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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!


The Music
Emeli Sande
Thurs., Aug. 1 • Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-339-7007 or • Her album, Our Version of Events, was the biggest-selling album of 2012 in the UK, and The Times of London says that she “combines Winehouse sass and Nina Simone purr.” She has recently toured with Alicia Keys who was so impressed with her, that she co-wrote three songs with Sande for her own album, Girl on Fire.  


Naughty by Nature
Fri., Aug. 3, 9 pm • Insert Coins, 315 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 651-564-4016 or • Naughty by Nature stop by Mpls. Continue Reading →

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Local youth join international poets to hone Brave New Voices

Tish Jones cultivates next generation of MN spoken word artists


By Jamal Denman

Contributing Writer


Almost every practitioner of creative art, regardless of the discipline, will be quick to point out that they are motivated to do what they do for very personal reasons. One’s affinity for a particular art form is often connected to at least one emotional, enlightening, and/or life-changing experience. This is especially true for those who are into poetry and spoken word, art forms that give a voice and a medium of expression to many who feel that they otherwise would not be heard. These aspects of spoken word and poetry are what attracted artist and educator Tish Jones. They are what motivate her to create spaces for people — youth in particular — to discover the art of spoken word, as well as to develop and hone their skills and have opportunities to perform their work. Continue Reading →

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