That old expression about being “no ways tired” aptly applies to Gordon Parks, who, since his days as a photographer for Life magazine in the late 1940s, has maintained a full plate of artistic endeavors.
There will be no shortage of soul folk at Black Nativity this year. Penumbra Theatre Company artistic director Lou Bellamy has outdone himself, snagging Broadway veteran and Grammy winning recording artist Jennifer Holliday to headline the show. With the Nov. 7 announcement, people throughout the community quickly put this show on their calendar of Kwannza and Christmas activities.
Hopefully U Have The Right (Another Level Records), an invaluable gathering of fledgling voices, won’t fall on deaf ears just because it’s not vulgar, profanity-laden prose laced with pornographic imagery.
A little bit of Las Vegas came to Minneapolis this month at Marshall Field’s Glamorama—one of the hottest entertainment/fashion shows and after-parties in town. “Mr. Las Vegas” himself, Wayne Newton, hosted this year’s event that raised $275,000 to help fight childhood cancer.