The rapper branches out on the jarring and soulful This, That and the Third
See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs Wow, that was fast! In a whirlwind of top-notch performances from legends and buzz bands alike, pool parties, and rain, Coachella's first weekend is over. Here are our scribes' favorite moments from Sund ... More >>
By Rachel Lee JoyceRelated: Cedar Cultural Center named best world music venueOn August 5, 1991, I was crammed in butts-to-nuts with 1199 fans in the First Avenue Mainroom to see the Nigerian Afrobeat legend himself, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Years of underage fandom had passed, and I was finally old ... More >>
In addition to his work on Justin Schell's forthcoming documentary We Rock Long Distance, Twin Cities-based rapper M.anifest has been channeling his recent journeys back and forth between his home country of Ghana into songs for a new record, Immigrant Chronicles: Coming to America, which will be ... More >>
EpsilonEpsilon CEO Bryan Kennedy. Is his e-mail secure?Epsilon, a digital marketing firm whose clients include Twin Cities-based Target, Best Buy and US Bank, has been hit by a hacking operation that made off with what sounds like a massive haul of of e-mail addresses, and perhaps other data ... More >>
Nigerian emaill scammers now placing massive food orders.Okay, are we the only ones who have been getting these nonsensical, grammar-defying emails in which the sender is supposedly desperately trying to order massive quantities of food? Have the Nigerian scammers suddenly become foodies, dig ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHAfter returning home from a month-long adventure in Ghana (and being featured in City Page's Year in Music review) filmmaker Justin Schell and artist M.anifest sat down with Gimme Noise to discuss the impact of their experiences, life-changing interactions with M.anifest's grandfa ... More >>
Battle Creek CVBBowling took a backseat to brawling in Moorhead over the weekend.When police arrived on the scene of a Christmas party gone wrong at a Moorhead bowling alley, there was total chaos. Multiple fights had broken out in the parking lot while panicked bystanders who fled to thei ... More >>
Twin Cities rapper M.anifest has been spending the past few weeks in Ghana, collaborating with his grandfather and getting ready to perform a few shows in his native country. All of his adventures are being filmed as part of the new documentary We Rock Long Distance, which will also feature multi ... More >>
Local hip-hop writer and videographer Justin Schell is in the process of directing his first feature-length documentary, and it features three Twin Cities-based musicians who use their music to bridge cultural gaps: Ghana-born rapper M.anifest, "SotaRican" songstress Maria Isa, and Hmong spoken w ... More >>
Film wins documentary prize at Sundance
Michal DanielPutting our best men on it: Steven Epp and Bradley Greenwald in "Irma Vep" The nirvana of the front-porch/back-deck, cool-drink-in-hand state of mind is certainly exerting its pull right now in these climes. But there's still plenty of time for culture (and you need something to t ... More >>
Michal DanielMight not get out of this one alive: Regina Marie Williams in "Pa's Hat"After speaking with playwright Cori Thomas a day before the opening of Pa's Hat: Liberian Legacy at Pillsbury House (see this earlier Dressing Room post), I thought I had a pretty good handle on the subject it ta ... More >>
Michal DanielRegina Marie Williams, Bruce A. Young, and Namir Smallwood in "Pa's Hat"When playwright Cori Thomas is asked about her personal connection to Pa's Hat: Liberian Legacy, opening at Pillsbury House Theatre tonight, she lets loose with a laugh. "It's very autobiographical," she says. "B ... More >>
What kind of food do you feel like eating this weekend? Chinese? Italian? How about Nepalese, Cambodian, Mexican, Somali, Dutch, Egyptian, Filipino, Turkish, Ukrainian, or Polish? Actually, you can sample all of the above and more at this weekend's Festival of Nations, the international food ... More >>
The May/June issue of Utne takes us around the world of street food.
Orchestra Baobab is the kind of band that makes critics (at least this one) resort to hyperbole and sociology.
Is there anyplace to get a great, cheap meal in this town anymore? Boy howdy, is there—here are six
Fascinating piece in yesterday's Washington Post Magazine about the upcoming Liberian presidential election. The article tracks the political campaign of Charles Walker Brumskine, one of the most prominent candidates, as he takes to the hustings in both the U.S. and Liberia. Here's the nut: T ... More >>
They can quote the Constitution and sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Their ancestors hail from Virginia. Meet the Twin Cities' newest African immigrants.