Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Entertainment

by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- One, two, buckle my shoe. We Three Kings, cheaper by the dozen, it’s a Catch 22 and double jeopardy, then we're back to Square One. In every corner of our lives, we use numbers, we count, we...
By N. Ali Early -- The debate over “the best” or “the greatest” entertainer will almost certainly rage on as long as there is music to be heard and speakers to play it through. Decatur, Georgia-bred vocalist Jacquees consciously put...
by Dr. Glenn C. Altschuler -- “Personal liberty consists in the power of locomotion, of changing situation, or removing one’s person to whatever places one’s inclination may direct, without restraint,” Supreme Court Justice John Marshal Harlan declared in 1883. “But of...
Award-winning playwright Katori Hall, who recently won a 2021 Pulitzer Prize for drama, always was a go-getter.  She was a laser-focused and determined young lady at Craigmont High School, according to her then-senior guidance counselor, Janet Thompson. “I knew Katori well,”...
Najee Strickland is set to premiere “Black Fist Series® Pt. II” during a free, red-carpet affair downtown at Fourth Bluff Park on Thursday evening. Strickland, a Memphis native first recognized on the art scene for his drawings and fashions, stars...
Noted author and CEO of GrantHouse Publishers, Inc., George C. Grant, is a retired college administrator with uncanny insight about what makes a “good book.” Gifted public relations principal and award-winning photographer, Markham L. “Mark” Stansbury Sr., who has photographed...
June is “African-American Music Appreciation Month” and Memphis is the epicenter of southern festivities. “From Memphis to the World” will stage a series of celebrations, hosted by 16 Bars Entertainment, LLC, a music, film and television production company. The June 1...
by Phyllis Dixon -- Memphis has a rich musical heritage, with local icons such as Rufus Thomas, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Stax and Hi Records known worldwide.  Drummer Howard Grimes is probably not on that list, but should...
Memphis-grown recording artist Toni Green is emerging from the health-conscious restrictions of a COVID-19 world with a remastered recording project and music video launch. “I grew up around Stax Recording greats, Willie Mitchell, Carla and Rufus, Al Green,” said the...
“The Birth of Soul Music” screened at the Orpheum Theatre last weekend, kicking off with a live concert on May 7. Local film writer, George Whitaker Tillman Jr., showcased his latest documentary. Music lovers as well as history buffs came...