This week’s Entertainment spotlights!



The Music


Nicole HenryNicole Henry

Fri., June 7, 7 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or • Nicole Henry has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz. Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top-10 albums.







Fri., June 7, 9 pm • Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave., Mpls., 612-338-6425 or • East Coast hardcore hip hop group Onyx makes an appearance in the Twin Cities • W/SSK of Homegrown Crew and Desdamona











Sat., June 8, 7:30 pm • Myth, 3090 Southlawn Drive St. Paul, 651-779-6984 or • Currently touring in support of his new album Hotel California • W/ Mod Sun










Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis maseke_hugh_color

Tues., June 11, 7 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or • Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned African flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice. His music protested about apartheid, slavery, government, and the hardships individuals were living.








timthumbcolorJay Young’s Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire

Fri., June 14, 8 pm  • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or • Jay Young is a monster on the bass, and one of the most versatile musicians to come out of the Twin Cities. His deep jazz roots, combined with a funky style and a flair for rock, find him well suited to lead a jazz-infused tribute to soul legends Earth, Wind and Fire.




The Screen



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Wednesday’s on OWN, 9/8c • Written and directed by Tyler Perry, this new series, which debuted on May 29, had the second highest ratings ever for a series premiere on OWN, second only to Perry’s other new program on the network The Haves and the Have Nots. This new series, starring Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams, Kendra C. Johnson and Andre Hall is a half-hour sitcom set in a location known as the Love Train Diner, a restaurant that offers advice to its customers in all facets of life.






Various theaters • Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s hand in marriage • Produced by Tyler Perry and starring Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, and David Alan Grier.









The Stage


WITS w/ Hannibal Buress w/ Open Mike EagleHannibal-Buress

Fri., June 7, 8 pm • Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul, 651-290-1200 or • Hannibal Buress has worked as a writer for 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. Chris Rock says Hannibal is “the funniest young comic [he’s] seen in years.” Hannibal released his debut comedy album, My Name Is Hannibal, in 2010 • The LA Times calls Open Mike Eagle “one of LA’s smartest young voices.” He has released three albums and has collaborated with P.O.S and MC Paul Barman. Mike has also bridged rap and comedy, rapping at shows by some of our favorite comedians, including Paul F. Tompkins and Hannibal Buress • The June 7 live recording will also feature a special two-song appearance by P.O.S







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Fri. and Sat. June 7 & 8, 7:30 • Patrick’s Cabaret, 3010 Minnehaha Ave., Mpls., 612-721-3595, or• Kenna-Camara Cottman curates the 4th annual celebration of African-based performance art. This year’s theme of African Women Worldwide, speaking the name WOMAN in as many languages of the African Diaspora as possible: Sokhna, Mujer, Fanm, Vrou, Virino, Mulher, etc. There will be performances by Nimo Farah, and the River See Jukers; as well as Haitian Folkloric Dance by Anne Adabra, aerial performance by Junauda Petrus, and new dances by Voice of Culture Drum and Dance and the Oyin Dance Collective. “Uncle” Bill Cottman will perform a live VJ set during the pre-art show and during intermission. This family-friendly event will also feature storytelling by Auntie Beverly, African concessions by Voice of Culture, Worldwide Woman Trivia with prizes, an improvised music jam session, and an African-style marketplace




Lil RelLilRel

June 12-15, various times • House of Comedy, Mall of America, 408 East Broadway,Bloomington, 952-858-8558 or • Milton “Lil Rel” Howery takes you inside his world of growing up on Chicago’s West Side. Introducing characters inspired by his mother, father, uncle, and of course your favorite neighborhood “hoodrat,” his character style comedy leaves audiences in stitches. He is perhaps best known for his appearances on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Russell Simmons Presents, Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy, and Chelsea Lately.




bill-cosby-67colorBill Cosby

Sat., June 22,  5 p.m., 8 p.m. Treasure Island Resort and Casino, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN • Bill Cosby is a legendary comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician, activist and veteran stand-up performer.










The Arts



Arts on Chicago Celebrationartsonchicago

Sat., June 8, 11 am — 2 pm, 3700 block of Chicago Avenue • Almost 40 artists involved with the 20 art projects of Arts on Chicago will come together to celebrate the year-long initiative • Residents from Powderhorn, Bancroft, Bryant and Central neighborhoods encourage Minnesotans from across the metro area to take part in activities that knit together the creative assets of this historic corridor in S. Minneapolis • Music, specialty food trucks, children’s activities, and free snow cones will be available.



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Through July 26 • Gordon Parks Gallery, Metro State Univ. Library and Learning Center, 645 E. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-793-1631 • Featuring Minneapolis-based artists Raina Belleau and Howard Quednau, who turn to folklore and the narrative to explore a different sense of truth. Belleau’s manipulated animal sculptures and Quednau’s skillful tiny model dioramas become playful, and sometimes dark, representations of altered realities and fictitious spaces • Mon.-Thurs., 11 am — 7 pm,
Fri.-Sat., 11 am — 4 pm. No Fri. hours during summer months.


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