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Well-known musician, Thomas ‘Socrates’ Brown crosses over at 71|

Well-known musician, Thomas ‘Socrates’ Brown crosses over at 71|

| October 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s most versatile musicians made his transition recently. Thomas “Socrates” Brown, 71, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Brown was one a family of talented and well-known area family of musicians, which includes his brothers Ted, Donald “Don,” Richard “Dick” and James “Jim as well as nephews […]

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‘Kids & Teens Highlight Corner:’ Renaissance Pointe YMCA Pumpkin Patch Party

‘Kids & Teens Highlight Corner:’ Renaissance Pointe YMCA Pumpkin Patch Party

| October 13, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville The Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave., is scheduled to present its Pumpkin Patch Party, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27. Mark your calendars for this FREE, open to all ages explosive event because you and your family don’t want to miss out on this excitement that’s fun with family […]

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Loss of Roller Dome South leaves personal, community void

Loss of Roller Dome South leaves personal, community void

| October 12, 2015

By Deryla Paige Special to Frost Illustrated For the past 15 years, once a week I’d awaken in anticipation (which carried throughout the day) approaching the hour when I began my “ritual” in preparation for Roller Dome’s “Adult Skate Night” on Bluffton Road. Thursday and Sunday nights were sacred to me. It was my “Church […]

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‘His Eye is on the Sparrow:’ A Biographical Musical about the life of Ethel Waters

‘His Eye is on the Sparrow:’ A Biographical Musical about the life of Ethel Waters

| October 7, 2015

Why should I feel discouraged? / Why should the shadows come? Why should my heart be lonely, / Longing for heaven and home? For Jesus is my portion, / My constant friend is He. For His eye is on the sparrow, / And I know He watches me. Director’s notes by Thom Hofrichter First Presbyterian Theater Director Comforting words […]

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Reel-ality TV Talk: Strokes, folks, social media for Real Housewives of Atlanta

Reel-ality TV Talk: Strokes, folks, social media for Real Housewives of Atlanta

| September 29, 2015

By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist Real Housewives of Atlanta: Strokes, Folks, Social Media… Kim Zolciak had a mini-stroke… Wow, for a lady who gave birth to four children, including twins, in the last few years, dancing should be much easier. Not so much for Kim—she fell out. Here’s my take, based on watching her for […]

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Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

| September 29, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Since a sub-zero weather day prohibited 5,000 schoolchildren from seeing Black Violin in February 2015, the Embassy Theatre is bringing the band back due to the huge demand from schoolteachers, students and the general public. Black Violin will be in Fort Wayne on Oct. 15 with a free student show at 10 a.m. and an evening […]

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Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

| September 27, 2015

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender Motown Records was considered the number one most influential company to lead in setting a precedent for talent, style, good music, swag and success. The Detroit label was founded on the same business model of automotive companies that ruled the blue collar town […]

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Reel-ality TV Talk: The award winners ‘winners’—Marquesa’s score

Reel-ality TV Talk: The award winners ‘winners’—Marquesa’s score

| September 22, 2015

By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist At Married to Medicine, Mariah’s going in hard. I’m excited to see Mariah back, most of the time. My problem is she’s acting like she was never gone. Rehashing old issues and screaming “you hurt me” is a bad idea. Why? She’s automatically putting the ladies in a defensive mode […]

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Queen of Shade is back

Queen of Shade is back

| September 15, 2015

Reality TV Girl By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist Married to Medicine The Queen of Shade has returned, but she may have competition. Dr. Heavenly? Toyd, really. I think something’s going on with her; she’s angry and taking it out on everyone. She arrived at the couples’ retreat, couple-less. I pray that things are ok at home. […]

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Catching up with Real Housewives of Atlanta

Catching up with Real Housewives of Atlanta

| September 13, 2015

Reel-ality TV Talk By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist Phaedra Parks seems to be settling into her new role as a single mother with a little more peace than last year. Kim Z’s twirling and shaking it up on “Dancing with the Stars.” Come on, we know she will be gone by Week 2. Nene Leakes […]

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