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Always something to do in Memphis!

Always something to do in Memphis!

"Oh there's nothing to do in Memphis." I hear people say that far too often.

Or here's another one: "You have to go out of town to have a good time."

THAT'S NOT TRUE!

Actually, there's always somethin

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 01/23/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 01/23/2013

For movies opening Jan. 25, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Movie 43" (R for violence, drug use, pervasive profanity, graphic sexuality, frontal nudity, crude humor and coarse dialogue) A dozen directors collaborated on this raunchy series of short films chronicling three kids' internet search for the most banned movie in the world. A-list ensemble features Academy Award-winners Halle Berry and Kate Winslet, along with Oscar-nominees Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard.

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Does BET get a fair shake nowadays?

A few weeks ago, I got into an argument with a friend of mine who happens to work for what I once dubbed "The Evil Empire." That company is BET. The argument was about the fact that I seemed to lack any sort of positive vibes towards BET. Basically upon mention of those three letters in order (came) an impressive array of profanities....

And I cuss real good.

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  • Written by Panama Jackson

Star power on board for evening with UNCF

Star power on board for evening with UNCF

Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson, co-star of NBC's "Guys With Kids," will host the 34th annual UNCF An Evening of Stars® Educating our Future extravaganza – a nationally televised variety show.

The show – presented by Target – premieres nationwide on Saturday, Jan. 26 (check local listings for stations and times) and airs on BET Networks on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at 9 p.m. CST.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 01/17/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 01/17/2013

For movies opening January 18, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Broken City" (R for sexuality, violence and pervasive profanity) Revenge thriller about a streetwise ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) hell-bent on evening the score after being framed by the Mayor of New York (Russell Crowe). Supporting cast includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright and Barry Pepper.

"The Last Stand" (R for profanity and pervasive graphic violence) Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in this present-day Western about a disgraced, LAPD narcotics detective who gets a shot at redemption when a drug kingpin (Eduardo Noriega) on the 10 Most Wanted List makes a break for Mexico through the sleepy border town where he's now serving as sheriff. Featuring Forest Whitaker, Harry Dean Stanton and Johnny Knoxville.

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Vegas move yields ‘Dream Girls’ role

Vegas move yields ‘Dream Girls’ role

Memphians are making moves! Need proof? Well, native Memphian Markevius Faulkner has scored a role in a Las Vegas stage production of "Dream Girls."

Faulkner received the role after moving to Las Vegas, where he had been staying for several months before he even knew of the "Dream Girls" audition.

Impressions matter and Faulkner had made a lasting one on the "Dream Girls'" producer while auditioning earlier for a role in "The Color Purple." That's why he got the call to audition for the part of CeCe in "Dream Girls."

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  • Written by Deidra Shores/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

MLK Day: ‘Not just a day off, a day on’

This Monday, Jan. 21, is MLK Day. What does that mean to you? Well, it should mean much more than just an extra day at the house or seeing an overabundance of commercials that feature the likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The day should be much more than just hearing the phrase, "I Have a Dream," played over and over again on television. It should even mean more than just the commemoration of Dr. King's birthday.

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