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28 Feb. 2015

New play brings truth to power for young women


Tracie Collins puts action to her words.  This Bay Area playwright is known for championing issues surrounding equality for women and race relations. As an actress, writer, producer and director, Collins is unafraid of transparency and the controversial social injustices that plague communities.  Her current body of work Cold Piece of Werk, explores the real-life human sex […]

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25 Feb. 2015

Big Willy Smith, back in FOCUS


When Will Smith enters a room, he owns it.  When he walks onto a stage, it’s his.  So it’s no surprise that the once proclaimed “King of the Summer Blockbuster” was cast as Nicky Spurgeon, a high wielding, smooth-talking confidence man–every pound a hunk of lusciousness–who can steal anything, including your heart. FOCUS, the sophisticated […]

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17 Feb. 2015

This emperor’s reign is a modern music domain


Lee Daniels knows something about building an empire.   Since his bold foray into storytelling some 14 years ago, steeped in rich and boundless terrain of archetypical characters—sometimes heroic, sometimes cautionary–this courageous and strident producer, writer and director is perched atop one of TV’s most watched primetime dramas.   Empire, FOX TV’s Wednesday night ratings […]

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12 Feb. 2015

Valentine’s Day Vault, scented indulgence


Romance beckons.  February 14th is full of aromatic enticement and the senses are engaged from delectable edibles to intoxicating elixirs. Many have been planning this special day since last year’s observance.  All’s good.  We are taking this opportunity to open our Valentine’s Day Vault, an index of fragrances that we hope you find as appealing as […]

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09 Feb. 2015

Ready for love? February 14 awaits!


What’s in your Valentine’s Day Vault? Valentine’s Day is less than one week away. There are a number of celebrity couples that make love look beautiful!  A few of our favorite famous couples include: Boris Kodjoe and wife Nicole Ari Parker, Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson, “Big Willy” Will Smith and wife […]

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09 Feb. 2015

“Selma” and “Lincoln” costar will direct historic musical


Colman Domingo Directs Musical about Fisk University Jubilee Singers, NYC Theater Presents 10 Year Anniversary of Musical about Race & Education New York City Children’s Theater (formerly Making Books Sing) will present A BAND OF ANGELS (Spring 2015), commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the musical along with the 150th Anniversary of the end of the […]

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06 Feb. 2015

Superbowl 50 is one year away!


The entire San Francisco Bay Area is thrilled to host #SuperBowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, 2016.  Meetings are ongoing, held by every conceivable entity that may play a part–major or minor–in arguably the single largest televised sporting event in the world.  The beauty of the Bay Area is consistent throughout its contiguous communities, unique […]

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04 Feb. 2015

Nyong’o, Blanchett, Leto & McConaughey OSCARS 2015


Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o, last year’s Oscar winners in the leading actress, supporting actor and supporting actress categories, will return to present at this year’s Oscars, airing Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Blanchett has been nominated for six Oscars and has won two.  Last year, Leto won the Oscar […]

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02 Feb. 2015

Danai Gurira’s “THE CONVERT”


Marin Theatre Company (MTC) presents The Convert from award-winning Zimbabwean-American playwright Danai Gurira (TV’s The Walking Dead). MTC’s artistic director Jasson Minadakis directs this play about a young woman in Southern Africa at the turn of the 19th century who is wrestling with the ramifications of English colonization on the Shona People, her family and […]

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02 Feb. 2015

Winfrey brings best seller to OWN–Duvernay directs


Just announced, Oprah Winfrey and award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) have joined together to create a new original drama series for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Inspired by the acclaimed novel “Queen Sugar,” DuVernay is set to write, direct and executive produce the project, marking her first television drama series. Winfrey will executive produce and appear […]

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