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Jul 31st

Playwrights' Center presents "The Realness" by Idris Goodwin

Playwrights' Center presents The Ruth Easton New Play Series at the Playwrights' Center continues in March with readings of the new play "The Realness: the second break beat play" by Core Writer Idris Goodwin. The play will have two public readings: Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Playwrights' Center, 2301 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. The readings are free, but tickets go fast. Reserve yours now at

Leal's Zeal!

Leal's Zeal!Named one of 2007's 'Breakout Stars' by Entertainment Weekly, Sharon Leal has recently been seen on the big screen starring in Women Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day as well as in Why Did I Get Married Too?, reprising her role of 'Diane' that she originated in the highly successful original, Why Did I Get Married?

"Eye on the Struggle"

"This groundbreaking biography... illuminates the life and accomplishments of pioneering journalist Ethel Lois Payne, while also bringing to the fore the critical role of the black press in the civil rights era... In the 1950s and 1960s, she raised challenging questions at presidential press conferences about matters of importance to African-Americans...

Twin Cities Dilla Day 2015

Twin Cities Dilla Day 2015Music has forever been changed by the presence of Detroit based producer/emcee James Dewitt Yancey, better known as Jay Dee or J Dilla.

BOOK REVIEW: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

BOOK REVIEW: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda Blackmon Lowery refused to give up the fight for equal rights. She was the youngest marcher on the historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. She vowed to make a difference—and she did."

James Craven stars as Thurgood Marshall

James Craven stars as Thurgood MarshallThe Illusion Theater's 40th Anniversary Season continues with a powerful play based on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall, starring one of the Twin Cities' most venerable actors, James Craven. A journey of epic proportions, "Thurgood" is an eye-opening, humorous and uplifting portrait of a true American hero on stage March 6-15 at the downtown Minneapolis theater, located on the eighth floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave. Post-show panels and audience discussions follow each performance.

Imaginative theatrical revue honors Harlem Renaissance artists

Imaginative theatrical revue honors Harlem Renaissance artistsThe O'Shaughnessy presents "Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey" at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 as part of its on-going Women of Substance series.
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