Jimi Hendrix

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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

Jay-Z

Sat., Nov. 30, 8 pm

• Xcel Energy Center, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

• Call 651-726-8240 or go to www.xcelenergycenter.com

 

 

 

Toussaint Morrison

With Black Diet, Dwell & the Shape Ship, Big Jess

Fri., Nov. 29, 9 pm

• Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

• Go to www.triplerocksocialclub.com or call 612-333-7399

 

21st Annual Jimi Hendrix Remembered

With Mato, Billy Franze, Jellybean Johnson, Charles Fletcher, Billy Thommes, and more

Sat., Nov. Continue Reading →

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Mercury rookie Griner gets help from legends

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

While other reporters asked basketball-related questions during her first Twin Cities visit since 2011, the MSR instead asked 6’-8” Phoenix Mercury rookie center Brittney Griner about her musical tastes. During an earlier media conference call, Griner disclosed that she usually listens to Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” during her pre-game routine. “That’s my favorite song, so that’s what I listen to a lot before games,” she disclosed. “Normally, I start off [with] some Jimi Hendrix, then maybe Trace Adkins, and then I’ll switch over to rap. It just depends on what I’m in the mood for.”

Hendrix’s hit obviously was around nearly three decades before her birth in 1990, so the MSR asked Griner who hipped her to the legendary guitarist. Continue Reading →

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Electric Ladyland DVD tells behind-the-scenes story of Jimi Hendrix

 

 

 

Jimi Hendrix was one of the most famous Black men of his day. Yet he didn’t have a Black following. He remains, decades later, the most singularly influential rock guitarist to ever walk the earth. That includes Charley Christian, Carl Perkins, Eric Clapton and everybody else. And that still barely registers with the Black public. Continue Reading →

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