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DaCosta, Peele dare a new generation to summon ‘Candyman’

August 19, 2021

AVOVE PHOTO: Jordan Peele (Victoria Will/Invision/AP) By Lindsey Bahr associated press “Candyman” was always more than a surface level horror film. The 1992 film dealt with class, race and trauma. But almost 30 years later, a new version in theaters Aug. 27 reclaims and recenters the narrative around the Black experience. The original film took…

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R. Kelly due back in court for opening of sex abuse trial

August 18, 2021

By TOM HAYS NEW YORK (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly will be back in a criminal court on Wednesday, this time for opening statements in his long-anticipated federal trial arising from years of allegations that he sexually abused women and girls while pursuing fame and fortune. More than a decade has passed since Kelly was acquitted in a…

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Review: ‘Baby Girl’ about Aaliyah is a singer’s tragic tale

August 17, 2021

By MAE ANDERSON “Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah,” by Kathy Iandoli (Atria Books) R&B singer Aaliyah is best known for two events that bookended her career: becoming involved with infamous singer R. Kelly as a teen, and the tragic plane crash that ended her life at age 22, just days before 9/11. “Baby Girl:…

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Hezekiah Walker looks to bring gospel music center to HBCU

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Hezekiah Walker performs at the 36th Annual Stellar Awards on Thursday August 6, 2020 in Nashville, TN (Earl Gibson III via AP) By Jonathan Landrum Jr. ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Hezekiah Walker became a student at Virginia Union University two years ago, but the Grammy-winning gospel singer took his collegiate experience to…

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Kool & the Gang co-founder Dennis Thomas dead at age 70

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: George Brown, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas and Robert ‘Kool’ Bell of Kool and the Gang arrive during the 2014 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang, has died. Thomas died…

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‘Reservation Dogs’ smashes stereotypes of Indigenous people

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Sten Joddi, left, who plays Punkin Lusty, and D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, who plays Bear, in the new series “Reservation Dogs,’ pose for pictures during the premiere of the show at Circle Cinema in Tulsa, Okla., Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. (John Clanton/Tulsa World via AP) By Sean Murphy ASSOCIATED PRESS TULSA, Okla. — Two Indigenous…

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New Orleans Jazz Fest canceled again due to COVID-19

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Nicolas Henderson / Flickr.com) ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS — With new COVID-19 cases surging in Louisiana, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival won’t be returning this year after all, organizers said Sunday. The festival, which traditionally is held in the spring, had been scheduled to run…

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R&B star R Kelly jurors summoned for sex trafficking trial

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday, July 23, 2021, asked a judge for permission to admit what they said was evidence for which Kelly has not been charged, at his upcoming sex-trafficking trial in Brooklyn. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via…

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‘Respect’: A review

August 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in “Respect.” (Quantrell D. Colbert © 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved) By Kharisma McIlwaine Very few singers have helped blend genres and create a signature sound in the way that Aretha Franklin has. Her vocal agility, musicality, tone, piano playing, and the feelings emoted through…

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Kool & the Gang co-founder Dennis Thomas dead at age 70

August 7, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as “Celebration” and “Get Down On It,” has died. He was 70. He died peacefully in his sleep Saturday in New Jersey, where he was a resident of Montclair, according to…

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