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Time to take care of business


Keith sat there much relieved watching TV with Sam gently snoring on his shoulder. Sorely tempted, but relieved. And nibbled pretzels.

Once he was sure she was asleep, Keith eased out from under her. Went over to the bed and quietly picked up the guitar. Did an old jam his dad had taught him. An hysterical old ditty by Jim Croce. Continue Reading →

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A feast for the ears: Don’t miss Rene´ Marie and Hugh Masekela  

René Marie. I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Earth Kitt

Having your own unique sound is the prize possession in music. Smart artists know to work with what they’ve got and keep it moving — imperfections, conflicts, grittiness and all. Faithful supporters of this music get it. You never give up, and you continue to negotiate change with style. One such artist who has mastered this approach in an artful way is Virginia born and based singer-songwriter René Marie. Continue Reading →

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Sister Spokesman: “Networking with Purpose” — meet the panelists

LaJuana Whitmore

Sister Spokesman plans to bring three fantastic panelists to the “Networking with Purpose” event held at Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, March 7. Each panelist will offer her own perspective about the power of networking. This month we have LaJuana Whitmore, Bianca “Cali” Lewis and Angela Harmon. Continue Reading →

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‘Beyond the Lights’ DVD review: Love in the time of hip hopera!


Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has it all, or so it seems. After years of trying to make it, the emerging pop singer is finally on the brink of super-stardom, thanks to several hit singles she recently released, duets with her famous rapper boyfriend, Kid Culprit (Machine Gun Kelly). Continue Reading →

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Popularity grows for hometown singer PaviElle


As PaviElle French’s voice lifted the audience’s spirits at First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2014 show, it was easy to see why the audience danced along with her. French’s music embodies her life experiences. She creates something timeless, something everybody can relate to she said recently at the Acadia Café in Minneapolis. Continue Reading →

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Samantha throws Keith a curve


Luis had got lucky. Keith and Sam sat back, looked at each other and took another break. Passing the tequila back and forth. Keith got up off the sofa and went to go see what was in Luis’ fridge.

Sam turned the television on. Got The Beverly Hillbillies and sat there, idiotically mesmerized. “Hey,” Keith called, “got some roast beef in here, swiss cheese, tomatoes and, let’s see, what else…” Continue Reading →

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