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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

 

 
The Music
 

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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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

The Music
 

 

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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Sax man Charles Lloyd to appear at the Dakota

 

Whenever master saxophonist Charles Lloyd appears at the Dakota, it’s a beloved occasion. Not to mention, the crowd capacity for these sort of memorable events are always to the max. Next week, Lloyd returns to the Dakota just in time to celebrate his 75th birthday with performances on March 10-11, sets at 7 and 9 pm. He was born on March 15 in Memphis, Tennessee. Since the late 1960s, Lloyd has continued to make rare concert appearances around the world. 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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Hometown talent celebrate BMA’s 25-year anniversary

 
African American cable music company saluted by local music artists
 
By Robin James

Contributing Writer

 

“Coming here tonight, I see so many great friends in the house who are here with us tonight…Without you there would be no us,” Pete Rhodes, the founder of the BMA Network, said at its first BMA Channel celebration held at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant on Friday, December 21. This three-hour event, which Rhodes hosted, was free and open to the public. A first-of-its-kind event, it also served as the 25th anniversary of the BMA Network. Sponsors of the event included IPR, Comcast, and the Minnesota State Lottery. Technically speaking, BMA has been around for 28 years, but as far as formal annual celebrations go, the number 25 works. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Wed.-Thurs., Jan. 9-10, 7 & 9 pm
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com
Tickets are $50-$65 for the 7 pm show and $40-$45 for the 9 pm show. T.A.Y.E.

Wed., Jan. 9, 8 pm (in the Entry)
First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
701 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-332-1775 or www.first-avenue.com
With Contrast Muzic, Lyrik Lasha, Jermz the Teacher, Crome Barz, Sam Carlyle, Spin, King Fuvi and Rob-1
Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at door. Continue Reading →

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 The One Love Movement:
End of the Year Smokeout with DJ VERB X

Mon., Dec. 31, 8 pm
First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
 701 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-332-1775 or www.first-avenue.com
Tickets $5 advance, $20 at door. 18+

Christmas with Alexander O’Neal

Sat.-Sun., Dec. 22-23, 7 & 9 pm
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com
Tickets are $36 for the 7 pm show and $32 for the 9 pm show. Continue Reading →

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Home for the Holidays concert
 with Kimberly Brown

Sun., Dec. 16, 2:30 & 6:30 pm
Fine Line Music Cafe
318 First Ave. N., Mpls., 612-338-8100 or www.finelinemusic.com
Tickets are $25 for seating and $15 for standing room only;
for tickets, go to www.kimberlybrown.info. Tower of Power 

Mon.-Wed., Dec. 17-19, 7 & 9 pm
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com
 Tickets are $55-70 for the 7 pm show
and $45-60 for the 9 pm show. Continue Reading →

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Irma Thomas

Thurs., Nov. 29, 7 & 9 pm
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com
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

 Sat., Dec. Continue Reading →

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Tinariwen
 
Sat., Oct. 27, 7 pm
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com
Tickets are $35. Love & Marriage

Oct. 10-27:
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-339-4944 or www.illusiontheater.org
This multi-media musical revue celebrates love, life partners, and the true meaning of “for better or for worse.”
Tickets are $15-28. Alex Cross

Various metro-area theaters
A homicide detective/psychologist faces off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with a serial killer. Continue Reading →

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