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Entertainment

Deval Patrick: The “A Reason to Believe” interview

 Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick and his wife Diane, who is also a lawyer, have a couple of college-age daughters, Sarah and Katherine. Here, he talks about his autobiography, “A Reason to Believe.”

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Born to be Morgan: The ‘Born to Be Wild’ interview

Morgan Freeman talks about narrating “Born to Be Wild,” an endangered species documentary chronicling the extraordinary efforts of a couple of conservationists to save orphaned elephants and orangutans.

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Nothing uncertain about Ify’s talent

 

Ify has a multi-genre style that challenges the status quo and illustrates the beauty in individuality. And she has the region buzzing.

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Soul Celebration to honor J. Blackfoot and Jackson Brown

Memphis Soul Legend J. Blackfoot will be honored this month during a special anniversary celebration touting local deejay “Downtown” Jackson Brown’s 25th year in radio. 

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Steve Harvey: ‘Ain’t Nobody Perfect’

 

This past Saturday night was quite a night for music and comedy, both on the same show. Steve Harvey paid a visit to the market along with Gospel performer Kirk Franklin at the Desoto Civic Center.

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‘KT’ on the move with Memphis in mind

 

Kenneth “KT” Townsend took his talents to LA but he and the New Genesis Band have been representing their hometown of Memphis every chance they get. 

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Pastor, why R&B?

Dr. Sidney Malone is the pastor of the New Growth in Christ Christian Center. Recently, as S. Poitier, he released his debut album “Life & Love,” which is an album of R&B love songs.

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Nashville Film Festival slapped with ‘indifference to diversity’ tag

In a letter to the board of directors of the Nashville Film Festival, the sponsor of the Annual Black Filmmaker Award for the last four years has withdrawn her support.

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Wiz Khalifa session serves to inform and inspire

 

Atlantic recording artist Wiz Khalifa was on the answer end of a Q&A session in recently, thanks to Hot 107.1 radio station and the Memphis Music Foundation.

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Arts-A-Fire ready to roll with ‘Freedom Is My Middle Name’

The Arts-A-Fire Youth Theater Troupe production of “Freedom Is My Middle Name” will be presented April 1-3 at Evergreen Theatre at1705 Poplar.

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‘Aida’ – a Nubian princess’ story – gets Ridgeway High treatment

Ridgeway High School’s Performing Arts Department has a long-standing history of producing high-quality shows, and the now playing production of “AIDA” is no exception.

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An encyclopedic manual for urban survival

You can’t help but take notice when Dick Gregory gives a how-to book promoting health a ringing endorsement. 

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Entertainment bits & pieces

Tom Bergeron – the host of “Dancing with The Stars” – was a little reluctant to interview Chris Brown when he appeared on the show this week.

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