Entertainment

Brave souls braved elements to view African-American brave souls in ‘Hidden Figures

Brave souls braved elements to view African-American brave souls in ‘Hidden Figures

| February 9, 2017

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Like many brave souls, I braved the cold January elements to see the Academy Award nominated film “Hidden Figures that starred “Empire” sultriest, famed Taraji P. Henson, who portrayed Presidential Freedom Award recipient Katherine Johnson. And, I am glad I was able to do so. Just as St. Francis University accounting […]

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Q&A with ‘Hidden Figures’ director Theodore Melfi

Q&A with ‘Hidden Figures’ director Theodore Melfi

| January 31, 2017

By Edward Henderson (San Diego Voice and Viewpoint/NNPA Member) Imagine being in the running to direct the newest Spider-Man film. What kind of script would have to cross your desk to make you drop out of consideration? For me, it would have to be something that moved my soul, told a story that has never […]

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Film review: ‘Jackie’

Film review: ‘Jackie’

| January 3, 2017

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) It must have been two weeks of pure hell for First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. First there was Nov. 22, 1963 to Nov. 25, the time span between the assassination of her husband and his funeral. Then the days leading up to Dec. 3, when she was pushed […]

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Film review: ‘Lion’

Film review: ‘Lion’

| December 20, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Saroo Brierley, a five-year old boy from a small town in India, got lost on a train ride, wound up at the massive Howrah Junction railway station in Calcutta and became an orphaned street kid. An Australian couple adopted him, but years later, at age 25, his yearning […]

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Former Prince band member, local favorite Mikki White to perform at IPFW

Former Prince band member, local favorite Mikki White to perform at IPFW

| December 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the the city’s native daughters and a true musical superstar is set to bring her unique talents to the stage with a major concert this week. Mikki White, former background singer to the late, great legendary Prince, is scheduled to grace the stage at Rhinehart Recital Hall on the campus of Indiana […]

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Film review: ‘Arrival’

Film review: ‘Arrival’

| December 10, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) Nearly 40 years ago, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” set the bar very high for sci-fi films that eschewed conventional all-out action sequences and garnered their strength from immense suspense, evocative visuals and mind-numbing mystery. “Arrival” is in that same elite category. Brainy. Intense. Scary. It joins […]

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Film review: ‘Loving’

Film review: ‘Loving’

| December 9, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) For a long time, it was a forbidden love. Through slavery, the reconstruction era, on into the 20th century, particularly in the South, interracial romantic relations were looked down on and marriages were illegal. Anti-miscegenation laws were on the books in 16 states below the Mason-Dixon line. Marry […]

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Film review: ‘Moonlight’

Film review: ‘Moonlight’

| November 22, 2016

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) In just his second feature film, ‘Moonlight,’ writer/director Barry Jenkins tells a compelling story about sexual repression and ambiguity through the eyes of a vulnerable and confused little boy, who grows up to question his sexual identity as a teen and then finds a thin measure of serenity […]

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Spotlight on Tyvonna Turner-Scott and The Soul Train Line

Spotlight on Tyvonna Turner-Scott and The Soul Train Line

| November 19, 2016

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, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind. On that note, it pleases me to bring to […]

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New Gospel play takes center stage in Fort Wayne

New Gospel play takes center stage in Fort Wayne

| November 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The dynamic stage play Let Go, Trust God is scheduled to come to Fort Wayne, at 7 p.m., Nov. 19, at the Allen County Public Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza. month and promises to be one of the city’s signature Gospel events this year. Let Go, Trust God is based on short stories from the novel […]

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