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Dessa: Acclaimed local musician speaks on hip hop, sexism and ‘moral responsibility’

Minneapolis-based rapper, singer and essayist Dessa recently had 
an album that charted in the Billboard Top 100.
Photo by Charles Hallman

 Minneapolis-based rapper, singer and essayist Dessa recently had an album that charted in the Billboard Top 100. Photo by Charles Hallman

Dessa’s remixed Parts of Speech debuted  in May, nearly a year after its original release, in Billboard’s Top 100. The Minneapolis rapper, singer and essayist, and Doomtree collective member easily displayed “her writerly sensibility, wit and honesty” in a MSR one-on-one interview after a scheduled appearance with Russell Simmons at the University of Minnesota. “I do what I love. I got plenty of friends. Continue Reading →

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This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Rock the Garden 2014
Featuring De La Soul, Lizzo, Best Coast, Dessa, Valerie June, and more. Sat.-Sun., June 21-22, 3-10 pm

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Go to http://rockthegarden2014.com or call 612-375-7600 for more information

 

Ordway Summer Dance Series: R&B/Soul
Featuring music by Ray Covington and the Maxx Band. Thu., Jun. 19, 5:30 pm

Rice Park, 109 W. 4th St., St. Paul

Go to www.ordway.org/summerdance for more information. Continue Reading →

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This Week’s Entertainment Spots

 

 

Juicy J

Fri., Mar. 28, 8:30 pm

Myth, 3090 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood

Go to www.mythlive.com

or call 651-779-6984

 

 

Century Sessions featuring Dessa

VIP Packages include premium seating, two complimentray drinks, a pre-show meet and greet with Dessa and a copy of A Pound of Steam by Dessa. Meet and greet begins at 6:15 pm in the theater. Fri., Mar. 28, 7:30 pm

New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Ave., 145, Minneapolis

Go to www.hennepintheatretrust.org/our-theatres/new-century-theatre or call 612-455-9500

 
 
Alma Andina
 

Fri., Mar. Continue Reading →

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This week’s entertainment spotlights!

Flight

Various metro-area theaters
A seasoned airline pilot miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe,
saving nearly every soul on board, but as more is learned, more questions
than answers arise as to what really happened on the plane. Starring Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle.  
TCS.AX Official After-Party
 featuring Raekwon the Chef

Sun., Nov. 4 — 9 pm
 First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
701 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-332-1775 or www.first-avenue.com
With Brother Ali, Slug of Atmosphere, Dessa, I Self Devine, Sims,
Los Nativos, MaLLy, Plain Ole Bill and Kevin Beacham
Tickets are $21 in advance and $23 at the door. Continue Reading →

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