Tech N9ne, along with his fans, showed up and showed out at the Myth nightclub in Maplewood Friday, March 24. The venue was full of energy as Tech N9ne and his Strange Music label mates took to the stage in front of a packed house. HD-TVs displayed footage, fog machines, costume changes and technicians — Tech’s affectionate term for his fans — being carried out, jumping … [Read more...]
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Zack Caligiuri's This Is Where I Am (University of Minnesota Press, $17.95) comes from a gifted author and would've worked with competent editing and a publishing house acting with integrity. Regrettably, this valuable volume suffers a disjointed rendering and worse, sensationalized publicity peddling a bill of goods: hawking the book as a prison memoir — … [Read more...]
(Steve Floyd/MSR News) Family entertainment and Vikings legend Cris Carter were the main attractions at the March 18 grand opening of Bowlero in Eden Prairie, one of three Minnesota locations, including Blaine and Lakeville. The state-of-the-art bowling alley includes HD TVs at the end of every lane, and an arcade that houses “the world’s largest” … [Read more...]
Internationally iconic guitarist, singer and songwriter Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry was found unresponsive at his home in St. Charles County, Missouri. He was pronounced dead of natural causes at age 90. Hailed as “The Father of Rock and Roll,” Berry died on March 18, leaving a legacy that will last forever. Berry, inspired by blues notables T-Bone Walker, … [Read more...]
The beloved classic King Kong (1933), starring Fay Wray, revolved around an expedition to an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an array of prodigious prehistoric creatures. The explorers proceed to capture and cage a gigantic ape with plans to put him on exhibition in New York as the “8th Wonder of the World.” He eventually escapes and wreaks havoc around the … [Read more...]