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Memphian Nathan Davis Jr. shines in ‘Detroit’

When Memphis native Nathan Davis Jr. went to audition for movie set in the 1960s, he didn’t know exactly what the movie was, nor what it was about. He and other hopefuls were placed together in a room, all given ...

CONCERT REVIEW: Jidenna, a stellar artist with a compelling story

Six months after releasing his debut album, “The Chief,” Jidenna Theodore Mobisson brought his magnetic energy to Beale Street, drawing a standing-room-only crowd to the New Daisy Theatre (Aug. 9).

Beyoncé releases $300 coffee table book ‘How to Make Lemonade’

The box set is a 600-plus page hardcover book that includes hundreds of never-before-seen photos from the making of her sixth studio album, Lemonade, and showcases the inspiration and themes behind the film, which exclusively premiered on HBO in April ...

Marlon Wayans’ NBC series ‘Marlon’ debuts with huge ratings

The sitcom, which also co-stars Essence Atkins, averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.4 million total viewers, according to Variety.

#ACCESS901: Naturals in the City

Braids or ‘fros, twists or locks, it’s all good hair at natural hair expo.

ALL OVER TOWN: Poets invited to ‘Drop the Mic;’ plus Arnez J

From poetry to painting, if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you have options! Check these out:

HBO defends ‘Confederate’ series after white supremacist violence

In the wake of the violence out of Virginia this weekend in which a white supremacist rammed his car into a group of counter protesters, killing one woman and injuring many others, the idea of a show about the Confederacy ...

Chance the Rapper donates 30,000 backpacks to school kids

Chance the Rapper was the grand marshal of the “back to school” parade in his hometown of Chicago.

Prince gets Pantone color named in his honor

The Pantone Color Institute has released a purple color in Prince‘s honor, in collaboration with the musician’s estate.

Netflix in 'Shondaland'

Shonda Rhimes, hitmaker behind 'Scandal' and 'How to Get Away With Murder' signs blockbuster deal with Netflix.

Bruno Mars donates $1M from concert to Flint water crisis

The Grammy-winning star told the audience at his show in Auburn Hills, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Detroit, that he and tour promoter Live Nation are redirecting funds from the show to the charity The Community Foundation of Greater ...

Hooks Institute names 2016 National Book Award winner

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has selected “We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination” by Russell Rickford as the winner of the 2016 Hooks National Book ...

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3-D version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ set for debut

The estate of Michael Jackson says a 3-D version of the late singer’s iconic “Thriller” video is set to debut at the Venice Film Festival more than 30 years after its original premiere.

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