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Entertainment

Arts in brief

Naomi Moody, ‘Lost on Stage Comedy Troupe,’ Jazz-A-F!RE and more

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Race grouping proves a tough practice to uproot

The mapping of the human gene has established, scientifically, that there is only one race, the human race. So, one might naturally expect any arbitrary groupings by experts of individuals along color lines to cease. 

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‘God created nappy hair’

 

Natural Hair Care is the fastest growing area of the cosmetology industry, as more people are seeking out products, goods and services in lieu of their natural tresses.  

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 07/21/2011

“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Friends with Benefits” and a number of independent and foreign films

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Michael Anderson – still tearing up the strings

Ever attend an awesome performance of The Gap Band, Charlie Wilson or the Bar-Kay’s and wonder who was the guy tearing up the strings? Memphis native and guitarist, Michael Anderson, is the answer to the question.

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A decent read yields a basic lesson

Monica Cole just couldn’t keep her mouth shut when it came to her best friend Henna’s affairs. Especially when, as in the new book “Three Chords and The Truth” by Cas Sigers, the affair hit too close to home.

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Khomotso Manyaka & the “Life, Above All” interview

 

Encouraged to audition for the film “Life, Above All,” Khomotso Manyaka ended up landing the picture’s pivotal lead role of Chanda.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 07/14/2011

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” “Winnie the Pooh” and a number of independent and foreign films

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I don’t get ‘planking’

There has been a phenomenon of sorts to enter pop culture in the past few weeks. Perhaps you may have heard of “planking.” Here is one thing I am not ashamed to shout in public: ”I don’t get it.”

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 07/07/2011

 

“Horrible Bosses,” “Zookeeper” and a number of independent and foreign films

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Behind the scenes with Ty Sanders

 

For Ty Sanders, A&R (artists and repertoire) Consultant and Promotions Manager, an internship was a chance of a lifetime.

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Memphis in the house at the BET Awards

 

As the BET Top Marketing Rep intern of the last year, and a contributor to the Tri State Defender, I was allowed special access to the 2011 BET Awards and related events in Los Angeles. And it was amazing.

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‘You don’t have to be an adult to cause change’

Spend some time listening to “Marching For Freedom,” the new audiobook by Elizabeth Partridge, performed by Alan Bomar Jones. You’ll see that you don’t have to be an adult to cause change.

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