This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

12yearsaslaveweb12 Years a Slave

Area premiere

Steve McQueen’s newest feature is based on the true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom, as chronicled

in the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup — a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana.




Lizz WrightwebLizz Wright & Raul Midón 

Fri., Oct 25, 7:30 pm • Ordway Music Theater, 345 Washington Street, St. Paul • Includes a conversation about the

melding of influences that inform an artists individuality• At 6:30 pm in the Marzitelli Foyer the head of the bass department

at McNally Smith, Jeff Bailey (Moveable Feast), will be facilitating a conversation about the artistry of Raul Midón and

Lizz Wright along with Ben Abrahamson ( Lulu’s Playground, Ben Abrahmson Quartet) and Ashley Commodore (#MPLS).

• For more information, contact Sandra Richardson at or 612-821-2396.


Sun., Oct. 27, 7 pm • Amsterdam, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul •,, or call 612-285-3112

absoulwebAb-Soul, Joey Bada$$

Sun., Oct. 27, 9 pm • Epic, 110 N. 5th St., Minneapolis •, or call 612-332-3742

West.LamarThe Yeezus Tour Kanye West with Kendrick Lamar  

Tue. Nov. 5, 7:30 pm • Target Center, 600 First Avenue North, Minneapolis •

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