Tuesday, August 11, 2020

‘Black-ish’ to celebrate Juneteenth

BY GREG BRAXTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS ABC’s “black-ish,” the acclaimed family comedy about an upper-middle class African-American family living in a predominantly White neighborhood, has taken...

OUT AND ABOUT / ANIMATE! MIAMI 2015

Getting ‘zombiefied’ Approximately 12,000 people, including costume players, videogamers, and animation fans attended the annual Animate! Convention in Miami-Dade on Oct. 23-25.  The event included...

Monae tells story of Black women who helped win space race

BY TRE’VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you know Janelle Monae, you know her as a high-energy, Afro-futuristic musician. Others recognize her as an “easy, breezy,...

Pantone releases purple hue in honor of Prince

EURWEB The Pantone Color Institute, a firm that helps companies make the most informed decisions about color for their brands or products, has announced the...

Grammy nominations reflect more embrace of hip-hop, diversity

BY RANDY LEWIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS After treading cautiously through the realm of hip-hop for nearly four decades, the Recording Academy belatedly has embraced the genre...

Documentary on bucking to premiere at Miami Film Festival

“When the Beat Drops,’’ a documentary by Jamal Sims, will have its premiere at the Miami Film Festival. The documentary airs at 6:30 p.m. March...

Guest hosts filling in while Williams battles illness

FROM WIRE REPORTS Guests hosts are filling in for Wendy Williams as she recovers from complications from Graves’...

A taste of Mardi Gras close to home

Universal Studios’ New Orleans party includes brass bands, beads and crawdads PHOTOS BY PATRICK CONNOLLY/ORLANDO SENTINEL/TNS Confetti...

FLORIDA COMMUNITY CALENDAR

NADIA BATSON LIL NATTY & THUNDA: The Tampa Bay Caribbean Carnival Festival is...

Actor wins first Tony Award at age 73

STEPHEN SMITH/SIPA USA/TNS Andre De Shields won a Tony on June 9 for the best-featured actor in a musical for his...