional responses from the crowd,” says Noelle Scaggs the dynamic co-lead singer extraordinaire of Fitz and the Tantrums....

Building the ‘Buy Black’ movement in Minnesota

Building the ‘Buy Black’ movement in Minnesota

Nov. 21 | Local entrepreneurs discuss challenges, offer solutions   News Analysis By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The idea for the recent MSR multi-part Black business series first came last year during a conversation with Twin Cities Black Film Festival...

Record win streak ends for Gopher women’s hockey

Record win streak ends for Gopher women’s hockey

Nov. 20 |       Now that “The Streak” is snapped, will it be truly recognized as a historic feat?  Minnesota’s 62-game women’s hockey win streak ended with a 3-2 loss Sunday against North Dakota. The Gophers hadn’t lost a game since...