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Dave Chappelle might want to look into buying property in the Twin Cities. After an announcement last week that he would do eight shows at Five Avenue this week, the comic has now announced that he will do a performance at the Pantages Theatre at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.
TIckets went on sale at 3 p.m. (Try livenation.com or ticketmaster.com, but based on how quickly First Ave. tix went, they are probably all gone).
Anyone want to guess where Dave will be hanging out?
Star Tribune photo by Tom Wallace
Sharon Jones is sticking to her word. After canceling her 2013 tour and postponing the release of her album last year while she underwent treatment for cancer, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will return April 9 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis and their fifth album, “Give the People What They Want,” will be released Jan. 14.
The soul dynamo and her Brooklyn band were scheduled to perform last July at the Basilica Block Party in Minneapolis but, after the announcement of her cancer in June, all her performances were called off and the August release of the album postponed.
Jones and the Dap-Kings have built a following in the Twin Cities with winning performances at First Avenue, the State Fair, Rock the Garden and the Pantages, among other places.
Tickets for the April concert will go on sale at noon Saturday at the State box office and Ticketmaster outlets.
If you had hoped to see director Steve McQueen at his sold-out Walker Art Center filmmaker's interview Saturday evening, you have another chance.
In fact, you can meet with him even before the Walker crowd.
McQueen will appear Saturday afternoon at the Regal Brooklyn Center Stadium 20. He'll answer questions from the audience following 12:30 p.m. showing of "12 Years a Slave."
Local bloggers recently expressed concern that people of African descent would be underrepresented at the Walker event and said they hoped the museum would ask McQueen to schedule a second session in a "community space."
The theater is located at 6420 Camden Av. N., Minneapolis. Tickets, available online here, are the standard $8 for adults, $7.50 for senior and child admission.
Make that eight shows, so far.
Funnyman Dave Chappelle, who famously quit his Comedy Central show in 2005 and has been doing stand-up gigs ever since, will do at least eight performances next week at First Avenue in Minneapolis
Chappelle, who remains hugely popular, has been doing these "pop up" concerts across the country. He last performed in the Twin Cities in Aug. 2012, a show at the State Theatre that was similarly announced at the last minute and that quickly sold out. Capacity for the First Ave shows will be capped at around 500.
The "Chappelle's Show" star was heckled recently in Hartford, Conn., which inspired a colorful reaction from the 40-year-old comic.
At First Avenue, he plans to do shows at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday -- the latter ones were announced after the first few sold out right away. Tickets for those, $55, are currently on sale.
Kate Nash, the 26-year-old, platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Great Britain, stopped at Minneapolis ad agency Carmichael Lynch in downtown Minneapolis for a three-song acoustic set on Wednesday. She and her band are due at First Avenue Wednesday night.
The agency gig included a song each from each of her three albums, including "Fri-end?" (from "Girl Talk") "Kiss that Grrrl" (from "My Best Friend is You") and "Foundations" (from "Made of Bricks").
Between songs, Nash talked about loving the songs of Harrry Nilsson as a girl growing up, and turning to music to escape a job at a fast-food restaurant. Asked about the inspiration for her song "Dickhead," she said she wrote it about being bullied by some mean girls as a teenager. Bush talked about her love of Quentin Tarantino movies (after "a terrible breakup" she watched his "Death Proof" over and over) and her work to raise awareness of a gender gap in the music industry, including time spent in schools encouraging teen girls to become songwriters.