On Sunday, December 10, 2017, Stokley Williams, the Grammy-nominated vocalist, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead singer/drummer for the R&B group Mint Condition, kicked off his Sonic Healer Tour at the Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul. Williams first captivated the audience with a variety of his original new music. Throughout his … [Read more...]
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The timeless phrase “Twas the night before Christmas" from the classic ode, A Visit from St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore, has never been quite the same since Gary Hines and Sounds of Blackness (www.soundsofblackness.org) got their hands on it and took the yuletide scenario to soulville with the annual heartwarming The Night before Christmas — A Musical … [Read more...]
Free 10-day fan fest coming to Nicollet Mall Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis will be the site of the massive free, 10-day fan festival leading up to Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Events include a robust schedule of free concerts throughout the 10-day festival. Minnesota music legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have signed on to serve as Minnesota Music … [Read more...]
The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) since 1979 has brought films and other programming produced by Blacks to the American audience. The organization now has a new name: Black Public Media (BPM). The name change was first brought up in 2011, but in the last couple of years, BPM Executive Director Leslie Fields-Cruz and the NBPC board began exploring the … [Read more...]
Hello, Beauties! Welcome to MSR’s new fashion column called Fashioning YOU - Inside & Out. Each month, I, Nicole Pillow, will have the distinct privilege of providing you with a fun and fashion-filled adventure tailor-made for both your body and soul. As a speaker, writer, educator and personal empowerment coach, I’m humbled to say that my faith and determination has … [Read more...]