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Standout football player stars in Christian film ‘War Room’

Standout football player stars in Christian film ‘War Room’

BY RICH HELDENFELS AKRON BEACON JOURNAL/TNS If you happen to see the new movie “War Room,” leading man T.C. Stallings may look familiar. When called Tony Stallings, he was a standout football player at Bedford High School near Cleveland and later made some impressive moves on the field for the University of Louisville — the […]

Boz Scaggs to perform Nov. 7 at Peabody

Boz Scaggs to perform Nov. 7 at Peabody

Singer and guitarist Boz Scaggs will perform at The Peabody Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. The blue-eyed soul singer Boz Scaggs is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and one-time lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 […]

‘Best Class Reunion Ever’ brings together grads from four high schools

‘Best Class Reunion Ever’ brings together grads from four high schools

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Summer under Florida’s sun welcomes a host of holiday fun and barbecues, but 15 years ago, Vonda Kimble, a 1981 graduate of Seabreeze High School ventured something extraordinaire and the results are evident in the “Best Class Reunion Ever” (BCRE). The three-day event was held July 31-Aug. 2 at the […]

Backstage with Playwright Andre Darby

Backstage with Playwright Andre Darby

DeLand resident brings theatrical, musical talent to local audience BY PENNY DICKERSON         DAYTONA TIMES DeLand playwright and gospel recording artist Andre Darby returned to his high school alma mater last week for the production of his original, comedy-drama stage play, “My Prodigal Child.” Held in the DeLand High School auditorium, the community production […]

Does one Black ballet superstar signify real change?

Does one Black ballet superstar signify real change?

BY ELLEN DUNKEL PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS Misty Copeland was showered with love and attention when she became the first African-American principal ballerina at American Ballet Theatre last month. She received thousands of congratulatory tweets. Her promotion was big news in media nationwide. Ballet fans rejoiced, and so did many who had never heard of her. Would […]

Buddy Guy: Doing what he can to keep the blues alive

Buddy Guy: Doing what he can to keep the blues alive

BY SCOTT MERVIS PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE/TNS Muddy Waters, BB. King, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker … Run down the list of blues legends and just about all of them are gone. Most of them long gone. Except for Buddy Guy. “He’s bigger than life,” says Ron “Moondog” Esser, the owner of Moondog’s Rock Blues Bar near […]

Epps joins documentary about fatherlessness as executive producer

Epps joins documentary about fatherlessness as executive producer

“Daddy Don’t Go” captures two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them. And the odds are real. According to the Census Bureau, men living in poverty are more than twice as likely to become absent fathers than their middle-class peers. Prolific television and […]

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Actor in ‘Martin’ to star in DeLand play on Saturday Actor Carl Payne, most noted for his roles as “Cockroach’’ on “The Cosby Show’’ and “Cole Brown’’ on “Martin,’’ will star in a comedic stage play on July 25 in DeLand. The re-write of Andre Darby’s play, “My Prodigal Child,’’ will be performed this Saturday, […]

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett still a social activist

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett still a social activist

Actor discusses HIV/AIDS and the Black family during seminar at Essence Festival BY FREDDIE ALLEN NNPA NEWS SERVICE NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON – Before he was Jamal Lyon, the sensitive, talented gay son of drug dealer-turned-music mogul on the hit television show, “Empire,” Jussie Smollett, was a social activist. Smollett, 31, said that the […]

Cosby dropped from Black stuntmen documentary

Cosby dropped from Black stuntmen documentary

EURWEB.COM Bill Cosby has been edited out of an upcoming documentary called, “Painted Down,” which explores Hollywood’s dirty little secret of White stuntmen applying blackface to double for Black actors. The Black Stuntmen’s Association (BSA) also has removed from its website a lengthy tribute to Cosby, who was the first actor to demand that his stunt double […]

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