Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Aretha

Franklin family drama plays out in courtroom in latest estate hearing

BY BRIAN MCCOLLUM DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS PONTIAC, Mich. — The battle over Aretha Franklin’s estate returned to court Tuesday, once again spotlighting the deepening cracks...

Orlando native nominated for NAACP Image Award

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER LOS ANGELES – Mykal Kilgore recently was named an Outstanding New Artist nominee for the 51st NAACP Image Awards. His 2019...

Netflix turns to first-time filmmakers for edge in streaming wars

BY JEN YAMATO AND WENDY LEE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Stefon Bristol had a clear vision of his first feature project. As a graduate film student...
Kissy Simmons

Epcot festival features Broadway stars

The fourth annual Epcot International Festival of the Arts, a global celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts, continues through Feb. 24. The festival at...
Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys announces new album and world tour

BY GEORGE VARGA SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE/TNS Alicia Keys is wasting no time promoting her upcoming seventh studio album, “Alicia,” which will be released March 20. On...

Hurston festival starts Jan. 25 in Eatonville

The 31st annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, referred to as Zora!, will take place from Jan. 25-Feb. 2.  The festival,...

Houston, B.I.G. lead slate of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 class of inductees runs a gamut from shimmering R&B-laced pop and classic...

Erivo feels ‘bittersweet’ as the only actor of color recognized for the Oscars

BY SONAIYA KELLEY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS British actress Cynthia Erivo received her first two Oscar nominations on Monday morning for her performance as the iconic freedom...

‘The Masked Singer’ success leads to ‘The Masked Dancer’

THE GREG GAYNE/FOX/TNS Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, guest panelist Jamie Foxx and Nicole Scherzinger are shown on “The Masked...

‘Clemency,’ ‘Dolemite’ on the list of movies to see this year

CAROLYN COLE/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge star in “Clemency,” the Sundance award-winning drama as a conflicted prison warden...