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The Color Purple musical

“Now none of us know what the Lord’s got planned for us,” the preacher sang in “Mysteries Ways,” an early number of The Color Purple at The Music Hall at Fair Park on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

Moto Theatre WORKS comes to Dallas

Moto Theatre WORKS, initiated in 2007 in New York City by Kene Holliday, added its second location in Dallas during the spring. It takes pride in making sure all of its actors are well-rounded and extremely encourages literacy.

Dear White People

Racism is one of the most controversial topics in the United States. Though somewhere between the Civil Rights Movement and the election of America’s first Black president, a group of people have declared racism to be extinct, there are those ...

Justin Simien: creator of Dear White People

Justin Simien, 31, is a Houston native and movie fan who finds direction and inspiration from directors like Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman. He is also the new, young director who has grabbed the baton that Spike Lee and John ...

Flo Rida celebrates Pop Culture Living

Global music superstar Flo Rida celebrated the launch of his new Pop Culture Living barware and home accessories line at Sushi Couture on Oct. 16.

Aretha Franklin presents A Night to Remember

Royalty paid a visit to Big D Sept. 6 inside the appropriately regal Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House of the AT&T Performing Arts Center.

Steps of Faith

“Welcome, welcome, welcome,” producer/actress Sharice Henry Chasi called out to the near-capacity audience inside the cavernous Texas Theater during the premiere of the faith-based, locally produced film Steps of Faith on Aug. 16.

Alexander crowned Miss Black USA 2014

Any time you are considered a subculture, it’s important to have your own reward system.

Iyanla, Sharpton, others recognized by McDonald’s

From inspirational motivators and community activists to business owners and a former athlete, this year’s recipients of the McDonald’s 365 Black Awards cover the spectrum of altruism.

Saving Michael

In a tiny theater where the front seats and the edge of the stage are only one foot apart, a new playwright, Georgiana Anwuzia, added her voice to the Metroplex’s artistic conversation.

The Road to Essence Festival 2014

“Dallas, make some noise,” Sevyn Streeter urged the crowd gathered before her in front of The Road to Essence Festival performance stage. As the audience roared in response, the beat dropped and Streeter began to dance, then sing, giving everyone ...

Remembering a phenomenal woman, Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.

The Front Lines of the longest war in American History

It’s not just a movie, its real life. And it’s not what you thought it would be, it’s much more. The scenes in The Hornet’s Nest are taken from actual moments during the war. It shows the daily life of ...

‘The Greatest Mix’ celebrates Core DJ’s 10th anniversary

The NNPA, a federation of approximately 200 Black newspapers, and the Hip-Hop Union, a governing body of businesses and entrepreneurs and the largest DJ coalition in the world, join forces to eliminate the communication barriers that have plagued Black America ...

Bright Lights on Dark Days

Movie lovers viewed and critiqued more than 170 independent films and attended a series of panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, galas and more at the 2014 Dallas International Film Festival, held April 3 through April 13.

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