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This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights


Ray Covington

Fri., Feb. 14, 9 pm

Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill, 761 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis

Go to www.bunkersmusic.com or call 612-338-8188

The 2nd Annual Minneapolis 

One-Minute Play Festival

Sat. and Sun., Feb. 15-16, 8 pm

Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis

Go to www.oneminuteplayfestival.com or call 612-338-0937

Graff on Girlz MN [Sound+Art Composition]

A night of audio/visual art with Orko Eloheim

Live graffiti bodypainting

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Local chapter of National Black Nurses organizes festive gathering

Eliminating health disparities high on their agenda
By Robin James

Contributing Writer


Stepping into Spring with the “Minnesota Black Nurses Association” was the joyous theme at the organization’s first annual gala on Saturday, March 9, held at the Crown Plaza hotel in Brooklyn Park, co-sponsored by The Minnesota Black Nurses Association (MNBNA) and a number of other local organizations. This special event was dedicated to fundraising for scholarships for the next generation of nurses and was attended by nearly 200 guests, who took part in festivities that lasted over three hours but didn’t feel like a long, drawn-out

occasion. According to event organizers, there are approximately 100 Black nurses in the Twin Cities area. The overall polish and organization of the affair gave the distinct impression that the engagement wasn’t the MNBNA’s first go-around. Familiar faces in the crowd included Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter and Roxanne Givens, founder of the Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center. Continue Reading →

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Georgia Ellyse: Why you need to know about Mike De’cole

At a time when R&B has been said to be on the decline or even dying, Mike De’cole surfaces as a pleasant pulse and breath of fresh air. The Chicago native, recently dropped his debut single “Never (Lost Without You)” and has received great reviews from Twin Cities critics. He is constantly doing shows in the metro area and has performed in sets with artists like Ray Covington and Chantel Sings. But what makes him stand out at a time when the music industry is saturated with youtube wannabes and autotune singers? Mike De’cole took a few minutes to chat with Miss Georgia about his inspirations and what sets him apart as an artist. Continue Reading →

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Local talk-show producer redefines the word ‘frugal’



Keith Porter has found a way around today’s affordable housing crisis. He saves a bundle by forgoing a place of his own. He floats. “I crash with friends. And, when [business] slows down, have a girlfriend I can stay with.”

This is not your conventional instance of being homeless. Continue Reading →

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This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

Ray Covington

Fri., Dec. 28, 9:30 pm
Bunker’s Music Bar & Grill
761 Washington Ave. N., Mpls., 612-338-8188
or www.bunkersmusic.com
Cover is $7. Sat., Dec. 29, 9:30 pm: Chase and the Ovation:the music of Prince
Cover is $7. Continue Reading →

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