Sonya Goins 50th Birthday Celebration at Seven Sushi
WCCO producer and Channel 12 on-air talent, Sonya Goins is celebrating her 50th birthday in style.
The local tastemaker has put together an evening of live music and a silent auction to celebrate her birthday, and to also bring focus to Crohn's Disease, a painful and potential deadly illness that affects the intestines. Goins is a Crohn's sufferer. Proceeds raised will go to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter.
Goins' celebration runs from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Seven Sushi is located at 700 Hennepin Ave. S, downtown Minneapolis.
Dionne Farris and Russell Gunn at the Dakota
OK, who didn't love the music group Arrested Development?
And, who didn't love the soundtrack to "Love Jones?" Quite honestly, this particular writer thinks the "Love Jones" soundtrack is the best soundtrack ever. And when you have the best song on the best soundtrack, well you're quite It! worthy.
Dionne Farris, who was an original member of Arrested Development and had the standout song, "Hopeless" on the "Love Jones" soundtrack is coming to the Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 12 for two shows with jazz master Russell Gunn. The two will rework several of Farris' hits including "Hopeless" and the pop smash, "I Know" as well as perform songs from their duo album, "Dionne Get Your Gunn."
The pair has two shows, a 7 p.m. and a 9 p.m. Tickets are $32. For more information call the Dakota box office at (612) 332-5299 or go online at www.dakotacooks.com.
Thee Urbane Life* and the Southern Comfort Music Series present Transformation Vol. 2 ... for the Love of Music at the Fine Line Music Café
Valentine's Day is for lovers and Transformation is for the lovers of music.
Transformation is a musical mash-up that uses a live band to transform classic and popular hip-hop songs into jazz, rock, reggae, fusion and more. Think of it as Notorious B.I.G. meets Dizzy Gillespie or 2 Pac meets Miles Davis and Slash from Guns and Roses. The music series, "Hidden Beach Unwrapped" is an excellent example of what Transformation is all about.
Also, DJ Dell Dilla of the Mashwell Brothas will be DJing and celebrating his birthday.
The Fine Line, 318 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, is under new ownership and has an all new (more welcoming) staff.