Brandi Maxiell: The “Basketball Wives LA” interview
Brandi Maxiell was born and raised in Dallas, Texas by single-mom Terri Duncan who sacrificed to send her daughter to the best schools. Consequently, Brandi learned at an early age that education was the key to success. She would graduate from the University of North Texas in 2007 before moving to Detroit to live with her high school sweetheart/fiancé, NBA star Jason Maxiell who was then playing for the Pistons.
First Puerto Rican to be recognized by the Minnesota Historical Society
The art and work of Ricardo Gómez-Rodríguez, Puerto Rican-born and raised and a 28-year resident of Minnesota, has been selected by the Minnesota Historical Society to be part of its permanent collection.
Fantastic Four (PG-13 for action, violence and profanity) Marvel Comics reboots its beloved film franchise with a riveting, character-driven roots adventure. Co-stars Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell as the titular quartet. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)
Vieux Carre hopes to connect New Orleans to St. Paul
Harry Colbert, Jr.
St. Paul and New Orleans are connected by the Mississippi River and now a new jazz spot in the saintly city hopes to bring a bit of that "Nawlins" flavor up north.
Newly opened Vieux Carre, 408 St. Peter, is the latest incarnation of Dakota Jazz Club owner, Lowell Pickett. The intimate spot in the lower level of the Hamm Building was once the well-known Artists Quarter. According to Pickett, Vieux Carre pays tribute to both New Orleans and the Artists Quarter.
FLOW celebrates Northside artists with 10th anniversary exhibits
Shaina Brassard, West Broadway Business and Area Coalition
This upcoming weekend of July 23-25, 2015, FLOW Northside Arts Crawl will celebrate ten years of shining a light on the Northside community through the arts.
Initially imagined as a small studio crawl with 20 artists and 6 sites for the PEACE Foundation (now Northside Achievement Zone), FLOW has grown and been shaped by the community to include over 300 artists from a variety of genres showing at 34 different studios, galleries, theaters, businesses, indoor and outdoor vacant spaces. Attendance has grown from 1000 in 2006 to a projected 10,000 in 2015.
Misty Copeland becomes ABT's first African-American principal ballerina
Zita Allen Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News
When American Ballet Theatre announced the promotion of Misty Copeland to principal ballerina Tuesday, the highest rank in the company and the highest ever achieved by an African-American dancer with one of this country's elite ballet companies, she told reporters at a press conference, "I'm just so extremely honored to be a principal dancer, to be an African-American and to be in this position."