Arts & Entertainment

Lawsuit Cites Appalling Lack of Diversity in Radio and TV Ownership: Free Press and Allies Condemn FCC

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Free Press, the Massachusetts-based nonpartisan organization that fights for the right to connect and communicate along with several allies, filed a reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Friday, April 12, challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal and relaxation of several of its…

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Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities to showcase young artists at Artists in Bloom

For the fifth year, TD Bank will present “Artists in Bloom,” a fundraising event benefitting the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities (SCGSAH), on Thursday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Avenue in downtown Greenville. This unique engagement, hosted by the SCGSAH Foundation, celebrates the school’s young artists from across the state…

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PURE Theatre to open Southeast Regional Premiere of The Agitators by Mat Smart at the Cannon Street Arts Center

Friday, May 3, 2019, PURE Theatre opens the sixth production of their 16th Season: The Agitators by Mat Smart. Directed by PURE Theatre Artistic Director and Co-Founder Sharon Graci, the cast features Emily Wilhoit as Susan B. Anthony and PURE Core Ensemble Member, Michael Smallwood, as Frederick Douglass in this Southeast Regional Premiere and nominee…

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Charleston County School of the Arts Receives Rare Invitation to Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic

The Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) Symphony String Orchestra is the first South Carolina orchestra in 36 years to receive an invitation to attend the 73rd Annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. This prestigious event will take place December 18-21, 2019, at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL. Groups from all over…

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Lorraine Toussaint: Veteran Actress Talks ‘The Village’ and Brooklyn

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor Lorraine Toussaint has plans. The SAG award-winner and NAACP Image award nominee that has an acting career that spans more than thirty years, is starring as Patricia on NBC’s mid-season replacement “The Village,” a show about a motley crew of residents living in a building in Brooklyn with interconnected lives. Filling the…

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Itinerant Literate Books

Itinerant Literate Books will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 27 for the first time at their Park Circle storefront, Itinerant Literate Bookstop. This year marks the retailer’s fourth year of participation in the nationwide event and first year as a brick-and-mortar store. Beginning as a market pop-up bookshop in 2015, Itinerant Literate launched its…

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The 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival Brings the 90’s Heat with Special Performances of the Hottest Albums Celebrating 25 Years

The ESSENCE Festival, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and largest celebration of global Black culture, is set to bring the 90’s heat with special performances that celebrate the 25th anniversary of some of the top albums of the decade. The Festival also just announced the official night-by-night performance line up for its…

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