Entertainment

Misty Copeland danced her way to top

Misty Copeland danced her way to top

| September 12, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Fighting for freedom and equality comes in numerous different forms, vessels and vocations, particularly in a society with a history of stereotypical distortions about human capacity and ability based on race and ethnicity. Therefore, it is important to note whenever there is an irrefutable exposure of some of […]

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Join PBS39 for a FREE sneak preview screening of Indian Summers from Masterpiece

Join PBS39 for a FREE sneak preview screening of Indian Summers from Masterpiece

| September 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—If you loved Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge and Poldark, then you’re in for another excellent offering when the British Raj, romance and revolution meet in the upcoming miniseries, Indian Summers from Masterpiece on PBS. Best of all, you can enjoy a sneak preview of this new epic when you join PBS39 at the Allen […]

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Spotlight on Fort Wayne’s First Optimistic’s Enterprise Explosion and Lip Sync Battle

Spotlight on Fort Wayne’s First Optimistic’s Enterprise Explosion and Lip Sync Battle

| September 9, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: On Aug. 30, Nu Freedom Production proudly presented Fort Wayne’s first Optimistic’s Enterprise Beauty Explosion and Lip S’ync Battle Live on the battlegrounds of the Marriott Courtyard that showcased Optimistic’s Enterprise “Out the Box” Beauty Explosion and you need to know about it.  So at this […]

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Award winning Gracias Choir of South Korea to spread Gospel at free Fort Wayne concert

Award winning Gracias Choir of South Korea to spread Gospel at free Fort Wayne concert

| September 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Branch of the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) in partnership with the Gracias Choir are scheduled to present the Gracias Christmas Cantata at 7 p.m., Sept. 24 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Founded in South Korea in 2000, the Gracias Choir has won grand prizes and first […]

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Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

| August 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s Reggie Burton, new to the profession of screenwriting for motion pictures, will soon get a chance to see his project on video. The 45 year old Burton said out of his love for movies, he decided to try writing a screenplay. He said he wanted to start small so he wrote a […]

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Prince to new recording artists: ‘Don’t sign’

Prince to new recording artists: ‘Don’t sign’

| August 20, 2015

By Alexis Taylor Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Prince has a message for new artists eager for a record deal: “Don’t sign.” According to National Public Radio, Prince’s comment came during a meeting with selected journalists in his Minneapolis hometown for the 2015 National Association of Black Journalists Convention. “Record contracts are […]

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The Voice alum Barry Minniefield to perform at Club Soda Aug. 6

The Voice alum Barry Minniefield to perform at Club Soda Aug. 6

| August 5, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fans of great singing have a rare opportunity to experience one of the best in the nation when Fort Wayne’s own Barry Minniefield performs lives from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6 at Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St. Minniefield recently hit the national stage as one of the most memorable contestants […]

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Concert review: Voices of Unity Let the Good Time Roll

Concert review: Voices of Unity Let the Good Time Roll

| July 28, 2015

By Stephanie C. Woodson, Voices of Unity Youth Choir Alumna The great Duke Ellington said: “You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Music is perhaps the perfect medium to communicate a message that would otherwise be misunderstood, or incorrectly conveyed, had it been simply stated with just words. Adding a […]

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Free summer fun in the Fort: So much to do, so little time

Free summer fun in the Fort: So much to do, so little time

| July 15, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin If you are not one who has a love affair with the open road, stay close to home and enjoy the Fort.  There is so much to do and so little time before summer ends; so you had better get busy. Let’s see. First off, right here in the Fort is […]

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From Child to Man in the Circus: Meet Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi

From Child to Man in the Circus: Meet Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi

| July 11, 2015

By Kelly-Ann Brown Special to the NNPA from Howard University News Service WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Dressed sharply in a dazzling gold blazer and armed with a microphone and an infectious smile, Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi’s job is to keep audiences of the UniverSoul Circus excited, engaged and enthusiastic between the numerous acts—and it is no small feat. Malatsi […]

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