Rocket Arena

26 May 19
Nachrichten Welt

Sonntag, 26 Mai 2019 – 08:22 Obwohl die Raptors in der regulären Saison-Serie zwischen beiden Teams mit 2: 0 gewonnen haben und keinen Feldvorteil haben werden, erreichen die Warriors in der Welt der Las Vegas-Wetten das Finale als Favorit, um den Titel zu revalidieren Mark Gasol feiert den Sieg der Raptors. AFP Die Toronto Raptors […]

25 May 19
Tech Domes

Activision is going all-in on its latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise. Called Call of Duty: Mobile it looks to be a fully-fledged Call of Duty game made specifically for mobile devices.

25 May 19
Rockets Wire

After a breakout first full season in the NBA, should the Houston Rockets take the risk on the offensively versatile Thomas Bryant?

25 May 19
scripted violence

Please enjoy the Chip Pan Trilogy part deux published July 4th 2017. A love letter to Wrestlemania VIII. When last we encountered our heroes, Sid Justice had turned on the Immortal Hulk Hogan and walked out on him in his hour of need. What a villainous, heinous thing to do, I know, dear reader and it had consequences. WWF […]

25 May 19
Twin Cities
There’s nothing like summer in Minnesota, so to celebrate we’ve compiled this list with at least one outdoor concert every day in June, July and August. It includes all the major local music festivals — Rock the Garden, Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Add in Music in the Zoo, Lowertown Sounds (formerly Music in Mears) and the Minnesota State Fair and suddenly the calendar starts getting full. You can drop up to $1,200 for VIP treatment to see Tim McGraw and Pitbull at the new Twin Cities Summer Jam, but there are also many free options. Major shows take up many of the dates and some weekends are packed with choices. We filled in the blanks with some options from the Minneapolis and St. Paul Music in the Parks series. (The latter offers dozens of concerts not included here, and it’s worth checking out the full schedule at stpaul.gov/musicintheparks.) June 1: The Cactus Blossoms with Pieta Brown; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $47-$34.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 2: Grand Old Day, featuring Martin Zellar’s Tribute to Neil Diamond and White Iron Band; 11 a.m.; Grand Avenue, St. Paul; free (wristbands for the entertainment district are $8 in advance and $10 at the door); 651-699-0029 or grandave.com. June 3: Saints of Swing Big Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 4: St. Paul Police Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 5: Innocent Reggae Band, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. June 6: Jaedyn James and the Hunger, Federales and Hailey James; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. June 7: Annie Mack; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Los Angeles comedic metal band Steel Panther. (Courtesy of David Jackson) June 8: 93X Rock N’ Ride Fest, featuring Steel Panther and Pop Evil; 5 p.m.; Cabooze Outdoor Plaza, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls.; $93-$35; 612-338-6425 or cabooze.com. June 9: Amy and Adams; 5:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 10: Capri Big Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 11: Saddle Sores; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 12: Kiss the Tiger, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. June 13: Alex Rossi and the Fattenin’ Frogs; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. June 14: The Dolly’s; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 15: Taj Mahal Quartet; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $62.50-$50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. 50 Cent and Ice T; 7 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $115-$46.50; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Cantus (Photo by Nate Ryan) June 16: Cantus; 2 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 17: Northern Winds Concert Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 18: Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 19: The April Fools, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. The Suburbs with Mark Mallman; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $50-$37.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 20: Twin Cities Jazz Festival, featuring Jorge Luis Pacheco; 4 p.m.; Mears Park (and other downtown St. Paul locations); free; twincitiesjazzfestival.com. June 21: Twin Cities Jazz Festival, featuring Jose James and Jana Nyberg 5; 4 p.m.; Mears Park (and other downtown St. Paul locations); free; twincitiesjazzfestival.com. Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Toad the Wet Sprocket; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $64.50-$52; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 22: Twin Cities Jazz Festival, featuring Nnenna Freelon and James Carter Organ Trio; 1 p.m.; Mears Park (and other downtown St. Paul locations); free; twincitiesjazzfestival.com. Twin Cities Pride in Concert, featuring TLC; 6 p.m.; Loring Park, Mpls.; $99-$20; tcpride.org. Mason Jennings with Cedar Thoms and Dosh; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $52.50-$40; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Blues musician Keb’ Mo’. June 23: Keb’ Mo’ with Jontavious Willis; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $60-$47.