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.
Step back, Billy Paul; move over John Legend. Barry’s in the house!
Fort Wayne native Barry Minniefield is wowing music lovers across the nation.
In the video below, Barry Minniefield delivers a strong blind-audition take on “Me and Mrs. Jones” on The Voice on March 2. Scroll down to see an interview with Barry about his audition, landing on Team Adam and the road ahead. Click here to read more. . Watch the interview with Barry about his audition, […]
FORT WAYNE—Blackhawk Christian Theatre is scheduled to present Disney’s stage musical TARZAN on March 20 and March 21. The musical premiered at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on May 10, 2006 and ran for 486 performances. In June 2011, a new re-worked production of TARZAN opened at the Wagon Wheel Theatre, in Warsaw, Ind.. […]