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Feb 05th

BOOK REVIEW: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

BOOK REVIEW: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda Blackmon Lowery refused to give up the fight for equal rights. She was the youngest marcher on the historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. She vowed to make a difference—and she did."

James Craven stars as Thurgood Marshall

James Craven stars as Thurgood MarshallThe Illusion Theater's 40th Anniversary Season continues with a powerful play based on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall, starring one of the Twin Cities' most venerable actors, James Craven. A journey of epic proportions, "Thurgood" is an eye-opening, humorous and uplifting portrait of a true American hero on stage March 6-15 at the downtown Minneapolis theater, located on the eighth floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave. Post-show panels and audience discussions follow each performance.

Imaginative theatrical revue honors Harlem Renaissance artists

Imaginative theatrical revue honors Harlem Renaissance artistsThe O'Shaughnessy presents "Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey" at 7:30 p.m. on March 6 as part of its on-going Women of Substance series.

Aesthetically It!

Aesthetically It!Aesthetically It! is a list of picks from the editors of Aesthetically Speaking. Aesthetically It! features venues, events, outings and more that are worthy of "It" status. If you have a venue, event or outing that you feel is It worthy, email us at

O-D: Producer talks K.Raydio album & African roots

O-D: Producer talks K.Raydio album & African rootsAs we continue to shed light on members of the Twin Cities aesthetics community, we bring you Milwaukee to Minnesota transplant O-D.

Born out of the Pete Rock/J Dilla school of thought, the beat maker has paid dues producing music for Ghana's M.anifest and Blitz the Ambassador, The Chalice and the collaborative album with K.Raydio, "One Drop." I recently sat down with O-D to talk about his music and family roots.


FILM REVIEW: TimbuktuIslamic fundamentalists are encroaching on the basic liberties of people in Africa and the Arab world. We hear about it, but it's hard to put into context, hard to understand the magnitude of the situation. Leave it to veteran, Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako (Bamako) to boil a complicated social phenomena down to a simple allegorical tale that's as educational and spiritual as a biblical passage.

Bertram Cambridge: Telly award winning film editor

Bertram Cambridge: Telly award winning film editorMany of us have an all or nothing mindset when it comes to success.
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