Sam stopped Keith before he could count off. “Has Helen heard her part yet?”
“Sure has. Kills on it. Why?”
“Nothin’. Just wonderin’. I can’t wonder?”
“Yeah, wonder all you want.” Then said, “I got a thought.”
“Well, speak, before it dies of loneliness.” Continue Reading →
Colorful fashion and models are set to sashay down the runway at the 4th Annual Sister Spokesman Fashion Show, June 6 at the MN Music Café in St. Paul. The show will feature the talents of several local designers and vendors, delicious food, entertainment by J MOST and plenty of networking opportunities.
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The Minnesota Comic Book Association (MCBA) holds two events a year that they say are “the largest comic book conventions in the Upper Midwest.” The first one of the year, MSP ComicCon, was held May 16-17 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Along with comic book and comic book-related dealers, fan groups and other organizations, MCBA says that MSPComicCon has more than 250 “creators” — comic book writers, artists and publishers both mainstream and independent. Continue Reading →
Keith-&-Lesli“Don’t you dare bother that girl.” Sam had caught Keith pondering the sleeping Faith. Sam’s smile broadened. He couldn’t get over how much she and Luis were kindred devilish spirits. Continue Reading →
Ludacris. J. Cole. Big Sean. Ice Cube. Brother Ali. Half-naked women. Marijuana infused air. Mosh pits. Freestyle raps and dances. Tricked out rides. Graffiti. Skateboarders. St. Paul Slim. Turntables. Soundset 2015 was in full effect and there was nothing that the rain could do it about it.
Thousands of hip hop enthusiasts gathered at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN, May 24 to partake in Soundset, Minnesota’s premier hip hop festival.
Headlined by J. Cole, the festival featured 30 acts in total, spread across three stage areas. While the main stage hosted the big name artists such as Ludacris, Yelawolf, Dilated People, and Atmosphere, it wasn’t the hottest stage in the festival. Continue Reading →
Ebony magazine, over the past half-century, has evolved in its significance as an integral aspect of African American identity, beginning as a pioneering presence of self-affirmation and now a sustained symbol of same. Continue Reading →
Misty Copeland: The Life in Motion Interview
Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982, Misty Copeland is a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. A recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts, Copeland is also an inductee into the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame.
She lives in New York City and can be visited online at www.MistyCopeland.com and followed on Twitter at @mistyonpointe. Here, she talks about her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.
Kam Williams (KW): Hi Misty, thanks for the interview. Continue Reading →
“Hey, Sam.” He found himself in an almost cavernous, two-tiered studio loft. Caught sight of his favorite rascal resting, forearms across his drums, grinning that perpetually smug grin. Samantha smirked, elbows on her keyboard. Continue Reading →
Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ’67 s recently finished its four-week run at the Penumbra Theatre. The Detroit-born Morrisseau did her best to dramatize the events that this reporter lived through the five days of violence that took place in my hometown in late July, 1967. Continue Reading →
Riley “B.B.” King, unquestionably one of the greatest blues artists of all time, has passed into history, succumbing at age 89 to an on-going illness. Continue Reading →