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Amateur Night winners head to New York
Friday, September 26, 2014
DURHAM – Two champions have been crowned and will be heading to the Apollo for an official audition on Sept. 27. Earlier this month, Joshau Ham (left) was crowned the children's champion and Nedra Kay took the adult title. As part of their winnings, they will get an expense-paid trip and a guaranteed audition by Amateur Night Live. The world famous
MOVIE REVIEW: The Equalizer
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The last time they worked together, Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua conjured up Training Day. That collaboration won Washington an Academy Award for Best Actor, and it was the only time in Oscar history that a black man won Best Actor in a film by a black director. Now the successful duo goes back to the well once more for another powerful and
BOOK: Love triangle comes to fruition
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
THE REUNION By Hilda A. Stephens Xlibris Publishing Sheena Jackson returns for another engaging story of true love Stephens’ newest novel, The Reunion. Set after the events of God, Is This My Man? and God, Is This My Man? Part II, The Reunion continues the story of Jackson, now Albright, an attorney happily married to the handsome Judge Marco
Play Review: Anything goes when siblings get together
Monday, September 22, 2014
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike *** stars CHAPEL HILL – Bickering, reminiscing, hopes and regrets are all common experiences families go through. In the comedic play opening PlayMakers new main stage season, you will experience it all. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is written by Christopher Durang and directed by Libby Appel. It focuses
Shonda Rhimes lays claim to Thursday nights on ABC
Monday, September 22, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Let's just go ahead and make it official. "Thursday" should be renamed "Shonday." At least it should on ABC, which has handed its entire Thursday primetime schedule to drama doyenne Shonda Rhimes. Starting this week at 8 p.m., it's "Grey's Anatomy," with Rhimes the showrunner for this medical melodrama's 11th season. At 9
BOOK: Navigating the justice system
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System By Robbin Shipp and Nick Chiles Agate Bolden, $14 HC The Aug. 9 fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has focused global attention on the precarious safety of young African-American men. Agate Bolden is publishing a
Car Review: 2015 Lexus NX Crossover
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
DETROIT – When it comes to the 2015 Lexus NX crossover, there’s good news and then there is a cautionary yellow warning light. The good news is there is an all-new Lexus coming to market in November. Although Lexus comes late to the compact entry-level luxury crossover market, it has a very credible entry in the NX. The NX had the angled
'Rodney King' is a must see
Thursday, September 4, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – “This is for you, Rodney,” was a phrase looters and rioters used after the acquittals of Los Angeles police officers involved in the beating Rodney King within an inch of his life. It is also a phrase that can be used to describe a play that is the perfectly simple tribute to King’s life. PlayMakers Repertory Company
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