Aesthetically Speaking

Aesthetically Speaking

Actors Duncan, Mos Def deliver the goods to the utmost

You have to put your thinking cap on to come up with two less likely yet truly phenomenal forays into film than the careers of former ditch-digger Michael Clarke Duncan and hip-hop star Mos Def. Each has emerged as a gifted actor of profoundly demonstrated skill. It’s just too bad you wonder when, if ever, either one of them will get the chance to do a lead role as the character that carries the story.

Williams wears Washington persona
Aesthetically Speaking

Williams wears Washington persona

Regina Marie Williams is wonderful as Dinah Washington in Oliver Goldstick’s Dinah Was at Penumbra Theatre Company. Possessing one of the strongest acting ranges around the Twin Cities, Williams makes it look easy, immersing herself in a captivating impression of the legendary chanteuse.

Aesthetically Speaking

Big E’s Soul Food Restaurant: a destination

Eric Austin wants his restaurant, Big E’s Soul Food (1831 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis) to be the 'destination location'. He said: "That’s what I want first. If you’re in New York you have to eat at Sylvia’s. If you’re in Atlanta you have to go to Gladys’s. If you’re in Minneapolis you have to come to Big E’s, that’s all it is."

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