Friday, April 16, 2021

Video shows at least four suspects in Pop Smoke’s shooting

BY RICHARD WINTON AND HANNAH FRY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police say at least four people are connected to Wednesday’s shooting death of...

Effie Brown: Black women contributed to Hollywood discrimination

EURWEB Effie Brown, the African-American Hollywood producer whom Matt Damon famously tried to lecture on diversity, believes that women and people of color have contributed...

Rapper killed in place he fought to save

Nipsey Hussle helped to fix up South L.A. neighborhood; fought gang violence GENARO MOLINA/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Nipsey...

‘Me and Mrs. Jones’ singer Billy Paul dies at 81

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Renowned singer Billy Paul, whose “Me and Mrs. Jones, was one of the classic songs of the 1970s, died April...

MOVERS, SHAKERS, DREAMERS

These Florida high school students are representing their generation at its best. PHOTOS COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY...

Faith-based film business trying new ways to attract audiences

BY RYAN FAUGHNDER LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS In late February, actor Dennis Quaid joined religious rock group MercyMe at a Dallas concert to sing — and promote...

MAURICE WHITE, 1941-2016

‘I’ll write a song for you’ Bassist Verdine White, left, and his brother – singer, drummer and producer Maurice White of the group Earth, Wind...

Mavis Staples aimed for joyful with new album

BY GREG KOT CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) Mavis Staples had only one request when some A-list artists were approached to write songs for her forthcoming album, “Livin’...

Agent accused of groping Crews placed on leave

BY JESSICA CHIA NEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS The Hollywood honcho accused of groping actor Terry Crews during a party last year has been identified as agent...

Family theme helps fuel ‘Fate & Furious’ films

BY JEN YAMATO LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment in Universal’s “Fast & Furious” series, sped to more than $100 million...