Entertainment

Spotlight on playwright Tianah Sincere—’Test to Testify,’ straight from the heart

Spotlight on playwright Tianah Sincere—’Test to Testify,’ straight from the heart

| October 31, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking the time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved beauty, joy, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel on our journey of love, to […]

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Fort Wayne MLK Jr. Club searching for Unity Day 2015 talent

| October 31, 2014

By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The MLK Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to present the 30th Anniversary Unity Day celebration on Jan. 19, 2015 at the Grand Wayne Center. Each year, we search for talent to participate and perform as part of the program. Perhaps you have the best gospel choir in […]

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Fort Wayne’s De’Zheana Lattimore headed for Hollywood

Fort Wayne’s De’Zheana Lattimore headed for Hollywood

| October 30, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne native De’Zheana Lattimore has been chosen as a finalist in Twinkie Byrd’s 2014 Monologue Slam. Acclaimed casting director Twinkie Byrd known for her work on “Fruitvale Station” (2013), “Notorious” (2009) and “Stomp the Yard” (2007) created her Monologue Slam in 2012 to give up and coming actors an opportunity […]

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Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

Director’s notes for A Lesson Before Dying

| October 29, 2014

A Lesson Before Dying takes us back to 1948, rural Louisiana. A time and a place where it is not surprising that race is an issue in sentencing a young black man to death.

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Husband, wife performers destined for ‘A Lesson before Dying’

Husband, wife performers destined for ‘A Lesson before Dying’

| October 23, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin As some of you may or may not know, this journey called life is most intriguing.  And, I only mention this because I had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing two marvelous actors who will be performing in Romulus Linney’s play “A Lesson before Dying” based on Ernest Gaines’ highly acclaimed novel. […]

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Acclaimed jazz artist Art “Turk” Burton to play at American Legion Post 148

Acclaimed jazz artist Art “Turk” Burton to play at American Legion Post 148

| October 22, 2014

  Editor’s note: The following article is being reprinted to correct information. The date of the concert at American Legion Post 148 is Nov. 8. Look for a profile on Art “Turk” Burton in an upcoming edition of Frost Illustrated. FORT WAYNE—The Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture is scheduled to present a […]

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Film project designed to show real, positive black male images

| October 21, 2014

As a 35-year-old black man in America, I must admit, I have become complacent in feeling that the scales of equality have been balancing out. The deaths of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Alfred Wright, Michael Brown and so many others, have taught me that there is still work to be done. As a filmmaker, I […]

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Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance man

| October 17, 2014

By Herb Boyd Special to the NNPA NEW YORK (NNPA)—His voice arrived first, deep and sonorous, prefiguring a man of enormous life and vitality, and such was the often imposing but impressive visage and physique of Geoffrey Holder, who many remember mostly from his promotion of Seven-Up “Uncola” commercials. But, the multitalented Holder was much […]

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Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

Blacks expect more from hip hop artists

| October 16, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, black males. Nearly […]

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Halloween Fun for Little Ones at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

| October 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Kids and families are invited to experience the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s event 12 noon to 5 p.m. daily, Oct. 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31. Now in its 36th year, the Wild Zoo Halloween Presented by Edy’s offers adventure, family fun and tasty treats […]

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