Entertainment

Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume dies at 89

Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume dies at 89

| October 30, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Family members, friends and fans are grieving the loss of television and stage icon Robert Guillaume, who died on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Los Angeles. Guillaume, 89, is survived by his second wife, Donna Brown, a son and three daughters. “He was a pioneer and what he did […]

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Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioner, dead at 89

Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioner, dead at 89

| October 30, 2017

Influenced Elvis, the Beatles, host of other rockers By Stacy Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Fats Domino, the rock pioneer who inspired Elvis Presley, the Beatles and countless other superstars, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator for the Jefferson Parish coroner’s office, told NPR […]

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Summit City’s Exavior Fuller performs in Orlando, Florida

Summit City’s Exavior Fuller performs in Orlando, Florida

| October 24, 2017

Stellar young Charmaine Model & Talent Agency member makes national debut ORLANDO, Fla.—One of Fort Wayne’s brightest young talents recently made waves on the national stage as part of the upcoming generation of runway and stage talents. Exavior Fuller attended the ARTS Showcase in Orlando, Florida with Charmaine Models & Talent Agency from Fort Wayne […]

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Spotlight on drummer Joe King

Spotlight on drummer Joe King

| October 10, 2017

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

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Spotlight on Phoenix Manor doing it in style

Spotlight on Phoenix Manor doing it in style

| October 5, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: On Sunday, Sept. 17,I attended A Sparkling Evening of Dinner and Entertainment Event at Phoenix Manor senior living facility, located at 2330 Bowser Ave. I had a ball.  The food was delicious, as always, and consisted of rib eye or chicken breast, baked potato, broccoli or […]

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Local jazz drummer Richard ‘Dick’ Piekarski crosses over at 80

Local jazz drummer Richard ‘Dick’ Piekarski crosses over at 80

| June 21, 2017

RICHARD FRANCIS PIEKARSKI, 80, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Born Oct. 5, 1936, in South Bend, Ind., son of the late Stanley and Helen (Kitkowski) Piekarski. Richard was a tireless worker, and retired from Rochester Midland, in Rochester, N.Y. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, traveling, attending sporting events, concerts and the Philharmonic. Musical […]

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NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

NNPA Newswire exclusive: Bill Cosby finally breaks silence

| May 4, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Bill Cosby is blind. It’s been more than two years since the embattled, television and film legend, who was once known as “America’s Dad,” has spoken out publicly. During a recent interview with the NNPA Newswire, Cosby revealed that he’s lost his sight. Waking one morning about two […]

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Film review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’

Film review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’

| April 22, 2017

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Trainspotting” was a breakthrough film back in 1996. An edgy, eccentric blend of debauchery and rebellion set to one of the best British rock soundtracks ever made. Twenty years later, the original director Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “28 Days Later”) and screenwriter John Hodge assemble the same set […]

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Spotlight on the second If I Could Sing Lip-Sync Battle

Spotlight on the second If I Could Sing Lip-Sync Battle

| April 18, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville    What’s up, babies? Check this out, the owner of Optimistic’s Enterprise full service Beauty and Barber Salon is entertaining the city again with a fantastic family fun night. If you missed the first one, you don’t want to miss this one because it’s back due to popular demand—mark your calendars.  So […]

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2104 to present Dwayne Kennedy, Joe Lisinicchia Trio April 9

2104 to present Dwayne Kennedy, Joe Lisinicchia Trio April 9

| April 4, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The 2017 season of “An Evening of Music and Laughter for the Soul”, continues at 2104 Fort Wayne. Comedian Dwayne Kennedy (www.dwaynekennedy.com) will be providing the laughter, with a live jazz performance from the Joe Lisinicchia Trio (www.josephlisinicchia.com) will serve as the music portion of the show. This event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Sunday, April […]

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