The Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG) celebrated its one-year anniversary in grand style with its Northern Lights Gala at Westminster Hall in downtown Minneapolis. The Sept. 27 gala, hosted by former journalist and author Roxane Battle, showcased a night full of entertainment with performances by Johnnie Brown and Ashley DuBose, and live … [Read more...]
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Headliner Goapele serenades Selby JazzFest faithful End-of-summer traditions are bittersweet. Peak, mid-season heat cools, leaving near-perfect days for celebrations like the Minnesota State Fair and other outdoor events like the annual Selby Jazz Festival. Greeting the 18th annual festival, held at the intersection of Selby Avenue and Milton Street in St. Paul … [Read more...]
The Minnesota State Fair has come and gone, but the Minnesota Renaissance Festival goeth forth, serving up its 16th Century delights until Sept. 29. Billed as the largest renaissance fest in the nation, the gathering of lords, ladies and big ole turkey legs, brings upwards of 300,000 people to its Shakopee grounds each year. Behold! We spotted some Black folks on the … [Read more...]
This past Saturday marked the 10th Annual South Side Back in the Day celebration, a time for Southside Minneapolis neighbors to catch up and/or get to know one another. The festival, organized by Tony Price and other committee members, and held at Phelps Park in Minneapolis, included live music, food, and retail vendors, a classic car show and more, to promote unity in the … [Read more...]
North Minneapolis families didn't need to trek out to the crowded State Fair on Saturday afternoon to enjoy fair-like thrills. The Minneapolis Urban League's 30th Annual Family Day brought the festival fun right to Plymouth Ave. Family Day was different this year than in previous years. The Minneapolis Urban League (MUL) had a new planning committee this year and only … [Read more...]