Don Cheadle

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Award-winning director brings Passing Strange to Twin Cities

Actor feels free to take risks at Mixed Blood
 
Director-actor-playwright Thomas W. Jones II, hailing from Atlanta as founding artistic director of Jomandi Productions, owns an enviable Twin Cities presence, consistently working at Mixed Blood Theatre, currently directing and performing in Passing Strange. His track record is remarkable. Starting with directing. Jones walked off with a Helen Hayes Award for Samm Art Williams’ Home and his original script Bessie’s Blues. No mere hat-trick. 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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Recognition of Black women in American film industry still the exception, not the rule

 

 
Movies, Media & More

Dwight Hobbes

You really have to wonder whether Black women are ever going to get from the American film industry the break they have long since earned, which is to say it’s gravely doubtful. White men who wield the power don’t show any signs of doing anything of the kind. Nor do White women. Not even the liberated liberal ones who just love to strut around as living breathing examples of social progress and always seem to have a special Black girlfriend on-call to trot out at upscale parties and other see-and-be-seen social events. Black men in the business, they, generally speaking, are just plain sorry when it comes to holding the same door for Black women that they themselves walked through when it was grudgingly opened. Continue Reading →

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