Rebecca McDonald

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Pioneer Press photog told to stop shooting in "private" St. Paul skyway

    Footage of Chrie Lollie's controversial arrest in the St. Paul skyway raised questions about the public/private status of that area.Though both the First National Bank Building's Facebook page and St. Paul city ordinance suggest the seating area where Lollie was arrested is open to the public, the e ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    Comment of the Day: Shut down in the skyway

    First National Bank Building officials might talk about the stretch of skyway through their downtown St. Paul tower as if it's a public place, and city ordinance seems to indicate it is.But as a photographer who has done a lot of work for City Pages over the years attests, that's not always how it w ... More >>

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    February 26, 2014
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    February 21, 2014

    Vote for the best music photographer in Twin Cities!

    It comes down to this. Gimme Noise asked for your nominations for best Twin Cities music photographer, and you gave us 104 people taking pictures locally! We narrowed the field to 20 finalists, and then profiled each of them.Now, it's time for the final round of voting. Below is a poll to show your ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Rebecca McDonald

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Rebecca McDonald's photo work is under the umbrella of BFresh Productions. She has shot extensively for MTV, City Pages, and other publications. Her portfolio includes both live and p ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    The best music photographers in the Twin Cities: 2014 finalists

    After a couple of months of research and deliberation -- and thousands of viewings of microphones and punk singers' teeth -- we have chosen the finalists for the best music photographers serving the Twin Cities. And, there's a twist. Since we received a ridiculous amount of quality submissions, we e ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    The 104 Twin Cities music photographers you nominated

    We asked, and you nominated your favorite Twin Cities photographers like crazy over the past week. With 675 comments and nearly that many emails to work with, we received more than 100 serious submissions. Now, with the help of a local panel of writers, editors, musicians, and others, we'll discuss ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Too $hort: I've actually disappointed people by being polite

    Gimme Noise got a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Bay Area rapper Too $hort this past weekend when he rolled through town with E-40. After a performance at Epic, B Fresh Photography's Rebecca McDonald got to hang backstage with the $hort Dog and ask some questions one-on-one. Watch her exclusive vid ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Soul Food Junkie Cheo Smith gives dishes a healthy spin [RECIPES]

    A few weeks back, we reported on the release of a new film called Soul Food Junkies by director Byron Hurt about the unhealthy effects of the high-fat foods that are part of Southern cuisine, particularly on the African-American community. We had a connection to the movie already since local ph ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Soul Food Junkies: Local filmmaker works on documentary about soul food and its "unhealthy" side effects [VIDEO]

    Soul food, is it putting black communities in jeopardy? This is the question asked by director Byron Hurt in his newest film, Soul Food Junkies. The film takes a mostly lighthearted look through the history of soul food, but it also tells stories of hardship and illness brought to communities of col ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    I Self Devine's The Sound of Low Class Amerika track-by-track (VIDEO)

    Related:I Self Devine: Rhymesayers legend returnsI Self Devine at 7th St. Entry, 5/4/12Brother Ali: I Self Devine helped me love my realityIf you watch one video today, make it this one featuring Minneapolis rapper I Self Devine sitting down with Gimme Noise over the weekend at Rhymesayers' re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Joan Jett, Heart to headline show at Mystic Lake

    In a dream lineup for lovers of badass women-fronted groups of the late '70s, Heart and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts plan to headline Mystic Lake Casino this summer. The former Runaways renegade paired with the famous pair of sisters is a genius double-bill and shows at the casino's Ampitheater are ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Brother Ali on Occupy Homes and the foreclosure crisis

    Note: Brother Ali is a Minneapolis rapper signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment and is one of our 20 Best Minnesota Musicians. His latest album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, will be released in August. Here are portions of an interview discussing the Occupy Homes movement, which Ali wil ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    I Self Devine drops second The Culture Series mixtape

    ​Rhymesayers vet I Self Devine continues his onslaught of new music with the second of four free mixtapes dropped at the front end of every month. The Upliftment Struggle was released on Soundcloud this week in anticipation of another 7th Street Entry takeover on February 19.

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    January 23, 2012

    'Minnesota Original' features Rebecca McDonald, CP assistant web editor

    ​Minnesota Original is a weekly Twin Cities Public Television program that highlights creative folks in the local community. Past shows have included musician Jeremy Messersmith, hip-hop/spoken-word performer Dessa, and painter/sculpture artist Gregory Euclide. In a recent episode, the show took a ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Doomtree Coloring Contest: Vote for your favorite

    Photo by Rebecca McDonaldColoring gets serious at First Ave.​City Pages hosted a Wings & Teeth coloring contest at the all-ages Doomtree Blowout VII on Sunday. Fans and First Avenue staff joined in on the festivities, bringing another level of excitement to celebrating local music.  Check ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010
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    December 18, 2009

    Muja Messiah & Maria Isa go winter shopping with City Pages

    Hip-hop celebs Muja and Maria take us on a winter shopping adventure. See what styles they came up with.

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    August 20, 2009

    5 Questions with Brother Ali as 'Us' approaches

    We kicked it with Brother Ali at his recent video shoot and talked about his upcoming release, his family, and living the dream.

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    March 9, 2009

    Slideshow: Busta Rhymes

    B Fresh Photography was on the scene last Friday to catch some shots of the rap legend performing at Epic.