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 24: North Suburban Chorus; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. June 25: Women’s Drum Center with Taikollaborative; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. June 26: The Sweet Colleens, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $60-$47.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. June 27: Flamin’ Oh’s and Tom, Dick and Harry; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. June 28: Go Fest ’19, featuring Catfish and the Bottlemen and X Ambassadors; 5 p.m.; Cabooze Outdoor Plaza, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls.; $44.96; 612-338-6425 or cabooze.com. Chris Young; 8 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; $99-$49; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. June 29: Rock the Garden, featuring the National and Courtney Barnett; 1 p.m.; Walker Art Center/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.; $300-$74; 612-375-7600 or rockthegardenfestival.com. June 30: Common Sound Festival, featuring Doomtree and Jeremy Messersmith; 2 p.m.; Beth El Synagogue, 5225 Barry St. W., St. Louis Park; $150-$30; commonsoundfestival.com. July 1: Brooklyn Community Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. July 2: Porcupine; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. Dark Star Orchestra; 7 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $50.50-$38; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Jonny Lang (Photo by Piper Ferguson) July 3: The Shackletons, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. Jonny Lang with Shannon Curfman; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $79.50-$67; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Kidz Bop and fireworks; 8 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $29-$11.50; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. July 4: Rock and Rockets, featuring G.B. Leighton and the Sunshine Committee; 5 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; free; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. July 5: Marisol La Brava and A Flor de Piel; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 6: Minnesota Pops Orchestra; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 7: Stan Bann’s Big Bone Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. July 8: Tony Ortiz and the Guns of Soul; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 9: Heiruspecs; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. July 10: Main Street Bayou, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. I’m with Her; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $52.50-$40; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 11: Maudlin and St. Paul School of Rock; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Kacey Musgraves performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy) July 12: Basilica Block Party, featuring Kacey Musgraves and Semisonic; 5 p.m.; the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N., Mpls.; $400-$60; 800-514-3849 or basilicablockparty.org. Lakefront Music Fest, featuring Steve Miller Band and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; 5 p.m.; Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway S.E., Prior Lake; $125-$40; lakefrontmusicfest.com. July 13: Basilica Block Party, featuring Jason Mraz and Chvrches; 5 p.m.; the Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N., Mpls.; $400-$60; 800-514-3849 or basilicablockparty.org. Lakefront Music Fest, featuring Brad Paisley and Chris Lane; 5 p.m.; Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway S.E., Prior Lake; $125-$40; lakefrontmusicfest.com. July 14: O-Town, Aaron Carter and Ryan Cabrera; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $65-$52.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 15: Dirty Shorts Brass Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. July 16: Monica LaPlante; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. July 17: Katy Vernon Band, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. Robert Earl Keen and the Lone Below; 7 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $62.50-$50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 18: Annie Mack and Nikki and the Ruemates; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Twin Cities Summer Jam, featuring Rascal Flatts and REO Speedwagon; 2 p.m.; Canterbury Park Festival Field, 1100 Canterbury Park, Shakopee; $1,200-$149; tcsummerjam.com. July 19: Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest, featuring Thomas McClary: The Commodores Experience and Boogie Wonderland; 4:30 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; lowertownbluesfestival.com. Rosanne Cash; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $58.50-$46; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony; 5:30 p.m.; Cabooze Outdoor Plaza, 917 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls.; $35-$30; 612-338-6425 or cabooze.com. Lynyrd Skynyrd with Gov’t Mule; 6 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $59-$32.50; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Twin Cities Summer Jam, featuring Aerosmith and Buckcherry; 1 p.m.; Canterbury Park Festival Field, 1100 Canterbury Park, Shakopee; $1,200-$149; tcsummerjam.com. Tim McGraw performs at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) July 20: Lowertown Blues and Funk Fest, featuring Jon Cleary and Popa Chubby; noon; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; lowertownbluesfestival.com. Tower of Power; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $60-$47.