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Formations, Sediments, Cover-ups, and Remnants: Work by Christopher E. Harrison and Daniel Kerkhoff

The work in this show explores the integration of natural materials and layers to examine the relationship between time, memory, and the world we inhabit. Tue.-Sat., June 21 — July 19, 10 am — 4 pm; Opening reception Sat., June 28, 6-8 pm

Banfill-locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Rd., Fridley

Go to www.banfill-locke.org or call 763-574-1850 for more information

 

 

 

 

The 3rd Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life

Minneapolis musicians spanning three decades will come together to play the iconic soundtrack to Purple Rain in its birthplace. Featuring Bobby Z & Friends, Sounds of Blackness, Paris Bennett, Dr. Fink, Eric Leeds, Slug (Atmosphere), and more. VIP reception hosted by Apollonia. Sat., Jun. Continue Reading →

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This Week’s Entertainment Spots

 

Passing Strange

With disparate styles that range from ‘60’s Europop to ‘70’s punk to ‘80’s electronica to gospel, soul, and funk to musical theatre and witha nod to James Brown, this 2008 Tony Award winner is a play within a rock concert. The show follows an emerging African American musician from his garage-band days in Los Angeles to coffeehouses in Amsterdam. Apr. 25 — May 11, Wed.-Sat., 7:30 pm; Sun., 3 pm

Mixed Blood Theatre, Alan Page Auditorium, 1501 S. 4th St., Minneapolis Tickets: $0 — First come, first served; $20 — guaranteed admission. Go to www.mixedblood.com or contact the box office at 612-338-6131

for more information

 

 

 

Heiruspecs 

(album release) 

With Allan Kingdom, Dem Atlas, DJ Neviator. Continue Reading →

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This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

 

Ray Covington

Fri., Feb. 14, 9 pm

Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill, 761 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis

Go to www.bunkersmusic.com or call 612-338-8188

The 2nd Annual Minneapolis 

One-Minute Play Festival

Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15-16, 8 pm

Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis

Go to www.oneminuteplayfestival.com or call 612-338-0937

Graff on Girlz MN [Sound+Art Composition]

A night of audio/visual art with Orko Eloheim

Live graffiti bodypainting

Tue., Feb. Continue Reading →

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This Week’s Spotlights

 

 

WAR

Fri., Nov. 1, 7:30 pm • Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina

• Call 763-478-6661 or visit http://medinaentertainment.com/featured/war/ for more information

 

 

Living Colour

Fri., Nov. 1, 8 pm •

Mill City Nights, 111 N. 5th St., Minneapolis

• visit www.millcitynights.com, or call 612-333-3422

 

 

 

 

Shemekia Copeland

Fri., Nov. 1, 8 pm •

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis  • Visit www.dakotacooks.com,

or call 612-332-1010

 

 

 

Toro y Moi with Classixx

Sat., Nov. 2, 8 pm •

First Avenue, 701 1st Ave. Continue Reading →

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Bettye Lavette

Mon.-Tues., Sept. 23-24, 7 pm • The Dakota Jazz Club,1010 Nicollet Ave. • Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • Legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette has been performing and recording for over four decades. Her eclectic musical style combines elements of soul, blues, rock and roll, funk, gospel, and country music.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Cliff

Thurs., Sept. Continue Reading →

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SFJAZZ’s new home, Bobby Z’s 2nd benefit, D’Angelo’s new music

 

Congrats to SFJAZZ. After presenting its first concerts in San Francisco 30 years ago, today the nonprofit organization SFJAZZ has built a home and performance venue of its own. Its grand opening occurred on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21, 2013. According to a press release about the SFJAZZ opening, “The SFJAZZ Center can now efficiently integrate itself under one roof to present world-class artists in concert throughout the year, nurture young musicians’ development and promote music education.”

“After 30 years of presenting music in a variety of rented venues throughout the Bay, it is with great joy we announce our first season in our new home, the SFJAZZ Center,” said Randall Kline, the founder and executive artistic director of SFJAZZ. He also noted in the press release, “The center is the first free-standing building for jazz in the country — designed, from concept to concert hall, to create an enhanced setting for creating and experiencing what the esteemed jazz writer Whitney Balliett calls ‘the sound of surprise.’”

McCoy Tyner’s January 24 concert at SFJAZZ is already sold out. Continue Reading →

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Bobby Z presents 2nd annual benefit concert for heart health

 

Bobby Z’s organization My Purple Heart and the American Heart Association will present the 2nd 

Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life! on Saturday, March 9, 8 pm, at First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Robert Rivkin, a.k.a. Bobby Z, is the former drummer for Prince & the Revolution. This event will feature actress Maya Rudolph, drummer ?uestlove of the Roots, Stokley Williams of Mint Condition, vocalist Alexander O’Neal and many other guests. A portion of the proceeds will benefit My Purple Heart and the American Heart Association for continued heart-health education. Continue Reading →

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