Sunday, November 28, 2021

Entertainment

by Brianna Smith-Herman -- After a number of requests, J. Howell is finally bringing the full “RedRoom” experience to his hometown on Friday, October 29th at 7pm. The R&B sensation will paint downtown Memphis red with his “RedRoom Experience” concert...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- The grab was savage. You yelped because you weren’t expecting it. Because it shouldn’t have happened. It was rough enough to leave marks on your skin, little round marks like fingertips; for sure, it left marks on...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- Indie Memphis Film Festival presented the 4th Annual Black Creators Forum (BCF) Oct. 15-16. The forum is series of workshops, discussions and speakers led by notable Black critics and industry professionals. The forum’s goal is “to ease...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- You'd like an explanation, please. Why something is done or not, why permission is denied, you'd like to hear a simple reason. You've been asking "Why?" since you were two years old but now the older you...
by Kaeyla Willis -- As a Memphis-based live music and event photographer, I’ve kept abreast of the AFROPUNK festival and its focus on the music, arts and culture of Black people spanning multiple countries and cities. I've wanted to attend for...
Collage Dance Collective co-founders, Marcellus Harper and Kevin Thomas, are reliving the glorious performance moments of Collage’s 11th Annual Gala in the school’s newly constructed facility.  “Friday night (Sept. 24) was a day of our dreams,” said Harper. “We wanted...
WLOK’s 5th annual Black Film Festival featuring black artists and film producers in the motion picture industry begins Thursday (September 23) and continues through Sunday. Sponsored by WLOK radio and the Gilliam Foundation, the Black Film Festival offers a variety...
“Can you surry, can you picnic?” The 5th Dimension asks in their memorable 1968 hit, “Stoned Soul Picnic.” Memphis’ top urban gospel radio station WLOK will pose a similar question to Mid-Southerners when it hosts the 46th Annual Stone Soul...
The Southern Heritage Classic is billed as a “cultural celebration” and those familiar with it know that means much more than a football game. The line-up of fan-pleasing events traditionally includes the Classic Concert, with R&B crooner Jeffrey Osborne and...
To the casual observer, Calley Anderson started her journey toward becoming a successful playwright as an undergrad at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Her love affair with the drama and pageantry of theater, though, began at the Orpheum Theatre...