Insight News

Sunday
Aug 02nd

Legendary group Kool in the Gang set to play the Xcel Center; opening for Van Halen

Legendary group Kool in the Gang set to play the Xcel Center; opening for Van Halen

In what seems to be an unusual pairing, funk, soul, R&B band Kool & the Gang is opening for pop rockers Van Halen.

Pictured: left to right: George Brown, Dennis Thomas, Robert "Kool" Bell & Ronald Bell

The show, set for May 19 at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, is part of a nationwide tour put together by Live Nation. According to Kool & the Gang founder Robert “Kool” Bell, the fans love the pairing.

Read more...
 

Vox Christina

Vox Christina

Christina Milian
“The Voice” Interview
with Kam Williams

Born in New Jersey on September 26, 1981, but raised in Waldorf, Maryland, Christina Milian is a versatile talent whose resume includes film, television, theater and music. She recently appeared in the television movie "The Christmas Cupid" and on "CSI" and enjoyed a recurring role as the voice of Esther on "Family Guy."

Read more...

Traumatized teen cured by unorthodox Red Sea rehab

Traumatized teen cured by unorthodox Red Sea rehab

Dolphin Boy
Film Review by Kam Williams

The Godfather’s Luca Brasi will be forever remembered as the mobster who sleeps with the fishes, but a mute Arab kid may be just as deserving of cinematic immortality for recovering from his condition after swimming with the dolphins. 17 year-old Morad had been left unable to speak after suffering a brutal beatdown for sending a text message to a classmate he had a crush on.

Read more...

Sweet Honey in the Rock

 Sweet Honey in the Rock

An excerpt from a biblical scripture Psalm 81:16 reads, “… and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.”

This passage was the inspiration for the naming of vocal ensemble group Sweet Honey in the Rock, founded in 1973 by Berniece Johnson Reagon at the D.C. Black Repertory Company. The internationally renowned group has toured the world with music ranging from the blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation.

Read more...

The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto

“This book serves as a counterpoint to [those] who luxuriate in denying the reality of America’s poor… Poverty of all colors abounds unchecked in our cities, suburbs, and rural communities… Poverty is no longer confined by class or color; like an unrestrained deadly virus, it doesn’t discriminate… [And] we are dangerously close to cementing a permanent American catastrophe…Our intent with The Rich and the Rest of Us Is to make [people] think about the pervasiveness of poverty, its real causation, and the threat it poses to our democracy.  We want to raise awareness about poverty and discuss how best to end it—in our lifetime.”
-- Excerpted from the Introduction (pgs. 10-11)

Read more...

Harlem provides gritty backdrop for super-realistic survival saga

Harlem provides gritty backdrop for super-realistic survival saga

Restless City
Film Review by Kam Williams

When Djbril (Sy Alassane) left his native Senegal for the U.S., he harbored high hopes of making it as a musician. But while pursuing his version of the elusive American Dream, the 21 year-old immigrant pays the rent by hustling bootlegged CDs and other assorted contraband on the street of lower Manhattan.

Read more...

Really Ealy!

Really Ealy!

Michael Ealy: The “Think Like a Man” Interview

Born in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 3, 1973, Michael Ealy majored in English at the University of Maryland before heading to New York City where he performed in several stage productions, including the off-Broadway hits Joe Fearless and Whoa Jack. After finding his breakout screen role as Ricky Nash in Barbershop and Barbershop 2, Michael rapidly rose through the ranks as one of Hollywood’s emerging young actors.

Read more...
Page 107 of 201

Recent Comments

Powered by Disqus



Facebook Twitter RSS Image Map

Latest show

  • June 23, 2015
    Rebroadcast of Critical conversations: Could Baltimore or Ferguson happen here? Part 1.

Business & Community Service Network