Entertainment

Spotlight on Nikki Tabron-Booker of Oh Def Network

Spotlight on Nikki Tabron-Booker of Oh Def Network

| May 11, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? I hope all of you mothers had a fantastic Mother’s Day and that, your children showered your heart with love and made you feel as special as you truly are.  On that note, I’d like to introduce to you this week’s spotlight, as we travel on our journey of […]

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Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

| May 5, 2016

Obama, Out: The commander-in-chief proves once again he’s best to ever do it By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) President Barack Obama dropped his microphone at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, acknowledging what everyone had already concluded: he slayed it! Larry Wilmore didn’t do so bad as host, either, at least […]

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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

| April 27, 2016

  By Harry Colbert Jr. (Insight News, NNPA Member) The reaction to the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, more commonly simply known as Prince, has come from all reaches of society. Prince was found unresponsive at Paisley Park—his home and entertainment compound—in the early morning hours of April 21. He was 57. The death came […]

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Somali-British poet penned verses in ‘Lemonade’

Somali-British poet penned verses in ‘Lemonade’

| April 26, 2016

(GIN)—Beyonce’s pick for lyrics setting off her latest production, LEMONADE, was Warsan Shire, a poet of Somali-British parentage. A 27-year-old born in Kenya to Somali parents, who published her first pamphlet, “Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth,” in 2011, Shire went on to win the inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize in 2013. “I […]

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Tributes pour in for pioneer of popular ‘soukous’ sound Papa Wemba

Tributes pour in for pioneer of popular ‘soukous’ sound Papa Wemba

| April 26, 2016

(GIN)—To some, he was the King of Congolese rumba—a sound that layered luscious Cuban rumba with African instruments and beats. Papa Wemba, or Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, was rebellious, prolific, a style icon, at times notorious and always innovative. “The world of popular music has lost a giant—a consummate musician, a shape-shifter who challenged […]

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Michigan’s The Soul Syndicate keeping ‘classic soul’ alive and well

Michigan’s The Soul Syndicate keeping ‘classic soul’ alive and well

| April 26, 2016

Frost Staff Review Let’s just be straight up and raw: It’s nice to hear love songs that come from the heart and soul rather than the groin. That distinction is what separates classic soul and R&B group The Soul Syndicate from much of today’s crowd. Formed in 2014, The Soul Syndicate made its debut to […]

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Special ‘Blaxploitation’ Blu-ray/DVD series launches with Rudy Ray Moore’s ‘Dolemite’

Special ‘Blaxploitation’ Blu-ray/DVD series launches with Rudy Ray Moore’s ‘Dolemite’

| April 26, 2016

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.—As the premiere release in a special series of six fully restored “Blaxploitation” cult classics, “Dolemite” hustles onto a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, April 26 from Vinegar Syndrome (VS). Emerging in the U.S. in the early 1970s, Blaxploitation films—the first to regularly feature soundtracks of funk and soul music and primarily African American casts—were originally […]

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Music  superstar Prince dead at 57

Music  superstar Prince dead at 57

| April 25, 2016

From various reports MINNEAPOLIS—In a year that has seen the deaths of a number of superstars in the entertainment world—Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Glenn the Eagles and the iconic David Bowie to name a few—this was by far the most shocking and, perhaps, unexpected. At approximately 12:50 p.m. EST, April 21, TMZ, […]

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Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

Soulful sounds of classic Central High musicians still ear pleasing

| April 19, 2016

By William Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated It’s ON again. The Central High All-Year Blowout of 2016 jumps off on April 23 at the McMillen Park Community Center, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a banquet dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For all festival inquires, visit www.centralhighschoolfest.com or call the […]

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