Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Entertainment

“Queen Rising,” a Memphis-made thriller filmed and produced with mostly Memphis talent, premiered during a red-carpet event held at Malco Paradiso last Friday (Oct. 7). Some of the cast and crew were in attendance for debut of the film created...
Count Gloria Woods among the talented who make it big in their chosen field and recognize the helping hands along the way. Memphis native Woods – aka “GloRilla” – has catapulted to national and global stages riding widespread embrace of...
Anthony Ray Hinton knows of a story so disturbingly real that it drives him to ask strangers to help him end the use of the death penalty in the U.S. The story is Hinton’s story, including the emotion-triggering account of...
by Angela Johnson -- This September 18-24 is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read, which began in 1982. Across the country, there have been continuous efforts to ban books from libraries and schools that deal with issues...
When I think of R&B in the ’70s, the Mighty Mighty O’Jays – one of the top singing groups of all time –  come readily to mind. The O’Jays are on their farewell tour and one of their last stops...
The 6th annual WLOK Black Film Festival featuring Black artists and film producers in the motion picture industry begins Wednesday, September 14 and continues through Sunday, September 18. Sponsored by WLOK radio and the Gilliam Foundation, the Black Film Festival...
Local gospel greats, along with some of the nation’s most prestigious gospel singers, will headline the 47th annual WLOK Stone Soul Picnic this weekend. Set for 3 p.m. to 9 p.m on Saturday (September 3) at the Overton Park Shell,...
Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, co-CEO of Royal Studios, had been thinking about producing a show that paid homage to the musicians and the studio that are often forgotten as part of Memphis’ musical history. He just hadn’t made time to...
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 –...