Entertainment

Travel to Washington, D.C., with Moore, Locke family

Travel to Washington, D.C., with Moore, Locke family

| February 3, 2016

If you are looking for a place to get away for a few days, then come ride with us on a bus trip to Washington, D.C., as we share with family and friends at the Moore, Locke Family Reunion. We will be leaving Fort Wayne, at 2 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 and are scheduled […]

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Beyond the Rhetoric: Have hip-hop, Wall Street destroyed soul music?

Beyond the Rhetoric: Have hip-hop, Wall Street destroyed soul music?

| January 7, 2016

By Harry C. Alford NNPA News Wire Columnist Black people have always had a strong affinity for music. Soon after our forefathers were let off the slave ships and sold to plantations we started singing. Much of that was developed in the “Motherland.” During a visit to Kenya, I went to a music event. One […]

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Explosions to the sky: Voices of Unity Youth choir to sing at Vatican

Explosions to the sky: Voices of Unity Youth choir to sing at Vatican

| December 15, 2015

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated from El Mexicano newspaper “I think every little girl wants to learn how to sing,” explained 22-year-old Rebecca Soto, one of the “special, unique and incredible” young persons of the World Champion Voices of Unity Youth Choir. Soto wanted to sing like “those girls on the radio” […]

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre set to present holiday production

Fort Wayne Youtheatre set to present holiday production

| December 9, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to present “Holidaze; A Survivor’s Guide for the Season!” two weekends in December at First Presbyterian Theatre. This musical revue takes audience through the pageantry, the shopping, the family gatherings and all the seasonal madness from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Sing along and laugh as the production journeys through the […]

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Thelonious Monk Institute honors Quincy Jones

Thelonious Monk Institute honors Quincy Jones

| December 8, 2015

By Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Los Angeles Sentinel What do you give Quincy Jones, a man whose life is about good music, the arts and making the world a better place for everyone? On Nov. 15, attendees and Jones were treated to a tribute by some of the […]

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Spotlight on songwriter and rap artist LeAnne Underwood

Spotlight on songwriter and rap artist LeAnne Underwood

| December 4, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? This week, on our journey of love as we get to know one another better, have we got a treat for you. We all know that rap music is here to stay, just like rock-n-roll but this particular rapper isn’t putting it out there the dirty language way—she’s doing […]

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UPCOMING LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT

UPCOMING LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT

| November 16, 2015

Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge, 200 E. Main St. • Nov. 18—Ken Preston & Linda Kummernuss, acoustic guitar and harmonica, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover. • Nov. 25—Secret Mezzanine, acoustic music, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. No cover.

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What’s wrong with the truth? In defense of Quentin Tarantino

What’s wrong with the truth? In defense of Quentin Tarantino

| November 12, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino gets high props for stepping up to tell some truth about the many murders of African Americans at the hands of misbehaving police officers. How, after all, can you justify the killing of a baby boy, Tamir Rice? Or the illegal choking of Eric Garner? […]

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Black Violin musicians had folks dancing in the aisles

Black Violin musicians had folks dancing in the aisles

| October 28, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Wednesday, Oct. 15, was a “Live and Learn” concert featuring Kevin Sylvester; otherwise, known as “Kev Marcus” and Wilner Baptiste, who goes by Wil B, two phenomenal, eclectic, classically trained string artists. When the lights went down, Kelly Updike, Embassy Theatre operations manager, graced the stage and welcomed everyone and said, […]

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USF announces ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ cast

USF announces ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ cast

| October 27, 2015

Timeless musical is part of the University of Saint Francis’ 125th anniversary celebration FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts is scheduled to present the rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” over two weekends in November as part of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration. The cast for the production has been announced by director […]

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