Tuesday, April 7, 2020

‘Sweeping’ federal charges against R. Kelly

Singer’s road through criminal woes  become much tougher as feds join forces against him E. JASON WAMBSGANS/CHICAGO...

Billy Porter got standing ovation for Emmys win, speech

ALLEN J. SCHABEN/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Billy Porter is shown after winning best lead actor in a drama series on Sunday at...
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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...

Music world pays tribute to Bill Withers

BY NELSON OLIVEIRA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Soul legend Bill Withers may have left this world, but his legacy and inspiring music are going nowhere. Shortly after...

Yoba reveals that ‘Empire’ costar is gay

EURWEB.COM Although Jussie Smollett was mum on his personal life, his “Empire” co-star Malik Yoba shed a bit of light on Smollett and his sexuality...

Book examines how dance helped shape national identity

BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE COURIER In 1984, 18-year-old Larry T. Ellis performed his imitation of Michael Jackson to high school students in...

Book on Mary J. Blige was more than 20 years in the making

BY TIMOTHY FINN KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS Danny Alexander has been writing about music for decades for various print and online media. He spent three years exploring...

Lamar leads Forbes summit

EURWEB.COM Kendrick Lamar will be Forbes’ keynote speaker at their fourth annual Forbes Under 30 Summit, reports Billboard. The four-day event will take place at Boston’s...

Rapper Meek Mill denied bail again

BY MENSAH M. DEAN AND JOSEPH A GAMBARDELLO PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS PHILADELPHIA – Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley has denied Meek Mill’s motion for bail while he...

Peele makes Oscar history with ‘Get Out’ screenplay

BY KATIE WALSH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE/TNS It was a big night for genre films and history-making representation at the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday. Jordan Peele...