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Bobby McFerrin

Sat., Apr. 19, 8 pm

Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Go to www.minnesotaorchestra.org or

call 612-371-5656










Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli: Straighten Up and Fly Right

Fri., Apr. 18, 8 pm

Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Go to www.minnesotaorchestra.org or call 612-371-5656










Twin City Community Gospel With

Sandy Hodges and Friends Gospel Band

Sun., Apr. 20, 10 am

Famous Dave’s BBQ & Blues Uptown, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis

Go to www.famousdaves.com or call 612-822-9900










ScHoolboy Q With Isaiah Rashad,

Vince Staples

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Lewis, Pizzarelli and McFerrin take over Orchestra Hall

When you’re in the business of moving people–and I mean by way of live musical artistry, it’s never an easy task. If the goal is to have an unforgettable experience with an audience that occurs in the now and that takes people places that they’ve never been before, then Orchestra Hall has arranged something extra special for music lovers this weekend. Pianist Ramsey Lewis along with guitarist John Pizzarelli take the stage on Friday, April 18 at 8 pm to perform a special Nat King Cole tribute, and vocalist Bobby McFerrin performs with his band that includes his daughter, vocalist Madison McFerrin, on Saturday, April 19 at 8 pm. Both Grammy Award-winning artists, Lewis and McFerrin enjoy ever-evolving careers and music making that continues to attract diverse audiences around the globe. They have also, in their own distinct ways, altered the musical landscape with their unmatched virtuosity and masterful creativity for decades. Continue Reading →

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Ramsey Lewis: Jazz piano great served up fresh tunes at Mpls club




By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


Ramsey Lewis’ recent two-day engagement at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis May 20-21 showed the half-century-career jazz pianist still is as fresh as ever. Lewis has released some 80 albums to his credit. The classically trained pianist has done jazz, gospel and blues throughout his career. He also hosted radio shows as well over the years. He and his Electric Band’s one-hour set began with the classic “Wade in the Water.” “I started playing it at our church, but not like that,” Lewis joked afterwards. Continue Reading →

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