Ashley DuBose

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New Orleans trumpeter James Andrews at the Cowles Center

This is not your daddy’s New Orleans jazz.  It ain’t even  your granddaddy’s. We’re talking a new, improved take on big band music that picks up where the greats like Duke Ellington and Count Basie left off and swings it in a direction that while faithfully anchored in the classic form innovatively  breaks the mold. We’re talking a brilliant trumpet man and spirited singer James Andrews ( who brings his richly original style of Big Easy soul to the Twin Cities’ Cowles Center. Andrews is dubbed the Satchmo of the Ghetto and, indeed, his hero and main influence is the immortal Louis Armstrong. Continue Reading →

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Back to Black

What is “Back to Black?” Fashion Odds, an online fashion and entertainment bi-monthly magazine established in the Twin Cities, defines Back to Black as reminiscing the history of past momentums that have impacted the present experiences of the 12 influential and empowering African American women. On February 12, 2014, Fashion Odds Minneapolis partnered up with Chris McDuffie Photography and the Minneapolis Beauty Lounge to capture 12 African American women of the Twin Cities in one movement: “Back to Black,” to honor Black History Month 2014.  

Pictured from left to right are Anna Jones (model, actress, host and emcee), Shatona Kilgore Groves (owner of Webb Models and Talent), Coryn Woitel (model), Sherita Moss (model, dancer and actress), Ashley DuBose (singer/songwriter), Sonya Goins (news reporter), Robyn Robinson (news reporter, jewelry designer), Faatemah Ampey (award-winning hair trendsetter), Jasmine Stringer (business development consultant), Ada Johnson (product manager, Target Corporation), Felicia Wright-Palmer (model and Xcel Energy, outdoor lighting) and Judy Justin (co-owner of Eldercare Consultants). Read more about them at  

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Georgia Ellyse: Ashley Dubose talks about being a single mother, new projects & more




Have you ever met a legend before they blew up? Something about them convinces you that they have the ability to go all the way, they simply possess the “it” factor. I am certain those that come across Ashley Dubose’s music or witness her perform form the same conclusion, “she is going to make it big one day!”

A diamond in the rough, emboding the quality and creativity of a major label artist yet still independent and faced with the struggle of quitting a job or following a dreams with no guarantees. Maintaining job security seems like the responsible thing to do when one has a child to care for. Dubose, a St. Continue Reading →

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Hometown talent celebrate BMA’s 25-year anniversary

African American cable music company saluted by local music artists
By Robin James

Contributing Writer


“Coming here tonight, I see so many great friends in the house who are here with us tonight…Without you there would be no us,” Pete Rhodes, the founder of the BMA Network, said at its first BMA Channel celebration held at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant on Friday, December 21. This three-hour event, which Rhodes hosted, was free and open to the public. A first-of-its-kind event, it also served as the 25th anniversary of the BMA Network. Sponsors of the event included IPR, Comcast, and the Minnesota State Lottery. Technically speaking, BMA has been around for 28 years, but as far as formal annual celebrations go, the number 25 works. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

Public Enemy

 Thurs., Dec. 6, 8 pm:
First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
701 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-332-1775 or
With X-Clan, Monie Love, Schoolly D, Leaders of the New School, Wise Intelligent, Son of Bazerk & No Self Control, Awesome Dre, Davy Dmx and DJ Johnny Juice
Tickets are $25. This event is for ages-18+. Hypel’s Listening Party, Featuring Nakia Marie, Ashley DuBose and Mike Dreams

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This week’s Entertainment Spotlights!

Irma Thomas

Thurs., Nov. 29, 7 & 9 pm
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or
Tickets are $50-$60 for the 7 pm show and $40-$50 for the 9 pm show. Mon.-Tues., Dec. 10-11, 7 pm: Go Tell It on the Mountain:
The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show
Tickets are $45. Black Girl Speaks

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