Chuck Berry, Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer, dies at 90

March 23, 2017 in Entertainment, Obituaries

By Jon Pareles Associated Press Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confi dence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as […]

‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

March 22, 2017 in Entertainment

By JOSCELYN PAINE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” ”The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong […]

Blight battle finds focus at Aretha Franklin’s birthplace

March 21, 2017 in Business, Entertainment

By ADRIAN SAINZ MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The crumbling house where Aretha Franklin was born looks no different from many others on Lucy Avenue in Memphis’ Soulsville neighborhood: empty and […]

“Tinker” a Crossroads Film Festival Review

March 16, 2017 in Entertainment, News

By Janice K. Neal-Vincent Contributing Writer “Charity begins at home and spreads abroad” is a familiar expression. When you watch the 2016 movie “Tinker,” written by Casey Dillard and directed […]

Judah School of Performing Arts honors Black History Month with ‘Journey to Freedom’ production

March 9, 2017 in Entertainment

By Janice K. Neal-Vincent Contributing Writer Judah school of Performing Arts debuted its ‘Journey to Freedom’ production, written and directed by Monica Jones, at Northwest Rankin High School Performing Arts […]

Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

February 28, 2017 in Entertainment

By MARYCLAIRE DALE NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting […]

Oscar winning ‘Moonlight’ shines on Miami’s Liberty City

February 28, 2017 in Entertainment

By JENNIFER KAY MIAMI (AP) — Oscar winning film “Moonlight” presents a view of Miami that never shows up in a tourism video. Far from the sun and glamour of […]

Oscars flap eclipses ‘Moonlight’ win, but civility reigns

February 27, 2017 in Entertainment

By LINDSEY BAHR LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever […]