First of two parts Music has always been a part of her life, but meeting a soon-to-become-a-legend forever changed Alfa Anderson. Anderson, then a reputable studio musician, was rehearsing for a Lou Courtney gig with friend Ednah Holt, who suggested the two go over to the next studio and meet Luther Vandross. Vandross, she recalls was “sitting on the side…this big guy in … [Read more...]
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To define Brian Few, Jr. as simply creative would be an injustice. Few, 27, is a lifelong resident of North Minneapolis and director of Angels Walk, a short film about the emotional effects of gun violence in North Minneapolis. Following the death of Tabyis Paskins in August of 2016, Minneapolis’ then-18th homicide of the year, Few was moved to take action and began to … [Read more...]
If you've seen the award-winning Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) original drama series Greenleaf, about the Greenleaf family and their Memphis megachurch, you might be surprised to learn that its co-creator has Minnesota roots. Craig Wright (Lost, Six Feet Under) is the co-creator, head writer and producer of the hit cable television series about faith and family. He began … [Read more...]
With a rough airy voice, Tre Aaron is hoping to make a space for himself in country music. Aaron is often shy concerning his good looks and muscular build, but exhibits the personality of an extrovert when his feet hit the stage. Tre Aaron and The Sidewalk Blues Boys decided to make themselves official as a country music band in October 2016. The band, made up of five … [Read more...]
Soundset celebrated its 10th anniversary Sunday, May 28, in grand style — over 35,000 people helped ring in the occasion. With a full line up of established, new, local and national hip hop acts, this year's festival offered something for everyone. The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) caught up with Black Liquid (BL) a multifaceted artist featured at this year's festival. … [Read more...]