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Now a Memorial Day Weekend tradition, Expressions Graphic T-Shirt Day Party has become one of the most anticipated party events in the Twin Cities. Nearly 600 people partied with Thee Urbane Life and DJs Nune and Miss Brit (who killed it) while showing off their expressive t-shirts and enjoying the unofficial kickoff to summer. Insight…

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For the fourth year in a row Connections 2 independence (C2i) hosted its annual Kentucky Derby fundraiser at Warehouse Winery in St. Louis Park. The event benefits the nonprofit that assists teens and young adults who are a part of the Hennepin County foster care system. The Kentucky Derby party, which features a fashion show,…

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Twin Cities sports fans had plenty to cheer about this past week as the Minnesota Vikings improved to 5-0 with a 31-13 win over the Houston Texans and the Lynx evened their series at a game apiece in the best of five match-up against the Los Angeles Sparks with a 79-60 win. (Top) Adam Thielen…

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Within a 72-hour span two great acts graced the stage of the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. On Saturday, Oct. 8 Thee Urbane Life presented the sixth installment of Transformation, the live band event that transforms popular and classic hip-hop to jazz, rock, reggae and beyond. Then, two days later it was Grammy winners, hometown…

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Uncle Charlie and Fantasia rock the fair There is a fountain of youth out there and clearly, Charlie Wilson has found it. The singer who has been entertaining us since the 1970s when he was the lead singer of the Gap Band headlined at the Minnesota State Fair opening weekend. To the delight of thousands,…

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1342Soul/funk/hip-hop fusion group, Hawthorne Headhunters — Black Spade (left) and Coultrain, (center with the mask) rock the crowd at the Fine Line Music Cafe opening for Hiatus Kaiyote. The Headhunters, St. Louis natives now residents of Hawthorne, Calif., were backed by Nappy DJ Needles (right), who will be back in town on Saturday, May 23 at Darby’s for Expressions Graphic T-Shirt Day Party (2 p.m. – 7 p.m.)

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Area style icon Richard Moody recently celebrated the release of the second installment of his photo book, “The Dandies Project,” showcasing the style of men of color. Several taste makers were on hand for the event held April 21 at Coup d’état in Uptown. Aesthetically Speaking captured a few faces in the crowd.

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One of the hottest trends in entertainment is the advent of the “day party.” Common in Atlanta, St. Louis, Houston, Washington D.C. and other urban settings, within the past couple of years Minneapolis has joined in on the afternoon and early evening fun. This past week it was Thee Urbane Life making its debut into the day party arena with its signature Expressions graphic t-shirt party. Here are a few of the sights from the patio at Darby’s Pub & Grill in Minneapolis.

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Ladies were donning audacious hats and men we dapper from head to toe during the inaugural Connections 2 independence (C2i) Kentucky Derby fundraiser held at Warehouse Winery in St. Louis Park. The event that featured a hat contest, silent auction, fashion show and casino games, attracted a who’s who of corporate honchos and area socialites and already has people anticipating next year’s event. C2i executive director, Jessica Rogers coordinated the affair with proceeds going to benefit C2i, an organization that seeks to prepare and empower youth in foster care. Here are a few scenes from the party.

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For more than 25 years, every Sunday and Monday, Dr. Mambo’s Combo has been bringing the soul and funk to the Bunker’s stage. On a recent Sunday the Combo was in rare form (meaning they were even better than their usual outstanding selves). Must have been the many stars who came to check them out — and sit in. An Aesthetically Speaking photographer caught a few of the faces in the crowd.

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