Aesthetically It! is a list of picks from the editors of Aesthetically Speaking. Aesthetically It! features venues, events, outings and more that are worthy of "It" status. If you have a venue, event or outing that you feel is It worthy, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandi Maxiell: The “Basketball Wives LA” interview
Brandi Maxiell was born and raised in Dallas, Texas by single-mom Terri Duncan who sacrificed to send her daughter to the best schools. Consequently, Brandi learned at an early age that education was the key to success. She would graduate from the University of North Texas in 2007 before moving to Detroit to live with her high school sweetheart/fiancé, NBA star Jason Maxiell who was then playing for the Pistons.
First Puerto Rican to be recognized by the Minnesota Historical Society
The art and work of Ricardo Gómez-Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-born and raised and a 28-year resident of Minnesota, has been selected by the Minnesota Historical Society to be part of its permanent collection.
Fantastic Four (PG-13 for action, violence and profanity) Marvel Comics reboots its beloved film franchise with a riveting, character-driven roots adventure. Co-stars Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the titular quartet. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)
Vieux Carre hopes to connect New Orleans to St. Paul
Harry Colbert, Jr.
St. Paul and New Orleans are connected by the Mississippi River and now a new jazz spot in the saintly city hopes to bring a bit of that "Nawlins" flavor up north.
Newly opened Vieux Carre, 408 St. Peter, is the latest incarnation of Dakota Jazz Club owner, Lowell Pickett. The intimate spot in the lower level of the Hamm Building was once the well-known Artists Quarter. According to Pickett, Vieux Carre pays tribute to both New Orleans and the Artists Quarter.