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Radical Presence: Black Performance 

in Contemporary Art

Chronicling the emergence and development of Black performance

in contemporary art, Radical Presence provides a critical framework

for the history of that tradition, beginning in the 1960s. Daily, Jul. 24 — Jan. 4, 2015

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

Go to www.walkerart.org or call 612-375-7600

 

 

Music in Mears:

With Carnage the Executioner, Toki Wright 

& Big Cats

Thu., Jul. 24, 6 pm

Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Continue Reading →

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Rain couldn’t stop the 2014 Twin Cities Jazz Festival

“I’m glad we didn’t go to the park. We’re stuck in here together,” Dianne Reeves said at the end of her scorching hot set inside the Amsterdam Bar and Hall on Saturday night, June 28, to close the 16th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul. It’s estimated that 20,000 attended the free festivities that took place at various outdoor and indoor locations. With the rain on Saturday came a change of venue for the Reeves concert, from outdoor to indoor, but despite all that, it turned out to be a good thing. Continue Reading →

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16th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival in full swing June 26-28 in St. Paul

 

As the summer of 2014 is upon us, and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival is happening this weekend, June 26-28 in downtown St. Paul in Mears Park and nearby clubs, now is the time to show your love for the art and music made by the distinctive voices soon-to-be heard at this year’s TC Jazz Fest, celebrating its 16th year and established track record of attracting over 30,000 music lovers. And here’s more good news, Metro Transit is offering free rides to the festival on Friday and Saturday.  

So, what does 21st century jazz sound like coming from the cosmopolitan cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis? We’re about to find out. Continue Reading →

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Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2013 — Cyrus Chestnut trio highlights full day of great music

 

 

 

With the scent of fresh cut French fries and the sounds of salsa music in the air, I found a seat near the main stage at Mears Park to take in the music of Cyrus Chestnut’s trio at the 2013 Twin Cities Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 29. Chestnut and his crew were just warming up on stage, so my timing was good. Mears Park was packed with a rainbow assortment of people, many of whom sat intently in their fold-up lawn chairs. Some festival-goers, myself included, found a giant-size rock to sit on, which was draped with someone’s colorful blanket. Greeting the crowd, Cyrus said cheerfully, “It’s good to be here! Continue Reading →

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This year’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival offers plenty of affordable, quality entertainment

This weekend June 27-29 the 15th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival returns to St. Paul’s Mears Park. And the best thing is it’s free! Festival goers can expect to experience a wide spectrum of music presented on four outdoor stages and in many local Downtown St. Paul venues. Continue Reading →

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