Category: Entertainment Written by News One
Once again showing that his ignorance is limitless, Interscope recording artist Chief Keef threatens singer Katy Perry with violence after she — rightfully– said that his song, “I Hate Being Sober,” made her lose faith in humanity.
The mother of slain Chicago teen rapper, Lil JoJo, Robin Russell, and his brother, John Coleman, made an appearance on BET’s Don’t Sleep with T.J. Holmes and accused Keef, born Keith Cozart, of playing a role in her son’s death. While Russell says that she doesn’t believe he pulled the trigger, she does believe that he hir...
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 07:37
Category: Entertainment Written by Amber L. Bogins
Oprah Winfrey could well be in line to receive her second Oscar come February 2014, after The Butler has its run. Of course, given the caliber of the cast surrounding her, Winfrey might find herself one of many actors in the same film so honored.
Directed by Lee Daniels (who also helmed the film Precious), Forest Whitaker stars in the “title” role, portraying a character known as "Cecil Gaines" in the film. Winfrey plays "Gaines’" wife "Gloria". Also appearing in the film are Mariah Carrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding, Jr, Terrence Howard, Minka Kelley, Lenny Kravitiz, David Oyelowo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Robin Williams.
The Butler tells the story of the life of Eugene Allen, the real life White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades from 1952 to 1986. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.
The Butler is slated to open October 18.
BTW, Winfrey’s first Oscar was an honorary one, if she gets one for her work in The Butler, this would be her first for a specific performance.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 14:30
Kerry Washington Gives Keynote And Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree At George Washington University
Category: Entertainment Written by Skyyhook, Contributing Editor/Urban Daily
Miss Kerry Washington‘s year just continues to get better! The “Scandal” star was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree today from her Alma Mater George Washington University. She also gave the keynote address to the graduates of 2013.
“In real life, I’m just an actor. I play pretend. I tell stories, so bear with me because that is what I am going to do.”
Kerry is doing it big time, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon! Congratulations to both Miss Washington, and the class of 2013!
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:25
Category: Entertainment Written by News One
The battle continues as the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reality show co-star, Porsha Stewart (pictured), now claims that her estranged husband, former NFL-player-turned-sports-analyst Kordell Stewart (pictured), reportedly changed the locks of their Atlanta mansion because he didn’t want to see her anymore, according to TMZ.
The couple, who are in the throes of a nasty divorce that began earlier this year, has been married less than two years. According to court documents, which were filed in a Georgia family court, Porsha says that this latest lock-out is not his first attempt at keeping her out of their sprawling digs. The 31-year-old Georgia socialite claims that Kordell locked her out of their home several times in the past and she always had to ask her attorney to intervene on her behalf.
Watch the Stewarts’ over-the-top wedding here: /p>
Unnamed sources told TMZ, however, that the 40-year-old former...
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:01
Category: Entertainment Written by Cathy Nedd
Tickets, $40 or $35 each for groups of 10 or more, are sold in advance only and can be purchased online at palmerwoods.org or by calling 313-891-2514. The location of the home is provided to ticket holders. The concerts are special opportunities to hear world-class musicians who have Detroit-area roots. Included is a reception with delicious food, beverages and desserts (often related to the musical style).
For the past six years, Palmer Woods residents and Creative Arts Collective spearheads Barbara and Spencer Barefield have asked their neighbors to welcome 100-200 guests into their homes to support the arts and help to raise money to benefit their historic neighborhood.
The response has been extraordinary. "We have produced more than 50 concerts with the Palmer Woods Association, and they all sell out, sometimes more than a month in advance," guitarist/composer Spencer Barefield explains. "Musicians — incredible Detroit-based artists with international acclaim — are thrilled to perform. There have even been a number of concert guests who were so impressed with the neighborhood that they decided to buy a home and move here."
Some homeowners have so much fun that they have signed on year after to year as hosts. There is a neighborhood team that assists with concert receptions, preparing culinary feasts to match the music. Guests — who travel from far and wide — are loyal supporters. The Barefields, in collaboration with the neighborhood, have created a unique way to support the arts, improve the image and quality of life in Detroit and their historic neighborhood, and preserve its architectural treasures and history.
Music of the Grand Finale - Summer Solstice weekend:
The grand finale weekend opens on with the Spencer Barefield Super String Quartet. "Paganini to Piazzolla, Barefield & Beyond" will be presented by this adventurous ensemble—featuring world-renowned guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, violinist Jannina Barefield Norpoth, violist John Madison and bassist John-Paul Norpoth. The quartet straddles the boundaries of traditional, avant garde and modern jazz, classical, world music and other music idioms.
The multi-talented string players will perform exciting works composed by 2010 Kresge Arts Fellow Barefield, as well as selections that will come from their repertoire, such as legendary jazz composers such as Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Oliver Nelson, John Coltrane, Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn. Add some spicy classical works of Spanish composers Enrique Granados and Manuel de Falla, and Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla, and the challenging works of Niccolò Paganini, for out-of-this-world music — performed by four virtuosic, super string players.
Jannina (Spencer's daughter) has soloed with the Detroit Symphony, and has been a featured performer alongside Itzhak Perlman, Emmanuelle Boisvert, Regina Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Jannina's husband John-Paul has performed under the batons of Itzhak Perlman, Kurt Mazur, Bright Sheng, Jamie Laredo, Otto Werner Mueller and others in numerous New York-area orchestras. John is the principal violist for the Michigan Opera Theatre and regular Detroit Symphony Orchestra sub. He is among the Detroit area's most esteemed performers and educators.
On , Thornetta Davis and her ensemble fill the stage. Detroit’s “Queen of the Blues” is equally at home with R&B, soul, and the timeless Motown sound.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 17:30
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