Kudos to Jenkins for crafting another compelling inner-city saga…
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Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) was a promising prodigy whose formal training in classical piano began when he was admitted to Russia’s prestigious Leningrad Conservatory at the age of nine. Because he had the misfortune of being raised in Florida in the Jim Crow Era, it was very unlikely that his extraordinary talent would be appreciated […]
Fifty years later, ‘Coming of Age’ still commands a wide readership.
Smith, recently named to Forbes’ 2019 30 Under 30 in media list, noted it is often heralded as “raw” and “powerful.”
With the best of intentions, director Sydney Pollack and his crew filmed the Queen of Soul as she performed over two days, January 2 and 3, at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in 1972.
Through a structured program, MPS students will be offered admission-free tours and music education experiences, helping to equalize opportunity and access for students who may not otherwise have the ability to experience the late legend’s creative grounds.
Although Widows’ grittiness has more in common with 1997’s Set It Off than this year’s lighthearted Ocean’s 8, the multi-layered subplots and characters set it apart from either film.
The sparkling shoes singer Johnnie Brown wore were not the only things that lit up the Dakota Club at his recent performance.
Standup comic Ci Ci, a veteran of 25 years, has carved out a career as an ace cutup. Nine months ago, Khadijah decided to directly follow suit, taking to the stage, trying her hand at humor.
But Burton, a recovering addict and former convict, turned the strength of prevailing against personal adversity into a resource for others to do the same.