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22 Nov. 2013

Raphael Saadiq scores!

2013-11-20 23.14.24 BLACK NATIVITY is the musical interpretation of playwright Langston Hughes’ classic tale performed in holiday pageants across the country for decades, now a feature film musical with a fresh contemporary veneer. This on screen version from FOX Searchlight Pictures opening November 27th is a stylized account of a family in turmoil, set in […]

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22 Nov. 2013

Porgy and Bess, alluring!

Country boy meets city girl but girl already has a man. Boy is lonely and no match for girl’s man. Man does girl wrong, boy rescues girl, new love and a better life begin. Time passes, girl tempted by man, succumbs to man’s evil, throbbing allure. Man is murdered; boy is blamed, as he should be. Community […]

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20 Nov. 2013

Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons tells a new story

We were mesmerized by her first major on screen release in 1997, EVE’s BAYOU, the arresting and beguiling drama about the southern ways of an aristocratic black family—the film that introduced Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Meagan Good—led by Samuel L. Jackson, cast as a doting father, quasi-revered local physician with an untenable bedside manner. From there, […]

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17 Nov. 2013

Forest Whitaker, another banner year

  He walks the talk. Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (Last King of Scotland) is a man of intellect, charm, integrity and talent– evidenced by an enviable Hollywood career–undisputable on any level. Armed with the chops to act, direct, produce and sing, Whitaker is a multi-hyphenate whose reputation serves many in Hollywood: one who not only […]

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07 Nov. 2013

Global United Fellowship off to great start!

A magnificent procession ushered in pomp and celebratory where some 2,800 people comprised of congregants, parishioners, clergy, elected officials, corporate executives, 500 out-of-town visitors, well wishers, special guests, family and friends fitly dressed came out on a Wednesday night (Nov. 6th) to take part in the high order of Bishop Neil Clarence Ellis, named Presiding […]

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04 Nov. 2013

Singing a new song!

The new movie, BLACK NATIVITY, a musical interpretation of playwright Langston Hughes’ 1960s classic tale of Jesus’ birth–performed in holiday pageants across the country for decades–gets a fresh contemporary veneer. FOX Searchlight’s big screen version opening November 27th is a stylized account of a family in turmoil, in the discerning hands of filmmaker Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s […]

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10 Sep. 2013

Back for More!

The new CD, The Return of Nancey Jackson Johnson, slated for release later this year, features another all-star team of producers, including GRAMMY Award-winning Kevin Bond, Asaph Ward, Clay Bogan, and PAJAM.  “I’m Free,” the album’s debut single, was recently released to radio. Nancey Jackson Johnson is more than a nationally known artist with a […]

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21 Aug. 2013

EPIC is here!

Now on DVD! From the creators of Ice Age, the year’s funniest, most exhilarating animated adventure comes home as EPIC debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Deluxe Edition Blu-ray, and DVD this August 20 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Directed by Chris Wedge (The Ice Age Franchise) and featuring an amazing voice cast including Colin […]

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25 Jul. 2013

Mr. Silky Silver, Will Downing at 25! – video interview with Will Downing One of the best crooners in the music business, recording artist Will Downing sits down with Sandra Varner of to discuss his 25th year as a successful solo artist.  We caught up with him at the Marriott Courtyard in Emeryville, CA, on the eve of the Sunset Jazz […]

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07 Jun. 2013

Cicely Tyson’s trip to TONY Awards, bountiful!

It’s not too late to take a trip to the abundant city of New York and get yourself a seat on the Great White Way for a delightful performance by Ms. Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote’s TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL.  Running through June 30th at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, Ms. Tyson received a TONY Award in […]

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