St. Paul’s 2016 Selby Avenue Jazz Fest, held on September 10, featured jazz artist Kirk Whalum and more. See photos below by Steve Floyd. … [Read more...]
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Traditionally, Africans remained offline and uninvolved in the digital world. This has made it virtually impossible for many companies to directly communicate with African markets. Consequently, companies have avoided the continent altogether. With the proliferation of smartphones, Africans have suddenly become accessible via the Internet. With Facebook opening up its first … [Read more...]
It's hard being Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas) just now. The lonely 13 year old is not only mourning the loss of his late mother, but is having a difficult time adjusting to life in Germany. He had to leave his pals and hometown of Richmond behind when his father (Craig Robinson) landed a job in Heidelberg as a professional soccer coach. Now, the troubled youngster finds … [Read more...]
Who would ever think of making a movie just about Barack (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Obama's (Tika Sumpter) first date? Richard Tanne would, that's who, and he makes an impressive directorial debut with this inspirational biopic chronicling a very eventful day in the lives of the future president and First Lady. The story unfolds in Chicago during the summer of 1989 when … [Read more...]
Charlie Wilson and special guest Fantasia gave concertgoers their money’s worth at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, Friday August 26. On a day the Minnesota State Fair encouraged attendees to "Unite in Purple" to celebrate the late great Prince, both performers managed to pay homage, while highlighting their own singular gifts. One couldn’t help but think the Purple One … [Read more...]