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Short Stories: The Autobiography of Columbus Short

March 18, 2021

By Kharisma McIlwaine  Everyone has heard the expression “all press is good press”. But for many in the spotlight, that sentiment is simply not true. Actor, choreographer, dancer, singer-songwriter, musician and author Columbus Short experienced the impact of bad press first-hand. Many know Short from his work as the gladiator Harrison Wright on “Scandal,” or…

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Multiple Emmy award-winning anthology series “GENIUS: ARETHA” premieres March 21

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Aretha Franklin, played by Cynthia Erivo (foreground), rehearsing with backup singers played by (background L to R) Kameelah Williams, Patrice Covington (as Erma Franklin) and Erika Jerry, in National Geographic’s “Genius: Aretha”.  (Credit: National Geographic/Richard DuCree)  Double Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo stars as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, in the multiple Emmy…

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Chadwick Boseman nominated for Oscar, complete list of nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards

March 15, 2021

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Complete list of nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards: Best picture: “The Father”; “Judas and the Black Messiah”; “Mank”; “Minari”; “Nomadland”; “Promising Young Woman”; “Sound of Metal”; “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Best actor: Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”; Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”; Gary…

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Clooney, ‘Billie Holiday’ among AARP movie award honorees

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Andra Day in “The United States vs Billie Holiday.” (Takashi Seida/Paramount Pictures via AP) By Lindsey Bahr ASSOCIATED PRESS “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Minari,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “One Night in Miami” are among the films AARP is honoring at its annual Movies for Grownups Awards, the nonprofit organization said last…

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Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Prince Harry, from left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in conversation with Oprah Winfrey. “Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” airs March 7. (Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions via AP) By Jonathan Landrum Jr. ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — In a wide-ranging interview aired last Sunday, Harry and Meghan described painful palace…

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Amanda Gorman says she was racially profiled near her home

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Amanda Gorman (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured hearts at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, posted to social media that she was followed home by a security guard who demanded to know where she lived because she “looked suspicious.” “I showed my…

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Bunny Wailer, reggae luminary, dies in Jamaica at age 73

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Bunny Wailer sings songs of Bob Marley at the One Love concert to celebrate Marley’s 60th birthday, in this Feb. 6, 2005, file photo in Kingston, Jamaica. Wailer, the reggae legend who was one of the original Wailers along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, will tour for the first time with a…

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Theatre in the X goes virtual with “Running Numbers” screening

March 10, 2021

By Kharisma McIlwaine We’ve reached the one-year mark of COVID-19 and the subsequent shut down. As a direct result, creatives are still seeking innovative ways to share their gifts while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Among those creatives is actor and producer Carlo Campbell. As one of the founders of Theatre in the X at…

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‘Nomadland,’ ‘Borat’ win at a socially distant Golden Globes

March 5, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Chadwick Boseman, Andra Day  and Daniel Kaluuya. Chadwick Boseman wins posthumous award at bicoastal Globes By Jake Coyle ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — With homebound nominees appearing by remote video and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on different sides of the country, a very socially distanced 78th Golden Globe Awards trudged on…

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