Friday, October 7, 2022

Entertainment

by Stephanie Holland -- Another day, another fandom hurls racist attacks at a Black actor. As a lifelong fan of sci-fi/fantasy and comic books, who at times has had to prove I belong, I’m so exhausted with writing stories about actors...
Memphis-based artists and musicians burned up Beale Street’s Handy Park stage with two crowd-pleasing performance series: “GET LOUD!” and “Blues on Beale.” Both series kept Handy Park crammed all summer with music lovers, celebrating a variety of music genres –...
Jazz keyboardist and legendary pianist, Sidney Kirk III – a major figure in the Isaac Hayes Movement in the early 1970s – will be saluted with a memorial jam session after funeral services on Saturday. “As an older, more seasoned...
An iconic Memphis music institution will be centerstage as the Halloran Centre season begins with a special tribute on August 26 at 7:30 p.m. “The Musical History of Royal Studios” narrated by Boo Mitchell is a musically-guided journey of the...
by Stephanie Holland — Tyler Perry receives a lot of criticism about his TV series and movies. And honestly, most of it is deserved. However, one thing he always gets right is respect for his elders. Over the years, he’s featured...
by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D -- Jordan Peele has been compared to horror and psychological thriller giant Alfred Hitchcock and science-fiction legend Steven Spielberg, but Peele is in a league of his own. Peele’s masterful ability to merge two beloved film...
The second annual Stomp the City Iconic Awards unfolded in Memphis at the Cannon Center last weekend. Created by Michael Dockery, president of Telecast Media Group, the Stomp the City Iconic Awards are envisioned as a tool to heighten awareness...
Hattiloo Theatre, one of only four freestanding Black repertory theatres in the U.S., plans to open Hattiloo Theatre School, a barrier-free and equitable theatre program for kids, youth, seniors and people with diverse abilities. According to an announcement this week,...
One hundred sixty-three. That’s how many friends you have on social media and you know most of them, one way or another. There are colleagues on your list, and cousins, friends, and a guy you don’t really remember meeting. You...
In “Black Skin” by Dija Ayodele, you’ll see how you can best care for your skin. Short shorts, tank tops, bare shoulders, barely-there sleeves. You want to wear them all this summer, and you want to look good doing it....