Arts & Entertainment

SC Archives to Host Community Screening of WILLIE: How the Descendant of Escaped Slaves Changed Hockey Forever

Registration is now open for the South Carolina debut of WILLIE, an award-winning feature length documentary about Willie O’Ree, the first black player in the National Hockey League. The film will be shown Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm at the SC Archives and History Center, 8301 Parklane Road in Columbia, SC. While there…

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National Book Award Finalists Jericho Brown and Akwaeke Emezi to speak at Charleston County Public Library Main Branch

Join National Book Award finalists Jericho Brown (“The Tradition”) and Akwaeke Emezi (“Pet”) at Charleston County Public Library’s Main Branch Thursday, Jan. 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. for a discussion on the art of invention. This event, part of the National Book Foundation’s “NBF Presents” series, will feature brief readings, a moderated conversation and a Q&A session, followed by a…

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Adidas Collaborates with Run-DMC for Commemorative Sneaker

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia It’s been nearly 34 years since legendary hip-hop pioneers Run-DMC “walked through concert doors, and roamed all over coliseum floors,” as they performed their groundbreaking single, “My Adidas.” Now, the famed sneaker company that inspired the 1986 hit song is honoring Run (Joseph Simmons), DMC (Darryl…

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New Special Exhibitions Now Open at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Two new special exhibitions are now on display at the Gibbes Museum of Art.  Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection and A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke will be on display in galleries 8 and 9 respectively from January 17 – May 3, 2020. “We’re excited to…

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EXCLUSIVE: 40 Years of Cathy Hughes’ Leadership at Urban One

By Keith L. Alexander OXON HILL, Md. – Inside the illuminated MGM National Harbor towering over the Potomac River, the 3,000-seat theater slowly fills with African Americans donned in tuxedos and gowns as Hollywood’s and New York’s top entertainers mix with some of Washington, D.C.’s bourgeoisie including politicians and business leaders. All have gathered to…

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Film Review: Bad Boys for Life

They first teamed up for Bad Boys in 1995, to great box office success. There was an encore in 2003, Bad Boys II, which was distinguished by incredible stunts. Now, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence go back to the same well one more time. Is there any water left?  Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon) directed the first two films, with…

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