Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Arts & Culture

Tyler Perry Says he Can’t ‘Up and Leave’ Filming in Georgia

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By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry said he cannot "just up and leave" filming in Georgia despite Hollywood's backlash against the state's "heartbeat" abortion law. The actor-director-writer made the remarks to The Associated Press...

Black Press Exclusive: Dr. Lonnie Bunch’s African American Museum Dream Fulfilled

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Dr. Lonnie Bunch III, the 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, sat down for an exclusive interview with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., at the...

Celebrating Women in GoGo

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By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The live performance review and GoGo honorarium, "The First Ladies of GoGo," took place Sept. 19 on the rooftop of Eaton Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C. Featuring female pioneers in the GoGo music genre,...

Woolly Mammoth Tackles Race, Perception

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor It’s not very often that by the end of a play, there are empty theatre seats, audience members out of place and no clear curtain call for actors to take their bows. Yet that’s...

BSO Concert Season Begins

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By AFRO Staff The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (BSO) and members of the Orchestra and the Musicians’ Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, a local 40-543, announced at a joint press conference that they have reached a one-year agreement and will open...

RAMBLING ROSE

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By Rosa Pryor, Special to the AFRO Hello everyone, I hope everything is well with you. I have been a little under the weather with a stomach spasm I can’t seem to get pass, but I am “Rambling Rose” so...

A Previously Unreleased Track from Aretha Franklin is Coming Out

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By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Christmas is bringing the gift of a previously unreleased Aretha Franklin recording. "Big Band Holidays II" from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis has a holiday album that will feature...

Winfrey Picks Ta-Nehisi Coates Novel for her Book Club

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By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates' first novel, "The Water Dancer," has been a long and eventful journey. Begun a decade ago, his chronicle of a slave with an extraordinary memory who joins the Underground...

How Millennials Are Expanding The Gaming Industry

By Destiny Royston, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The gaming industry is expanding, and millennials are the driving force. What used to be considered a waste of time and quarters is now a full-blown industry. There is a such a...

Met to Debut its First Opera by Black Composer

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By AFRO Staff Terence Blanchard will make history when the Metropolitan Opera premieres his composition Fire Shut Up in My Bones during its upcoming season. “I wish my father was alive,” Blanchard told The New York Times of the honor.  <https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/arts/music/metropolitan-opera-black-composers-terence-blanchard.html?auth=login-email&login=email>...

Kanye West’s ‘Sunday Service’

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By Black Press USA With more than 10,000 people packing New Birth’s sanctuary, Grammy Award winning artist Kanye West hosted his recent ‘Sunday Service’ at the Stonecrest megachurch. The ‘Stronger’ and ‘Jesus Walks’ artist led a 600-person choir, 150 of...

Model Naomi Campbell Takes Spotlight at London Fashion Week

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By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British Museum. The gala capped a warm...

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