ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Attorneys Prepare Uphill Battle to Win Freedom for Bill Cosby

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Bill Cosby’s lawyers have a date with the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Friday, Jan. 18. While nothing earth-shattering is expected, the briefing counts among the initial steps that the...

    Motown Museum Unveils Artifacts to Mark 60th Anniversary

    By The Associated Press Pieces of Motown's origin story that haven't been seen by the public will go on display in Detroit as part of the label's 60th anniversary celebration. The Motown Museum says it will display...

    Hip-Hop Museum Preserves Rap Music History in D.C.

    By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Forty years ago, near the end of the Jimmy Carter administration, when the Baltimore Orioles were making a run to the World Series, the music world was caught off guard...

    Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Hart star in ‘The Upside’

    By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Film Critic On paper, a story about a low-income black health-care aid who’s befriended by a rich white male quadriplegic sounds suspect. Patronizing films like Driving Miss Daisy come...

    “Visionary” Artist at Reginald F. Lewis

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Baltimore Staff A rare exhibit of of one of a “Visionary” American artist  is on display at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Over 70 pieces of Romare Bearden’s work, largely gathered locally,...

    Cardi B Leads iHeartRadio Awards With 13 Nods, Drake Has 8

    By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated...

    Executive Producer Dream Hampton Talks “Surviving R. Kelly”

    By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia For Dream Hampton, who served as executive producer of the much-talked about “Surviving R. Kelly” documentary, the explosive revelations in the film were just the tip of the...

    The Latest: R. Kelly’s Attorney Denies Abuse Allegations

    By The Associated Press STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly (all times local): 8:25 p.m. An attorney for R. Kelly says abuse allegations made against the R&B star...

    Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ to Premiere as Opening Film at SXSW

    By JAKE COYLE , AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that...

    Fox’s ‘Masked Singer’ Draws a Strong Audience for Debut

    By DAVID BAUDER ,  AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Fox hoped to use a week when there wasn't much else on broadcast television besides football to draw attention to its new competition "The Masked...

    Tia Fuller, Fierce Woman in Jazz, Takes Shot at 1st Grammy

    By MESFIN FEKADU , AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Tia Fuller was crying in bed. And praising God. She'd just received the news that she was nominated for her first-ever Grammy Award —...

    Lawsuit: Rapper Boosie Targeted For Shopping While Black

    By The Associated Press BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Hip-hop star Boosie BadAzz says he was pepper-sprayed by a mall guard in Mississippi because he's black, but the guard and police say otherwise. The Sun Herald reported Thursday on...

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