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Twin Cities Summer Jam, featuring Tim McGraw and Pitbull; 1 p.m.; Canterbury Park Festival Field, 1100 Canterbury Park, Shakopee; $1,200-$149; tcsummerjam.com. July 21: Minnesota Pops Orchestra; 2 and 5:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 22: Guster with Mikaela Davis; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $52.50-$40; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 23: Lena Elizabeth; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. Belle and Sebastian with Men I Trust; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $68.50-$56; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 24: Malamanya, 6 p.m.; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center Courtyard, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul; free; comozooconservatory.org. Psychedelic Furs and James; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $57.50-$45; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 25: Purple Funk Metropolis and Brianna Kocka; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. The Great Midwest Rib Fest, featuring Gretchen Wilson and Jessie G; 5 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; free; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. July 26: The Great Midwest Rib Fest, featuring Loverboy and the Tubes; 5 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; free; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. July 27: Lord Huron with Bully; 5 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $40; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. The Great Midwest Rib Fest, featuring Sugar Ray, Better than Ezra and Emerson Hart; 11 a.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; free; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. July 28: Conor Oberst with Joanna Sternberg; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $58.50-$46; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. July 29: Sherwin Linton; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. July 30: Nooky Jones; 6:30 p.m.; Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul; free; 651-259-3000 or mnhs.org. Tame Impala; 4:30 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; sold out; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. July 31: Tame Impala; 4:30 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $55; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. Singer/songwriter Katy Vernon. (Courtesy of Randy Vanderwood) Aug. 1: Katy Vernon and Martin Devaney; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 2: Steve Earle and the Dukes with the Mastersons; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $60-$47.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. O.A.R. with American Authors and Rozzi; 6 p.m.; Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater, Prior Lake; $59.50-$39.50; 952-496-6563 or mysticlake.com. Aug. 3: Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. Aug. 4: The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 5: Sound of Simon; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. Aug. 6: Trailer Trash; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 7: Matt Wilson and His Orchestra; 6 p.m.; Mill City Museum, 704 Second Ave. S., Mpls.; $6; 612-341-7582 or mnhs.org. Gaelic Storm with the Belfast Cowboys; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $50-$37.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Aug. 8: The Shackletons and Porky’s Groove Machine; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 9: Irish Fair of Minnesota; 3 p.m.; Harriet Island, St. Paul; free; 651-645-0221 or irishfair.com. Mat Kearney with Matt Hires; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $54.50-$42; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Gary Clark Jr.; 5:30 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $50; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. Kid Rock performs at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File) Aug. 10: Irish Fair of Minnesota; 10 a.m.; Harriet Island, St. Paul; free; 651-645-0221 or irishfair.com. Marc Cohn with Chelsea Williams; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $65-$52.50; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Kid Rock with A Thousand Horses; 8 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $57-$35; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Aug. 11: Irish Fair of Minnesota; 10 a.m.; Harriet Island, St. Paul; free; 651-645-0221 or irishfair.com. Aug. 12: Dan Newton and Cafe Accordion; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 13: Dead Kings of Norway; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. Aug. 14: Charanga Tropical; 6 p.m.; Mill City Museum, 704 Second Ave. S., Mpls.; $6; 612-341-7582 or mnhs.org. Ben Folds and Violent Femmes; 5 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $49.50; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. Aug. 