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What’s Happening Myron? 2012: Year in Review

It's time for my annual push – five years running – at recapping most of the memorable moments of the past year. Here we go:

In the world of music

Beyoncé gave birth to her first child, Blue Ivy. This is perhaps the richest African-American baby ever born.

"Chrihanna" made their return in 2012. Chris Brown and Rihanna that is.

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Quentin Tarantino: The ‘Django Unchained’ interview

Quentin Tarantino: The ‘Django Unchained’ interview

With a vibrant imagination and dedication to rich, layered storytelling, Quentin Tarantino has established himself as one of the most celebrated filmmakers of his generation. Here, he talks about his new movie, "Django Unchained," a Western featuring Jamie Foxx in the title role as a slave-turned-bounty hunter, and co-starring Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington.

Kam Williams: Hi Quentin, thanks for the interview.

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TSD iTeen: Emma’s ‘got-Talent’ moment

TSD iTeen: Emma’s ‘got-Talent’ moment

The highly popular talent show "Americas Got Talent" rolled into Memphis recently in search of unique and jaw-dropping talents. My guitarist/ singer-friend, Emma Web, got word of the audition from her mother.

Emma immediately shifted into search-mode, looking high and low for the perfect song to sing at the "America's Got Talent" (AGT) audition that she secured by waiting in line for almost an hour.

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  • Written by Deidra Shores

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 12/21/2012

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 12/21/2012

For movies opening December 21, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"The Guilt Trip" (PG-13 for violence, profanity and drug use) Dysfunctional family comedy about a scientist (Seth Rogen) who, against his better judgment, invites his overbearing mother (Barbara Streisand) to tag along on a cross-country journey in search of a distributor for his new invention. With Ari Graynor, Kathy Najimy, Colin Hanks, Nora Dunn and Casey Wilson.

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On day of appreciation, Stax students deliver!

On day of appreciation, Stax students deliver!

Astounding harmony and sweet melodies of the Holiday season were delivered Wednesday by the Stax Music Academy's "Street Harmony Group" during their day of appreciation.

Directed by Justin Merrick, operations manager, vocal/choreography director, the group of talented student singers and musicians went caroling to their major business donors and supporters. They arrived downtown at the offices of The New Tri-State Defender about 10 a.m., and boy, did they put on a show.

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  • Written by Deborah Powell Alexander

Simple steps to start an art collection

Simple steps to start an art collection

Art collecting is a profitable practice that few people embrace. Huge art and artifact collections like that of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey are filled with original works by key figures in the legacy of African-American culture.

Quite literally, the Kinsey's are the stewards of numerous important African-American works of art and artifacts. Though the bevy of artists in their collection is atypical, it is a testament to the importance of keeping your mind and your pocket open to art.

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  • Written by Aja Roache

10 Best Black Books of 2012

10 Best Black Books of 2012

1. "Tuskegee Love Letters"
by Kim Russell

2. "Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman"
by Lakesia D. Johnson

3. "Help Me to Find My People: The African-American Search for Family Lost in Slavery"
by Heather Andrea Williams

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