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01 Jul. 2015

OWN sets new record with Tyler Perry’s HAHN


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s season premiere of “The Haves and the Have Nots” set a new network record with 3.3 million total viewers – the most-watched season premiere in network history–also the highest-rated telecast in series history among the network’s core W25-54 demo (2.80 rating). The season opener of the one-hour drama follows the tangled lives of […]

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29 Jun. 2015

Double the magic, double the fun


I guess it’s safe to say the ladies of MAGIC MIKE XXL got jiggy wit it, and a good time was had by all, I know I did.  Back in the second film installment of the quintessential girls’ night out–led by People Magazine’s 2012 Sexiest Man Alive–Channing Tatum returns to one of his most memorable […]

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24 Jun. 2015

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake makes history!


Baltimore mayor sworn in as 73rd President of the US Conference of Mayors   Rawlings-Blake Makes History as the First African American Female President of the Organization   The presidential gavel was officially handed to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake by outgoing US Conference of Mayors (USCM) President, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, appointing her head of […]

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23 Jun. 2015

2015 Africa Movie Academy Awards nominations


Nominees for the 2015 edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA 2015) were revealed during an exclusive dinner event in Beverly Hills to announce that South Africa will be the host country for the 2015 event. The anticipated event will be held outside Nigeria for the first time since the awards were founded in […]

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21 Jun. 2015

Anna Chlumsky honored, Barefoot’s 2015 Vassallo Awards


Barefoot Theatre Company celebrates the second annual Vassallo Awards with a Spring Gala beginning at the American Ballroom Theater on 25 West 31st Street in Manhattan. Actress Anna Chlumsky (VEEP) and playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis (Riverside and Crazy) are among those honored for artistic achievements. The ceremony honors mentorship and educational outreach to the younger generation of artists in memory […]

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21 Jun. 2015

Teen classic scores in theaters


Forest Whitaker’s DOPE opens strong at box office; the Academy Award winning actor produced the teen classic. Synopsis: Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could […]

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15 Jun. 2015

A. Deavere Smith, school-to-prison pipeline


A one-woman show featuring stories about the nation’s school-to-prison pipeline   The celebrated Berkeley Repertory Theatre will present Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a special presentation created, written, and performed by playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith.   Smith garnered a National Humanities Medal from President Obama in […]

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13 Jun. 2015

Esteemed career journalist bridges continental divide


Former Network TV Executive charts new course, discovers self abroad Paula Williams Madison has been on a lifelong mission it seems. Harlem born and raised, her measured and ordered steps led to an equal–not so opposite–action, interaction and reaction as told in, “Finding Samuel Lowe:  From Harlem to China,” a compelling documentary that chronicles the […]

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09 Jun. 2015

CHOIR BOY at Marin Theatre Company


Marin Theatre Company closes out its 48th Season with the Bay Area premiere of Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the celebrated American playwright of the “The Brother/Sister Plays” trilogy and Head of Passes. Kent Gash, who previously directed the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award-winning production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at […]

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05 Jun. 2015

TONY Awards 2015, Phylicia Rashad and others


The 69th Annual Tony Awards has a number of top celebrities on board for its annual toast to the best of Broadway!  The roster includes Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, Kiesza, Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Grey, Joel Grey, Dulé Hill, Judith Light, Patina Miller, Bernadette Peters and Phylicia Rashad who will take the stage at Radio […]

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