Sat., Jan.25, 8 pm Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake C
all 952-496-6563 or go to www.mysticlake.com
Fri., Jan 31, 8 pm
January 31, 11:30 pm
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
Call 612-332-1010 or go to www.dakotacooks.com
Cedar Ave. Fire Benefit
Fri., Jan. 24, 6 pm
The Cedar, Augsburg and KFAI are hosting a fire benefit concert to raise funds for the victims and their families of the New Years Day fire at 516 Cedar Ave S. Please note: there will be no Cedar guest list for this benefit. Everyone that wishes to attend will have to purchase a ticket. Advance tickets are highly recommended as this benefit is likely to sell out. Continue Reading →
Kool G Rap and DJ Polo
Fri., May 17, 10 pm • Cabooze, 917 Cedar Avenue S., 612-338-6425 or www.cabooze.com • Kool G Rap is regarded as a hugely influential golden age rapper. He is often cited as one of the most influential and skilled MC’s of all time • With special guest Empire Status, (Bobby Raps & Muja Messiah), and Long Doe (Tony Bones, Big Wiz, Mike the Martyr & DJ Nimo the Hooligan) and dj’s King Otto & Just Nine.
Dennis Spears & Ginger Commodore
Sat., May 18, 8 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • Spears and Commodore, both known for their contribution to Moore by Four, as well as being gems of the Midwest music and theater scenes in their own right, join forces for a night of sizzling soul and powerful vocals.
The Blu Ice Soul Session featuring. Erica West w/DJ Smoke D
Tues., May 21, 8 pm • Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave. Continue Reading →
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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Financial state result of administration’s failure to watch cash flow
By James L. Stroud, Jr.
Penumbra Theatre Company (PTC), one of the nation’s largest African American theaters, has suspended its programming for the year. This decision is due to a cash-flow challenge, which prompted PTC to lay off six of its 16 full-time employees. In a surprising twist to it all, PTC’s Lou Bellamy, who is known for being the founder, will be replaced as artistic director. However, according to reports, his successor will not be announced until close to the spring of 2013, when the theater will resume production. PTC was founded by Bellamy in 1976. Continue Reading →
Always and Forever at Illusion Theater, starring Dennis Spears and Julius Collins, III and
featuring Jackson M. Hurst and David Hurst, has “hands-down hit” stamped all over it. In block letters. Whatever your holiday plans are, if they don’t include this show, change them. This is especially recommended for the family grinch. You know, that one wet blanket who every year makes Scrooge look like the life of the party. Continue Reading →