Entertainment

Unity Performing Arts Foundation, Parkview Health  to ‘Let the Good Times Roll’

Unity Performing Arts Foundation, Parkview Health  to ‘Let the Good Times Roll’

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE–The Voices of Unity Youth Choir, directed by Marshall White, is scheduled to pay tribute to the amazing legends of blues and jazz in two great shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., June 27 at the Arts United Center located at 303 E Main St. Fort Wayne. The choir will pay tribute to […]

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blues boy done took his leave

blues boy done took his leave

| May 15, 2015

A tribute to BB King in poetry by ketu oladuwa—lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / blues boy done took his leave / say, lucille cryin’ this mornin’ / cause mississippi’s blues boy done took his leave

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Spotlight on Big Kess of B96.9

Spotlight on Big Kess of B96.9

| May 13, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up babies? Before we get down to the real nitty gritty and bring to you this week’s spotlight, as we travel on our journey of love to get to know one another better, I’d like to share a short bio that I received on this week’s spotlight focus’ behalf and this […]

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Three Brownlees to grace three local stages in three different weeks

Three Brownlees to grace three local stages in three different weeks

| May 6, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Everyone has heard the old adages that apples don’t fall too far from the tree, and he is a chip off of the old block. Essentially, these are threads that run so true when it comes to acting in the Brownlee clan. Late Friday afternoon on the campus of Indiana Tech, […]

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Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

Redskins cheerleader’s death examined in new book

| April 25, 2015

By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college degrees, one in business and the other in law at the University of Baltimore and at Towson. And, […]

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AKAs to host All White Party

AKAs to host All White Party

| April 23, 2015

Iota Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. is scheduled to present their All White Party with the Ladies of AKA, 7:08 p.m. to 12:08 p.m., May 23 at Link’s Wonderland Ballroom, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.

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75 percent of ‘Furious 7′ audience non-black

75 percent of ‘Furious 7′ audience non-black

| April 18, 2015

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle Hollywood, are you paying attention? Ethnically diverse casts produce record-breaking monster hits. Take exhibit A, the just-released “Furious 7,” which set or neared records for the studio as well as the national and international box offices. The Universal film opened to a franchise-best $384 […]

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Spotlight on comedian O.G. Mufasa

Spotlight on comedian O.G. Mufasa

| April 16, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still soaking up some beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind everyday because it’s feels so good.  On that note, we bring to you a comedian, whom I met at a barbershop […]

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A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of ‘Get Hard’

A behind-the-scenes look at the filming of ‘Get Hard’

| April 9, 2015

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic NEW ORLEANS (NNPA)–The comedy “Get Hard,” released March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film’s production studios in there found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of making comedy mountains out of molehills. The plot centers […]

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Find out why ‘Fast & Furious 7′ is the most daring one yet

Find out why ‘Fast & Furious 7′ is the most daring one yet

| April 4, 2015

By Dwight Brown
NNPA Film Critic

Walking into a theater to see the latest “Fast & Furious” episode is like saying hello to an old, well-oiled friend. Great and familiar cast, excellent script, superb production values and the direction is tight as a drum. Can’t say this is the best film of the franchise, because so many of them have been excellent. But it’s easily the most daring. Fasten your seat belts and test the airbags. This one accelerates real fast.

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