Superstar of jazz, Dianne Reeves comes to the Dakota
You can't get to no better days unless you make it through the night.
For jazz legend Dianne Reeves she's made it through several nights to get to her "Better Days" (the title of her iconic hit that propelled Reeves to international acclaim). For Minnesota music fans she's got to make it through two nights as the timeless performer, who is up for yet another Grammy (she has four – all for Best Jazz Vocal Performance), comes to the Dakota Jazz Club, 1010 Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis, Tuesday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 28. Reeves will perform two shows nightly.
Sisters with Soul: DJ Keezy & BdotCroc Celebrate Women in Music
Though no person on this planet came into this world without one, women are often the last considered across the board.
Women are paid less, represented less in government and systematically spoken for in the arts. To challenge the idea that "women can't do it on their own" north Minneapolis hip-hop artists DJ Keezy and BdotCroc present "Sisters with Soul" this Wednesday at First Avenue. I sat down with the duo to find out more about the concept.
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5 for '15: Minnesota R&B/soul's top five new prospects
At the heart of any city you will find music.
Music pulsates through every crevice and crack in the sidewalk. Music can be found inside of every home, speaking the language of generations from each bedroom. Music tells stories from the people in various perspectives. A city that doesn't recognize its own soul will be at a great loss when that heartbeat stops.
Motirô: Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance at Cowles Center
The percussive music weaving through the enormous, crowded hall of the 2008 Joinville Dance Festival, the largest international dance festival in Brazil, caught the attention of choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos like never before.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.