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SOUNDING OFF ON SOUNDS | Zsamé Morgan carries the act in The Rebirth: Mind, Body & Soul

(Photo courtesy of Wenso Ashby)

Wenso Ashby featuring Zsamé, was, at one point, the last word in Twin Cities smooth jazz/neo-soul. Then, pianist-producer-composer Ashby ignored the old adage: If it's workin' don't fix it.

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IGGERS DIGEST | Big bang for your buck at Somali Boolay Restaurant

Ten bucks buys a lot of food at Boolaay, the little Somali restaurant on Eat Street = not to be confused with Bouley, Daniel Bouley's upscale French restaurant in Manhattan. 

Ten bucks buys a lot of tasty food at Boolaay Somali restaurant - not to be confused with Bouley, the upscale French restaurant in Manhattan. At Bouley, the appetizers start at $22 at lunch for the Porcini Flan with Alaska Live Dungeness Crab and Black Truffle Dashi. At Boolaay, ten bucks gets you a big plate piled high with savory rice pilaf and diced chicken or beef suqaar, plus vegetable soup, salad, fruit drink and a ripe banana - easily enough for two. A variety of other entrees and baked goods are also offered, to dine in or take out.

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Minnesota schools make "most LGBT-friendly" list

(Photo by Mark Fowler published under Creative Commons License)

Four Minnesota schools were recently placed on the annual 2014 CampusPride top-50 list of LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. Augsburg College, Macalester Colleges, and both University of Minnesota campuses in Duluth and the Twin Cities, were all ranked as 5-star schools.

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GLOBAL GROCERIES | Cinco de Mayo Mercado deserves its many fans

(Photos by Stephanie Fox)

I came across Cinco de Mayo Mercado almost by accident.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Dave Koz & Friends at the Weesner Family Amphitheater

Dave Koz has consistently been one of the standout performers each year at the Music in the Zoo series.

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MUSIC REVIEW | Rock icons KISS and Def Leppard invade the Target Center

Photos By: 
Patrick Dunn

Last night’s KISS and Def Leppard show at the Target Center was, on paper, a little slice of rock-and-roll heaven for the “clap your hands, pump your fist” crowd. Combining the power of an 80s arena icon and a recent hall of fame inductee should have been a surefire hit, but unfortunately only one of those two icons managed to deliver.

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