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Vegas move yields ‘Dream Girls’ role

Vegas move yields ‘Dream Girls’ role

Memphians are making moves! Need proof? Well, native Memphian Markevius Faulkner has scored a role in a Las Vegas stage production of "Dream Girls."

Faulkner received the role after moving to Las Vega

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  • Written by Deidra Shores/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

MLK Day: ‘Not just a day off, a day on’

This Monday, Jan. 21, is MLK Day. What does that mean to you? Well, it should mean much more than just an extra day at the house or seeing an overabundance of commercials that feature the likeness of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The day should be much more than just hearing the phrase, "I Have a Dream," played over and over again on television. It should even mean more than just the commemoration of Dr. King's birthday.

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Does hip-hop have a place on ‘American Idol’

Does hip-hop have a place on ‘American Idol’

Fans should prepare for some changes when "American Idol" returns to Fox on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but one change they won't be seeing is a larger emphasis on hip-hop.

With Nicki Minaj joining the judges' panel last year, it was questioned if "Idol" would see an uptick in artists closer to Minaj's profile: rap artists who can also sing.

But, "Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe told CNN during a press call last week, he doesn't see that happening anytime soon.

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  • Written by Breeanna Hare/CNN

Marlon & the Paranormal

Marlon & the Paranormal

The multi-talented Marlon Wayans talks about his latest film, "A Haunted House," a spoof of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise.

Kam Williams: Hi Marlon, thanks for another interview. How ya' been, bro?

MW: I'm good, Kam. Thanks for having me.

KW: Where did you find the inspiration to write this film?

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Crazy about ‘Nazie!’

Crazy about ‘Nazie!’

Quvenzhané "Nazie" Wallis opens up in this interview that foreshadowed her Oscar nomination on Thursday.

Nazie was born on August 28, 2003, in Houma, Louisiana where she attends Honduras Elementary School. She is the daughter of Venjie and Qulyndreia Wallis, and sister to Qunyquekya, Vejon and Venjie Jr.

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Oscar buzz: Quvenzhane comes up big

Oscar buzz: Quvenzhane comes up big

(CNN) Rising child star Quvenzhane Wallis found herself nominated to win an Oscar for best actress when the 85th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning.

Wallis has wowed audiences with her stellar performance in "Beasts of the Southern Wild." The other best-actress nominees are Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible") and Emmanuelle Riva ("Amour").

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  • Written by CNN

Flo Roach & Deltas shine in Hollywood

Flo Roach & Deltas shine in Hollywood

Florence "Flo" Roach – surrounded by numerous celebrities and dignitaries – took center stage on New Year's Day, receiving the "Shining Star Award" from her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Well-known for her stellar work in the arts and education, Roach was invited to Los Angeles for the presentation, which was made during the Deltas' Hollywood Gala, a kick-off celebration of the sorority's 100th anniversary. The glitzy black-tie affair was held at Club Nokia – LA Live.

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  • Written by Janas L. Jackson/Special to The New Tri-State Defender

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