Entertainment

Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

Black Violin returns to the Embassy  for rescheduled free student show,new public performance

| September 29, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Since a sub-zero weather day prohibited 5,000 schoolchildren from seeing Black Violin in February 2015, the Embassy Theatre is bringing the band back due to the huge demand from schoolteachers, students and the general public. Black Violin will be in Fort Wayne on Oct. 15 with a free student show at 10 a.m. and an evening […]

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Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

Gladys Knight: A candid conversation

| September 27, 2015

By Mary L. Datcher Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Defender Motown Records was considered the number one most influential company to lead in setting a precedent for talent, style, good music, swag and success. The Detroit label was founded on the same business model of automotive companies that ruled the blue collar town […]

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Reel-ality TV Talk: The award winners ‘winners’—Marquesa’s score

Reel-ality TV Talk: The award winners ‘winners’—Marquesa’s score

| September 22, 2015

By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist At Married to Medicine, Mariah’s going in hard. I’m excited to see Mariah back, most of the time. My problem is she’s acting like she was never gone. Rehashing old issues and screaming “you hurt me” is a bad idea. Why? She’s automatically putting the ladies in a defensive mode […]

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Queen of Shade is back

Queen of Shade is back

| September 15, 2015

Reality TV Girl By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist Married to Medicine The Queen of Shade has returned, but she may have competition. Dr. Heavenly? Toyd, really. I think something’s going on with her; she’s angry and taking it out on everyone. She arrived at the couples’ retreat, couple-less. I pray that things are ok at home. […]

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Catching up with Real Housewives of Atlanta

Catching up with Real Housewives of Atlanta

| September 13, 2015

Reel-ality TV Talk By Marquesa LaDawn NNPA Columnist Phaedra Parks seems to be settling into her new role as a single mother with a little more peace than last year. Kim Z’s twirling and shaking it up on “Dancing with the Stars.” Come on, we know she will be gone by Week 2. Nene Leakes […]

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Misty Copeland danced her way to top

Misty Copeland danced her way to top

| September 12, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Fighting for freedom and equality comes in numerous different forms, vessels and vocations, particularly in a society with a history of stereotypical distortions about human capacity and ability based on race and ethnicity. Therefore, it is important to note whenever there is an irrefutable exposure of some of […]

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Join PBS39 for a FREE sneak preview screening of Indian Summers from Masterpiece

Join PBS39 for a FREE sneak preview screening of Indian Summers from Masterpiece

| September 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—If you loved Downton Abbey, Mr. Selfridge and Poldark, then you’re in for another excellent offering when the British Raj, romance and revolution meet in the upcoming miniseries, Indian Summers from Masterpiece on PBS. Best of all, you can enjoy a sneak preview of this new epic when you join PBS39 at the Allen […]

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Spotlight on Fort Wayne’s First Optimistic’s Enterprise Explosion and Lip Sync Battle

Spotlight on Fort Wayne’s First Optimistic’s Enterprise Explosion and Lip Sync Battle

| September 9, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: On Aug. 30, Nu Freedom Production proudly presented Fort Wayne’s first Optimistic’s Enterprise Beauty Explosion and Lip S’ync Battle Live on the battlegrounds of the Marriott Courtyard that showcased Optimistic’s Enterprise “Out the Box” Beauty Explosion and you need to know about it.  So at this […]

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Award winning Gracias Choir of South Korea to spread Gospel at free Fort Wayne concert

Award winning Gracias Choir of South Korea to spread Gospel at free Fort Wayne concert

| September 3, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Branch of the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) in partnership with the Gracias Choir are scheduled to present the Gracias Christmas Cantata at 7 p.m., Sept. 24 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Founded in South Korea in 2000, the Gracias Choir has won grand prizes and first […]

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Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

Manning Video Productions to shoot Reggie Burton film ‘MOVE’

| August 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne’s Reggie Burton, new to the profession of screenwriting for motion pictures, will soon get a chance to see his project on video. The 45 year old Burton said out of his love for movies, he decided to try writing a screenplay. He said he wanted to start small so he wrote a […]

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