Entertainment

City’s first Latino film fest to feature landmark movies, special guest directors

City’s first Latino film fest to feature landmark movies, special guest directors

| September 21, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Chilean Andrés Montenegro, filmmaker of animated movies, associate professor of computer animation at IPFW, is always a painter. “I started painting very, very early as a child, at 10. I was so motivated with oil painting that I asked my dad to buy me a kit. […]

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Tribute pour in for ‘King of Kwaito,’ lost to inoperable cancer

Tribute pour in for ‘King of Kwaito,’ lost to inoperable cancer

| September 20, 2016

(GIN)—South African President Jacob Zuma spoke for the nation when he called the passing of singer Mduduzi Tshabalala a great loss to the country. “South Africa has lost one of its pioneers,” commented President Zuma, “whose music appealed to a cross section of our people‚ young and old and was known to have achieved the […]

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Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

Film review: ‘Hands Of Stone’

| September 15, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Every boxer is someone’s hero.” It’s a saying that’s been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who left a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, “No Más (no more).” There’s more to him than that […]

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Film Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

Film Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

| September 9, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “I been poor my whole life. It’s like a disease.” And with that thought in mind, two brothers, Toby (Chris Pine, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk) a divorced dad and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster, “Lone Survivor”) an ex-con, go on a bank-robbing spree in rural, arid West Texas where […]

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Film review: ‘Southside With You’

Film review: ‘Southside With You’

| September 9, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Thought he was just another smooth talking brother?” says an inquisitive Chicago mom. She’s repeating the words her daughter used to describe a colleague she’s meeting for a first date. Never have eight words been so inaccurate. That “he,” is a twenty-something Barack Obama. The daughter is Michelle […]

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Movie review: ‘Suicide Squad’

Movie review: ‘Suicide Squad’

| September 5, 2016

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic “Deadpool” may have raised the bar far too high for the comic-book-turned-film genre. It was fresh, innovative, irreverent, demented, unpredictable, visually alluring, well-acted, written, directed and produced. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” flew in its shadow. And now the much-hyped “Suicide Squad” falls short, too. The […]

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Gifted guitarist, spiritual warrior W.R. Sanders crosses over at 57

Gifted guitarist, spiritual warrior W.R. Sanders crosses over at 57

| September 5, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost one of its treasured artist recently with the passage of one of the area’s most revered musicians. Guitarist W.R. Sanders, a longtime collaborator with renowned R&B singer, musician and songwriter Ty Causey passed away at home Aug. 23 in Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 25, 1958 to the union of Bishop […]

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Public invited to four upcoming performances at Tech

Public invited to four upcoming performances at Tech

| August 31, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, with the support of the Auer Foundation, is presenting four free upcoming performances that are open to the public. The performances are scheduled to be held in the Multi-Flex Theater of the university’s Academic Center at 1600 E. Washington Blvd. The Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation is a private charitable foundation […]

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ilm Review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!

ilm Review: ‘Miss Sharon Jones!

| August 16, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA News Wire Film Critic) Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings is a Grammy-nominated R&B band from Brooklyn. Their groove is funky like James Brown’s. Jones’ gyrations are as wild and ferocious as Tina Tuner’s. The group’s soul shakes and their lead singer’s indomitable spirit blend into something very special, heartfelt and familial. […]

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South Side Session to present best in R&B, soul, blues

South Side Session to present best in R&B, soul, blues

| August 2, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Thanks to a grant from the Knight Foundation via the Community Foundation the Fort Wayne Urban League has partnered with the Allen County Pontiac Public Library to present: “SOUTH SIDE SESSIONS,” a series of free weekly concerts scheduled take place Thursdays on the campus of the Urban League during the summer. Music, fun and […]

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