Entertainment

Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

Bishop T.D. Jakes suing Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar

| October 7, 2014

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Atlanta Daily World Internationally-renowned and universally-beloved Bishop T.D. Jakes is vowing to file a lawsuit against popular rapper Young Jeezy and singer Kendrick Lamar for sampling portions of his sermon without his consent. Jakes, the highly influential televangelist who transformed a tiny West Virginia-based congregation into […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’

Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’

| September 28, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic The last time they worked together, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua conjured up “Training Day.” That collaboration won Washington an Academy Award for Best Actor, and it was the only time in Oscar history that a black man won Best Actor in a film by a black director. […]

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Fort Wayne Youtheatre to celebrate 80th anniversary

| September 17, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Youtheatre is scheduled to kick off its 80th Anniversary Season in October with a presentation of the new stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”—accompanied by a special Family Reunion/Birthday party after a Saturday morning performance. “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a […]

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Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

Master violinist John Blake Jr. dies at 67

| September 11, 2014

By Ron Scott Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News John Blake Jr., who continued the early tradition of bringing the violin into the jazz arena and making its voice heard with the music of Africa to avant-garde, R&B, blues and spirituals, died Aug. 15 in Philadelphia. The cause of death was […]

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J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

| September 11, 2014

Special to the NNPA to The Michigan Citizen James “J Dilla” Yancey, the late Detroit music producer whose stardom has grown globally since his passing in 2006, is headed toward enshrinement in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. , announced the news at the ninth annual “D.C. Loves Dilla” event on July 17. The legendary […]

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Expressions Studio Gallery presents first  Artists’ Showcase

Expressions Studio Gallery presents first  Artists’ Showcase

| September 9, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated Expressions Studio Gallery, located at 1415 Directors Row, is scheduled to present its first Artists’ Showcase from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 20. Teresa Ridley Yarbrough, a gifted and accomplished artist who has been developing her artistic skills since childhood, opened Expressions Studio Gallery (ESG) in May to […]

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Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

| September 2, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Hip Hop has always had a fetish with gangster movies and characters. We often see artists referring to themselves in lyrics or using popular characters as their stage name: “Public Enemy, “ “Scarface” and “Little Caesar” were all popular gangster films of the 1930s. The Notorious B.I.G. lost a court […]

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Hip hop corner: LL hasn’t lost his street cred

Hip hop corner: LL hasn’t lost his street cred

| August 21, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist I had the honor of sitting in on LL Cool Jay’s private listening session in New York City.  He was previewing excerpts from his upcoming release of the G.O.A.T II.  When super producer Alize Jones from Beatbrokerz Ent. invited me to the session, I was thinking, what’s he trying to […]

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Chadwick Boseman in ‘Get on Up’ does his thang

Chadwick Boseman in ‘Get on Up’ does his thang

| August 14, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Allow me to commence by saying that I hate sitting through 10 minutes of previews! I don’t care if certain actresses and actors are being promoted; but, on Aug. 1, opening day of “Get on Up,” I managed to not gag because of the previews. With that said, I wish I […]

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This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

| August 13, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Some people say there’s a solution to every problem. At the very least, there is a way to find peace in the midst of any of life’s storms. That’s the central message behind the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival, set for Aug. 23 in McMillen Park. According to Amnesty & Deliverance Community […]

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