Is Hip Hop losing its color? Recently, rapper Macklemore recognized that it is white privilege that catapulted him to success. In a Rolling Stone cover interview, Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, said, "If you're gonna be a white dude and do this sh– , I think you have to take some level of accountability. You have to acknowledge where the art came from, where it is today, how you're benefiting from it. At the very least, just bringing up those points and acknowledging that, yes, I understand my privilege, I understand how it works for me in society, and how it works for me in 2013 with the success with the success that "The Heist" has had."
The voices (tuned or not) were out in full force to help celebrate KMOJ's Ray Richardson's birthday during his and Chantel SinGs Back in the Day Karaoke at Famous Dave's in Uptown. Aesthetically Speaking photographers were in the place and captured a few moments from the evening.
Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine
by Adrian Miller University of North Carolina Press Hardcover, $30.00 352 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4696-0762-7
"From frontier cabins to plantation houses to the White House, from steamboat galleys and Pullman kitchens to public barbecues and fish fries and private homes without number, black chefs and cooks and servants have elevated the art of American cookery and distinguished themselves in the process, and they and all other Americans need to see the story fully told...
Google "Sparkle" and images of the 1976 film will appear – a classic film detailing the struggles of a young female singer.
Much like the film, Sparkle the singer has been remade. The similarities between "Sparkle" the film and Sparkle the singer are quite ironic... being mentored just as the main character only her mentor was no love interest named Stix, he was more like a brother who we all know as R. Kelly.
Stages Theatre Company celebrates 30 years: 'Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse' and Rock the Block begin anniversary season
Stages Theatre Company (STC) begins its 30th anniversary season with "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" adapted by beloved local playwright Kevin Kling.
The play opens Sept. 20 at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins. Written by Kevin Henkes, this story features Lilly, a young mouse that loves everything about school and the world around her.
Join the 1108 Artists in a late summer studio crawl. Stroll through 9 Artist Studios while enjoying refreshments by Tabota Seyon of Right on Thyme Catering on Friday, September 27, 2013 6-9pm JXTA Artists’ Cooperative at 1108 W. Broadway in North Minneapolis. Partake of cocktails, wine, beer and other non alcoholic drinks. Check out our spaces and learn about the diversity of art forms represented in the co-op. Enjoy the delicious vibe of good music, good art, and good people at JXTA’s 1108 Artists’ Cooperative.
Co-hosted with Robin Hickman, founder of Soul Touch Productions. 'Cinderella' at Children's Theater Company: Peter Brosius, artistic director for Children's Theater Company. Vocalists Ginger Commodore and Robert Robinson.