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Film review: ‘Moonlight’

Film review: ‘Moonlight’

| November 22, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) In just his second feature film, ‘Moonlight,’ writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about sexual repression and ambiguity through the eyes of a vulnerable and confused little boy, who grows up to question his sexual identity as a teen and then finds a thin measure of serenity […]

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New Gospel play takes center stage in Fort Wayne

New Gospel play takes center stage in Fort Wayne

| November 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The dynamic stage play Let Go, Trust God is scheduled to come to Fort Wayne, at 7 p.m., Nov. 19, at the Allen County Public Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza. month and promises to be one of the city’s signature Gospel events this year. Let Go, Trust God is based on short stories from the novel […]

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Clear The Noise, Unity Project, others to host Unity Concert at Renaissance Pointe Y

Clear The Noise, Unity Project, others to host Unity Concert at Renaissance Pointe Y

| October 18, 2016

FORT WAYNE—In response to the growing racial and political tension in the community, Clear The Noise—a movement to mobilize the city for community empowerment—in partnership with Unity Project is scheduled to host a Unity Concert “of epic proportions” at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 28 at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. Organizers say they plan […]

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A legend returns

A legend returns

| October 11, 2016

[Photo courtesy of Kim Wagner of Sweetwater Sound] FORT WAYNE—Legendary singer and performer and Fort Wayne native Sonny Charles (left) takes a tour of Sweetwater Sound with the firm’s founder and CEO Chuck Surack. Charles, formerly of the groundbreaking band Checkmates Ltd., and solo fame, is the voice behind the classic 1969 hit “Black Pearl.” […]

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Youtheatre to present Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Youtheatre to present Legend of Sleepy Hollow

| October 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to present its production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Oct. 7 through Oct. 10 at the Auer Center-Black Box Theatre Parkview Physicians Arts Lab, 300 E. Main St. The spooky, Washington Irving classic comes to life through an innovative form of immersive theatre, which puts the audience […]

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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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