Entertainment

J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

J Dilla’s legacy preserved in the Smithsonian

| September 11, 2014

Special to the NNPA to The Michigan Citizen James “J Dilla” Yancey, the late Detroit music producer whose stardom has grown globally since his passing in 2006, is headed toward enshrinement in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. , announced the news at the ninth annual “D.C. Loves Dilla” event on July 17. The legendary […]

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Expressions Studio Gallery presents first  Artists’ Showcase

Expressions Studio Gallery presents first  Artists’ Showcase

| September 9, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated Expressions Studio Gallery, located at 1415 Directors Row, is scheduled to present its first Artists’ Showcase from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 20. Teresa Ridley Yarbrough, a gifted and accomplished artist who has been developing her artistic skills since childhood, opened Expressions Studio Gallery (ESG) in May to […]

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Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

Hip Hop Corner: The Godfather of Hip Hop

| September 2, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Hip Hop has always had a fetish with gangster movies and characters. We often see artists referring to themselves in lyrics or using popular characters as their stage name: “Public Enemy, “ “Scarface” and “Little Caesar” were all popular gangster films of the 1930s. The Notorious B.I.G. lost a court […]

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Hip hop corner: LL hasn’t lost his street cred

Hip hop corner: LL hasn’t lost his street cred

| August 21, 2014

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist I had the honor of sitting in on LL Cool Jay’s private listening session in New York City.  He was previewing excerpts from his upcoming release of the G.O.A.T II.  When super producer Alize Jones from Beatbrokerz Ent. invited me to the session, I was thinking, what’s he trying to […]

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Chadwick Boseman in ‘Get on Up’ does his thang

Chadwick Boseman in ‘Get on Up’ does his thang

| August 14, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Allow me to commence by saying that I hate sitting through 10 minutes of previews! I don’t care if certain actresses and actors are being promoted; but, on Aug. 1, opening day of “Get on Up,” I managed to not gag because of the previews. With that said, I wish I […]

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This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

| August 13, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Some people say there’s a solution to every problem. At the very least, there is a way to find peace in the midst of any of life’s storms. That’s the central message behind the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival, set for Aug. 23 in McMillen Park. According to Amnesty & Deliverance Community […]

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Legendary Mavis Staples to perform at Foellinger Aug. 23

Legendary Mavis Staples to perform at Foellinger Aug. 23

| August 13, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Legendary gospel/soul pioneer Mavis Staples is scheduled to bring her own special brand of music to the Summit City at 8 p.m., Aug. 23, at the Foellinger Theatre, 3411 Sherman Blvd. From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s as a member of The Staples Singers, to the engaged protest of […]

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Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ brings many guffaws

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ brings many guffaws

| August 12, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Since Phillip Colglazier took the helm of the Civic Theatre as the executive/artistic director, the community has been treated to outstanding theatrical performances. Many times I have attended productions  such as: “Little Shop of Horrors,” “The Piano,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” “Dream Girls,” “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” […]

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Spotlight on the Frost Media App!

Spotlight on the Frost Media App!

| August 8, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? This week’s spotlight is a little different because instead of spotlighting a person or a group of people, I’m shining the light on a product that can benefit all of you. That’s right, I said it! And, I’m proud to say it again—can benefit all of You, in the […]

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Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

Movie Review: ‘Get On Up’

| August 6, 2014

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic This much-awaited bio-film, “Get On Up,” tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts and all, in fits and starts, […]

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