Twinsax are a music duo from Nigeria who have since age 9 been striving to master their art of playing the saxophone. Known in real life as Marvelous Taye Ayodele and Innocent Kehinde Ayodele; the twins are originally from Koji state in Nigeria. Their choice of musical genre is Jazz blended with gospel emanating from their strong Christian upbringing.
Sharing the stage with other renowned African-American choreographers, award-winning choreographer Lula Washington and her L.A.-based contemporary ensemble returned to the Ordway with an exciting program of innovative and powerful modern dance. The performances showcased daring choreography rooted in African-American culture that reflects on social and political issues.
The O'Shaughnessy presents TU Dance, featuring world premiere piece by Gioconda Barbuto
TU Dance, the Minnesota-based dance company led by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, returns to The O'Shaughnessy Nov. 20 – Nov. 22 as part of its 12th annual performance season.
The dance concert at The O'Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, features a world premiere work by celebrated Italian-Canadian artist and 2015 McKnight International Choreographer, Gioconda Barbuto, a debut of a new piece choreographed by Sands, and a reprise of the company's "January."
'Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s,' opens at Mill City Museum
The new exhibit, "Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s" explores the city during a time when the Foshay Tower dominated the skyline and sidewalks bustled with people before skyways overtook the landscape.
Beverly Johnson rose to fame in August of 1974 when she made history as the first African-American to grace on the cover of Vogue magazine. The multi-talented supermodel/actress/businesswoman/author has enjoyed an enduring career which has included writing a several books and starring in her own reality-TV series, "Beverly's Full House."
Recently, she has bravely stepped forward as the highest-profile victim to accuse Bill Cosby of drugging and assaulting her. Here, she talks about that incident as well as her new autobiography, "The Face That Changed It All."
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun by Kam Williams
OPENING THIS WEEK Kam's Kapsules:
BIG BUDGET FILMS
"Brooklyn" (PG-13 for a sex scene and brief profanity) Romance drama, set in the Fifties, revolving around a homesick immigrant to the U.S. (Saoirse Ronan) who finds herself torn between a suitor (Emory Cohen) she meets in New York and another (Domnhall Gleason) she left behind in Ireland. With Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Michael Zegen.