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Add Evvie McKinney’s name to the list of best-ever attractions at Handy Park

Evvie McKinney was her absolute at-home best during a welcoming reception at Handy Park on Beale St. Thursday afternoon. Fresh off of her winning performance on the finale of Fox's "The Four," McKinney strode onto the stage at Handy Park just as she is: a...

#ACCESS901: ‘The Color Purple’ makes Memphis tour stop

“The Color Purple” is in full swing here in Memphis. I attended opening night (Tuesday) at the Orpheum, with the house packed and rightfully so. It is a special story. The book by Alice Walker and the subsequent movie was a game changer –...

Evvie McKinney tells family and friends to ‘stay tuned’

Hugs and smiles filled the room as family and friends gathered at the Stax Museum Monday night to celebrate with Evvie McKinney, the winner of Fox's “The Four.”  The Soulsville Academy alumni happily greeted guests, who shared her joy as the first person to win...

On The Prowl: “Black Panther” Stars and Creators Reflect On Its Arrival

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  By Ronda Racha Penrice, Urban News Service Fans, who bought a record-setting number of advance tickets, weren’t the only ones anticipating the Feb. 16 opening of “Black Panther,” Marvel’s historic first black superhero film. “I’ve been waiting a long time. I was just so, so excited...

Love and Lyfe resonate at Minglewood Hall

With his silky, sultry voice in full effect, R&B soul singer Lyfe Jennings inaugurated the first Valentine's Day Love Jam at Minglewood Hall this past Friday night (Feb 9th). Performing chart topping hits such as “Must be nice” and “Statistics,” the former VH1 “Love and...

Outing to take students to ‘Black Panther’ screening

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Lee R. Watkins Special to The New Tri-State Defender Excitement for the superhero film “Black Panther” is riding a high nationally and now Shelby County Schools students are hoping to join in the fun. John Best, broadcast operations advisor for the school district, is leading a...

Memphis’ Evvie McKinney sings her way to ‘The Four’ finale on Fox

by Lee R. Watkins Evvie McKinney comes from a close-knit musical family, so it was no surprise that she dedicated her debut performance on Fox’s “The Four” to her late father. McKinney, 20, is a Memphis-native and the youngest of seven children. She appeared on “The...

VIDEO: Naturally 7 performs “Wall of Sound” at The Halloran Centre

After opening with a performance of "Feel It (In The Air Tonight)" -- their riff on Phil Collins' classic that was almost identical to the one we posted here last week -- one of the members of Naturally 7 welcomed the audience to the show. For...

LEGACY: The Temptations’ Dennis Edwards dies at 74

Dennis Edwards, whose face and voice became synonomous with The Tempations and who later in his career starred as the front man for The Temptations Review, died in Chicago on Thursday night at age 74. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Edwards, who was living...

Rep. Hardaway calls for protest of Katt Williams concert in Southaven

State Rep. G.A. Hardaway and Los Angeles-based attorney James A. Bryant of the Cochran Firm California will hold a press conference on Friday (February 2) at 10 a.m. to call for a boycott of the upcoming area concert by comedian Katt Williams. Also appearing at the press...
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