This week’s Entertainment spotlights



Through Sun., Jan. 27,  7:30 pm

Pantages Theatre

710 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.

Aida is a contemporary spin on Giuseppe Verdi’s grand opera about love and hate, slavery and freedom, war and peace. It stars Austene Van and Jared Oxborough as lovers Aida and Radames, along with T. Mychael Rambo, Ben Bakken, Cat Brindisi, and Nathan Barlow. The company also includes several University of Minnesota theater and dance students.

José James presents No Beginning No End

w/ DJ Brian Engel of Hipshaker


Tues., Jan. 29, 7:30 pm

Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls.

612-338-2674 or

Soulful Minneapolis-born singer and composer José James presents music from his new album No Beginning No End (Blue Note Records) in an intimate homecoming concert.







The Dave Holland Quintet


Sun., Jan. 27, 7:00 pm

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-332-1010 or

Now in his 5th decade of performing, Holland is one of the grand masters of modern jazz, and his bass playing and composing is without equal. From his early days with Miles Davis to his Grammy Award-winning big band recordings, Holland has consistently changed the game at every turn.