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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 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 Spotlights


Chastity Brown 

Sun., Mar. 9, 11 am

Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis

Call 612-276-6523 or go to  

 Joe Louis Walker 

Fri., Mar. 7, 8 pm

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis

Call 612-332-1010 or go to  


Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole 

Sun., Mar. Continue Reading →

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Northsiders mingle with cops, firefighters at People’s BBQ



By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


If only for a few hours, the city’s North Side and Minneapolis police recently worked together and had fun doing so. At least on that day, August 17, police officers walked among the mostly Black crowd and peacefully coexisted. Minneapolis police, along with Minneapolis firefighters and the Park Board members, held the “Battle of the Badges — The People’s BBQ,” a free food and entertainment event at North Commons Park. One officer later told the MSR that they ran out of food, but it appeared that everyone had fun. In light of recent tensions between the Black community and police, “I thought it was a great idea,” said KMOJ Morning Personality Shedrick Garrett, better known as Shed G. The station was among several local businesses and organizations that helped sponsor the four-hour outdoor event. Continue Reading →

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Miss Black Minnesota USA shares her light through writing and service




By Chilonda Medlock

Contributing Writer


Despite the first snowfall in December, which quickly turned driving conditions on the road from typical to treacherous, the community came out in respectable numbers. Approximately 150 people came out to support a worthwhile event, the Miss Black Minnesota USA 2012 Pageant. The event took place Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Hopkins High School in Minnetonka. Seventeen young ladies ranging in ages as young as five to 21 years old participated. The competition is an annual event that provides girls and young women an opportunity to showcase their talent and to speak about their future aspirations. Continue Reading →

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