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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 […]

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ auditions Monday

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ auditions Monday

The Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art at Daytona State College will conduct open auditions for “Smokey Joe’s Café’’ from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, Goddard Performance Hall (bldg. 230), Choir Room. The musical celebrates the golden age of rock n’ roll, boasting the longest […]

‘Superwoman’ singer left out of ‘Soul Train Awards’ tribute

‘Superwoman’ singer left out of ‘Soul Train Awards’ tribute

EURWEB.COM As always, the Soul Train Awards has a moment or two to talk about. And this year was no different as the tribute to Babyface included many of the artists he helped make household names singing the songs that put them on the public radar. From After 7 to Cameo and Tevin Campbell, among […]

Master P working on real ‘Empire’ show

Master P working on real ‘Empire’ show

Single father wants to debunk stereotypes about music industry BY RICK BENTLEY FRESNO BEE (TNS) Move over Cookie, Master P wants to show the world what a real music “Empire” looks like. The music mogul is opening the doors to his family home for the Reelz series “Master P’s Family Empire.” Master P, whose real […]