The unseasonably warm weather should make these community gatherings that much more enjoyable.WEEKEND TOP 5 | September 21-22 Read More
Fall is creeping up, but these events will help you get the most out of the waning days of summer.WEEKEND TOP 5 | Sept. 7-8 Read More
Here are the editors’ picks of free or low-cost community events around town.WEEKEND TOP 5 | August 17-18 Read More
For four seasons, former dancer-turned-instructor Dianna Williams, also known as Miss D, and her squad of young dancers from her Dollhouse Dance Factory, have wowed television audiences with their moves. …Dollhouse Dance Factory’s ‘Bring It Live’ coming to Minneapolis Read More
(Steve Floyd/MSR News) Family entertainment and Vikings legend Cris Carter were the main attractions at the March 18 grand opening of Bowlero in Eden Prairie, one of three …Cris Carter helps kick off Eden Prairie Bowlero Read More
The West Broadway Business and Area Coalition’s FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl celebrated its 11th year July 28-30. Billed as the premier arts event in North Minneapolis, the three-day festival saw …PHOTOS & VIDEOS | 11th Annual FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl Highlights Read More
A snapshot of events around town. Find more events or add your event to MSR’s Top Five at our new user-friendly online event calendar: spokesman-recorder.com/events.MSR Top Five| Black Women’s Expo, Jay Electroncia & more! Read More
Find more events or add your event to MSR’s Top Five at our new user-friendly online event calendar: spokesman-recorder.com/events.MSR Top Five: Marvin Gaye Tribute, The Comedy Get Down, Sister Spokesman & more! Read More
A snapshot of events around town; Find more events or add your event to MSR’s Top Five at our new user-friendly online event calendar: spokesman-recorder.com/eventsMSR Top Five | Harlem Globetrotters, Community EGGstravaganza & more! Read More
Find more events or add your event to MSR’s Top Five at our new user-friendly online event calendar: spokesman-recorder.com/events.MSR Top Five | For the Love of Musek, MPLS & more Read More
On February 20, 2016, the Twin Cities-based improv troupe Blackout — the first all-Black improv troupe in Minnesota — made local history by producing, directing, hosting and headlining the first Black improv festival in the Twin Cities.Blackout’s First Annual Black & Funny Improv Festival a huge hit! Read More
February is the month to celebrate Black excellence, the time to share Black knowledge, pride and the continuation of the African American journey.‘Expressions of Black Progression’: a powerful journey from past to present Read More
Working collectively, knowledge, and the support of local artists were at the center of Chuck D’s message as he spoke to a crowd gathered at Augsburg’s MLK Convocation: Race, Rap & Reality on MLK Jr. Day, Monday, January 18.PHOTOS | Rapper Chuck D refocused MLK Day from past to present Read More
African American actors in Minnesota were well represented at this year’s 11th Annual Ivey Awards, held September 21 at the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.
From opening to close, the Iveys never missed a beat, with a variety of action on and off the stage.Minnesota’s theater community celebrates 11th Annual Ivey Awards Read More
When it comes to kicking in for the community, Project DIVA puts hard work and selfless dedication where its mouth is.
The highly regarded grassroots initiative’s offshoot, Raiding a DIVA’S Closet, invaluable in aiding and empowering young inner-city ladies, last year put on a fashion show celebrating youth stepping to their next levels as they headed back to school.‘Laugh 2 Learn’ showcases humor for a worthy cause Read More
The four-day festival, held on the Northside of Minneapolis, was very successful and well attended, even with Saturday’s very punishing heat index. The ole-school hip hop showcase on Saturday featured rap legend, Kool Moe Dee who took the stage at 6 pm. He possessed the power and ability to cool the North High School football field down.
Born Mohandes Dewese in 1952, it was immediately apparent at the top of his performance that this 52-year-old rap legend has barely slowed down. He continues to fascinate the hip hop world, showing why he was the first rapper to perform at the Grammy Awards.FLOW: Northside Arts Crawl successful, despite the soaring heat Read More
“This is a time for moms to say: ‘We deserve two days to get out, go downtown, hang out with some new people, and really find out…what we don’t know,’” said founder and producer of Moms Rock! Expo Sharon Smith-Akinsanya. Attendees can expect to be “inspired by celebrity mom keynotes, real talk panels, cooking demos, and career corner information.”First annual Moms Rock! Expo aims to connect and empower moms Read More
The powerful, signature jazz vocals of local singing sensation Thomasina Petrus will be featured in a new theatrical modern dance-figure skating fusion production, Quiet As It’s Kept, which tells a story through modern dance and figure skating about the complexities of African American cultural history and how ideologies from the past persist today.‘Quiet As It’s Kept’: A one-of-a-kind journey of African American history told on ice Read More
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ (AWP) Annual Conference and Bookfair, which boasts of being “the largest literary conference in North America” on its website, was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from April 8-11African American publishers, editors among the few and proud at AWP Read More
Life coach and author Iyanla Vanzant will headline the Delta Sigma Theta 19th Annual Literary Luncheon, Saturday April 11, at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul. Vanzant follows actor, author and motivational speaker Hill Harper, who headlined the luncheon last year.
“The Delta Sigma Theta’s bring in these different authors to support one of our national missions of literacy education,” said Trena Ross, the president of Delta Sigma Theta Minneapolis/St. Paul Chaper. “We brought in Iyanla Vanzant as our guest speaker. We know that she is a nationally known author and has been around for a while.”Delta Sigma Theta’s 19th Annual Literary Luncheon to feature Iyanla Vanzant Read More