Were Ralph J. Gleason alive and still running Rolling Stone magazine with such integrity it was called the “New York Times of rock,” journalist Andrea Swensson’s tenacious grit at championing underexposed artists in Got to Be Something There: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound (University of Minnesota Press) would be a perfect fit. Swensson (AS) recently discussed with … [Read more...]
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Southside pride was on full display September 2 at Phelps Park in Minneapolis at the Eighth Annual Southside Back in the Day Community Celebration. Community members enjoyed live entertainment from the Sabathanites and the Not Guilty Band, a live boxing match sanctioned by Circle of Discipline, food, health screenings, games and prize drawings. See photos below by Steve … [Read more...]
Mychael Wright, founder of the Selby Ave JazzFest and owner of Golden Thyme Coffee Café, recently announced the entertainment line-up for the 2017 Selby Ave JazzFest. “With 2017 marking our 16th anniversary, I wanted to bring in a mix of past fest performers and a few acts who are starting to tear things up,” stated Wright, regarding this year’s line-up. “I think people are … [Read more...]
Juan de Marcos González reflects on vibrant musical heritage For Juan de Marcos González, there are three pillars that are constants in his life: family, spirituality and music. From his days as a relative unknown paying his dues, to the enviable position he now occupies, each of these elements have always been intertwined in ways that have informed his … [Read more...]
Regina Hall launched her career in the late ’90s while still earning a master's degree from New York University. The accomplished actress will soon appear in Naked, a remake of the 2000 Swedish film Naken. The romantic comedy co-starring Marlon Wayans is set to be released on August 11th. In 2016, Regina appeared opposite Morris Chestnut in the suspense thriller When the … [Read more...]