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2012 Academy Awards Recap: ‘The Artist’ dominates Oscars

 Octavia Spencer at the Academy Awards

‘The Artist,’ a black & white silent film evocative of a bygone era, won the hearts of the Academy Award voters, netting Oscars in the Best Picture, Director, Actor, Costume Design and Score categories.

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Whalum CD listening party pictorial

Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum serenaded the crowd (Feb 16.) gathered at the Stax Museum to hear songs from his Valentine’s Day release “Romance Language.”

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Wilkerson aces literary debut

Isabel Wilkerson should be writing history textbooks. Not with the dry boring tone of such tomes, but with the sharp, personable turn of her pen that produced “The Warmth of Other Suns.”

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‘I am not a statistic’

Nicole Gates is a proud author of two books and her own life – a powerful story of a modern-day Cinderella who becomes her own fairy godmother and dramatically changes her life.

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2012 Academy Awards: Who will win? Who deserves to win? Who was snubbed?

On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards were staged in Hollywood at the Hotel Roosevelt.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 02/23/2012

 Thandie Newton and Jordenn Thompson in the Tyler Perry directed Good Deeds

“Act of Valor,” “Gone,” “Good Deeds,” “Wanderlust” and a number of independent and foreign films

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More channels, more choices ...for us!

Remember when there were only three networks on television? Remember when TV used to go off at night? Not the case anymore.

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‘The Loretta McNary Show’ goes to the Oscars

 

She’s witty, charming, bubbly, with an infectious smile; but who knew she grew up shy?

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A very personal reminder of a hard-fought struggle

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an accomplished reporter who, over the course of an enviable career, has won a couple of Emmys, a Peabody Award and been named the Journalist of the Year.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 02/16/2012

 Idris Elba in Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance

“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” “The Secret World of Arrietty,” “This Means War” and a number of independent and foreign films

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Michael Jackson, Bernie Mac, Etta James, Don Cornelius and now, Whitney Houston!

I was 12 years old when Whitney Houston released her first album. She was just 10 years older. Last Saturday, one of the strangest days of my life, I recalled that memory and our age connection.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 02/09/2012

“Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “Safe House,” “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” “The Vow” and a number of independent and foreign films 

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Love & Laugh for Valentine’s Day

Love and laughter collide this Valentine’s Day as the Comedy & Blues Tour makes it way to Beale Street at the New Daisy Theatre.

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