Entertainment

Fort Wayne loses jazz radio legend Leah Turkow

| June 20, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost a legendary broadcast figure and one of the area’s biggest supporters of jazz on the radio. Widely acclaimed radio show host Leah S. Tourkow crossed over June 16 at her residence. She was 91. Born in Fort Wayne, Turkow was the daughter of Jacob Schwartz and Esther Kretzman Schwartz. A […]

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Spotlight on Michael Gaston owner of Turn N Headz Barbershop

Spotlight on Michael Gaston owner of Turn N Headz Barbershop

| June 19, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? I hope that all of you are taking the time out your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind because it feels so good! On that note, it pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight […]

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Innovative local gospel artist Johnny Magg asks, ‘What About Me’ on latest release

Innovative local gospel artist Johnny Magg asks, ‘What About Me’ on latest release

| June 17, 2014

By Sheila Curry-Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—I’m pleased to announce the best kept secret here in Fort Wayne. Let’s celebrate artist Johnny Magg nee John Weaver. Known for his worship-filled style and stunning vocal range, the Fort Wayne-based singer/songwriter recently released his latest Gospel CD “What About Me.” Check it out! This CD has […]

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and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

| June 16, 2014

© 2014, omowale-ketu oladuwa “i don’t know who i would be if i weren’t this child from harlem, this woman from harlem. it’s in me so deep.” —ruby dee, 1924-2014                                                          mother-sister, from striver’s row […]

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Spotlight on the Audio Show Band for a funky pre-Father’s Day party

Spotlight on the Audio Show Band for a funky pre-Father’s Day party

| June 10, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? From time to time, something different is brought to our fair city to try to bring us some joy, happiness, beauty and excitement and if I know about it, I must investigate!  I investigate for you because I don’t want you to have to guess about anything.  I’m a […]

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Movie inspires students who never thought about attending college

Movie inspires students who never thought about attending college

| June 10, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—Every day of Dontay Gray’s senior year began at 5 a.m. The early start gave him enough time to catch the two buses and two trains to David Starr Jordan High School in Long Beach, Calif. Although his family had moved a 90-minute commute away, Gray had his reasons […]

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Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Movie Review: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

| June 3, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic If hindsight is 20/20, the X-Men have perfect vision in this back to the future reboot of a sagging franchise that needed new life. Does it get the resuscitation it needs? Yes. Is it fascinating? Maybe. Is it dark and brooding? Yes. Is it fun to watch? Maybe. Comic […]

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Apple, Beats deal makes Dr. Dre first hip hop billionaire

Apple, Beats deal makes Dr. Dre first hip hop billionaire

| May 29, 2014

Gil Scott-Heron put it something like this: When the producer names the tune, the consumer must dance. Dr. Dre has gone from being a consumer to a producer of product but, better yet, the owner of the means of production, putting him in the position to become hip hop’s first billionaire. Will others follow suit […]

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with the certainty of tides

with the certainty of tides

| May 29, 2014

“still like life, i rise”                                         —maya angelou (april 4, 1928-may 28, 2014) © 2014 omowale-kétu oladuwa   there is no apt word when your mother leaves. she’s been there bracing your back so long her absence is tidal, a […]

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Spotlight on Dennis Watson and Ken Miles of WaxTrackz Recording Studio

Spotlight on Dennis Watson and Ken Miles of WaxTrackz Recording Studio

| May 28, 2014

(Part two of two) Uncut Special presentation—From time to time, Frost Illustrated exercises its commitment to present voices straight from the community. Oftentimes, those voices insist on getting across a totally uncensored message to pre- serve their cadence and context. In an effort to honor such voices, we offer the following Uncut Special Presentation unedited […]

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