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27 Jul. 2015

Lalah Hathaway, Oakland Jazz Fest


Saturday, August 1, 2015, the 5 th Annual Oakland Jazz Festival returns to the Pioneer Amphitheatre @ Cal State Eastbay in Hayward, CA; doors open at 10:00am, concerts begin at 12 noon. This event is a full day of first rate entertainment, food and soothing sounds featuring chart-topping headliners including KEM, Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet, Euge Groove […]

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27 Jul. 2015

Until August 2nd, Anna Deavere Smith at Berkeley Rep


Kudos to MacArthur Award winner Anna Deavere Smith and her latest theatrical endeavor, paying close attention to the increasing prison population in Notes From the Field: Doing Time in Education—The California Chapter, now playing through August 2, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Following in her own footsteps, the Baltimore MD native continues to chronicle cultural pivot […]

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21 Jul. 2015

Holdsclaw at 35th SF Jewish Film Festival


The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) has a new name– the Jewish Film Institute that will better reflect the cultural initiatives and services they provide, including the world-renowned annual Festival – the first and largest festival of its kind. The repositioning of the institution coincides with the 35th anniversary of the SFJFF, which has […]

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20 Jul. 2015

Carol Burnett to receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award


She continues to shape the role of comedy for countless others to follow. As a young girl, I spent countless hours watching one of my favorite comedy icons, Carol Burnett. Just announced the comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute: the SAG Life […]

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15 Jul. 2015

Zadan, Meron, Leon and Fierstein casting call for THE WIZ LIVE!


NBC ANNOUNCES L.A.-BASED CASTING CALL FOR DOROTHY IN HOLIDAY PRODUCTION OF ‘THE WIZ LIVE!’ Producers Looking for Young Woman With Extraordinary Voice to Bring Iconic Role to Life for TV Event NBC is having a Los Angeles-based open casting call for the lead role of Dorothy in the network’s upcoming holiday special “The Wiz Live!,” […]

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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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