It’s not often that Black music is seen and heard at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul. But three Black women recently broke through and provided “a soulful and amazing night.” On Friday, June 3, PaviElle, Jayanthi Kyle and Sarah White graced the Fitzgerald stage and played to a diverse crowd. Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) 89.3 The Current presented the locally-based ladies … [Read more...]
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It was a clear departure from his previous live performances over the years, but his Thursday night concert in Atlanta is one Kenya Taylor will never forget. “The minute he walked out on stage, everybody lost it. He sat down at the piano and started singing," recalled the Peachtree resident of attending Prince’s last concert performance April 14. He was resuming his new … [Read more...]
On Monday, June 6, Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith declared Tuesday, June 7, 2016 as "Prince Day" in the state of Minnesota ahead of what would have been the music pioneer's 58th birthday. The declaration is meant to "celebrate Prince’s life and many contributions – not only in arts and culture, but also in his many acts of service to his fellow Minnesotans," according to … [Read more...]
Powerhouse performer Chantel SinGs steps from behind the mic to the driver’s seat to present “Divas on the Rise 2016,” an event billed as a “celebration of women empowerment, strength and success.” She first staged the showcase in 2010 in what she described as, “a platform for some of the hottest female talent in Minnesota. Ultimately, the goal is to take it nationally and … [Read more...]
It was safe to rock your Js and Air Forces this year, as Soundset moved from the muddy fields of Canterbury Park in Shakopee, to the cement paved roads of the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul Sunday, May 29. From the diverse lineup of national and local artists and open mic freestyle sessions, to the graffiti and break dancing, Soundset 2016 had everything a hip hop lover could … [Read more...]