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The Original Drifters to headline Smithfield festival
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
SMITHFIELD – The Original Drifters will headline the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival presented by Stevens Sausage and Agri Supply. A free concert is set for May 4 at 8 p.m. With roots in doo wop, soul and R&B, The Original Drifters are among the most purchased, most played and most popular groups in the history of beach music. More than 50
Durhamís black-owned businesses showcased
Monday, April 22, 2019
DURHAM – Although the 22nd annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has come to an end, UNC-TV will continue highlighting the work of award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson throughout the month. On April 23, UNC-TV will premiere Nelson’s most recent documentary, “Boss: The Black Experience in Business.” The film touches on rarely
Monday, April 15, 2019
“Little” is a guilty pleasure. The guilt comes as you watch a 14-year-old actress (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) behaving like a lustful 38-year-old female who flirts with a middle school teacher. It’s kinda pervy. Or when an executive assistant (Issa Rae, HBO’s Insecure) points to her nether regions and gives a man a sexy stare. Fine
BOOK: Mending that will not break
Thursday, April 11, 2019
MEND: Poems By Kwoya Fagin Maples University Press of Kentucky, $19.95 PB Between 1845-49, James Marion Sims, the inventor of the speculum, experimented on enslaved women at his makeshift hospital in Mt. Meigs, Alabama, in his quest to conduct groundbreaking work in the field of gynecology. In his autobiography, The Story of My Life, Sims provides the
Fans still grieving over Princeís death
Monday, April 8, 2019
Three years ago, the world lost another icon. Prince Rogers Nelson, the Minneapolis-born, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree and multi-Grammy-winning artist, collapsed in an elevator and died of an accidental prescription drug overdose at his Paisley Park home and studios on April 21, 2016. He was 57. Standing at just 5-feet-2, the legendary Purple Rain

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The Original Drifters to headline Smithfield festival

SMITHFIELD – The Original Drifters will headline the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival