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Rich and Famous

Posted on September 13, 1989 in

Pioneer Press: September 13, 1989 Chef Ken Goff shares a famous dessert recipe. A wonderful way to treat yourself. Click here to view article.

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Commanding Debbie Duncan

Posted on June 15, 1989 in

Star Tribune: June 15, 1989 Debbie Duncan shines after commanding the stage and spotlight. Click here to view article.

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Vocal Jazz with Voice Trek

Posted on May 25, 1989 in

Star Tribune: May 25, 1989 Voice Trek performs at the Dakota. This vocal jazz ensemble that trained under Phil Mattson, gives soothing harmonies and sounds. Click here to view article.

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Laurel Masse Returns to the Dakota

Posted on April 28, 1989 in

Star Tribune: April 28, 1989 “Superb singer with a skyrocketing four-octave range” Laurel Masse wows the crowd with her incredible and unique voice.  Click here to view article.

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Moore By Four

Posted on April 1, 1989 in

Star Tribune: April 1, 1989 Moore By Four raises money for local food shelf programs at the Dakota, showing the true side of Minnesota nice. Click here to view article.


Bobby Watson Returns…

Posted on January 31, 1989 in

Pioneer Press: January 31, 1989 Minneapolis native Bobby Watson returns to play at the Dakota. His impressive performance of the postbop sound makes the audience wanting more. Click here to view article.


1988 Year in Review

Posted on January 1, 1989 in

Pioneer Press: January 1, 1989 Highlights of the Dakota this last year! Succeeding yet another year of great jazz and food. Click here to view article.


Fancied By Visiting Foodie…

Posted on December 11, 1988 in

Star Tribune: December 11, 1988 Paula Wolfort hails the Dakota as “simply delicious.” Worldclass foodie comes to the Dakota to give a riveting review.  Click here to view article.

Kamanari Band Bubbles

Posted on April 21, 1988 in

Star Tribune: April 21, 1988 “A must-hear experience” The Kamanari Band gives The Dakota a revolutionary Japanese sound from the 50’s and 60’s. Click here to view article.


Dakota’s European Flavor

Posted on January 31, 1988 in

Star Tribune: January 31, 1988 “Local ingredients prepared with European techniques.” The Dakota brings international flavors from different nations in Europe. Click here to view article.