12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen’s newest feature is based on the true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom, as chronicled
in the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup — a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana.
Lizz Wright & Raul Midón
Fri., Oct 25, 7:30 pm • Ordway Music Theater, 345 Washington Street, St. Paul • Includes a conversation about the
melding of influences that inform an artists individuality• At 6:30 pm in the Marzitelli Foyer the head of the bass department
at McNally Smith, Jeff Bailey (Moveable Feast), will be facilitating a conversation about the artistry of Raul Midón and
Lizz Wright along with Ben Abrahamson ( Lulu’s Playground, Ben Abrahmson Quartet) and Ashley Commodore (#MPLS). • For more information, contact Sandra Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-821-2396. Malamanya
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Sun., May 26, 11 am — 8:30 pm • Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd. Shakopee, MN, 952-445-7223 or www.soundsetfestival.com/ • This years Soundset Festival features nine hours of hip hop music all in one day – rain or shine. Performers include Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Busta Rhymes, Atmosphere, P.O.S., Greg Grease, A$AP Ferg, Tech N9ne, Joey Bada$$, Dizzy Wright, Sean Price, The ReMINDers, and many more. Memorial Day Blowout Soundset After-Party
Sun., May 26, (doors open at) 9 pm • Insert Coins, 315 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 651-564-4016 or www.insertcoinsmpls.com • Hosted by Snoop Dogg and featuring a live performance by MN Fats and music by DJ D Mil. 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 →