Premier vocalist-songsmith Chastity Brown's Silhouette of Sirens (Red House Records) takes a serious, hard-earned next step. The artist’s ascent has been fascinating to witness. Years ago, principally by benefit of sheer grit, she took to You Tube and self-produced discs of erratic quality and varied fidelity, introducing herself to the Twin Cities after knocking around in … [Read more...]
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Residents of the Central neighborhood in Minneapolis will soon see a bit more purple, as Prince-inspired artwork is set to launch on select utility boxes next month. The initiative entitled Project Purple was created and funded by the Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO), and has been in the works since Prince’s passing in April of 2016. “The project … [Read more...]
The heat of the day became exhausting, but when you're out listening to the live jams of the day, who really cares. Rock the Garden returned to its home at The Walker Art Center's Sculpture Garden after having moved to Boom Island river front last year due to construction. With its signature two stages, many talents, and a garden filled with festivities, the sold out concert … [Read more...]
Local rising star blazes her own trail From interviews on a popular radio show to live performances at the hottest shows, Destiny Roberts’ profile has risen considerably in the last year. The MSR recently sat down with Roberts to catch up with her career moves and answer the question: just who is Destiny Roberts? “When I talk about myself, I like to talk about my birth … [Read more...]
Second of two-part story After being a member of Chic and working with various artists as a studio singer in the 1970s, Alfa Anderson went back to school during the 1980s. She had previously taught in college before she made it big with Chic, and after she earned her second master’s degree, Anderson taught in the New York City school system, and later became a high … [Read more...]