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The Music
Live on the Drive 2013 with Chastity Brown
Thurs., July 11, 6-8 pm • 34th Ave. N. and Victory Memorial Parkway  • Live on the Drive is a free community concert, outdoors in North Minneapolis on the beautiful Victory Memorial Parkway •

Bring your family and invite your friends • Each concert is followed by a movie presented by Movies in the Park.  


Carl Thomas
Fri., July 12, 8 pm • Wilebski’s Legendary Blues Saloon, 1638 Rice Street, St. Paul, • Former Bad Boy Records R&B artist performs an intimate concert with Trilla opening.  






Doug E. Fresh 
Fri., July 12, 9 pm • Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-338-6425 or • Mn Hip Hop Society kicks off its inaugural event with the legendary Doug E. Fresh, hip hop icon and human beatbox machine. Continue Reading →

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Wenso Ashby releases latest CD with classy listening party

Longtime collaborator Zsamé featured at party, on album

Wenso Ashby featuring Zsamé, premier Twin Cities neo-soul purveyors (Midnite Walkin’, Wenso Ashby Live and Love Is So Amazing) are in transition. Namely, on the newest offerings, The Moment of Truth and Signature, ace pianist-composer-producer Wenso Ashby goes solo. Sterling vocalist Zsamé Morgan and sax wizard Willie Moore put guest appearances on both with Morgan limited to two turns on each. There’s been no statement issued to the press, so, we’re left to guess what’s going on. Whether Morgan, a fixture for years, is simply on sort of a hiatus from the recording side of things or is being phased out altogether is unknown. Continue Reading →

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