Thursday, June 30, 2022

Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The day after slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars stage and upending the 94th Academy Awards, Will Smith issued an apology to the comedian, to the academy and to viewers at home, saying he was “out...
Paula Raiford, owner of Paula & Raiford’s Disco, and Grind City Brewing Company are set to launch two new Raiford Disco-inspired beer flavors. The beverage flavors, Hollywood Hustle beer and Disco Dynamite seltzer, were inspired by the spirit and legacy...
Five people, an album, five singles and a book have been chosen to join this year’s Blues Hall of Fame class. The Memphis-based Blues Foundation said the 12 newest honorees of the Blues Hall of Fame will be celebrated at...
The Orpheum Theatre Group is pitching the return of Storyfest – a free two-day event featuring the stories of 40 Memphians from across the city ranging in ages from 9 to 93. Storyfest features live performances, engagement activities and community...
“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...
On the last day of African-American History Month and on the evening that Memphis Grizzlies’ All-Star Ja Morant turned in a super-sized franchise performance with a record 52-point masterpiece at FedExForum, a salute to HBCUs (historically Black colleges and...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- That song. It always makes you want to dance with somebody. It gets your feet shuffling and your behind bouncing and the lyrics pour out of your mouth. And that singer who first sang it to you...? You know...
From 1960 to 1974, a tiny movie-theater-turned-recording studio in South Memphis produced a string of hits that stir souls today. Now its offspring – Stax Museum of American Soul Music – is a landmark on the U.S. Civil Rights...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- That’s just the way it was. People did things differently in times past. They were a little more likely to judge others, a little less apt to open their minds. They had notions we might think are...