September 29, 2014

Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ debuts with $35 million

By Jake Coyle THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Flexing a rare kind of star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller “The Equalizer” to a $35 […]
September 29, 2014

Revival of 1936’s ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ shows its age and uneven acting

By Mark Kennedy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ You know the play you’re watching might be a little long in the tooth when there are […]
September 29, 2014

Finally in control, Prince exalts in his ‘heaven,’ wants to bring others along

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHANHASSEN, Minn. _ Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, […]
September 28, 2014

Aretha Franklin sings ‘People,’ ‘At Last,’ other diva classics on new album due out Oct. 21

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Aretha Franklin is showing some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to her fellow divas: The Queen of Soul will release an […]
September 27, 2014

New date for ZJ Wah Wa to plea guilty

Popular ZIP FM radio personality ZJ Wah Wa, has entered into a plea agreement with American federal prosecutors changing his plea from not guilty to guilty. […]
September 26, 2014

With rap star Ludacris, Georgia Gov. Deal taps unlikely partner on the campaign trail

By Kathleen Foody THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIVERDALE, Ga. _ A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper […]
September 26, 2014

One room schoolhouse that singer Tina Turner attended in West Tennessee becomes a museum

By Adrian Sainz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. _ A restored one-room schoolhouse where Tina Turner attended classes opened Friday as a museum honouring the singer’s […]
September 26, 2014

PHARRELL WILLIAMS IS IN “NBA 2K15”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharrell (fah-REL’) Williams is not just doing the music for “NBA 2K15.” He’s in the game. Williams has posted a screenshot of […]
September 25, 2014

DR. DRE TOPS FORBES’ LIST OF TOP-EARNING HIP-HOP ACTS

NEW YORK (AP) — For all the bragging rappers do about how much cash they have, none of them can touch Dr. Dre. Forbes magazine puts […]
September 25, 2014

OUTKAST’S ANDRE 3000 PORTRAYS JIMI HENDRIX FOR NEW FILM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre 3000 of OutKast believes it’s OK that the makers of a Jimi Hendrix biography film did not have the rights to […]
September 25, 2014

JURY DECIDES AGAINST CADET IN LAWSUIT AGAINST PATTI LABELLE’S STAFF

HOUSTON (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost his lawsuit against Patti LaBelle’s entourage. Richard King had said in his lawsuit that LaBelle’s bodyguard […]
September 24, 2014

Music Review: Jennifer Hudson is uneven, lacks personal style on 3rd album, ‘JHUD’

By Melanie J. Sims THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jennifer Hudson, “JHUD” (RCA) Jennifer Hudson’s new album, “JHUD,” would fly off the shelves if every copy included a […]
//]]>