By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Everyone has heard the old adages that apples don’t fall too far from the tree, and he is a chip off of the old block. Essentially, these are threads that run so true when it comes to acting in the Brownlee clan. Late Friday afternoon on the campus of Indiana Tech, […]
By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college degrees, one in business and the other in law at the University of Baltimore and at Towson. And, […]
By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle Hollywood, are you paying attention? Ethnically diverse casts produce record-breaking monster hits. Take exhibit A, the just-released “Furious 7,” which set or neared records for the studio as well as the national and international box offices. The Universal film opened to a franchise-best $384 […]
By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic NEW ORLEANS (NNPA)–The comedy “Get Hard,” released March 27, co-stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. The shoot took place in New Orleans. A visit to the film’s production studios in there found Ferrell and Hart deep in their craft of making comedy mountains out of molehills. The plot centers […]
By Dwight Brown
NNPA Film Critic
Walking into a theater to see the latest “Fast & Furious” episode is like saying hello to an old, well-oiled friend. Great and familiar cast, excellent script, superb production values and the direction is tight as a drum. Can’t say this is the best film of the franchise, because so many of them have been excellent. But it’s easily the most daring. Fasten your seat belts and test the airbags. This one accelerates real fast.
By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Though I missed seeing “Memphis the Musical” when it was in Indy, I did sponsor a student. And, when it was in Muncie at Emens, I did not feel up to driving there two weeks ago, so I said to myself: “I might have to travel to Chicago this summer.” But as […]
Barry Minniefield faces off with Jack Gregori on Joe Cocker’s classic “Feelin’ Alright” on The Voice, March 16.