A snapshot of events around town Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. A smooth, classic jazz vocalist often compared to crooners like Dean Martin and Nat King Cole Oct. 28 | 7 pm Dakota Jazz Club 1010 Nicollet Ave., Mpls. More info: www.dakotacooks.com DMX in concert See veteran rapper DMX live with opening act Baltimore Oct. 28 | 7-10 … [Read more...]
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Reverential retrospective offers intimate look at the life of late icon Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri on April 4, 1928 to parents for whom she and her big brother Bailey soon became a burden. When Maya was just three, the siblings were sent alone by train to live with their paternal grandmother in Arkansas where they … [Read more...]
Actor/humanitarian-turned-writer/director Nate Parker first received critical attention for his starring role in The Great Debaters opposite Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker. Parker received an honorary doctorate from Wiley College, the school featured in the fact-based story. More recently, Parker starred in Beyond the Lights opposite Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Minnie Driver, … [Read more...]
If you can watch Nate Parker's Birth of a Nation and not leave the theater affected in some way or another, you just may not be human. “It is very powerful,” declared moviegoer Andra Robinson of Brooklyn Park to the MSR after viewing the film. She attended the September 22 screening of the film at Southdale Mall’s AMC Theater. The movie is based on the story of Nat Turner … [Read more...]
Directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa in 1954, Seven Samurai was a groundbreaking film which had a profound influence on the evolution of cinema for generations to come. Superficially, that seminal work merely reads like a martial arts epic set in 16th Century Japan. Yet, over the years, it has spawned a cottage industry of knockoffs trading in the picture's novel … [Read more...]