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Aug 03rd

MOTOWN the Musical: A time capsule through song

MOTOWN the Musical: A time capsule through song"Motown the Musical," the story behind the hits of Motown was flashy and it sizzled.

The exhilarating, glitzy, dazzling, gritty musical extravaganza recently completed its run at the classic Orpheum Theatre.
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"TOP FIVE": Chris Rock rolls in romantic comedy/film industry satire

In Birdman, Michael Keaton played a fading star trying to revive a career that had been in decline since he'd become typecast after playing a superhero in a series of blockbusters on the big screen. That plotline wasn't all that far off from the arc of Keaton's real-life fate following an outing as Batman back in 1989.
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The ten best Black books of 2014

The ten best Black books of 20141. "Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate
and Survive the Criminal Justice System"
by Robbin Shipp, Esq. and Nick Chiles
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Best films of 2014

Best films of 2014As 2104 draws to a close it's a perfect time to reflect on noteworthy films, strong performances and the strides that black artists made this past year. It's also a good time to spotlight the top-quality movies that will vie for Oscars and be released in theaters and on DVD/VOD in weeks to come.
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Dobet Gnahoré: Grammy Award-winning vocalist comes to the Ordway stage for a onenight- only performance

Dobet Gnahoré: Grammy Award-winning vocalist comes to the Ordway stage for a onenight- only performanceThe Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced it will welcome Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dobet Gnahoré for a special one-night-only performance on Sunday, Jan. 11 as part of its World Music and Dance series.
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Tavis on repositioning Dr. King as a revolutionary

Tavis on repositioning Dr. King as a revolutionary
Tavis Smiley is the host and managing editor of Tavis Smiley on PBS, and The Tavis Smiley Show from Public Radio International. He is also the author of 16 best-selling books. Here, he talks about his latest opus, "Death of a King."
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Blacktrospective 2014

Blacktrospective 2014Kam's Annual Assessment of the Best in Black Cinema
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