The James on Jazz journey continues in 2018. It's hard to believe we started this journey back in 2000. thank you for hanging in there. There've been some pauses along the way, nevertheless, it's always an adventure and richly entertaining for all of those on board. Lately, the talk of the town is the Super Bowl. Yes, it's about to get lit. Indeed, there'll … [Read more...]
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Hugh Masekela was one of the few jazz artists to penetrate pop music with covers of “Up, Up and Away” in 1967, and the next year, the through-the-roof hit “Grazing in the Grass” — his unique trumpet style rendering the mellow, laid-back tune a strutting ode to quintessential cool. Released in May and topping the charts by July, “Grazing in the Grass” eventually sold upwards … [Read more...]
Mothering Through Pain and Suffering in Silence: A Collection of Stories from Survivors (The Haven Publishing), prose and poetry edited by Jasmine Tane't Boudah, is a true find that will benefit readers regardless of gender. That in and of itself makes this impassioned, eloquently articulate anthology a profoundly rewarding breath of fresh air. The advent of spoken word open … [Read more...]
The Post is a picture fated to be compared to a couple of classic newsroom thrillers: All the President's Men (1976) and Spotlight (2015). Like the former, it's set in Washington, D.C. in the ’70s and revolves around an attempt by the Nixon administration to prevent the publication of incriminating information leaked to the Washington Post by a whistleblower. And it's eerily … [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. Events include a robust schedule of free concerts throughout the 10-day festival that opens Friday, January 26 at 4 pm. Minnesota music legends Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis signed on to … [Read more...]