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Producers’ Forum screening of ‘South Side Home Movie Project’ at Scribe Video Center on December 12

December 5, 2019

On Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 PM, Scribe Video Center, located at 3908 Lancaster Avenue, will present the Producers’ Forum screening of the “South Side Home Movie Project” — an initiative to collect, preserve, digitize, exhibit, and research home movies made by residents of Chicago’s South Side curated by Jacqueline Stewart.  Stewart is a professor…

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NYC Ballet casts first Black Marie in ‘The Nutcracker’

December 5, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” has cast a Black dancer to play Marie for the first time. The New York Times reports Charlotte Nebres will star in this year’s rendition of the company’s production, which started in 1954 Nebres is a student at the School of American…

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Gabrielle Union speaks out amid reports she’s off NBC show

December 5, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: This image released by NBC shows celebrity judges, from left, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell on the set of “America’s Got Talent,” in Los Angeles. Union is thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from “America’s Got Talent” after complaining about racism and other on-set issues. Without…

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A One on One With ‘Hot Bench’ Judge Tanya Acker

December 5, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine Los Angeles native Tanya Acker is extremely successful in a number of arenas.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University and continued her education, graduating from Yale Law School. She then went on to explore various aspects of the law in both the public and private sectors. In addition…

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‘Frozen 2’ ices competition again with record Thanksgiving

December 5, 2019

By Andrew Dalton ASSOCIATED PRESS  LOS ANGELES — “Frozen 2” kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty, while newcomer “Knives Out” found its own broad audience. Disney’s new set of adventures for Anna, Elsa and Olaf brought in $85.3 million in…

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Iconic singer hopes to close financing gap for African women

November 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Angelique Kidjo  (Photo: S. Kuelcue / shutterstock) By Caraanna ASSOCIATED PRESS  JOHANNESBURG — The insect-eaten money fluttered in pieces to the floor. For global music star Angelique Kidjo, that image of her grandmother having to use a closet as a bank is driving her desire to see African women leap the many obstacles…

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Holiday TV forecast: a sleighful of movies, music, a Grinch

November 29, 2019

By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS  LOS ANGELES  — There are enough holiday TV movies to overturn Santa’s sleigh this season, with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN channel and a new streaming service adding to the cargo. A more expansive view of the world also is part of the ride, with a lesbian couple included in a Freeform…

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TV comedy greats take a bow, make ’em laugh at ceremony

November 29, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Honoree Norman Lear, right, is congratulated by presenters Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Anthony Anderson onstage at “The Paley Honors: A Special Tribute to Television’s Comedy Legends” at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) By Lynn Elber ASSOCIATED PRESS  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) —…

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U Arts graduate Lorenzo Pugliese stars as SpongeBob in ‘The SpongeBob Musical’

November 29, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants!” The opening line of the “SpongeBob SquarePants” theme song brings a smile to most faces. The Nickelodeon animated series, “SpongeBob SquarePants” tells the adventures of a yellow sponge SpongeBob, his pet snail  Gary, his starfish best friend Patrick, his squirrel friend Sandy…

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Victor Wooten talks the 30th anniversary of Béla Fleck and The Flecktones

November 29, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine The dynamic band Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, was founded in 1988. Known for their eclectic sound, complex arrangements and seamless blend of various genres, The Flecktones created a sound uniquely their own. In honor of their 30th Anniversary, the group is embarking on a national tour. Founding member and legendary bassist…

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