Entertainment

The 34th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance, hosted by the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) in partnership with Collage Dance Collective, was held in Memphis, Tennessee from January 24-28, 2024. Titled “Can’t Turn You...
Memphis in May International Festival has announced Mack Weaver as its new President and CEO, following the retirement of Jim Holt. Weaver, a long-serving member of the festival’s team, brings over two decades of experience to the role, having previously...
In a tragic development that has shocked the local community, Anthony "Big Jook" Mims, the brother of rapper Yo Gotti, was killed in a shooting in Memphis. The incident occurred on Saturday, January 13, near Perignons Restaurant and Event...
“Memphis is hip-hop. Memphis is the influence. Memphis has always been the backbone of hip-hop. It's been that way for a long time but now people are starting to know it.” – Memphis hip-hop artist Kia Shine Memphis has played a...
Memphis rap star NLE Choppa said he wanted to share blessings with those who came out for his second annual toy giveaway. “I wanna be able to keep helping people who are less fortunate,” said Choppa, aka Bryson LaShun Potts,...
The person on the screen looks just like you. And that’s important. Once was a time when you rarely saw a Black face in entertainment unless you were specifically looking for one – which is why these great books on...
by Florence M. Howard -- The Tri-State Defender A who’s who of local community, church and business leaders gathered on Sunday (Dec. 3) to celebrate the 150th birthday of the “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy. Held at the Halloran Centre...
by Florence M. Howard -- “Writing for Hallmark was on my writer bucket list,” said Memphis screenwriter April “Skyy” Blair, whose first film – “Magic in Mistletoe” – debuts on the Hallmark Channel amid the holiday season. “Magic in Mistletoe”...
by Florence M. Howard -- Accounting for nuances, Shelia Gaines knows from experience that “Writing has a process.” She shared that nugget last Friday (Nov. 17) with LeMoyne-Owen College students as she spoke on campus at Hollis F. Price Library...
Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard, travels to Memphis Wednesday (Nov. 8) for the world theatrical premiere of his latest film, “Showdown at the Grand.” But as is par for the course with the sometimes-controversial “Hustle and Flow” actor, this is no...