The sparkling shoes singer Johnnie Brown wore were not the only things that lit up the Dakota Club at his recent performance.
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Rihanna said she’s showing solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and NFL players who have been protesting racial disparities and police violence against Blacks and other minorities by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem.
Hailu Mergia is bringing his sound to the Twin Cities with a live performance at the Cedar Cultural Center presented by the Cedar and the Walker Art Center. We spoke to the legendary musician in advance of his Oct. 26 performance.
Giving back isn’t just a figure of speech to Steele. Accordingly, when Dignity Center, an ecumenical outreach ministry of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church designed to help people in poverty, knocked on his door to raise funds, he couldn’t agree quickly enough.
Here, we chat with Niles about his journey, the message behind his music and living his dreams.
Nearly thirty years later, it remains one of the most thrilling experiences of my entire life. Prince took us to church that night, as he did with everyone on that 44-city tour across three continents.
The late, legendary Prince will receive another posthumous honor: a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Minnesota. Prior to Prince’s passing, the U of M had planned to present the iconic entertainer with the honorary degree in recognition of his extraordinary talent and influence, as well as his role in shaping the […]
Aretha Franklin leaves an iconic legacy instrumental in changing popular music the world over.
Prince’s request for an interview was still fresh on Robyne Robinson’s mind as she left Paisley Park that fateful day. It was not lost of her that no other local or national news anchor or reporter had been able to secure a sit-down television interview with the legendary entertainer.
Arriving at Paisley Park after being summoned by Prince, the first sound she heard was the pitter-patter of Mayte’s Yorkshire terriers making their way to the front lobby. They were followed by Mayte, whose smile let Robinson know that she approved of the piece. In fact, before Robinson could even say hello, Mayte asked for additional copies of the tape to send to family and friends in Germany, Puerto Rico, and Miami.