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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 ...

The Trinity River Plays

This spring, Soul Rep Theatre will conclude the final leg of their 10/20 Anniversary season of plays with Trinity River Plays, a work from celebrated actress, playwright and Dallas native Regina Taylor.

James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday.

The Wereth Eleven remembers Black soldiers

For decades, their story was untold, but now the Wereth Eleven are becoming known.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

“We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. That in fact it may be necessary to encounter defeat so we can know who the hell we are. What can we overcome? What makes us stumble and fall ...

Jenkins and Chazelle to make Oscars history as first Black/youngest ‘best director’

At the forefront of this year’s Oscar race are two filmmakers in their 30s with seemingly limitless careers ahead of them: Barry Jenkins, the 37-year-old writer-director of Moonlight, and Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old wunderkind behind La La Land. The combined ...

Hidden Figures, the untold story of three African American Women

Hidden Figures is a drama that reveals an important part of American history as it focuses on the historic achievements of three African American women – scientist Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji Henson),

With Love, film reveals how secrets can hurt the family

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Reunited: Local film sold in national chain

“Today was really surreal; it has just been a thrill,” exclaimed producer-writer-actress Priscilla Adams about the Maverick Entertainment Group’s nationwide release of her film, Reunited, into Wal-Mart stores and Family Video outlets Dec. 6.

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