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Craig Melvin reportedly in talks to replace Matt Lauer at ‘Today’

(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Save The Children)Craig Melvin, the Saturday co-host of the Today show, is reportedly in talks to replace Matt Lauer after Lauer was ousted from his anchor chair at NBC over allegations of sexual misconduct.According to Entertainment Tonight, the “MSNBC...

Oprah sells majority control of OWN in multi-million dollar deal

(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Oprah Winfrey has sold the majority control of the Oprah Winfrey Network. The sale was made to Discovery Communications for $70 million, meaning the company now has 75 percent ownership of the network. Previously, Oprah and Discovery had run the network with...

Five reasons to go see “Phantom of The Opera” at The Orpheum

I know, I know: It's not like NO African-Americans go to Broadway shows at the Orpheum. There were more than a few at Friday night's performance of "The Phantom of The Opera," which I was blessed to attend as part of the theatre's media...

Leela James adds soul to Tank’s second tour stop in Memphis

Leela James gave a soul-stirring performance as she headlined the Savage X The Soul Tour with R&B artist Tank at the New Daisy Theatre on Saturday. Tank has wrapped up his original Savage tour and is now on a second run, with James bringing...

Memphis gets its ‘shine on’ at Lyfe is Dope

Lyfe is Dope celebrated another year bringing local talent and artwork to the forefront in Memphis during its fourth annual jam session at the New Daisy Theatre. Ten acts were selected from more than 100 submissions to perform for a sold-out crowd. The first act...

Which Is the Better Michael Jackson Album: Thriller or Off the Wall? 

Thursday marks the 35th anniversary of the release of what is probably Michael Jackson’s most popular album, Thriller. This album changed the game in a lot of ways, but most especially where it comes to the music video genre. In short, it was a...

The Blvd. presents Avery Sunshine in ‘Noel! Noel!’

Avery Sunshine, soul singer and award-winning artist, returns to Memphis as featured artist for Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church’s annual Christmas celebration on December 8 at 7:30 p.m. With her musical roots in church, Avery grew up singing in her church choir in Pennsylvania. Later, she...

Meeting of the Minds: NYT’s Dean Baquet and JAY-Z talk about . . . almost everything

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By now, you might have seen clips on the news about JAY-Z's sit-down with Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times. But if you haven't seen the full 35-minute clip, here's your chance. This is worth watching for more than a few...

Superhero Cyborg: Body by Fisher!

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Ray Fisher was born in Baltimore (September 8, 1987) and raised in Lawnside, N.J., where he developed an interest in acting while still in high school. He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy before launching his career. In 2016, Fisher made his screen debut...