Thursday, June 30, 2022

Entertainment

Social media was flooded with tributes and condolences Tuesday (May 3) as Mid-South fans, faithful friends and listeners learned that Tennessee Radio Hall of Famer, popular DJ and WDIA Program Director Bobby O’Jay died at work early Tuesday morning. Colleague...
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...
Bobby O'Jay celebrated 35 years of radio in Memphis at WDIA. It was a turnout fit for a king, with family, friends, and local celebrities on hand to celebrate this momentous occasion. Among the distinguished guests: Fred Jones, founder of...
Comedian Dave Chappelle opens up in a new interview about the blurred lines he likes to cross in his comedy. In Chappelle’s Netflix comedy specials, he takes aim at fellow comedian Louis C.K who was accused of sexual harassment and Bill Cosby, who he admits...
I met with the two (of three) Whalum brothers – Kortland and Kameron – in anticipation of their performance with their super fabulous, super talented uncle, Kirk, on June 2. The brothers will be featured guests in the Kafe...
“Orange Mound: A Black Lecture Critical Race Theory” is a historical documentary telling the stories of trailblazers and pioneers who have become a part of the community’s legend. “Orange Mound has five Super Bowl rings, one Oscar, three Olympic gold...
Dr. Karanja A. Ajanaku, associate publisher/ executive editor of The New Tri-State Defender, is preparing to sit down with TSD freelancer and author Kelvin "Six~Four" Cowans to discuss the release of Cowan’s much-anticipated book, “The Whispering Woods of Sherra...
LOS ANGELES – Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo is headlining his first tour, taking the “2 Heartless Tour” to 29 small venues across North America. I caught his stellar performance at The Rey in Los Angeles last Friday (April 20). The...
A “complete gift.” When you’ve known someone for nearly 30 of the 45 years of his life, that is how you sum up the time when the person was gospel-recording artist “Shea” Norman and you knew him as Deborah Thomas...
LeVar Burton is trying to educate the masses about the daily racism and microaggressions that affect Black Americans through a video series called This is My Story. READ MORE: LeVar Burton bombarded with angry tweets from Trump fans who think...