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Memorable Movie Monologues…

Taking a moment to appreciate the artistry behind acting, I’d like to highlight some of the most memorable, if not noteworthy monologues ever seen on the big screen. Traditionally, a monologue is a long speech delivered by an actor of the stage or screen, during which either a climactic realization is reached or a larger audience is being addressed. I’ll begin with what I consider to be one of the greatest (if not the greatest) films ever made, Francis Ford Coppola‘s The Godfather Part II. The Godfather Part II is known as the most successful movie sequel of all time, earning a total of 11 Academy Award nominations and winning 6. Among the nominees was method-actor Lee Strasberg, who co-founded the Group Theatre in 1931 and became director of the Actors Studio in 1950. Strasberg influenced a new generation of stage actors, including up-and-coming Broadway actor Al Pacino. When Pacino broke into film with The Godfather and was brought back for Part II, he asked Coppola to cast his mentor Strasberg in the supporting cast. Strasberg took the role of mob-boss Hyman Roth, and earned one of the film’s Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Continue reading

Weekend Classics #21 – Ripple


How is it that bands like Ripple get overlooked? Well, there are probably a lot of reasons for this, but these guys were the real deal back in the 70s and they never really got the recognition they deserved. The American-Funk band out of Michigan had very few hit songs in the mid-70s. Their biggest success came with the releases of “I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky” and “The Beat Goes On & On”. Both songs reached top 20 in multiple US Top Charts, including R&B and Dance.

Ripple was mostly known at underground clubs throughout the disco era in the mid-70s. Their music, which can be heard from time to time, has an undeniably uplifting presence. The groups short run in the 70s allowed them to complete two full albums: Ripple (1973) and Sons of the Gods (1977), which both deserve a listen if you haven’t ever of heard of them. Now lets keep it a “Rollin’ Rollin’ Chick-a-Boom Now”, well into this Sunday.

-We want to say sorry for the hiatus, Weekend Classics will be here every weekend, so stay tuned!-


We at MADE were introduced to Tek.Lun a little over a month ago. The 20-year-old producer from Maryland, makes some of the hottest tracks around. After listening to a variety of his albums, Zahmbeez Vol.2 and Resl(o)ve are definitely the two standouts. Seriously take some time to stream or download this music, it’s highly addictive.

GRRRL PRTY @ Icehouse Recap


Location: 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

Last Wednesday (Dec 11th) we decided to hit up GRRRL PRTY’s show at Minneapolis’ Icehouse. Going to start off by saying the chances of seeing such a good show for $6 are far a few between, GRRRL PRTY absolutely shut it down….. Once again. The venue was packed for their set with a thick cloud of anticipation hanging in the air in the moments prior to the beginning. As the show began, it was quite clear that GRRRL PRTY has officially found their on stage groove. All 3 grrrls rocked the stage effortlessly, although Manchita’s pressence was dominant throughout. If you missed out on the show you definitely….definitely, missed one of the best shows this season. GRRRL PRTY continues to shine through as one of the city’s best acts, if you haven’t bought tickets for Lizzo’s show on the 28th; you should get on that NOW. Stay tuned for more as 2014 draws closer, we’re sure you’ll be hearing a lot more from GRRRL PRTY.

Glow Mechanics CD Release Party


Hold your breath people we are almost there, it’s just about time for a new era of music from Glow Mechanics. As you see on here from time and time and time again, we support good people making good music; Glow Mechanics have been a big proponent of this.

The hip-hop trio (Es El, Ghostmeat and Bev) will be releasing their latest CD, Schmo Mechanics, at 7th Street Entry this Sunday. We here at MADE have followed the three from near- birth of the group (no, not out of the womb birth), and it has been interesting to see how their music progresses. The chemistry of the group is constantly changing; with each live performance they continue to adapt to different audiences and the unique venues that go along with it.

After grinding out shows at dive-bars, festivals, house parties and the other random locations, the group’s hard work and persistence is paying off. Glow Mechanics, will be headlining their first show at 7th Street Entry, which will hopefully make for many more to come. This is the beginning of a new era from the Minneapolis based group, and we truly believe that.

-Stay tuned this week for more news on Glow Mechanics-