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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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True artists shine in concert: Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Marcus Miller

True artists know how to captivate an audience. Inspiration from their musical mentors may have something to do with it. Bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding is an artist who knows how to captivate an audience. Just ask Prince. He is very supportive of her work. She’s coming to the State Theatre on September 30. Spalding’s latest Heads Up International album is Radio Music Society. Continue Reading →

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Rich summer music menu: Bill Frisell, Rachelle Ferrell, Cassandra Wilson

 

I was scanning the magazine newsstand the other day and picked up a copy of the June issue of Ebony magazine. It’s their music issue. I open it up, and who is the first person I see? It’s Esperanza Spalding. So, I read the blurb about how the bassist/vocalist would like to model her career after Ornette Coleman and Madonna. Continue Reading →

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