Legendary comedic actor Gene Wilder, best known for his roles in films like Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, passed away Monday after a struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. The actor was twice nominated for an Academy Award, one for his role in The Producers and the other as co-writer with Mel Brooks for Young Frankenstein. Wilder first gained attention in a production of Off Broadway’s Roots in 1961. He then continued working in television and on Broadway for a number of years, where he first caught the eye of filmmaker Mel Brooks. The actor starred in a production of Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 before teaming up with Brooks for his breakout role in The Producers, which earned him his first nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Continue reading →
Location: 701 N First Ave, Minneapolis When: Saturday, November 16th @ 8PM
Aceyalone will be swinging through Minneapolis later this week with Bionik at the 7th Street Entry. The show will also feature performances from the likes of Mixed Blood Majority, Mr. Gene Poole & DJ D Mil just to name a few. Unlike Chicago’s show, this one will be 18+ so if you’re interested in going you should grab your tickets now. They’re $12 in advance and $15 at the door which opens at 8PM, stay tuned for more and keep an eye out for Aceyalone & Bionik.