Entertainment

Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

Justin Jordan, wife Charity provide local connections to historic movie ‘Selma’

| January 8, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s very own Justin Jordan contributed to the newly released feature film “Selma,” starring David Oyelowo and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt. The South Side High School graduate (’99) provided graphic design and art direction support as a graphics production assistant on the film under production designer Mark […]

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Voices of Unity featured in Praise Celebration 2015

Voices of Unity featured in Praise Celebration 2015

| December 31, 2014

Unity Performing Arts Foundation and Brotherhood Mutual Insurance are scheduled to present Praise Celebration 2015 at 6 p.m., Jan. 11, 2015 at Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., on the IPFW campus.

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Jill Scott to be honored at Essence Grammy celebration

Jill Scott to be honored at Essence Grammy celebration

| December 30, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Essence will kick off a yearlong commemoration of the 45th anniversary of its magazine in 2015 with a Black Women in Music Grammy Awards Week celebration that will honor recording artist Jill Scott. Now in its sixth year, Black Women in Music will honor the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter […]

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Film Review: ‘Annie’

Film Review: ‘Annie’

| December 30, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic On the surface, there is absolutely no reason to update the classic Broadway show ‘Annie,’ which was already adapted for the screen in 1982.  But, this multicultural cast redux adds a hip swag to the classic kid’s story. This ‘Annie’ is urban, emotional and fun.  But, far from perfect. […]

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Best films of 2014

Best films of 2014

| December 24, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic As 2104 draws to a close it’s a perfect time to reflect on noteworthy films, strong performances and the strides that black artists made this past year. It’s also a good time to spotlight the top-quality movies that will vie for Oscars and be released in theaters and on […]

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Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

Take a pause with a black Santa Claus

| December 24, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. While growing up, the only Santa Claus that I believed in was a fat, cheery, robust, white Santa. He was the one that I waited for to climb down the chimney and put a favorite toy under my tree. In fact, I was conditioned by the media that Christmas was […]

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Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

| December 18, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic “Exodus: Movement of Jah people! Oh-oh-oh, yea-eah!” chants Bob Marley. In his rousing three-minute song “Exodus,” he presents a more strong and spiritual feel for Moses than Ridley Scott’s 154-minute, whitewashed sword-and-sandals epic. Travel from the north to the south of Egypt and there is a variance of skin […]

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Spotlight on the ‘Dynamic Duo:’ Twins Janet and Lenet to perform at American Legion Post 148

Spotlight on the ‘Dynamic Duo:’ Twins Janet and Lenet to perform at American Legion Post 148

| December 11, 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 joy, happiness, beauty and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love to get […]

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Southern Heights Baptist to present instructive, inspirational play

| December 11, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Christian Education Department of Southern Heights Baptist Church, 4001 S. Anthony Blvd., is scheduled to present the play, “CHRISTMAS IN NOVEMBER,” at 4 p.m., Dec.14. The public is invited to come out to this event. The play will focus on 5 Acts: Act I: The period of the Judges Act II: The establishment […]

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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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