Saturday, July 11, 2020

Culture

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf," died Saturday, according...
Memphis rap is in the midst of a special moment. The city’s youngest and brightest talents are actively developing their own distinct takes on what the Memphis hip-hop/rap scene can be and showing that it can thrive beyond the...
The Best in Black Awards are TONIGHT! Who will win? Check out this listing of the BIBA Finalists, and be sure to get your tickets for the Best In Black Awards here! And be sure to be at Clayborn Temple...
by Stacey J. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The skate culture in Memphis is alive and well thanks in part to Chicago native Lukki, an avid skater who spent most of his summers in Memphis at his favorite...
The 2nd Annual Jimmie Lunceford Jamboree Festival Week organized by The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group, Inc. will be held October 21-28. The festival is a family-friendly event geared towards youths and adults and rooted in an ongoing remembrance of Lunceford...
People discover their missions in life in myriad ways, with others often the beneficiaries of the discovery. On Tuesday (Oct. 16), mission-minded Bettinita Harris debuted as a children’s book author, gifting readers with “Aria’s Crown.” Aria’s grandmother has been anticipating...
During the premiere episode of LeBron James’ new HBO show, The Shop, James, flanked by Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, business partner Maverick Carter and professional athletes Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr. and Draymond Green, explains to Stewart the structure...
I love Europe. The architecture is simply stunning. I love their effortless style and lack of affect. This last trip to Barcelona and the Spanish island of Mallorca was my fourth visit across the pond and was no exception....
Kirk Whalum travels the world playing concerts in venues of all kinds, but he brings his talents – and his friends – home to Memphis with a music series entitled Kafé Kirk beginning October 7 at the Halloran Centre. Part...
by Stacey J. Smith, Special to The New Tri-State Defender When Dr. Brenda Caldwell won a citywide art contest as a first grader at Vollentine Elementary School, she had no idea that it would propel her toward turning paper towels into...