15: Porcupine and Southside Aces; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 16: Salsa del Soul; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Reba McEntire performs during a tribute to Dolly Parton at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Aug. 17: Shakey Graves and Dr. Dog; 5 p.m.; Surly Brewing Festival Field, 520 Malcolm Ave. S.E., Mpls.; $35; 763-999-4040 or surlybrewing.com. BoDeans with the New Standards; 5 p.m.; Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth; $100-$25; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com. Reba McEntire with Gone West, Colbie Caillat, Home Free and Rachel Wammack; 7 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $139-$32; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Aug. 18: Moonlight Serenaders Big Band; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 19: Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra; 7:30 p.m.; Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Mpls.; free; minneapolisparks.org. Aug. 20: North Star Chorus and Sweet Adelines; 7 p.m.; Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul; free; stpaul.gov/musicintheparks. Aug. 21: Jaedyn James and the Hunger; 6 p.m.; Mill City Museum, 704 Second Ave. S., Mpls.; $6; 612-341-7582 or mnhs.org. Aug. 22: Hootie and the Blowfish with Barenaked Ladies; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $90-$51; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Melismatics and the Plott Hounds; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 23: Why Don’t We; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $38-$28; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Aug. 24: Josh Ritter; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $52.50-$40; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Rod Stewart; 7 p.m.; Treasure Island Casino Amphitheater, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch; $159-$39; 877-849-1640 or ticasino.com. Aug. 25: Trace Adkins and Clint Black with Terri Clark; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $41-$31; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $71.50-$59; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Aug. 26: Happy Together Tour, featuring Tommy James and Shondells, the Turtles and Chuck Negron; 7 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $31; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Aug. 27: Weird Al Yankovic; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $31; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates perform in Miami in 2017. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images) Aug. 28: Daryl Hall and John Oates with G. Love and Special Sauce; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $67-$57; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Robert Cray; 7:30 p.m.; Weesner Family Amphitheatre, Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; $58.50-$46; 800-514-3849 or suemclean.com/zoo. Willie Wisely; 6 p.m.; Mill City Museum, 704 Second Ave. S., Mpls.; $6; 612-341-7582 or mnhs.org. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Aug. 29: Logic; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $55-$43; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Mystery Band, Saint Small and Joe Hunt; 6 p.m.; Mears Park, St. Paul; free; facebook.com/lowertownsounds. Aug. 30: Lionel Richie; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $67-$57; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org. Aug. 31: Music On-a-Stick with Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples and Savannah Conley; 7:30 p.m.; Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Falcon Heights; $76-$51; 800-514-3849 or mnstatefair.org.
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25 May 19
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25 May 19
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25 May 19
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24 May 19
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24 May 19
The Undefeated
The idea popped into Bria Janelle’s head in an unlikely place, but it didn’t come out of nowhere. “I was in the shower one day and thought to myself, ‘WNBA Kicks,’ ” recalled Janelle, a former Division II college basketball player turned professional entertainment emcee and in-arena host. She envisioned a platform that, for some reason, had never been created — one dedicated to women, the WNBA and sneakers. “People say out of frustration comes creation,” said Janelle, a native of Snellville, Georgia, which is about 35 minutes east of Atlanta. “I’ve always had an interest in shoes and the whole aspect of seeing what different outlets have done with sneakers. But I realized it was so saturated on the male side, and NBA side, of sneakers. I’m like, ‘Everybody is doing the same exact thing … how can I do something so far-fetched, so different that no one is even thinking about?’ ” An injury ended Janelle’s playing career after three years at Mars Hill University in North Carolina, leading her to transfer to Georgia Southern University, where she graduated in 2011 with a degree in radio and television broadcasting. On-air campus appearances led to opportunities in Atlanta radio, and eventually a career. Over the past several years, Janelle has toured as emcee with WWE, worked with the Atlanta Hawks on a monthly web show and served as a host for the McDonald’s All American Game. Success in the field provided Janelle the means to grow her sneaker collection, which now checks in at about 130 pairs. Eventually, she wanted to find a way to represent a subculture of people like her: female sneakerheads. Related Story Inside the sneaker room of Tamera ‘Ty’ Young — the WNBA’s biggest sneakerhead Read now Janelle was inspired by the WNBA’s biggest sneakerhead, Tamera “Ty” Young, who in 2008 became the first draft pick in the history of the Atlanta Dream franchise. Young, who now plays for the Las Vegas Aces but keeps her primary residence in Atlanta, has a massive sneaker collection that exceeds 600 pairs, even though she’s never had an endorsement deal with a sportswear brand. “Ty Young being in Atlanta for years, you peep her at different events and it was like, ‘Yo, I’ve never seen her double up on a pair of sneakers,’ ” Janelle said. In the lead-up to the 2018 WNBA season, she ran into Young and told her she had something in the works. Janelle also hit up one of her close friends in the league, Alex Bentley, a member of the Connecticut Sun at the time who was playing overseas during the WNBA’s offseason. “I never forget. It was like 3 o’clock in the morning in Russia and I said, ‘Hey, I got an idea. What do you think about this?’ ” Janelle recalled of her conversation with Bentley, who now plays for the Dream. “She said, ‘That’s dope. No one’s covered the WNBA’s sneaker culture. … Go for it. You’ve got my support.’ ” But to make this thing work, Janelle needed help. So she reached out to Melani Carter, a sports producer who shared a similar frustration about the lack of WNBA coverage, having spent four years working at Turner Sports on NBA TV and NBA League Pass. The two friends remember meeting at a restaurant one night in Atlanta and talking for hours. “As we started strategizing, I was saying, ‘This could be a segue into really showcasing women in another light,’ ” said Carter, who’s been collecting shoes since the early 2000s. “And what better way to start … than with sneaker culture?” In February 2018, Janelle and Carter co-founded @WNBAKicks. And for the past year, the platform’s Instagram and Twitter accounts have served as the authoritative voice of sneakers in the WNBA despite not being officially affiliated with the league. Original video, interviews and, most notably, exclusive photos and videos of shoes players are copping and lacing up on and off the court — WNBA Kicks offers all this and more. View this post on Instagram Oh you got heat heat huh 👀! On feet look of @eweezy_3 wearing the Jordan 1 Retro High Travis Scott🔥🔥🔥 #WNBAKicks #NBAKicks #Nike #Jordans #Kyrie #KobeBryant #Sneakerhead #Basketball #NBA #WNBA #KOTD A post shared by WNBA Kicks (@wnbakicks) on May 21, 2019 at 4:55pm PDT “We’ve never really had anything like WNBA Kicks,” said Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird, a 17-year veteran and three-time league champion, in April at the 2019 WNBA draft. “Yeah, the WNBA page can post our shoes, but sometimes you need people on the outside, different voices, to show people what’s what. To have this separate page that’s completely independent, showing the sneakers that we wear and really our personalities, it’s crucial.” WNBA Kicks has amassed more than 20,000 followers on Instagram and another 2,300 on Twitter. It’s an operation that quickly transformed into a legit media outlet after establishing a network of contributors in WNBA markets across the country and expanding its staff to include a head of marketing and digital strategist. Now, the start of the 2019 WNBA season brings the launch of wnbakicks.com, marking the next chapter for a platform that’s evolved from the unique vision of its two co-founders. View this post on Instagram The countdown continues…⠀ ⠀ 1 Day Away⠀ ⠀ May 24: wnbakicks.com⠀ ⠀ #launch #wnbakicks A post shared by WNBA Kicks (@wnbakicks) on May 23, 2019 at 8:11am PDT “WNBA Kicks has become that safe haven for WNBA players,” Janelle said. “We told them, ‘Trust us to tell your story and show how dope you are, and we won’t steer you wrong.’ … It’s not about athletic ability, sexuality or the themes you always see talked about surrounding the WNBA. It’s about the fact that these players have sneaker collections just as good as some of the guys, if not better. And here’s a platform — just for them.” What makes WNBA Kicks so authentic is players in the league support the platform 100% by providing daily content. “Whenever they need a photo of my shoes, I’m always open to sending it to them,” said Phoenix Mercury guard Essence Carson. “The check-ins, they’re great, especially when a lot of players are gone and playing abroad in the offseason. It’s a good way to keep the fans’ attention and have them interact with the players.” View this post on Instagram Oh this how you coming @pr3pe! Essence Carson on the #WNBAKicks check-in with a Mercury inspired Kobe A.D. Exodus PE! We see you🔥🔥🔥 #WNBAKicks #NBAKicks #Nike #Jordans #Kyrie #KobeBryant #Sneakerhead #Basketball #NBA #WNBA #KOTD @kobebryant A post shared by WNBA Kicks (@wnbakicks) on May 20, 2019 at 11:42am PDT When Young uploads a picture of the sneakers she’s wearing to her