Monthly Archives: March 2016

Oscar Winning Actress Patty Duke Passes Away At 69


Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, who achieved stardom as a child actress for starring as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), has passed away at the age of 69. Duke was featured on her own television show, The Patty Duke Show, from 1963-1966 and went on to be a star of television shows and movies, as well as a number of big screen productions. Duke struggled, not only with drugs throughout her career, but also with inherent mental illnesses. She eventually overcame her demons and became a mental health advocate and president of the Screen Actors Guild. Her talents and contributions to film and mental health will be missed.

Finding Novyon – On My Way Ft. Webster X

After shutting down First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry last week for our “La Familia” event, Finding Novyon hooked up with Pigeons & Planes for the release of a new track titled “On My Way.” Produced by the man himself, the record’s instrumental is infectious to say the least, an instant club banger that’s sure to get it’s fair share of spins this summer. Milwaukee’s own Webster X sees a feature on the track putting forth a quality verse, but Novyon makes it clear that he’s the main attraction. As Soundset approaches we’re sure you’ll be seeing a lot more from Finding Novyon, until then check out “On My Way” above.

[MADE] Recap – La Familia Highlights | 3.24.16

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This past Thursday night, we at MADE held our very first event at 7th St Entry. First off, thanks to all the artists and everyone else that came out to help support the event – without you, this wouldn’t be possible.

The night featured a handful of artists that we have grown close to over the last two years, including: Finding Novyon, Drelli, RP Hooks, Travis Gorman, Rich Garvey, Frank Castle, DJ Low, Alibaster Jones & more. With a near sold out event, we anticipate bringing you another dope night of music in the near future. As the world turns and we move towards another week in Minneapolis, MADE will continue to bring you recaps of featured local artists. Meanwhile, flip through some pics and stay tuned for more to come!

Photos By: KVogez

‘Batman Vs Superman’ Continues To Break Box-Office Records

DC Comic‘s latest big screen endeavor, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, from director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), is continuing to do incredibly well at the domestic and international box office, despite the terrible reviews from critics, and a pretty decent body of fans. The film has grossed more than $420 million worldwide, but it’s not the enormous success that should have fans and studio execs worried, its what lies ahead that could be potentially hazardous. The problem is that DC and the production studios royally fucked up in terms of their plan to unveil their Justice League movies. Unlike Marvel, who succeeded in introducing all of the Avengers characters in film-worthy, individual projects, DC left Batman vs Superman, not only with the task of serving as a sequel to Man of Steel (2013), but also of introducing the other Justice League characters, including Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Continue reading

TCSAX7: Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange 7


Location: 600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, April 10th // Noon-6PM

The good people over at Studiiyo 23 are preparing for their 7th Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange. The TCSAX events have steadily grown into the cities’ best opportunity to shop/sell/trade extremely rare kicks. Whether it’s fashion, music, basketball or simply chilling with like minded individuals from your community; the TCSAX events offer it all. No word on the lineup quite yet, but tickets will get you in the building for the Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets on April 11th. Early bird tickets will be available until April 1st, you can pay $20 for upper level game tickets or snag lower level passes for $40, click the link below for more information and stay tuned for that lineup.

TCSAX7 via Facebook

Nutrition w/ Free Lunch Crew & Friends


Location: 213 4th Street SE, Saint Paul
When: Saturday, April 2nd @ 9:30PM

The Bedlam Theater might be the place to go tonight for anyone looking for a good hip hop show. Dubbed “Nutrition,” the event will showcase the Free Lunch Crew as well as Major G, Reo Galor, Naje’e, and Maurice Williams; a solid crew of up and comers. Rich Lee will be on the 1s & 2s rounding out what should be a good night, this one is 21+ and the door is only $5. Click the link below for more information.

Nutrition w/ Free Lunch Crew

My Parent’s Bassment “Spring Break” Dance Party


Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, March 31st @ 8:30PM

My Parent’s Bassment will take over The Cabooze next week for what’s looking like a great night. This time around the party will be Spring Break themed for everyone looking forward to the warmer months ahead. The evening will be hosted by none other than Mr. Peter Parker of Go 95.3, while DJ Low and Mike The Martyr hold down the 1s and 2s. As if that wasn’t enough, there will also be free giveaways and a few special guest performances throughout the night. This one is 18+ and pre-sale tickets are only $8, keep an eye out for the ticket link.

[MADE] Brew of the Week

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This week we are back with another brew of the week. Meanwhile, as winter creeps in the picture, don’t let it slow down your craving for a summery saison. Out of all the saisons and craft beers i’ve had, the guys from Insight Brewery hang with the best.

This saison is brewed while using sauv blanc grapes and zesty belgian yeasts to make for one hell of a refreshing brew. With a mixture of citrus fruits, sauv blanc grapes and spices – Insight’s Sunken City is not only complex, but very drinkable. Sitting at 7.8% ABV, this Saison makes sure you get what you pay for.

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ Opening In Theaters This Weekend

Coming off of a 14-year hiatus, the beloved Portokalos family getting back together on the big screen for another Greek wedding celebration in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Writer/actress Nia Vardalos (Connie and Carla, I Hate Valentine’s Day) returned to write the new film and reprise her role of Toula under the direction of Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Everybody’s Fine). Carrying over from the original film are actors John Corbett (Raising Helen, Street Kings), Michael Constantine (The Hustler, Room 222), Lainie Kazan (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Pixels), Andrea Martin (Wholly Moses, Soup for One), Gia Carides (The Spy Who Shagged Me, Year One), and Joey Fatone (Long Shot, The Opposite Sex). The original film received high praise from fans and critics, but didn’t really end in a way that would merit a sequel. Then again, Zoolander didn’t really merit a sequel after 15 years either, but we just suffered through the unimpressive Zoolander 2 last month, so all we can say for Greek Wedding 2 is that it doesn’t ruin a good thing like Zoolander did. The trailer is available here on MADE. Be sure to see all the big family theatrics on the big screen this weekend. Enjoy!