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Denzel reunites with director in Kurosawa Classic
Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Magnificent Seven ••• stars Directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa in 1954, “Seven Samurai” was a groundbreaking film which had a profound influence on the evolution of cinema for generations to come. Superficially, that seminal work merely reads like a martial arts epic set in 16th century Japan. Yet, over the years, it
 
BOOK: Jamaica more than Bob Marley
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Here Comes the Sun By Dennis Benn “Here Comes the Sun” is a gloomy unrelenting portrayal about a paradise that is anything but that to the inhabitants that occupy the island of Jamaica. Benn goes beyond the superficial by revealing a Jamaica that is so much more than the white sand beaches, titillating reggae beats and the legacy Bob Marley
 
‘Detroit ‘67’ opens PlayMakers’ Mainstage Season
Sunday, September 18, 2016
CHAPEL HILL – PlayMakers Repertory Company opens the 2016-17 Mainstage Season with Dominique Morisseau’s “Detroit ‘67,” now through Oct. 2. It’s 1967, and the world is shifting for two siblings running an after-hours joint to make ends meet. Tensions mount when dreams diverge, their tight-knit community is threatened by
 
Barnor exhibit at Stone Center
Thursday, September 15, 2016
James Barnor: Ever Young Run date: Sept. 22 to Oct. 28 Sonja Haynes Stone Center CHAPEL HILL — The Center, in partnership with Autograph ABP, presents a retrospective of Barnor’s street and studio photographs spanning Ghana and London from the late 1940s to early 1970s. Barnor’s career covers a remarkable period in history, bridging
 
Dilworth exhibit at Hayti
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Memories of Inhabited Spaces By Robert Dilworth Run date: Sept. 30 to Nov. 28 DURHAM – The works of renowned artist Robert Dilworth will be shown at the Hayti Heritage Center. The exhibit is funded by the Durham Jazz Renaissance Foundation in collaboration with St Joseph’s Historic Foundation and partially funded by the N.C. Humanities
 
Patti Labelle unveils 4 new desserts
Monday, September 12, 2016
The sweet success of Patti Labelle's sweet potato pies exclusively available at Wal-Mart has led to a major expansion of her personal recipe-based product line. In fact, the pies have been so successful that she and Wal-Mart have recently announced the release of three new Pattie Labelle premium cobblers and a new apple pecan cake. All of the cakes and pies
 
Kerry Washington: ‘Two pregnancies have been very different’
Sunday, September 11, 2016
LOS ANGELES — “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes didn’t know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller. The ABC series will have just 16 episodes next season. And fans will have to wait until January to see how the show’s many
 
Film Review: Southside With You
Thursday, September 8, 2016
“Thought he was just another smooth talking brother?” says an inquisitive Chicago mom. She’s repeating the words her daughter used to describe a colleague she’s meeting for a first date. Never have eight words been so inaccurate. That “he,” is a 20-something Barack Obama. The daughter is Michelle LaVaughn Robinson. As
 
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