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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.

Monae: Film on Black women at NASA key part of history

Janelle Monae said she was honored to be part of an upcoming film that tells the little known-story of three Black women who were crucial part of NASA’s history, including one who helped John Glenn become the first American to ...

Tina Turner musical, TBAAL’s season finale

“There are times when an individual’s life, as a human being, speak to the heart and soul of the world’s humanity.

Saluting a historic Big D blues scene

Famed musical talents across the city, through their inspiration and organic rhythms, have contributed to global artistic culture for more than 100 years. From the Southern-steeped blues of Blind Lemon Jefferson at the beginning of the 20th century to Down ...

Blair Underwood honored during TBAAL gala

“Brother Underwood, supporter of the Black Academy and friend, you have no idea how much we love and appreciate you for the work that you have done,” gushed Curtis King, founder and president of The Black Academy of Arts and ...

Prince fought throat, stomach pains in his final months

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

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