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Drake: At ‘home’ in Memphis

Drake: At ‘home’ in Memphis

A silhouette – that's all you could see when the multi-talented Drake appeared on stage at the FedExForum on Tuesday (June 5) night.

Then the rapper, singer, songwriter and actor began to shout out th

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  • Written by Warren Roseborough

‘The Reverend’s Wife’ does not disappoint

‘The Reverend’s Wife’ does not disappoint

by Nona Allen
Special to The New Tri-State Defender

If you attended the Sisterhood Showcase (June 1-3), I am sure you were introduced to a variety of talented writers from various genres. A literary veteran of the authors featured was Kimberla Lawson Roby. Roby is the author of over 15 books that are widely read and extremely popular in the African-American community.

Noted for her engaging writing style, Roby is probably most famous for the Reverend Curtis Black. Black is the main character in nine of her novels.

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Chefs, stilettos, comedy and funk

The Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Delta Fine Arts, Education and Cultural Center present their signature event – Cater to You: A Gentleman's Way – on June 16 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum Exhibit Center, 3050 Central Avenue.

The event is an effort to provide scholarships to deserving, college bound inner city youth, as well as free arts and cultural programming to the Memphis community.

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Cuckoo for Coco!: The ‘Let It Shine’ interview

Cuckoo for Coco!: The ‘Let It Shine’ interview

A fresh-faced, bright-eyed, Southern beauty, 14-year-old, Hollywood Records recording artist Coco Jones will grace television sets across the world on June 15th when she stars in the Disney Channel original movie "Let It Shine" opposite Tyler James Williams and Trevor Jackson. Coco plays the role of "Roxie," a teenage singing sensation whose music label is sponsoring a songwriting contest at a teen club.

"Cyrus DeBarge" (Williams) writes a contest-winning song about his love for Roxie but, when he's too shy to claim it as his own, his best friend, "Kris McDuffy" (Jackson) takes the credit. Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac," "Let It Shine" relates a tale of young love with an underlying message about summoning self-confidence.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/08/2012

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/08/2012

For movies opening June 8, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (PG for mild action and rude humor) Latest adventure in the animated franchise finds the anthropomorphic menagerie joining the circus in Monte Carlo to evade capture by a mean, animal control officer (Frances McDormand). Voice cast includes Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer and Cedric the Entertainer.

"Prometheus" (R for intense violence and brief profanity) Ridley Scott directed this sci-fi thriller, set in the late 21st Century,

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Tales of woe and owe: Rodman, Flav, T.O. and more

Remember Dennis Rodman, the colorful, flamboyant character who once played professional basketball? Once upon a time, this guy seemed to be on top of the world, an NBA star as well a very popular figure off the court as well. It seemed like everywhere you looked, you saw Dennis Rodman. The guy was exciting.

Now it seems as if his life has become an E True Hollywood Story, you know the ones that don't have a happy ending.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/01/2012

For movies opening June 1, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Battlefield America" (PG-13 for profanity, drug use and mature themes) Overcoming-the-odds drama, set in L.A., about a charismatic businessman (Marques Houston) who hires a choreographer to help a rag-tag team of inner-city kids prepare for an underground, hip-hop dance competition. With Lynn Whitfield, Valarie Pettiford and Mekia Cox.

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‘MIB 3’ is one too many

‘MIB 3’ is one too many

Will Smith tries to squeeze another hit performance out of Agent J in ‘Men In Black 3.’ (Photos courtesy Columbia Pictures)by Dwight Brown
NNPA Film Critic

'Men In Black 3' (Two of four stars)

It's been ten years since Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones donned their black suits, cool sunglasses and glib hipness to play Agent J and Agent K – the good guys who try to save the world from weird looking aliens. Should they have left well enough alone? Have they harmed their legacy? Yes and maybe.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

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