Entertainment

Youtheatre celebrates the holiday with ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’

| December 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to present “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” an original adaptation by Harvey Cocks, as part of organization’s continuing 80th Anniversary Celebration. The stage presentation is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s heartwarming story of a toy soldier’s struggle to win the heart of his ballerina true love. The Auer Black Box […]

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Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

Movie Review: ‘Top Five’

| December 10, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Chris Rock recently hosted “Saturday Night Live.” During the show’s normal intro section, he did around 10 minutes of standup. One of the targets of his wicked humor was the new World Trade Center. He said he would never go in it. There were audible gasps, and a bit […]

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Nene Leakes makes Cinderella debut in banner year for black stars on Broadway

Nene Leakes makes Cinderella debut in banner year for black stars on Broadway

| December 10, 2014

By Karu F. Daniels Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Defender (NNPA)—2014 will go down as a landmark year for blacks on The Great White Way. In May, musical theater veteran Norm Lewis (who gained television notoriety as Olivia Pope’s only brown-skinned love interest on Scandal) made history as the first African American to […]

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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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