The Free Press, Mankato, MN


March 22, 2013

Don't Miss: Redman at Red Sky; MSO goes to 'Heavenly Lengths

Redman is performing at the Red Sky Lounge in Mankato on Wednesday.

Yup. That Redman.

The same who arrived on the rap scene in 1992 with the debut album “Whut? Thee Album,” earned classic status for his 1996 release “Muddy Waters” and is perhaps most well-known for his collaborations with Method Man.

Redman joins an interesting list of acclaimed hip-hop artists to visit Mankato in the last year. Coolio headlined the 2012 Dead Days of Winter Festival, Bone Things ‘N’ Harmony played Buster’s in February 2012 and Atmosphere once again included a Mankato stop on its 2013 Welcome to Minnesota tour.  

Other artists included in Wednesday’s performance are: Loc Da Realist, Spiccoli, Plastic Bag Boyz, Rakomaya, Relium Prime, Fat C, Dee Bomb and Evil Deeds.

Tickets are $25 at the door. Red Sky is located at 520 S. Front St.

MSO goes to ‘Heavenly Lengths’ on Sunday

“Heavenly Lengths” — the third of four concerts in the Mankato Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-13 Music on the Hill chamber series — will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Good Counsel chapel.

Grammy-winning violinist Karen Kim will join violist Sam Bergman as well as cellists Eugena Chang and Hanno Strydom for a program featuring Schubert’s “Cello Quintet,” one of the greatest chamber pieces ever written. The MSO pairs the piece with a much newer work by American composer Sarah Kirkland Snider.

Music on the Hill was founded by Mankato Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Lydia Miller in 2010 with the intent of offering a different genre of music with a more intimate feel. The concerts feature three to six musicians so audiences may become familiar with the sounds of each instrument and ask questions of the musicians.

T are $15 at the door ($12 in advance) and can be purchased by calling the MSO office at 507-625-8880, or visiting

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