Instagram Stories, she often tags @WNBAKicks. Janelle will then reach out for the original image to post on the page. Sometimes, Young even sends photos to the account via direct message so the platform can exclusively share the latest shoes she’s picked up. “The cool thing is you have players taking pictures and videos of their own shoes or their teammates’ shoes to post on that page,” said retired WNBA Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo. “It’s not like they’re always posting themselves. The players are doing it for WNBA Kicks. I think that’s a really, really cool thing. It’s a partnership in a way.” View this post on Instagram Watch as @aja22wilson unboxes the new Nike Adapt BB before today’s preseason game! Peep the 22 on the back 🔥🔥🔥 #WNBAKicks #NBAKicks #Nike #LebronJames #NikeAdapt #Sneakerhead #Basketball #NBA #WNBA #KOTD A post shared by WNBA Kicks (@wnbakicks) on May 19, 2019 at 5:12pm PDT Sneaker culture in the WNBA has evolved quite a bit since Lobo played in the league from 1997 to 2003 and received her own signature shoe from Reebok, called The Lobo, during her rookie season. “The only sneakers that were really covered back then were the Nike Air Swoopes, because Sheryl Swoopes was the first woman to have a signature shoe. That was a really big deal,” Lobo said. “In my generation, they didn’t even make women’s basketball sneakers. You figured out which men’s size you wore, because they didn’t even have them in women’s sizes. Sneakers in the WNBA weren’t really a thing. For the most part, everybody in the league wore the same style of shoe.” The landscape has also changed since Carson and Young entered the WNBA more than a decade ago after being taken back-to-back with the seventh and eighth overall picks, respectively, in the 2008 draft. At the time, the WNBA was sponsored by Adidas, and strict uniform guidelines required players to wear league-approved shoes that were either predominantly white or black. Two years later in 2010, Instagram was founded as a social network that fostered creativity and expression while helping people transform into their own brands. And in the realm of style and fashion, Instagram became a place where both men and women could put on a display of their passion for sneakers. “In previous years, women weren’t really looked at as sneakerheads,” Carson said. “But over the course of time, in the sneaker community, you’ve seen that change. As women move forward, so does the WNBA, because we’re women first and basketball players second. And now we have the platform to showcase that we can push sneaker culture even further.” There’s a new era in the WNBA of players wearing whatever sneakers they want, whenever they want, due in large part to the emergence of WNBA Kicks in 2018. @WNBAKicks co-founders Bria Janelle (left) and Melani Carter (right). “Last year, because of WNBA Kicks, people wanted to have more heat for games,” Young said. “They wanted to get that notoriety on social media. Like, ‘Oh, look what shoes she’s wearing!’ It made people who weren’t sneakerheads before want to bring out exclusive shoes or stuff that was more cool to show out. It became a popular trend, something to do.” The latest and hottest releases, retros, customs, player exclusives. Basically, every shoe imaginable graced the hardwood of arenas across the league last season on the feet of WNBA players. “The most unique thing we’ve did is attract the brands to the players,” Carter said. “So if brands said, ‘We don’t know if she has a following … we don’t know if she could help sell a product,’ we were showing them that they can. … It’s really about more than just sneakers.” Janelle recalls a conversation she and Carter had with a sportswear company (the identity of which they chose not to disclose) in which they learned that the brand had sent out more pairs of sneakers to WNBA players last season than it did in the past 10 years. “Players were requesting shoes,” Janelle said, “because they wanted to be on the page.” In the early days of the platform, Janelle and Carter wanted to ensure they acknowledged the players in the league with the hottest shoes. So last May, WNBA Kicks dropped its 2018 “Top 10 Sneakerheads List.” “We really didn’t think it was going to be controversial,” Carter said. “It was more so like, ‘Let’s get this out there. Let’s let people know we’re here.’ When we released the list, people were like, ‘I didn’t make it? How am I No. 10? How am I No. 8? Why is she No. 1?’ Some players were mad. This was league news at this point. So it was like, ‘OK. This has to be our staple.’ That Top 10 list was the point that we can say the players really started paying attention, and the fans did too.” The full list: 10. Monique Currie, Washington Mystics (now retired) 9. Elena Delle Donne, Washington Mystics 8. Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm 7. Alex Bentley, Connecticut Sun (now of the Atlanta Dream) 6. Sue Bird, Seattle Storm 5. Erica Wheeler, Indiana Fever 4. Seimone Augustus, Minnesota Lynx 3. Epiphanny Prince, New York Liberty 2. Cappie Pondexter, Los Angeles Sparks/Indiana Fever (now retired) 1. Tamera Young, Las Vegas Aces “When it got to No. 1, a lot of people didn’t expect it to be me,” Young said. “People didn’t know at the time how many kicks I had or how much I was into this. But it was a great feeling to know that something I’ve always loved I got notoriety for — even without having a shoe deal. I did this on my own. This is a hobby. I love sneakers. And I’ve always been that way, even since I was a little girl. I’m not just a collector. I wear all my kicks. So I thought it was superdope.” Will she defend her crown in 2019? “Of course. Not much has really changed. People have been showing all of their sneakers, but I don’t think anybody is topping me,” said Young, who in 2018, for the first time in her career, was posted on mainstream sneaker platforms such as @brkicks and @slamkicks. “WNBA Kicks started bringing different attention to us. I’ve never been a signed athlete, so people didn’t even know the type of heat I had.” Hoping to capitalize on the trend of viral online challenges, the platform launched the #WNBAKicksChallenge, which encouraged players, broadcasters, coaches, fans and others to take a video showing off their collections, then dare others to do the same. The Minnesota Lynx’s Seimone Augustus, Indiana Fever’s Erica Wheeler, Chicago Sky’s Diamond DeShields and more active players partook, while retired WNBA stars such as Lobo, Tina Thompson, Dawn Staley and Lisa Leslie also got involved. ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe even did the challenge and showed off her favorite pair of sneakers, which were given to her by WNBA sisters Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike when Rowe was first diagnosed with cancer. Lol🤪RT @WNBAKicks: The time @lisaleslie and @RebeccaLobo we’re on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids 🔥🔥 How many of you remember the @SIKids growing up? 🔥🔥 #WNBAKicks pic.twitter.com/xz5XsoO0pF — Lisa Leslie (@LisaLeslie) December 1, 2018 “WNBA Kicks is showing we got sneakers like P.J. Tucker, James Harden or Kyrie Irving,” said Seattle Storm guard Shavonte Zellous. “To showcase what we have is a blessing, so everybody can stop putting us in a box and expand their brains a little bit.” WNBA Kicks has even put the NBA on notice. Tucker, Harden and their Houston Rockets teammate Chris Paul have all been interviewed by the platform, and Irving has reposted one of its videos to his Instagram. Future NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade posted a picture of Young after she became the first WNBA player to wear a pair of his signature Li-Ning Way of Wades, ending the caption with @wnbakicks. On Christmas Day in 2018, under the familiar-sounding handle, the NBA debuted its own Twitter and Instagram accounts dedicated to the sneakers that players wear on the court. “We randomly saw the page, and it was verified,” Carter said. “I was tryna figure out who made it, and if it was an independent site like ours.” That’s right — @WNBAKicks launched nine months before @NBAKicks. “A coincidence? I don’t know,” Janelle said. “The NBA has been around for so long. We started WNBA Kicks, then NBA Kicks pops up. It was like, ‘All right, well, somebody’s paying attention.’ ” Yet, Janelle and Carter truly knew they had created something special when Lobo showed WNBA Kicks some love live on air during the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game. When the 🐐 recognizes your hard work 😌. Can’t say THANK YOU enough @RebeccaLobo for the #WNBAKicks love ❤️ #Grateful. 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/h66mJEnOJh — #WNBAKicks (@WNBAKicks) July 30, 2018 “I’d been following them for a while and really enjoyed their content,” Lobo said. “In a production meeting, we said we were gonna come out of a commercial break and show some of the players’ shoes … so I knew I was gonna give them a shout. It feels to me that they’re the ones leading the charge in terms of exposing the fans to what the WNBA women are wearing. It seemed fair and only right that we let people know about them.” So, heading into season two, what’s next for WNBA Kicks? The strategy seems to revolve around the platform’s newly launched website. “Being a social media page is only going to get you so far,” Janelle said. “For us, the dot-com is what everyone respects. It was about wanting to have that next level. We wanted to be able to explain that we’re not just a fan page. We’re a full-fledged, running site.” WNBA sneakerheads such as Young and Wheeler hope to see a stronger backing of the platform from the league. “I don’t think the WNBA shines a light on WNBA Kicks as much as they should. I don’t think they give them enough credit,” Wheeler said. “WNBA Kicks knows what they’re doing. They’re up to date, they’re with the times. And they’re with us as players.” WNBA Kicks has come a long way since Janelle paired those two words. “To this day, I tell Bria, ‘Keep this going,’ ” Zellous said. “It’s really helping us … and it’s crazy because it’s kicks that are helping people get in tune with our league.” Yet, if there’s one thing that the two co-founders of WNBA Kicks have never seemed to lose sight of, it’s that the platform is about much more than sneakers. “Our whole purpose is to leave the league better than we found it,” Janelle said. “If we do our part, then we’re on the right track. How do we get more fans into seats? How do we get arenas full? If sneakers is the way, or at least a starting point, I think we can feel like we did something right.”