Entertainment

Stevie Wonder surprises audience during Auburn Hills performance

Stevie Wonder surprises audience during Auburn Hills performance

| November 27, 2014

By Anastasia Melton Special to Frost Illustrated AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Legendary singer, songwriter and performer Stevie Wonder treated the audience to a number of surprises during his recent performance, Nov. 20, at The Palace in Auburn Hills. First of all, heavy snowfall that struck Michigan in the wake of the crippling storm that concurrently hit the […]

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‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

| November 26, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional, I have worked with some of the biggest […]

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Parkview Health named title sponsor for 29th Annual Festival of Gingerbread

| November 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The History Center has announced Parkview Health as the title sponsor for the 2014 Festival of Gingerbread. Now in its 29th year, this fund raiser for the museum brings edible creations by local artists to the museum during the holidays as well as special weekend programs. Special holiday exhibits during the Festival include a Wolf […]

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Local performer set to present ‘A Night With D’Nique’

Local performer set to present ‘A Night With D’Nique’

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Dominique Evans, aka D’Nique, is scheduled to perform November 15 at River City, 405 River Bend Court in Fort Wayne. D’Nique, brother of renowned vocalist Tasha Denae and an up and coming performer in his own right, participated in the “So You Think You Got Talent” competition on June 14 in Indianapolis and opened […]

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Poets to present work to public at Indiana Tech

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, in collaboration with the Auer Foundation, is scheduled to present SPEAK OUT, a night of poetry and spoken word expression, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 17  in the Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater on the Indiana Tech campus, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Parking is free. An initiative of Student Life’s “Exploring Performance” […]

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Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

Teacher taught a powerful lesson in ‘A Lesson Before Dying’

| November 5, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Special to Frost Illustrated Although I had my druthers about seeing “A Lesson Before Dying” because of the message and the manner in which a young African-American male is portrayed, I am glad I attended the play for the entire cast was exceptional! If you have yet to see it, pencil […]

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Legion concert tribute to our warriors

Legion concert tribute to our warriors

| November 1, 2014

By Ketu Oladuwa Special to Frost Illustrated I met Art Turk Burton in Chicago late summer, while on a weekend get-a-way with my wife. I saw the brother perform at two venues that weekend, the second of which was at the South Side Community Arts Center with his group, the Congo Square Ensemble. I was […]

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Art ‘Turk’ Burton: ‘I gravitated toward jazz, or African American classical music as I like to call it’

Art ‘Turk’ Burton: ‘I gravitated toward jazz, or African American classical music as I like to call it’

| November 1, 2014

Acclaimed percussionist to bring top quality performance to American Legion Post 148 Nov. 8 FORT WAYNE—Enthusiastic but humble, Art “Turk” Burton will often tell you that he never really became a “full time” musician, spending a significant amount of his time as an educator and in recent years as a writer, chronicling the history of […]

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Spotlight on playwright Tianah Sincere—’Test to Testify,’ straight from the heart

Spotlight on playwright Tianah Sincere—’Test to Testify,’ straight from the heart

| October 31, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking the time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love, to […]

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Fort Wayne MLK Jr. Club searching for Unity Day 2015 talent

| October 31, 2014

By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The MLK Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to present the 30th Anniversary Unity Day celebration on Jan. 19, 2015 at the Grand Wayne Center. Each year, we search for talent to participate and perform as part of the program. Perhaps you have the best gospel choir in […]

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