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Film Review: Girls Trip
Thursday, July 20, 2017
This hilarious and relentlessly bawdy take on a girls’ weekend reunion in New Orleans is following in the footsteps of some very popular female-appeal movies like “Sex In the City” and “Bridesmaids.” But “Girls Trip” is not a copycat. It’s very unique and will leave its own lasting imprint on the
Motown musical returns to DPAC
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
DURHAM – You may recognize the name Berry Gordy, and you probably know a few of the acts that he signed under Motown. But you may not realize how many hits he had a hand in writing or bringing to the airwaves or how many careers he launched, including those of Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Motown: The Musical, which will perform at the Durham
The making of a YouTube star
Sunday, July 16, 2017
By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in New Orleans. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Little does she know that her fiery red hair and soulful voice have captured the attention of a video artist 7,000 miles away on an Israeli kibbutz. In an unexpected musical mash-up, Princess
‘Snowfall’ tells birth of cocaine in Los Angeles
Thursday, July 13, 2017
ATLANTA — Filmmaker John Singleton remembered taking a ride through a section of a south Los Angeles neighborhood seeing security bars on every window and huge metal gates surrounding each home. The recent drive instantly reminded Singleton about when residents in the area first took cautioned measures to guard their house to prevent home invasions
Film Review: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The job of a good documentary is to probe, uncover and get answers to tough questions. The job of a promotional reel is to exalt its subject. This non-fiction film lies squarely in between. On some levels it’s revealing; on others, it has as much depth as an 8x10 glossy. Bad Boy Records, which started in 1993 and is still run by Sean Combs, aka
AFRO debuts on Sling TV
Monday, July 3, 2017
NEW YORK — Sling TV, a provider of live and on-demand streaming television services, has expanded its programming with the addition of AFRO, a polycultural black television network, to its “Lifestyle Extra,” which includes BET, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, E!, FYI, Hallmark Channel and more. The launch of AFRO provides Lifestyle Extra
Rare screening of cult classic showing in Raleigh
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
RALEIGH – Speller Street Films brought you the award-winning documentary "Wilmington on Fire" about the horrifying history of the 1898 Wilmington Massacre and the hatred that fueled it. Now comes "As an Act of Protest," a narrative film about the psychological effects of racism and the consequences of both accepting and resisting it. Dennis Leroy
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Film Review: Girls Trip

This hilarious and relentlessly bawdy take on a girls’ weekend reunion in New Orleans is