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“Hamilton” is here. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Brooklyn Cobbige has. The 12-year-old knew all the songs inside out even though she’d never seen it – before Tuesday night, that is. Her father, Greg, took her to opening night of the hit Broadway musical at the Orpheum as a birthday...
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With the much hyped release of the new remake of The Lion King coming soon, Beyoncé and Disney have collaborated to produce a companion album “steeped in the sounds of Africa.” On Tuesday night as stars from the upcoming movie hit the red carpet for the world premiere of the reimagined...
I've heard quite a bit about "The Room Where it Happens," which apparently is a number in the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton." I'll know for sure soon enough. While "Media Night" isn't until Wednesday night, "Hamilton" begins its run at the Orpheum tonight (July 9). The musical, written by Tony...
The legendary Stevie Wonder announced he will be receiving a kidney transplant surgery this upcoming fall. Appearing onstage at the British Summer Time Festival in London over the weekend, the 69-year-old singer revealed to the crowd his forthcoming procedure. “So what’s going to happen is this: I am going to have...
A dozen filmmakers between the ages of 14 to 22 will showcase their short films during the MPLOY Youth Film Festival at the Hattiloo Theater on Saturday (July 6). Hosted by the City of Memphis’ MPLOY Youth Summer Experience Program and CLOUD901, the film festival is set for 1 p.m....
Christen Dukes, at age 21, is an accomplished musician and producer, a seasoned philanthropist and a 2019 graduate of Visible Music College Music College with a bachelors degree in music production. Oh, and one other important detail. Dukes was born with sickle cell anemia. “I’ve been coming to St. Jude (Children’s...
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OWN just announced that Greenleaf will return to the small screen for its fourth season on September 3. The super-successful, megachurch drama series from award-winning writer/executive producer Craig Wright and executive producers Clement Virgo,  Kriss Turner Towner and Oprah Winfrey will move to Tuesday nights when it returns this fall. By the looks of the...
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Editor's note: #Access901 columnist Joy Doss first shared this playlist last June in honor of African American Music month. It's still a great playlist though so pump up the volume . . . Memphis is a musical city, no doubt. And black folk are a musical people. So, it’s only...
The real-life drama that culminated with the removal of Confederate-era statues from what had been two Memphis-owned parks will be the subject of a play being developed by Ekundayo Bandele, founder and CEO of the Hattiloo Theatre. With Bandele and an associate, Johnny Jones, forming the creative team, the Hattiloo...
Well-renowned rapper/actor Antwon “Big Boi” Patton has secured the role of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy in the upcoming film, “The Bobby DeBarge Story.” Big Boi works alongside actor Roshon Fegan, who plays the lead role of Bobby DeBarge. The two recently joined other cast members and the director and...