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Black, Latino acts rule Grammy nominations

The Recording Academy sent a clear message when they announced the nominees for the 2018 Grammys: They want to see a Black or Latino act have a better shot at winning in the major categories.

Della Reese, of famed Touched by an Angel, has died

Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama Touched by an Angel, has died at age 86.

New Orleans music stars on the rise, as some fade away

New Orleans lost Fats Domino last week, but some of the city’s old guard are still going strong.

The Domino Effect: Fats Domino mined New Orleans roots in pioneering music

Fats Domino didn’t look like a typical teen idol. He stood 5-feet-5 and weighed more than 200 pounds, with a wide, boyish smile and a haircut as flat as an album cover.

DanceAfrica: Continuing the legacy of Charles ‘Baba Chuck’ Davis

Every year, the DanceAfrica festival starts off each performance with a tribute and libation ceremony from the Council of Elders for those who have passed away, but this year was quite different. DanceAfrica founder Charles “Baba” Davis passed away in ...

Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first Black superhero, the Black Panther.

A young Thurgood Marshall in Connecticut – before Brown v. Board of Education

Thurgood Marshall, a titan of 20th-century law and a civil rights pioneer, has until now largely eluded Hollywood’s notice

Dallas Black Dance Theatre taps into social media

Dallas Black Dance Theatre will bring social media to the main stage in the development of this year’s world premiere by Artistic Director Bridget L. Moore during the Director’s Choice. The series will be held Nov. 3-5. Social media will ...

Shemar Moore stars in remake of S.W.A.T.

A dynamic reboot of the action-drama show S.W.A.T. will air next month as Criminal Minds star Shemar Moore combines his star power with executive producer Aaron Rahsaan Thomas’ creative talent.

Emmys slightly more diverse, with political satire

Donald Glover won for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series and for outstanding directing for a comedy series for Atlanta, which he created and which carries his distinctive voice.

The Bodyguard: Stage play highlights famous film, music of Whitney Houston

The musical The Bodyguard could just as easily have been called The Whitney Houston Showcase. The stage presentation – recently part of the Dallas Summer Musicals program and the Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth – contains so many of ...

Girls Trip

Believe all the positive hype you heard about the new comedy blockbuster Girls Trip. It’s a hilarious film filled with comedy, drama and eye candy – perfect to watch with friends or on those days when you’ve been too serious ...

Stars Align: BET Awards honors the past, present

The 2017 BET Awards hit a nostalgic note Sunday night as it featured two `90s era groups with extended performances of soulful, harmony-laced R&B.

Musical legacy of rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as Johnny B. Goode, Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven, died Saturday at his home in an unincorporated area ...

Passing Strange: Youth's intense journey to find The Real

Passing Strange is an intensely spiritual and expressive coming of age story with an audience-participation multimedia explosion of incense, guitar jams and philosophical complexities. The Broadway rock musical by Tony Award winner Stew and his creative partner Heidi Rodewald made ...

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