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Beyonce shakes things up again with ‘Lemonade’

Beyonce shakes things up again with ‘Lemonade’

BY GERRICK KENNEDY LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Once again, Beyonce has broken the mold of a traditional album release. On Saturday, the megastar debuted material from her eagerly anticipated sixth album via “Lemonade,” an hourlong concept musical film that debuted exclusively on HBO, just a week after she announced the event with a […]

Richie reflects on new show in Vegas

Richie reflects on new show in Vegas

BY MIKAEL WOOD LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Lionel Richie remembers the first concert he played as a solo artist after he left the Commodores. The show was in Las Vegas in the early 1980s, and because “the audience wasn’t sure who I was going to be,” as he recalled recently, people turned up […]

Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

Midtown Motown offers residents evening of good music, family fun

DAYTONA TIMES STAFF More than 400 people enjoyed an evening of free entertainment last weekend at Midtown Motown, a new concert series at Cypress Park at the Midtown Cultural and Educational Center (CEC). The family event in Daytona Beach is scheduled one Saturday each month from April through September. The April 16 concert featured singer […]

New ‘Barbershop’ deals with political issues head on

New ‘Barbershop’ deals with political issues head on

BY KATIE WALSH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Arriving 14 years after the original “Barbershop,” and 12 after “Barbershop 2: Back in Business,” “Barbershop: The Next Cut” is saddled with the task of taking a familiar property and bringing it up to date. In the hands of writers Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, and director Malcom D. […]

Tate talks about new series, ‘Love Jones’

Tate talks about new series, ‘Love Jones’

BY RONDA RACHA PENRICE THE ROOT Whenever Larenz Tate is mentioned, it’s hard not to think of “Menace II Society,’’ “Love Jones,’’ “Dead Presidents’’ and “The Inkwell.’’ Throughout the 1990s he was a constant big-screen presence. In the 2000s he’s been a presence as well, just a slightly less brash one. On cable he most […]

B-CU to present opera, jazz and more during free Spring Concert

B-CU to present opera, jazz and more during free Spring Concert

Highlights from the popular folk opera “Porgy and Bess’’ will be presented Sunday, April 10, by Bethune-Cookman University’ s Concert Chorale. The songs will be performed during the university’s Spring Concert at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, 698 W. International Speedway Blvd. The Concert Chorale, directed by Damon Dandridge, and the Symphonic Band, […]

NFL players to tackle dancing on popular ABC show

NFL players to tackle dancing on popular ABC show

FROM WIRE REPORTS 2016 Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown have been named cast members for Season 22 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars (DWTS).” The season premiere is Monday, March 21. Miller is partnered with Witney Carson while Brown’s partner will be Sharna Burgess. Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie […]

‘Black Panthers’ and ‘Creed’ among best movies of 2015

‘Black Panthers’ and ‘Creed’ among best movies of 2015

BY DWIGHT BROWN NNPA NEWS WIRE Movies have become a great comfort in what has been a tumultuous year. They’ve entertained us. Made us laugh, feel courageous, scared, romantic and educated us too. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the films, performances and Black artists who made 2015 special. And might as well get […]

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and so much more

City hosts holiday health fair, concert Local residents seeking a way to get into the Christmas spirit found it the evening of Dec. 12 at Daytona Beach’s Daisy Stocking Park. The City of Daytona Jingle Bell Rock concert included holiday music and a chance for residents to mingle and be jolly. The event included representatives […]

An Evening with Tamela Mann

An Evening with Tamela Mann

Old Label Production & Kingsmen Entertainment will present “An Evening with Tamela Mann’’ on Feb. 6 at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center. Mann is perhaps best known as “Cora’’ in Tyler Perry plays featuring the character “Madea.’’ She also stars in “Mann & Wife,’’ a series on Bounce TV with actor husband, David […]

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