ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Winfrey Picks Novel ‘An American Marriage’ for Book Club

NEW YORK (AP) — Tayari Jones, whose novel "An American Marriage" has been chosen for Oprah Winfrey's book club, will always remember that phone call from last October. She was driving in Las Vegas, expecting...

Nielsen Says 103.4 Million Watched Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year that indicates that television's biggest event may have peaked in popularity. The Nielsen...

Jokes, and Selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar Nominees Lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Film academy president John Bailey has welcomed this year's Oscar nominees to the annual pre-show luncheon, playfully reminding guests to update their profiles on the industry site IMDb. Bailey says...

Dennis Edwards, Temptations Singer for 2 Decades, Dies at 74

DETROIT (AP) — Dennis Edwards, a Grammy-winning former member of the famed Motown group The Temptations, has died. He was 74. Edwards died Thursday in Chicago after a long illness, said Rosiland Triche Roberts, his...

X is a Variable: The Lost Tapes of Malcolm X

Malcolm X is featured in the season premiere of Smithsonian Channel’s “The Lost Tapes,” and the episode enjoyed a debut screening hosted by Comcast, Smithsonian Channel and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland...

John Mellencamp Takes a Knee for Black Lives Matter

NEW YORK (AP) — Just days before the Super Bowl, John Mellencamp sank to his knees in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after performing a political ballad on the "Late Show With...

Macy’s Celebrates Innovators and Visionaries During Black History Month

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This February, Macy’s (NYSE:M) celebrates Black History Month by welcoming a host of innovators in fashion, entertainment, art, music, literature and technology, who are pioneers in their industries. Innovation is one...

The Story of Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, America’s First Black Pop Star

(THE CONVERSATION) In 1851, a concert soprano named Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield embarked on a national tour that upended America’s music scene. In antebellum America, operatic and concert songs were very popular forms of entertainment....

Prisons Tried to Ban this Book. Here’s a Review.

Two-hundred years ago there was a 10-year-old Caucasian boy from New York City, Thomas D. Rice, whose starry-eyed dream was to get curtain calls on Broadway as an actor. Within 20 years he'd outgrown Broadway and regularly filled the...

Florence Kasumba Shines as Part of Stellar Black Panther Cast

There is an admirable steadiness and assuredness about German actress Florence Kasumba that is hard not admire. Kasumba, of course, is one of the actors who will appear in what is shaping up to...

Jordan Peele Talks Oscars, ‘Get Out’ and Whoopi Goldberg

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele has been dreaming of his Oscar moment since he was 13, but now that it's happened, he can hardly believe it. The 38-year-old received Academy Award nominations last week...

Spotted on the Grammy Carpet, a Baby and a Grandmother

NEW YORK (AP) — Youth and age crossed on the Grammy red carpet when SZA's grandmother and DJ Khaled's son arrived about the same time, one in a wheelchair and one in a stroller. Both...