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Jul 06th

Black Music Month profile: “Jellybean” Johnson

Black Music Month profile: “Jellybean” Johnson

It is a Sunday night at Bunkers, a dive bar just north of downtown Minneapolis and Dr. Mambos Combo is in the middle of a set of 1970s R&B cover tunes.

Jellybean Johnson, who has been an anchor of the Minneapolis music scene for nearly 35 years, jams on stage with Dr. Mambos Combo.

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Coco Jones: The “Let It Shine” interview

Coco Jones: The “Let It Shine” interview

Coco Jones
The “Let It Shine” Interview

A fresh-faced, bright-eyed, Southern beauty, 14-year-old, Hollywood Records recording artist Coco Jones will grace television sets across the world on June 15th when she stars in the Disney Channel original movie “Let It Shine” opposite Tyler James Williams and Trevor Jackson. Coco plays the role of “Roxie,” a teenage singing sensation whose music label is sponsoring a songwriting contest at a teen club.

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Capri Theater Renaissance benefi t in North Minneapolis

Five years ago Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC) launched a bold plan to reinvent its Capri Theater into a beacon for North Minneapolis.

The plan was to “bringing up the lights on West Broadway.”

The five-year milestone will be celebrated on Sat., Jun. 30 with what’s being called an all-star benefit concert. The show will feature Rick Carlson, Debbie Duncan, Charmin Michelle, Thomasina Petrus, Dennis Spears, Regina Marie Williams and the Wolverines Jazz Trio.

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Harvey awards celebrate community leaders

Harvey awards celebrate community leaders

The Steve Harvey Morning Show and Ford Motor Company have teamed up to bring you a new life experience in Las Vegas with the “Escape to the 2012 Ford Hoodie Awards” video contest.  Hosted for the 10th year by the top radio host, best-selling author and entertainer behind Family Feud and Think Like A Man – Steve Harvey’s highly-anticipated awards show honoring the nation’s best community leaders, educators, neighborhood churches, and local businesses will be a blowout celebration, with the chance for lucky listeners to experience Las Vegas’ glittering entertainment and majestic attractions in this new contest. 

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Pop music and Somali-Americans: "The Somali Beyoncé" and beyond

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Jimmy Carter, president, peanut farmer and Sunday school teacher

 Jimmy Carter, president, peanut farmer and Sunday school teacher

James “Jimmy” Earl Carter, Jr., the 39th president of the United States, was born on October 1, 1924 in the tiny town of Plains, Ga. His father, James Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman, and his mother, Lillian Gordy Carter, was a registered nurse.

Carter was educated in the public school of Plains, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. On Jul. 7 of that year, he married his childhood sweetheart, Rosalynn Smith.

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Fun, food, and fellowship on the Andiamo

Fun, food, and fellowship on the Andiamo

“Fun, food, and fellowship” is the theme on the Andiamo river boat on Monday June 11 as funds will be raised for the St. Thomas Center for Academics and Sports which provides free summer academic and sports camps for Twin City area youth with an emphasis on serving low income and diverse populations.

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