A tip of the chapeau to Dr. Malveaux! Dr. Julianne Malveaux has long been recognized for her progressive and insightful observations. She is a labor economist, noted author, and colorful commentator. Her contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender and their economic impacts are shaping public opinion in 21st Century America. Dr. Malveaux … [Read more...]
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A snapshot of events around town Diana Ross: In The Name of Love Tour Don’t miss the original pop diva live in concert! July 23 | 8-10 pm Treasure Island Resort and Casino 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd. 655, Red Wing More info: www.ticasino.com Drake: Summer Sixteen Tour Drake hits the road to support his top-selling fourth CD Views. Rapper Future, … [Read more...]
Femi Kuti is an artist and activist to be admired. The premier vocalist, songsmith, sax player and keyboardist renders rich melodies to engage the ear and lyrics that — pulling no punches — prod the mind, heart and soul toward social change. His music, an enchanting mix of African polyrhythm and jazz-tinged pop, brandishes singular style to deliver a serious message. This … [Read more...]
On the evening of June 21 in the New Century Theater, located at 615 Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, a studio filled with close to 200 invitation-only guests joined Shedrick Garrett, who produced and hosted the first of a series of television shows for a pilot program entitled The Shed G Show. Garrett, a.k.a. Shed G or “Mr. Can I Vent,” originally from Denver, … [Read more...]
It was in March of 2013, while presenting songs to music mogul Wyclef Jean, that members of #MPLS discovered how much they liked to work together. From working together on a case-by-case basis, to doing shows around the city as a cover band, group leader Brandon Commodore says one day they just had to ask the question: “Do we want to keep being a cover band thing and keep doing … [Read more...]