From the moment audience members walked into the Ordway production of "Damn Yankees" it was a game winning hit.
The Ordway transforms its luxurious main lobby hall to reflect the essence of the production. Baseball uniform clad doormen and greeters welcomed the eclectic audience. Ushers escorted ticket holders into the stage hall, which was transformed into the 1950s world of baseball – stadium and all.
DIY: Blueprint's tour stops in Minneapolis Thursday at Icehouse
D.I.Y., the idea that you can "do it yourself," has been at the core of MC, producer, instrumentalist and author Blueprint's work model. The Columbus, Ohio native has released 19 projects, some independently on his Weightless Records label, as well as collaborative efforts with Minneapolis-based Rhymesayers Entertainment. Recently returning from Alaska, I spoke to Blueprint about the importance of intellectual hip-hop and being a boss rather than an employee.
Tongue-in-Cheek Dramedy Tailor-Made for SNL Alum Kristen Wiig
"Welcome to Me" DVD Review by Kam Williams
Let's say you're a die-hard Oprah fan who has always wanted nothing more than to have your own television series just like your idol's. What would you do if you hit it big in the lottery and suddenly had the money to turn that dream into a reality?
Public Enemy's Professor Griff delivers fiery speech in Minneapolis
Harry Colbert, Jr. Contributing Writer
They say people tend to mellow with age, but "they" must not have ever met Professor Griff.
At 54, Griff, the minister of information for the iconic hip-hop group, Public Enemy, is as passionate and outspoken as ever. Griff's passion and outspokenness was on display for more than two hours during a recent Thursday (June 10) conversation at Scratch Bar & Grill in downtown Minneapolis. Griff's appearance was facilitated by Nneka Morgan, investing professional and host of Financial Fitness on KMOJ, 89.9 FM.