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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

 

 
The Music
 
T.I.
Fri., Apr. 19, 8 pm • Epic, 110 N. 5th St., Mpls., 612-332-3742 or epicmpls.com • T.I. is on tour promoting his eighth studio album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, which he has hinted may be his last. But considering he reportedly has over 100 unreleased tracks from the Heavy is the Head sessions, this is unlikely.  Travis Scott, I-B-ILL and DJ Enferno open.  

 

 

 
Shabazz Palaces w/TheeSatisfaction and Malitia Mali Mob
Fri., Apr. 19, 8 pm • Fine Line Music Café, 318 1st Ave. Continue Reading →

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The Music
 
Beenie Man
Fri., Apr. 12, 10 pm • Epic, 110 N. 5th St., Mpls., 612-332-3742 or epicmpls.com

Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae artist and self-proclaimed “King of Dancehall.”

 

 

 

 

 
Fatoumata Diawara 
Fri., Apr. 12, 7 pm • Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-338-2674 or www.thecedar.org • Catch the Midwest debut by Mali’s new music sensation, who has been wooing critics and lighting up stages around the world with her radiant voice, coolly infectious Afro-pop, and smoking live band.  

 

 

 

 

Eric Kamau Gravatt
Fri., Apr. Continue Reading →

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Rahsaan Patterson

Thurs., Apr. 4, 8 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • With a sound that evokes comparison to Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Prince, Rahsaan Patterson has become a force in the R&B/neo-soul world. For over 15 years Patterson has released five albums, toured constantly and has collaborated with a number of soul music luminaries.  

 

 

 

Toots and the Maytals 

Sat., Apr. 6, 9 pm • Mill City Nights, 111 5th St. Continue Reading →

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Masta Killa of the Wu-Tang Clan
Fri., Mar. 29, 9 pm • Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 612-285-3112 or www.amsterdambarandhall.com • Masta Killa has made appearances on every Wu-Tang Clan album, many solo Wu projects, as well as projects by Afu-Ra, Bounty Killer and Public Enemy.  

 

 

Redman

Fri., Mar. 29, 9 pm • Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-338-6425 or www.cabooze.com • Def Jam recording artist Redman helped shape a generation of hip hop artists. Continue Reading →

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Herschel & The Detainees Present… BOOMBASTIC! Sat., Mar. 23, 8 pm • Fine Line Music Café
318 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-338-8100 or www.finelinemusic.com
Herschel & The Detainees will be rocking the house along with their brothers and sisters of RJ & The Soul, Devine Collection, and Ceewhy! Continue Reading →

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Kevin Bozeman
 
Mar. 5-9, various show times
Acme Comedy Co. 708 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-338-6393 or www.acmecomedycompany.com
With a smooth and clever style, a great smile and a contagious laugh Bozeman has been entertaining in clubs and colleges across the country.  In 2000 he was the winner of the Midwest region of the HBO Comedy Competition and flew to Los Angeles to compete as a finalist.  He performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” in 2003, and finished 2nd in the Boston Comedy Competition in 2005.  He was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2010. Grupo Corpo

Tues., Mar. 5, 7:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 1-800-982-2787 or www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org
Back by popular demand, contemporary Brazilian dance superstars Grupo Corpo return with an evening of Northrop premieres. Continue Reading →

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Aida

Through Sun., Jan. 27,  7:30 pm
Pantages Theatre
710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. www.hennepintheatretrust.org/

Aida is a contemporary spin on Giuseppe Verdi’s grand opera about love and hate, slavery and freedom, war and peace. It stars Austene Van and Jared Oxborough as lovers Aida and Radames, along with T. Mychael Rambo, Ben Bakken, Cat Brindisi, and Nathan Barlow. The company also includes several University of Minnesota theater and dance students. Continue Reading →

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Maria Isa: 416 Club Commissions

Sun., Jan. 20, 7:30 pm
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-338-2674 or www.thecedar.org
Through collaboration with Adriana Rimpel of the local Cuban band Malamanya, Maria Isa will create five original songs that trace the Afro-Latina music scene in Minnesota. Tickets are $5.  Lo-Key

Fri.-Sat., Jan. Continue Reading →

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New music, new events and a dedication for 2013

 

Welcome to 2013. “When you’re moving in the positive, your destination is the brightest star,” Stevie Wonder sings, and so there it is, the goal for 2013. Looking ahead, here are some news items to help usher in your 2013 in a terrific and positive way. Plus, my top albums of 2012.  

It’s Miller Time — sort of

“Miller Time” premiered Sunday, January 6, on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Continue Reading →

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When times get tough, you drastically adjust

 

There’s a great deal to be said for calling your own shots. It’s a very attractive aspect of professionally freelancing, not having to punch in and out at the

time clock. However, as Jackson Browne sang, “It ain’t bad work if you can get it. But, you gotta make it stick.”

Michael B. Johnson, self-styled man of multiple means, makes it stick. Like glue. Continue Reading →

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