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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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This week’s entertainment spotlights

Legends: Eartha … The Whole Kitt & Kaboodle
Featuring Regina Marie Williams and pianist Dan Chouinard

Sat., Nov. 10, 7-8:30 pm & Sun., Nov. 11, 3-4:30 pm
Capri Theater
2027 W. Broadway Ave., Mpls., 612-643-2000 or
Tickets are $25; for tickets, call OvationTix at 866-811-4111 or go to The Connection

Wed., Nov. 14, 7 & 9:15 pm
Trylon Microcinema
3258 Minnehaha Ave. Continue Reading →

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Entertainer shares his family’s love with Northside youth


  Dennis Spears, successful local entertainer and beloved mentor to youth on the North Side, attributes much of his life success to a man who loved him unconditionally, taught him patiently, and provided steady examples of good citizenship and integrity in the way he lived his everyday life. This man was Spears’ grandfather, known to most in his Mangham, Louisiana community as Mr. George. Spears was born in Toledo, Ohio to a single mother he adores and describes as his “biggest fan.” Early on in his life, Spears’ grandparents stepped in to help their daughter and grandson, raising Spears on their farm and teaching him the values of hard work, community service and loving God.  


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Black girl speaks: a play and artistic movement




Talitha V. Anyabwele’s Black Girl Speaks, makes its area premiere, launching the 2012-13 national tour, at a most appropriate venue, North Minneapolis’ Capri Theater. After all, where better to honor African American women with this celebrated production than the heart of the Black Twin Cities. Author-director-performer-producer Anyabwele states this theatrical experience is, “a series of monologues and spoken word pieces threaded together to chronicle the lives of Black women throughout the Diaspora. “Everything…from our relationships with our mothers, daughters and sisters and lovers and husbands to experiences with our careers to molestation, [the show has] very deep topics in our community we typically shy away from. And at the end I always applaud the Black woman for triumphing, the fact that we are standing as strong and beautiful as we are today.”

It was first staged in 2005 and, standing on spontaneity as a significant part of its strength, has never in its history as an international vehicle been done exactly the same way twice, letting the work thrive as art that continually evolves. Continue Reading →

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975: Documentary recalls era of radical struggle



A film review

By Brittany Lewis

Contributing Writer


On Friday, February 24, the group Solidarity will host a free screening of the film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. The social hour begins at 6 pm with the film showing at 7 pm. This is a free event. Presented as a group of Swedish filmmakers’ — as “outsiders” — observation of America from 1967-1975, this film tells a more nuanced story of Black radical struggle in the United States. Although this film does not aim to provide its viewers with a comprehensive history of the rise of the Black Power Movement, it does highlight the growing divide between two Americas — Black and White. Continue Reading →

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We Win observes Kwanzaa at the Capri

By James L. Stroud, Jr.

Contributing Writer


On December 14 the We Win Institute held its annual Kwanzaa celebration. This year it was observed at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. The celebration included live entertainment by the We Win Institute students and others, as well as a special treat for those who love storytellers. Nothando Zulu, who has been performing for children and adults in Minnesota for more than 20 years and nationally for more than 15 years, entertained the audience with a little help from the children. What is Kwanzaa? Continue Reading →

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