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Nothing boosts a woman’s morale at the movies than to see BadAss women owning their power and kicking butt as they complete their mission, which is usually to save the world—because that’s what we do.

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Wain McFarlane returns to The Dakota Jazz Club Wednesday, December 7, 2022 with his first time ever “Family Affair Show” which features his son, vocalist Miles McFarlane, and Wain’s granddaughter, Clarq, a singer, songwriter and dancer from Albuquerque, NM.

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Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the cast and creative team that will bring to life Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, playing from November 8, 2022, through January 8, 2023. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 7 pm. This is the 10th time CTC has produced …

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In the age of MeToo and women raising their voices, this film is one that speaks to the moment, while looking back at the historical greatness of women.

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Back in a 1974 review of the Bond-like Cleopatra Jones movie starring Tamara Dobson, Feminist and former Ms. Magazine editor Margaret Sloan spoke volumes about Black female spectatorial desire. Damn, that felt good she wrote. After viewing The Woman King, we know exactly what she meant.

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The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents Nachito Herrera and the Havana Jazz All Stars  on Saturday, Sept. 24. This will be the Minnesota jazz icon’s third time performing at the Ordway. This year’s show will kick off the Ordway’s 2022-2023 season and is part of the Ordway Presents…

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Saint Paul, MN. August 25, 2022: Park Square Theatre’s 2022-2023 Season opens with the Tony Award-winning comedy-drama THE HUMANS (September 14 - Oct 9, 2022) by Stephen Karam, directed by Lily Tung Crystal. A one-act performed in real time, the play takes place as three generations gather f…

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It has a homecoming kind of feeling. Micah McFarlane and his business partner, television superstar Justin Hartley, are in town this week to spike the buzz around their agave spirits beverage, Revel Avila.

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Wain McFarlane holds court Tuesday night July 26th at Dakota Jazz Club in downtown. Minneapolis. Check out the KFAI-90.3FM Conversations with Al McFarlane broadcast interview with Wain from his live sound check at 1pm earlier in the day. The interview includes a chat with television personal…

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"Grow Through Music" camp for grades K-6 offers a fun introduction to a variety of instruments for beginners and a chance to reconnect with friends and instructors for returning students. The Summer Jazz Intensive and Summer Jazz Violin Workshop offer intermediate and advanced students a cha…

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Singer Jamela Pettiford; master storytellers Nothando Zulu, and Beverly Cottman; Radio DJ Dee Henry Williams; poet Waheedah Shabazz, and performing artist Danielle Daniel present I Am Woman -- Voices of the Elders, 7PM Saturday, June 11, 2022 at The Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway Ave, Minneapolis.

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Another Mother’s Day has passed. We have biological mothers, mothers by adoption, mother figures, mothers who have gone on to glory, and mothers to our community. In spending time with my mother that day, I was reminded of the Detroit Spinners song “Sadie.” That being said, here’s a reminder…

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The year is 1925.  In the late Senator Simon Guggenheim’s first gift letter to the Board of Trustees of the newly established John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he wrote, “the purpose is to give ‘blocks of time’ in which Fellows can work with as much creative freedom as possible.”  T…

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As we all know, history was made when Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman confirmed for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court bench, where her unique skill set and qualifications will make a difference in the conversations among the justices. Last Friday, I had the great pleasure t…

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Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Craig Taborn makes a rare appearance this Wednesday, April 13, at the Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. For ticket information call 612.332.5299.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — As John Legend was honored for his musical achievements Saturday — the night before the Grammy Awards — the singer used the Recording Academy stage to pay homage to a Black music culture that has shaped him and the wider world of music.

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SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, March 28, 2022 – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the seventh chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually…

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CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was released from jail following six nights behind bars after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart and Nicki Minaj are among the headliners announced Thursday for this summer's Essence Festival of Culture, which returns to New Orleans after a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel.  If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education.  Jessica Peresta

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Four years ago, DeVonna Bentley-Pittman and Jasmine Boudou had written and published books. The quandary: how to find their reading audience and sell their books. Bentley-Pittman then went to Neon on West Broadway in Minneapolis to secure a space to host an event. That event became the Minne…

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Bank of America announced today that it has provided a $1 million anchor grant to Juxtaposition Arts(JXTA)—the only Black-led art and design organization in Minnesota—in support of its four-year capital and legacy campaign to construct a new headquarters, restore two existing facilities and …

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When the Capri closed its building in May 2019 to embark on expanding and improving the historic space, it marked the occasion with six days of entertainment and art. That proved so much fun that a couple extra days of joy have been added to this year’s grand opening schedule! 

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The 20th annual Selby Ave JazzFest will take place from 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 11th at the intersection of Selby and Milton in St. Paul. For more information, interested parties can visit the event’s website at selbyavejazzfest.com or Facebook page. Admission is free.

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Nothing boosts a woman’s morale at the movies than to see BadAss women owning their power and kicking butt as they complete their mission, which is usually to save the world—because that’s what we do.

top story
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Wain McFarlane returns to The Dakota Jazz Club Wednesday, December 7, 2022 with his first time ever “Family Affair Show” which features his son, vocalist Miles McFarlane, and Wain’s granddaughter, Clarq, a singer, songwriter and dancer from Albuquerque, NM.

