This Week’s Entertainment Spotlights

universal dance destinywebUniversal Dance Destiny 9th Holiday Showcase 2014

Fri., Jan. 31, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)

In its 9th consecutive year, Universal Dance Destiny and Ministry presents a talent showcase that ignites the spirit of “unity” in the “community” while paving the way for new upcoming performers and celebrating the work of those who are seasoned!

Cost: $6 for kids, $8 for adults, and $7 seniors/students

Brookdale Fellowship Hall, 5139 Brookdale Blvd., Brooklyn Center

Call 612-354-6997 or go to



Debbie DuncanwebDebbie Duncan

Thu., Jan. 30, 6 pm

Hell’s Kitchen

80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis

Go to or call 612-332-4700



dom_kennedywebDom Kennedy

Mon., Feb. 3, 8:30 pm

• Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis

• Go to or call 612-338-6425




ballad of emmett tillweb

The Ballad of Emmett Till

Preview Tue. and Wed., Feb. 4-5, 7:30 pm; Feb. 6 — Mar. 2, various times

His brutal death was the spark that ignited one of the most important social justice movements in the world, but Emmett Till remains a stranger to most Americans. The Ballad of Emmett Till introduces you to the boy and celebrates his life through the eyes of those who loved him and knew him best.  As his mother said, her son was “the sacrificial lamb of the Civil Rights Movement.”  When he died, the world woke up.


Penumbra Theatre, 270 N. Kent St, St. Paul

Call 651-224-3180, email, or go to