Entertainment

Thelonious Monk Institute honors Quincy Jones

Thelonious Monk Institute honors Quincy Jones

| December 8, 2015

By Dr. Valerie Wardlaw Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Los Angeles Sentinel What do you give Quincy Jones, a man whose life is about good music, the arts and making the world a better place for everyone? On Nov. 15, attendees and Jones were treated to a tribute by some of the […]

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Spotlight on songwriter and rap artist LeAnne Underwood

Spotlight on songwriter and rap artist LeAnne Underwood

| December 4, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? This week, on our journey of love as we get to know one another better, have we got a treat for you. We all know that rap music is here to stay, just like rock-n-roll but this particular rapper isn’t putting it out there the dirty language way—she’s doing […]

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UPCOMING LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT

UPCOMING LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT

| November 16, 2015

Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge, 200 E. Main St. • Nov. 18—Ken Preston & Linda Kummernuss, acoustic guitar and harmonica, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. No cover. • Nov. 25—Secret Mezzanine, acoustic music, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. No cover.

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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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