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Belle

Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle

Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. Opens May 16, various times

Landmark Uptown Theater, 2906 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Go to www.landmarktheatres.com or call 612-823-3005

 

 

 

 

 

Song of the Jasmine

Featuring Ragamala Dance and Rudresh Mahanthappa

Ragamala Dance’s codirectors Aparna Ramaswamy and Ranee Ramaswamy collaborate with jazz saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa

for an absorbing investigation of identity that conjures the past in order to experience the power of the present. May 15-17, 8 pm; May 18, 2 pm

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

Go to www.walkerart.org or call 612-375-7600 for more information

 

 

 

 

 

Cassandra Wilson

Mon. and Tue., May 19-20, 7 pm and 9 pm shows

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis

Call 612-332-1010 or go to www.dakotacooks.com

 

 

 

 

 

Soundset 2014

With performances by Nas, Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill, and more; skateboarding competition;

custom car show; freestyle sessions; b-boy/b-girl competitions. Continue Reading →

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Ray Covington

Fri., Feb. 14, 9 pm

Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill, 761 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis

Go to www.bunkersmusic.com or call 612-338-8188

The 2nd Annual Minneapolis 

One-Minute Play Festival

Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15-16, 8 pm

Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis

Go to www.oneminuteplayfestival.com or call 612-338-0937

Graff on Girlz MN [Sound+Art Composition]

A night of audio/visual art with Orko Eloheim

Live graffiti bodypainting

Tue., Feb. Continue Reading →

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The Music
 

 
Soundset 2013

Sun., May 26, 11 am — 8:30 pm • Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. Shakopee, MN, 952-445-7223 or www.soundsetfestival.com/ • This years Soundset Festival features nine hours of hip hop music all in one day – rain or shine. Performers include Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Busta Rhymes, Atmosphere, P.O.S., Greg Grease, A$AP Ferg, Tech N9ne, Joey Bada$$, Dizzy Wright, Sean Price, The ReMINDers, and many more. Memorial Day Blowout Soundset After-Party
Sun., May 26, (doors open at) 9 pm • Insert Coins, 315 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 651-564-4016 or www.insertcoinsmpls.com • Hosted by Snoop Dogg and featuring a live performance by MN Fats and music by DJ D Mil. Continue Reading →

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The Music
 

 
Kool G Rap and DJ Polo 
Fri., May 17, 10 pm • Cabooze, 917 Cedar Avenue S., 612-338-6425 or www.cabooze.com • Kool G Rap is regarded as a hugely influential golden age rapper. He is often cited as one of the most influential and skilled MC’s of all time • With special guest Empire Status, (Bobby Raps & Muja Messiah), and Long Doe (Tony Bones, Big Wiz, Mike the Martyr & DJ Nimo the Hooligan) and dj’s King Otto & Just Nine.  

 

 

 

Dennis Spears & Ginger Commodore
Sat., May 18, 8 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • Spears and Commodore, both known for their contribution to Moore by Four, as well as being gems of the Midwest music and theater scenes in their own right, join forces for a night of sizzling soul and powerful vocals.  

 

 

 

 
The Blu Ice Soul Session featuring. Erica West w/DJ Smoke D
Tues., May 21, 8 pm • Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave. Continue Reading →

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