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This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights


Earth, Wind & Fire

Thu., Aug. 14, 8 pm

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel,

2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake

Go to www.mysticlake.com



Guitar Shorty

Sat., Aug. 16, 9 pm

Pizza Lucé Downtown, 119 4th St. N., Minneapolis

Go to http://pizzaluce.com





Summer Set Music & Camping Festival

With music by Wu-Tang Clan, Flying Lotus, Chance the Rapper, Chromeo, and more;

food and beverage vendors; camping. Fri.-Sun., Aug. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

The Music


Herschel & The Detainees Present… BOOMBASTIC! Sat., Mar. 23, 8 pm • Fine Line Music Café
318 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-338-8100 or www.finelinemusic.com
Herschel & The Detainees will be rocking the house along with their brothers and sisters of RJ & The Soul, Devine Collection, and Ceewhy! Continue Reading →

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Habakkuk Records spotlights emerging gospel artists

Label owner creates business plan through divine inspiration
By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


In today’s up-and-down economy, when music consumers opt for digital downloads rather than purchasing CDs, April Washington’s Habakkuk Records, which she started in 2008, has weathered the economic turbulence. A seasoned veteran music executive, Washington says she applied what she learned from her years with major labels to her own label. “When I went to

Motown, I worked under Jheryl Busby,” she told the MSR in a phone interview. “He was a phenomenal executive. One of the things he taught us was really get on the ground…where the fan base [is]. Continue Reading →

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Wu-Tang Clan founder’s new film a ‘dream come true’

RZA becomes a director with The Man with the Iron Fists


By Demetairs Bell

Contributing Writer


Wearing the triple crown in his feature film debut as a director, co-writer and leading man, RZA, the founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, gives you The Man with the Iron Fists, a movie he describes as “an action-packed adventure about brotherhood and loyalty.” He also says, “There’s humor and drama in the film.”

Those that have followed RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan know he’s a fan of kung fu films, he told me some of his favorites include Godfather of Hong Kong, Fists of Double K and Five Deadly Venoms. As a music producer for the Wu-Tang Clan he mixed in sound effects from kung fu films creating his groundbreaking signature sound. The Man with the Iron Fists is a story of warriors, assassins and a lone hero whose paths collide in a village in China where they battle for a fortune in gold and to win the heart of a love interest. Calling this project “a dream come true,” RZA stated this was something he has been determined to get out to moviegoers for quite a while. He began his film career acting in the 1999 cult classic Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. RZA has had a number of supporting roles over the years, most notably as a detective in American Gangster opposite Denzel Washington. Continue Reading →

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