St. Paul Chamber Orchestra heads to North Minneapolis—and offers tickets for free
Jay Gabler, Front Row Seat
While the Minnesota Orchestra sweats out the mid-September deadline to resolve contract negotiations before music director Osmo Vänskä quits, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO)—an equally world-class band—are moving forward with a full season of programming, including three performances of chamber music at the historic Capri Theater in North Minneapolis.
Twin Cities rapper sets out to prove he's not a disabled rapper, but a rapper with a disability
Harry Colbert, Jr.
Coming to the club I arrive in a hybrid/Blow the brains out, now the mind's undecided/When I'm pullin' up, they attention undivided/You ain't robbin' me and I ain't Batman's sidekick.
Rick Ross? Two Chains? Ludacris? Lil' Wayne? Nope, it's none of the above. Those witty lyrics are from the mind of metaphorical Golden Valley rapper Mykal57, on his single, "Candy Paint," a tale of the rapper's affinity for his tricked out wheels.
Sports authority announces partnership to ensure minorities and women workforce equity
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) announced Thursday that it has chosen Summit Academy OIC and its community partners to serve as the Employment Assistance Firm (EAF) for the construction of the Minnesota Vikings stadium. The group will identify qualified workers, provide training and placement, and offer quality assurance to ensure the project employs a highly-skilled diverse workforce.
Motown Gospel receives two Soul Train nominations for Tasha Cobbs and Tye Tribbett
Motown Gospel has received two Soul Train nominations for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance for recording artists Tasha Cobbs and Tye Tribbett.
Cobbs is nominated for her #1 hit anthem, "Break Every Chain" from her chart topping Billboard album, "Grace." Tribbett is nominated for his hit single, "If He Did It Before (Same God)" from his #1 album, "Greater Than." The Soul Train Awards will tape in Las Vegas on Nov. 8 and will air on the Centric and BET networks on Dec. 1, at 8:00 p.m.
THEATER REVIEW | Park Square Theatre's "Good People" asks important questions about class, race, and inequality
Bev Wolfe, TC Daily Planet
Shades of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman underlie the opening scene of Good People. Like Willie Loman, the central character, Margie, is being fired by a manager: a young man that she has known since he was a baby. Margie is a 50-year-old mother of a severely disabled adult daughter and her daughter's care needs result in her chronic lateness. Despite her pleas, Margie loses her $9.15 an hour job as a cashier at a dollar store. The job wasn't much, but it was all that she had to pay for rent and food. It's the recession and she can't find another job. Unlike Willie Loman, Margie does not look at suicide as an option, but her growing desperation to financially survive provides the vehicle for examining issues of class, destiny, and decency.
With a certain clam and excellence about herself she answers each question without stopping to think.
So sure of her decisions and place in life, her comments come to mind without much thought. No interruptions or noise just Rasheeda and the chance to talk about misconceptions, marriage, money and motherhood.