Entertainment

What’s wrong with the truth? In defense of Quentin Tarantino

What’s wrong with the truth? In defense of Quentin Tarantino

| November 12, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino gets high props for stepping up to tell some truth about the many murders of African Americans at the hands of misbehaving police officers. How, after all, can you justify the killing of a baby boy, Tamir Rice? Or the illegal choking of Eric Garner? […]

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Black Violin musicians had folks dancing in the aisles

Black Violin musicians had folks dancing in the aisles

| October 28, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Wednesday, Oct. 15, was a “Live and Learn” concert featuring Kevin Sylvester; otherwise, known as “Kev Marcus” and Wilner Baptiste, who goes by Wil B, two phenomenal, eclectic, classically trained string artists. When the lights went down, Kelly Updike, Embassy Theatre operations manager, graced the stage and welcomed everyone and said, […]

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USF announces ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ cast

USF announces ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ cast

| October 27, 2015

Timeless musical is part of the University of Saint Francis’ 125th anniversary celebration FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts is scheduled to present the rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” over two weekends in November as part of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration. The cast for the production has been announced by director […]

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Well-known musician, Thomas ‘Socrates’ Brown crosses over at 71|

Well-known musician, Thomas ‘Socrates’ Brown crosses over at 71|

| October 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—One of the city’s most versatile musicians made his transition recently. Thomas “Socrates” Brown, 71, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Born in Fort Wayne, Brown was one a family of talented and well-known area family of musicians, which includes his brothers Ted, Donald “Don,” Richard “Dick” and James “Jim as well as nephews […]

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‘Kids & Teens Highlight Corner:’ Renaissance Pointe YMCA Pumpkin Patch Party

‘Kids & Teens Highlight Corner:’ Renaissance Pointe YMCA Pumpkin Patch Party

| October 13, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville The Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave., is scheduled to present its Pumpkin Patch Party, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27. Mark your calendars for this FREE, open to all ages explosive event because you and your family don’t want to miss out on this excitement that’s fun with family […]

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Loss of Roller Dome South leaves personal, community void

Loss of Roller Dome South leaves personal, community void

| October 12, 2015

By Deryla Paige Special to Frost Illustrated For the past 15 years, once a week I’d awaken in anticipation (which carried throughout the day) approaching the hour when I began my “ritual” in preparation for Roller Dome’s “Adult Skate Night” on Bluffton Road. Thursday and Sunday nights were sacred to me. It was my “Church […]

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‘His Eye is on the Sparrow:’ A Biographical Musical about the life of Ethel Waters

‘His Eye is on the Sparrow:’ A Biographical Musical about the life of Ethel Waters

| October 7, 2015

Why should I feel discouraged? / Why should the shadows come? Why should my heart be lonely, / Longing for heaven and home? For Jesus is my portion, / My constant friend is He. For His eye is on the sparrow, / And I know He watches me. Director’s notes by Thom Hofrichter First Presbyterian Theater Director Comforting words […]

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Reel-ality TV Talk: Strokes, folks, social media for Real Housewives of Atlanta

Reel-ality TV Talk: Strokes, folks, social media for Real Housewives of Atlanta

| September 29, 2015

By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist Real Housewives of Atlanta: Strokes, Folks, Social Media… Kim Zolciak had a mini-stroke… Wow, for a lady who gave birth to four children, including twins, in the last few years, dancing should be much easier. Not so much for Kim—she fell out. Here’s my take, based on watching her for […]

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Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

| September 29, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Since a sub-zero weather day prohibited 5,000 schoolchildren from seeing Black Violin in February 2015, the Embassy Theatre is bringing the band back due to the huge demand from schoolteachers, students and the general public. Black Violin will be in Fort Wayne on Oct. 15 with a free student show at 10 a.m. and an evening […]

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Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

| September 27, 2015

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender Motown Records was considered the number one most influential company to lead in setting a precedent for talent, style, good music, swag and success. The Detroit label was founded on the same business model of automotive companies that ruled the blue collar town […]

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