Category: Entertainment Written by Genea Webb
SOUL MUSIC AT ITS BEST—Ray, Goodman & Brown members, not in order, Billy Brown, Kevin Owens, and Larry Winfree. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart)
Ray, Goodman & Brown fans were taken back to the time when real soul music made you look forward to “the blue light in the basement days” when the group graced the Kelly Strayhorn stage for New Horizon Theater, Inc. annual blacktie fundraising event on May 4.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 16:06
Category: Entertainment Written by Gwendolyn Baines
I have been married for six months. We dated for three months, had a big wedding and now we are thinking—divorce. While dating, he treated me so special. This is the problem: Last weekend he was upset because I went out on the town with my girlfriends from school. We left Friday night and I did not come home until Monday night. I refuse to tell him where I was.
I don’t have to work. I married him for financial security. Now, he is thinking of buying a farm. There is no way I am going from the city to the country.
Gwendolyn, I am a city girl. What should I do?—Rose
For all fairness to your husband, move forward in getting a divorce. He does not need you. It is amazing how good men become entangled with wild stallions. By the way, you are not a city girl, but a grown woman. Let me tell you this: Don’t think marrying your husband was cute.
What you are throwing away another woman will be glad to have. I am not being critical of your actions, but two people are to love, cherish, and respect their vows. He will find a woman who is glad to leave the crime infected city. She will get up early to gather the eggs, feed the chickens, milk the cows and at the end of the day still have energy—for her man.
(Write to Gwendolyn Baines at P.O. Box 10066, Raleigh, N.C. 27605-0066. [To receive a reply, send a stamped self-addressed envelope]. Visit me at: www.gwenbaines.com.)
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 10:55
Category: Entertainment Written by Associated Press
This May 13, 2013 photo released by ABC shows actress Zendaya Coleman and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy performing on the celebrity dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars," in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor)
by Sandy Cohen
AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kellie Pickler came into the final "Dancing With the Stars" episode in second place but finished in first. The 26-year-old country singer won the show's mirror ball trophy Tuesday.
Teen Disney Channel star Zendaya danced perfectly during the final two episodes, collecting the most points from the judges, but she fell short of the title.
"I'm very proud and I'm very happy," the 16-year-old Coleman said after the results were read. "And I get to leave here with an amazing experience."
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 05:07
Category: Entertainment Written by Rossano P. Stewart
THE HENRY GRIMES TRIO from left: Henry Grimes, upright bass; Ronnie Barrage, drums and percussions; Lee Robertson, alto and soprano saxophones. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart)
In celebration of Black Music Education Month, the Black Music Education Project, presented a special Jazz appreciation event at the Ira Freeman Center, located at 5006 Penn Avenue, in the Cultural District of Garfield. World renowned bassist Henry Grimes, percussionist extraordinaire Ronnie Burrage and super saxophonist Lee Robinson, came together for the first time.
The Ira Freeman Center is a community art space dedicated to enriching the community with a positive outlook in a progressive multicultural setting. The evening’s performance was well received by the community audience. Many of Grimes improvisational fusion tunes on violin, and upright bass, were complemented by the electrifying sounds of Ronnie Barrage on Drums and percussion and the riveting sounds of Lee Robertson on Sax, put the audience in a state euphoria.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 13:01
Category: Entertainment Written by Courier Newsroom
First Voice Festival
The August Wilson Center for African American Culture presents the First Voice Festival at 7 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The evening will feature fellow Marlana Vassar’s “Gallery Talk: Call and Response,” series of large-scale paintings that reflect visual narratives of local, theatrical, music and dance concerts. They depict the human figure and decorative patterns. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.AugustWilsonCenter.org.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 11:24
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