A snapshot of events around town 20th Annual “What’s Going On” — A Birthday Tribute to Marvin Gaye This year’s show will include performances by some of Minneapolis’ finest vocalists and musicians including Ray Covington, Erica West, Jay Bee and many more! April 1 & 2 | 9 - 11:59 pm Bunkers Music Bar & Grill 761 N. Washington Ave., … [Read more...]
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King Promise is a new musician who is hitting the Ghanaian airwaves with scintillating music that not only excites the ears, but also gets the mind thinking while leaving the body with a feel for dancing. If your music library has been feeling drab lately, maybe it is time you considered adding a King Promise track to spice things up. He might be the new kid on … [Read more...]
A snapshot of events around town Niles: Live From the Dakota Featuring Dahlia Jones, Cassandra Telae, Adversity and more! Mar. 25 | 10:30-11:59 pm Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpl.s More info: www.dakotacooks.com/event/niles-to-remain Harlem Globetrotters Celebrating 90 years! Mar. 25 & 26 | 7 pm Target Center 600 … [Read more...]
It is New Zealand in the 1920s, a time when race was a hot button issue. And the idea of mating across the Maori-Pakeha (European) color line was still terribly taboo. For this reason, Paraiti (Whirimako Black), a native midwife, has surreptitiously been summoned to the home of Rebecca Vickers (Antonia Perbble), a wealthy White woman whose husband is out of the country on … [Read more...]
Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story by Kemba Smith and Monique W. Morris (IBJ Book Publishing) recounts the tragic dilemma of a naïve and impressionable girl so busy trying to be grown up she almost ends up spending her adult life behind penitentiary bars for crimes committed by her murderous, drug-dealing boyfriend whom authorities are determined to prosecute — … [Read more...]