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Nina Simone: Four Women at Park Square Theatre 9th Annual Italian Film Festival Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge at the Hopkins Center for the Arts JazzMN Orchestra Presents "NexGen Jazz" Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones at Ames Center

Nina Simone:Four Women-Feb. 7-26 at Park Squre Theatre- Back by popular demand…Park Square Theatre presents Nina Simone: Four Women by Minneapolis playwright Christina Ham. The play celebrates the life and music of one of America’s most iconic singers and traces Simone’s pioneering involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Faye Price directs Regina Marie Williams as the woman who raised her voice on behalf of all women made silent.  

9th Annual Italian Film Festival-February 16-19-The ever popular Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul returns for its ninth year, with eight contemporary Italian movies and a celebration of director Sergio Leone, with a screening of his masterpiece, Once Upon a Time in the West. From Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, February 19 at the St. Anthony Theater will be the home for  blockbuster comedies, searing dramas, and thought provoking and touching films that explore the vast complexities of Italy and its people.

8th Annual Minnesota Cuban Film Festival-February 23-March 30- The Festival offers a unique opportunity to experience the history, people and culture of Cuba for 6 Thursdays February 23rd through March 30th at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. Screenings are at 7 p.m.  

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge at the Hopkins Center for the Arts-Saturday, February 25-The Hopkins Center for the Arts presents an evening of virtuosic acoustic guitar featuring Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge exploring jazz, bluegrass, country music and more. Saturday evening  February 25th .    Social Hour at 7 and Concert at 8:30.    Jazz88 members receive a discount on admission!

Mardi Gras and Carnival Jazz Concert at Christ Church Lutheran-Sunday, February 26Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis' Longfellow neighborhood presents a Carnival and Mardi Gras Jazz Benefit Concert, featuring the Bill Simensen Sextet with vocalist Judi Vinar, Sunday, February 26th, 3 p.m.,  at Christ Lutheran Church, 3244 34th Ave. S in Minneapolis.. A Freewill offering at the event benefits the Semilla Arts Program.

JazzMN Orchestra "NexGen Jazz"- Sunday, March 5- The JazzMN Orchestra continues their 2016-17 season with  “NexGen Jazz”, a concert looking at the future direction of jazz…featuring guest artists from LA’s Urban Renewal Project, jazz students from the Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands’ Jazz 1 and the Dakota Jazz Combo.  Sunday, March 5th,  3pm  at Hopkins High School Auditorium.    

Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones at the Ames Center- March 28, 2017the Ames Center in Burnsville presents An Evening with Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones, Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Ames Center