Saturday, July 2, 2022

Entertainment

Sidney Poitier, one of the last remaining icons of Hollywood’s golden age, has died at age 94. Much ink will be spilled, and rightfully so, about his significance as a cultural icon of the civil rights era who made...
by Matthew Allen -- Lifetime’s forthcoming Janet Jackson documentary “JANET JACKSON.” looks to dive deeper into the life and career of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer than ever before. The trailer reveals that Jackson will speak on her...
By Nsenga K. Burton -- In 2021, the box-office did not disappoint with outstanding films on the big screen and streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Apple TV +. Films like Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, Denzel Washington’s A Journal...
Foo Fighters, Lil Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins and Three 6 Mafia are announced headliners for the 2022 Beale Street Music Festival. Memphis in May officials made the announcement on Monday as part of a partial list of artists confirmed to...
by Candace A. Gray -- If you’ve never watched NBC’s “The Voice,” you’ve likely at least heard about the vocal powerhouse, Memphis-native Wendy Moten on the most recent season (21), that concluded Tuesday evening, leaving more than 7 million Americans...
NEW YORK – Will Smith rappelled into a live volcano and kayaked down an Icelandic whitewater river for his latest project. But he wasn’t making an action movie. It was personal. Smith, a Hollywood leading man who admits that he’s...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- Throughout quarantine, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Verzuz battle series has been a hot commodity.  It redefines the DJ battles of hip-hop’s early days for the “one gotta go” set.  Two legendary crews, Memphis’ Three 6 Mafia and Cleveland’s Bone...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- The inaugural Black Men Crowned Awards Show, highlighting Black men in various industries who are leaving an imprint in Memphis, is scheduled for Dec. 9 at the National Civil Rights Museum. Black Men Crowned was created by...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- You used to like to skip. Filled with delight, you danced down the sidewalk, not minding at all who was watching. Back then, your body moved with exuberance, your legs took you everywhere fast, you jumped and...
by Brianna Smith-Herman -- Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. – known to most as rapper Young Dolph – now is known as yet another fatality in a struggle against gun violence that is testing the resolve of murder-marred Memphis. The 36-year-old rapper...