International pop star Seal really left an everlasting impression during his visit to Memphis last weekend. This man puts on a show!
Macy Gray, who performed at last year's Memphis in May International Festival, opened up for Seal, coming out – as usual – in her cabaret-style attire and delivering a high-energy performance.
The Memphis Dance Festival & Kids Expo, presented by Incredible Pizza, is designed to get kids moving towards a healthier and more active lifestyle through dance.
The free event is on tap for Aug.18 at Robert R. Church Park (Beale Street and Fourth St.) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For movies opening August 3, 2012
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" (PG for rude humor) Third installment in the underdog-friendly franchise finds hapless protagonist Greg (Zachary Gordon) hanging out with his portly pal Rowley (Robert Capron) and pretending to be employed at a country club after all his summer vacation plans fall through. With Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick and Rachael Harris.
Here, Mario Van Peebles and his 18-year-old son, Mandela talk about the movie, "We the Party," a coming-of-age comedy, which might be best thought of as an African-American variation on "American Pie" (1999).
Kam Williams: Hi Mario and Mandela, thanks for the interview. You know, back in '79, I had the honor of running part of the Boston Marathon alongside Melvin Van Peebles. Your father's one of my idols.
Mario: Cool, man.
For movies opening July 27, 2012
"Step Up Revolution" (PG-13 for profanity and sensuality) 4th installment in the hip-hop, street dance series, set in Miami, revolves around the classically-trained daughter (Kathryn McCormick) of a wealthy businessman (Peter Gallagher) who falls in love with a flash mob choreographer (Ryan Guzman) trying to save his 'hood from a developer's wrecking ball. With Adam Sevani, Stephen Boss and Chadd Smith.
It's hard to ignore the parallels between "We the Party" and "American Pie" (1999). After all, the latter revolved around a quartet of horny, high school students competing to lose their virginity before graduation, and we find the testosterone-driven quintet at the center of "We the Party" in pursuit of the same rite of passage shortly before their senior prom.