A powerful collection of stories revealing hurt and hope All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World — Essays on Equality, Justice and Freedom (Nothing but The Truth, $16.95) showcases social commentary seldom heard. After all, who listens to females of color outside celebrity Oprah Winfrey or political firebrand Maxine Waters? Edited by Deborah … [Read more...]
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On July 18, 1969, Sen. Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) hosted a reunion in a rented cottage on Chappaquiddick, a tiny island just 150 yards off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The gathering was in honor of the Boiler Room Girls, a half-dozen women who had worked on his late brother Bobby's aborted presidential campaign the previous year. Around 11:15 pm, Teddy left the party in … [Read more...]
It was announced today that legendary R & B group, Earth, Wind & Fire with special guest Sinbad have been added to this year's Minnesota State Fair entertainment lineup. The Hall of Fame and nine-time Grammy award-winning group will appear on the Grandstand August 26 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $39-49 and go on sale Friday, April 13 through Etix at etix.com or by calling … [Read more...]
At least once a week, after I’ve had a long hard day of doing laundry, washing dishes, and running errands, I watch my favorite movie Girl’s Trip for a good pick-me-up. It’s funny, sassy, and well-written with beautiful actresses like Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and break-out star Tiffany Haddish, enjoying life in New Orleans at the Essence Music … [Read more...]
Sha Cage is wonderful in Danai Gurira's Familiar at Guthrie Theater. Broadening an already remarkable range, the veteran actor fascinates from the moment she steps on the stage, starring as brightly hopeful bride Tendi, caught in the crosshairs of a cultural mishap targeting her happiness. Ironically, it isn't so much that she's bringing a White husband into her African … [Read more...]