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Jul 22nd

The Best Chestnut!

The Best Chestnut!Morris Chestnut was born on New Year's Day 1969 in Cerritos, California where he was a student-athlete in high school, en route to majoring in finance and drama at California State University. He made his big screen debut opposite Ice Cube in John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood," and subsequently enjoyed his breakout role as the groom-to-be in Malcolm Lee's "The Best Man."

BOOK REVIEW: 'If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success'

BOOK REVIEW: 'If You Can See It, You Can Be It: 12 Street-Smart Recipes for Success'"People want to know how a youngster from poverty, who failed his way through public school, got caught up in the 80's crack epidemic, got indicted and sent to federal prison... wound up working for five-star hotels. They want to know how he became the author of four books, a celebrity chef, a top inspirational speaker, and finally a mentor-coach who travels the world teaching and preaching about the power we have within us to transform our lives...

Opening this week for November 29


"Frozen" (PG for action and mild rude humor) Disney animated adventure about a fearless princess (Kristen Bell) who embarks on an epic journey with a gruff mountain man (Josh Gad) in order to reverse the curse of eternal winter accidentally inflicted upon the kingdom by her queen-to-be sister (Idina Menzel) with cryogenic powers. Voice cast includes Ciaran Hinds, Jonathan Groff and Edie McClurg.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Looking for Trouble’ by Trice Hickman

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Looking for Trouble’ by Trice HickmanJust 60 minutes.

Oh, how you wish you had it so you could reach back in time and spend it with your great-great-grandmother. You could ask her questions, find out about her life, learn about yourself, and ask for advice.


SNAPSHOTSMinnesota music lovers packed the Dakota Jazz Club for two capacity shows featuring neosoul/soul icon, Dwele. The two Nov. 11 performances marked the three time Grammy nominee's first trip to the Twin Cities in more than 5 years.

Oak Grill at Macy's gets a makeover

To provide a unique dining experience for its diners and guests, the iconic Oak Grill restaurant at Macy's, downtown Minneapolis is undergoing its first significant renovation in more than 50 years.

Young artists find magic in North Minneapolis

Young artists find magic in North MinneapolisThe magic of picture taking is the ability to tell people how beautiful they are through a photograph. This was the take-away message from Jamel Shabazz's talk at Juxtaposition Arts this past Thursday. Jamel Shabazz is a photographer, lecturer and teacher of the visual arts from Brooklyn. This artist talk and reception was held in honor of the work of youth artists at Juxtaposition Arts as well as a part of One Minneapolis One Read, which invites residents in Minneapolis to partake in a city-wide read. This year's book is A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks.
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