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  • From vice, MK Asante finds his voice

    From vice, MK Asante finds his voice
    Young buck. Buck wild. Make a buck. Buck the system. The buck stops here. "Buck" stops here. In his office at Morgan State University, MK Asante, the youngest professor ever to receive tenure at the school, is reflecting upon his teen years in the...
  • Voices Behind the Animation Add Extra Dimension

    Animated films may dazzle with feats of artistic achievement, but it takes the voices of actors working in relative solitude in a sound booth to give the characters and the stories real depth. The process can take years of sporadic recording, and the...
  • Homeless Orlando artist gets notice

    Homeless Orlando artist gets notice
    Vincent van Gogh cut off his own ear. Georgia O'Keeffe suffered a nervous breakdown. Claude Monet lived in abject poverty. If hard times inspire great art, Haywood Green should be famous. The Orlando portrait artist has spent six years behind bars and...
  • Orioles set to play in Civil Rights Game vs. Astros on May 30

    The 2014 Civil Rights Game will be played between the Houston Astros and the Orioles at Minute Maid Park on May 30, Major League Baseball announced Monday. The Civil Rights Game events pay tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal...
  • Local events honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Local events honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Hampton Roads remembers slain civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of musical salutes, parades and gatherings. Here are news releases containing details of some events taking place Jan. 17-20, 2014. ************** Stand Your...
  • Maya Angelou: MLK, Mandela lessons aren't done

    Maya Angelou: MLK, Mandela lessons aren't done
    When the United States government needed a voice that could speak with eloquence and authority “on behalf of the American people” to honor the life of revered South African human rights champion Nelson Mandela, it is no surprise the call...
  • Fine lines

     
    No, son, Santa isn't real. But this is an important lesson. Trust no one, least of all those who claim to love you. Anyway. Sleep tight! ....Greg Knauss Well Christmas happened again this year, despite our best efforts. But don't......
  • Tickets on sale soon for 2014 Virginia Shakespeare Fest

    Tickets to the 36th season of the Virginia Shakespeare Festival go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 15. Coming this summer, the festival will revive "Illyria," a musical version of "Twelfth Night" written by John Briggs and Eric Frampton, and "Julius Caesar,"...
  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'The Butler' Score Big in NAACP Nominations

    The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
  • Amiri Baraka dies at 79; provocative poet lauded, chided for social passion

    Never shy about his revolutionary views, Amiri Baraka gave New Jersey's governor fair warning of possible fireworks when he was named the state's poet laureate. "You're gonna catch hell for this," said Baraka, who began his lengthy literary career as...
  • Justin Bieber emulates Frank Sinatra at 'Believe' premiere

    Justin Bieber emulates Frank Sinatra at 'Believe' premiere
    Justin Bieber wore this red Balmain suit, white tasseled smoking slippers and shades to the premiere of "Justin Bieber's Believe" on Wednesday. His stylist Ugo Mozie says they were going for a Frank Sinatra look. [People] Beyonce is releasing a new...