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Prince, a revolutionary one-man band

On his own, Prince was a revolutionary recording artist and one-man band.

Show Boat boldly exposes racial disparities during Jim Crow era

Show Boat examines through comedy and drama the complexities of love and family – not new territory for musical theater – while adding the element of racial disparity within the Deep South and the cities in the North during the ...

Watch Me Whip: ‘Let’s Dance – The Tour’ 2016 comes to Dallas

Trendy dances such as the Whip/Nae Nae, DLOW Shuffle, Hit Dem Folks and Hit the Quan have not only gone viral on the Internet but can be seen being performed by people of all ages, body types and ethnicities.

Bill Cosby wins temporary delay in lawsuit against him

Bill Cosby marked a small — but only temporary — legal victory in Los Angeles on Wednesday. This was 24 hours after he marked a legal loss in a different case on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Judge: Janice Dickinson's defamation suit against Bill Cosby to proceed

Former supermodel Janice Dickinson celebrated a judge's ruling Tuesday that will allow her defamation case against legendary entertainer Bill Cosby to move forward.

Katt Williams facing charges for fight with Georgia teen

Entertainer Katt Williams and a teenager have each been charged with disorderly conduct after fighting each other at an apartment complex

New film recounts Thurgood Marshall’s role in the controversial Greenwich case

The story of a sensational criminal case that rocked Greenwich and southern Connecticut is now being filmed for the big screen.

Race & beauty: Family of Nina Simone outraged at casting of Zoe Saldana

If there was any doubt about how Nina Simone’s family and fans feel about the upcoming biopic starring Zoe Saldana, recent social media posts make it clear they are not pleased.

Hollywood & Diversity: Black actors ready for Chris Rock to shake up Oscars

Guests at the first American Black Film Festival Honors are ready for Chris Rock to shake up the Oscars.

Taye Diggs’ Mixed Me! at KidFilm festival

Children of all ages along with their parents filled the Angelika Film Center on Jan. 23 for the 32nd Annual Kid Film Festival. As part of the USA Film Festival, the two-day festival is the oldest and largest children’s film ...

SAG Awards, Sundance more diverse

Over just a few hours Saturday night, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered their honors on a parade of performers and films that presented a stark contrast to the crisis that has plagued the Oscars.

Picking Up the Pieces: Tracy Morgan: Back from the edge, returning to stand-up

A gruesome highway accident followed by months of pain and rehab. That’s no laughing matter.

The Oscars Blackout - Black Hollywood reacts to lack of diversity among Oscar nominations

A year after host Neil Patrick Harris quipped that the Oscars were honoring Hollywood’s “best and Whitest,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled yet another all-White slate of acting nominees on Jan. 14, prompting a dismayed revival ...

Naughty but Nice: There’s no holiday like Christmas at a South Dallas juke joint

In the musical Naughty but Nice, The Soul Rep Theater Company – and “Ms. D,” the fictitious proprietor of equally fictional The Yellow Rose Lounge and Grill – offered audiences the flavor of a South Dallas juke joint last week ...

Spike Lee uses classic to reveal cycle of violence in Chi-Town

In his latest film, Chi-Raq, which draws from the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, director Spike Lee has managed to successfully capture a similar innovation for the big screen as the sensation West Side Story created on Broadway in ...

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