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Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the cast and creative team that will bring to life Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, playing from November 8, 2022, through January 8, 2023. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 7 pm. This is the 10th time CTC has produced …

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In the age of MeToo and women raising their voices, this film is one that speaks to the moment, while looking back at the historical greatness of women.

  • Updated
  • 0

Back in a 1974 review of the Bond-like Cleopatra Jones movie starring Tamara Dobson, Feminist and former Ms. Magazine editor Margaret Sloan spoke volumes about Black female spectatorial desire. Damn, that felt good she wrote. After viewing The Woman King, we know exactly what she meant.

top story
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The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts presents Nachito Herrera and the Havana Jazz All Stars  on Saturday, Sept. 24. This will be the Minnesota jazz icon’s third time performing at the Ordway. This year’s show will kick off the Ordway’s 2022-2023 season and is part of the Ordway Presents…

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  • 0

Saint Paul, MN. August 25, 2022: Park Square Theatre’s 2022-2023 Season opens with the Tony Award-winning comedy-drama THE HUMANS (September 14 - Oct 9, 2022) by Stephen Karam, directed by Lily Tung Crystal. A one-act performed in real time, the play takes place as three generations gather f…

top story
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  • 0

It has a homecoming kind of feeling. Micah McFarlane and his business partner, television superstar Justin Hartley, are in town this week to spike the buzz around their agave spirits beverage, Revel Avila.

top story
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Wain McFarlane holds court Tuesday night July 26th at Dakota Jazz Club in downtown. Minneapolis. Check out the KFAI-90.3FM Conversations with Al McFarlane broadcast interview with Wain from his live sound check at 1pm earlier in the day. The interview includes a chat with television personal…

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"Grow Through Music" camp for grades K-6 offers a fun introduction to a variety of instruments for beginners and a chance to reconnect with friends and instructors for returning students. The Summer Jazz Intensive and Summer Jazz Violin Workshop offer intermediate and advanced students a cha…

top story
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  • 0

Singer Jamela Pettiford; master storytellers Nothando Zulu, and Beverly Cottman; Radio DJ Dee Henry Williams; poet Waheedah Shabazz, and performing artist Danielle Daniel present I Am Woman -- Voices of the Elders, 7PM Saturday, June 11, 2022 at The Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway Ave, Minneapolis.

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Another Mother’s Day has passed. We have biological mothers, mothers by adoption, mother figures, mothers who have gone on to glory, and mothers to our community. In spending time with my mother that day, I was reminded of the Detroit Spinners song “Sadie.” That being said, here’s a reminder…

top story
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The year is 1925.  In the late Senator Simon Guggenheim’s first gift letter to the Board of Trustees of the newly established John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, he wrote, “the purpose is to give ‘blocks of time’ in which Fellows can work with as much creative freedom as possible.”  T…

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As we all know, history was made when Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first Black woman confirmed for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court bench, where her unique skill set and qualifications will make a difference in the conversations among the justices. Last Friday, I had the great pleasure t…

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Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Craig Taborn makes a rare appearance this Wednesday, April 13, at the Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. For ticket information call 612.332.5299.

top story
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — As John Legend was honored for his musical achievements Saturday — the night before the Grammy Awards — the singer used the Recording Academy stage to pay homage to a Black music culture that has shaped him and the wider world of music.

  • Updated
  • 0

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, March 28, 2022 – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the seventh chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, a statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read a common title and come together virtually…

  • Updated
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CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett was released from jail following six nights behind bars after an appeals court agreed with his lawyers that he should be free pending the appeal of his conviction for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Janet Jackson, Kevin Hart and Nicki Minaj are among the headliners announced Thursday for this summer's Essence Festival of Culture, which returns to New Orleans after a two-year hiatus brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Updated
  • 0

Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel.  If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education.  Jessica Peresta

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  • 0

Four years ago, DeVonna Bentley-Pittman and Jasmine Boudou had written and published books. The quandary: how to find their reading audience and sell their books. Bentley-Pittman then went to Neon on West Broadway in Minneapolis to secure a space to host an event. That event became the Minne…

  • Updated
  • 0

Bank of America announced today that it has provided a $1 million anchor grant to Juxtaposition Arts(JXTA)—the only Black-led art and design organization in Minnesota—in support of its four-year capital and legacy campaign to construct a new headquarters, restore two existing facilities and …

  • Updated
  • 0

When the Capri closed its building in May 2019 to embark on expanding and improving the historic space, it marked the occasion with six days of entertainment and art. That proved so much fun that a couple extra days of joy have been added to this year’s grand opening schedule! 

top story
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  • 0

The 20th annual Selby Ave JazzFest will take place from 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM on Saturday, September 11th at the intersection of Selby and Milton in St. Paul. For more information, interested parties can visit the event’s website at selbyavejazzfest.com or Facebook page. Admission is free.