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Book Review: ‘Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina’

Book Review: ‘Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina’

| May 2, 2014

By Kam Williams Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel “Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina” by Misty Copeland Touchstone Books Hardcover, $24.99 286 pages, illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4767-3798-0 “As the only African-American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland has made history. But when she first placed her hands on […]

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Former Bob Green & Friends band member crosses over at 60

Former Bob Green & Friends band member crosses over at 60

| April 23, 2014

FORT WAYNE—A former band member of one of Fort Wayne’s legendary jazz saxophonists, the late Bob Green, recently passed away. Edward “Ed” C. Wilkinson, who served a number of years as percussionist for Green’s popular Bob Green & Friends group, passed away April 16 at the age of 60. Born Jan. 20, 1954, in Fort […]

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Mobb Deep makes stunning return

Mobb Deep makes stunning return

| April 23, 2014

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Almost 20 years after the New York City-based, dark, underground hip-hop duo Mobb Deep released their sophomore full-length album, “The Infamous,” the group is taking a full circle approach to their 2014 album, “The Infamous Mobb Deep.” Although Mobb Deep did not receive as much […]

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White Houses refuses comment on Justin Bieber deportation petition

White Houses refuses comment on Justin Bieber deportation petition

| April 19, 2014

Everyone has their priorities. We just hope by passing on this one, the Obama administration hasn’t seriously compromised national security by letting this agent of other worldly forces stay in America! (But, in all fairness and seriousness, some people have argued that if Mr. Bieber were not rich and famous, immigration officials would have tossed […]

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Rapper cuts off penis, jumps off second floor

Rapper cuts off penis, jumps off second floor

| April 17, 2014

Ouch! In all seriousness, this brother has some serious mental health issues. We have to wonder too if any intoxicating substances were involved. WU-TANG AFFILIATED RAPPER YOU CAN KISS YOUR PENIS GOODBYE … FOR GOOD BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson is just plain Andre now … because doctors weren’t able to […]

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Artists have different brain structure

Artists have different brain structure

| April 17, 2014

Folks have always wondered if there wasn’t something “different” about artist people. Now we know. Artists ‘have structurally different brains’ By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC Radio Science Brain scans revealed artists have more grey matter in parts of their brains Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found. Participants’ brain […]

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Spotlight on singer, songwriter, producer, arranger Fatima Washington

Spotlight on singer, songwriter, producer, arranger Fatima Washington

| April 16, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? You now, time really flies when you’re having fun embracing the beauty of life. But, I know that it’s hard to do that, if you’re experiencing something that brings pain and sorrow. So at this time, I’d like to say, my heart goes out to you and if I […]

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Cinema Center awarded Lincoln Foundation support

| April 15, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Cinephiles in northeast Indiana have a reason to celebrate. Cinema Center, the region’s only independent art house theater, has been awarded a grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation for $17,500 to go toward the organization’s diversity programming and its Lincoln employee benefit package. Lincoln’s support of diversity programming makes it possible for Cinema Center […]

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Legendary African trumpeter Hugh Masekela celebrates 75th birthday

Legendary African trumpeter Hugh Masekela celebrates 75th birthday

| April 14, 2014

Remember Mace And Grenades? Bajabula Bonke? Stimela? Ha Lese Le Di Khanna? Hugh Masekela is perhaps the man who put the underline in African when people say that jazz is an African American art form. Ironically, Masekala came to the U.S. early in his career, wanting to be like folks such as Dizzy Gillespie and […]

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Michael Jackson’s ex wants custody of children

Michael Jackson’s ex wants custody of children

| April 11, 2014

It seems like the Michael Jackson family drama has not ended even in death. Given the public spectacle of it all, it’s hard to say who ultimately will have these children’s best interest at heart. Debbie Rowe ‘to go to court to try to gain custody of her and Michael Jackson’s children Prince and Paris’ […]

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