: Moore By Four is among the long list of legendary local artists to headline Crooners’ 5th Anniversary Celebration. Crooners Supper Club is reinventing the classic American nightclub experience. The spot is situated next to Moore Lake in Northeast Minneapolis, which gives it a scenic and distinctly Minnesotan flavor. Just in time for the holidays, Crooners Supper Club … [Read more...]
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Rajané Katurah shines as Cinderella. “Cinderella” at the Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) in Minneapolis recently enjoyed its opening weekend. The play is a 21st-century take on the classic fairytale with a twist, the main characters are Black and the soundtrack includes Top 40 hits. The production was heavy on audience participation. The central themes were the … [Read more...]
André Thomas “Uh oh,” was what four-year-old André Thomas heard his mother utter one day when she stumbled upon him, wearing her choir robe, playing on his toy piano, and singing his little heart out. Now a world-renowned composer of spirituals, Dr. Thomas explained that his mother was happy about his enthusiasm and loved his toddler version of “What a Fellowship,” but … [Read more...]
The cast of "The Garden" Twin Cities’ own emerging Ambiance Theatre Company sprouts "The Garden" a play that reverberates the centuries-long narrative of Black women in America. Directed by 23-year-old Eshay Brantley, "The Garden" is inspired by the enduring works of renowned writers, Ntozake Shange, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker. Boasting not just one playwright, … [Read more...]
Any time the late, great John Witherspoon appeared in a movie, or in a music video, you knew you were going to laugh before he opened his mouth—some people are just downright funny and he was one of those people. You’ve got to “coooordinaate” Witherspoon told Eddie Murphy’s character in “Boomerang” as he proceeded to upstage the main star with his famous “bang bang bang bang … [Read more...]