Entertainment

The Indie Memphis Film Festival which kicks off on Tuesday (Oct. 24), is showcasing its commitment to diversity and representation in media imagery during its six-day run. In addition to the 6th year of the Black Creators Forum, the festival...
Topgolf, a trailblazer in modern golf entertainment, is gearing up to unveil its newest attraction in Memphis on Friday (Oct. 27). The sports entertainment haven blends innovative golf experiences with mouthwatering cuisine, refreshing libations, pulsating music, and an atmosphere of...
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...
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...
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 -- 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...
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...
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,...
“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...
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...