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Fall, fur & fashion

Fall, fur & fashion

Models – including various Memphis notables – styled in wraps from The Fur Vault at Macy's during the 2013 Fall Fur Fashions for Women of Distinction red-carpet event last Sunday (Sept. 29).

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 10/04/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 10/04/2013

For movies opening Oct. 4, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Gravity" (PG-13 for intense peril, disturbing images and brief strong profanity) Sci-fi survival thriller about a veteran astronaut (George Clooney) and a medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) on her first mission who find themselves in a race against time when they're left suspended in space with limited oxygen after satellite debris destroys their rocket ship during a spacewalk. With Ed Harris, Amy Warren, Basher Savage and Paul Sharma.

"Runner, Runner" (R for profanity and sexuality) Crime drama about a Princeton grad student (Justin Timberlake) who travels to Costa Rica to confront the owner of an online poker website (Ben Affleck) after being cheated out of his tuition money, only to become the corrupt mobster's right hand man. Support cast includes Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie and Michael Asper.

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TaKeOver for five hours of fun

TaKeOver for five hours of fun

WHAT'S HAPPENING MYRON The TaKeOver returns Saturday (Oct. 5th) at the Prohibition Lounge at 94 South Front Street in Downtown Memphis. It starts at 2 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. If you haven't been to one of these, you're missing out on five hours of fun. There will be food and drink specials the whole time, with music provided by DJ Suave and Bother John.

After you leave the TaKeOver, you can unwind and enjoy Boney James and Raheem Devaughn at the Cannon Center for a night of sexy jazz and Neo Soul. Tickets are still available at the Cannon Center Box Office.

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‘Scandal’ is back, daddy issues and all!

‘Scandal’ is back, daddy issues and all!

Well, you don't have to wait any longer! The time has finally arrived. Ladies and gentlemen, "Scandal" is about to return!

No longer do you have to relive the reruns of last season. No longer do you have to opt for catching "The Voice" on NBC just to have something new to watch.

Will the fans be treated fairly in the first episode of season 3? I mean, last season left us with a ton of cliffhangers. We learned who the mole was, but everyone wants to know the answer to the BIG question: Who leaked word of Olivia's affair with the President?" Who snitched?

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Kerry Washington in conversation with Cicely Tyson

Kerry Washington in conversation with Cicely Tyson

There are legends, and there are stars. The former can be used to describe Cicely Tyson, who recently won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway play A "Trip to Bountiful," the latter, Kerry Washington, the Emmy-nominated actress who is headed into her third season as Olivia Pope, the complex heroine in the hit television drama "Scandal" on ABC.

The star and the legend met for brunch, along with Philip Galanes, a reporter from the New York Times, to discuss, among many things, life as black actresses in Hollywood. It was, as one would suspect, Washington in awe of Tyson, and Tyson passing down jewels. But Washington also had some moments where she, too, was teaching.

PG: One of the most intriguing things about "Scandal," in which you play Olivia Pope, the fastest-talking alpha woman on TV, is that the show barely mentions race, even though you're the first woman of color to lead a network drama in 40 years. Is that progress?

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  • Written by Jozen Cummings/The Root

Are all males destined to become grumpy old men?

Are all males destined to become grumpy old men?

The short answer to the question, "Are all men destined to become grumpy as they age?" is no – no man has to become a "grumpy old man."

Growing up, do you remember that old man at the end of the block just waiting for some unsuspecting kid to step on his lawn? "Get off my lawn!" he'd bellow.

Just put one toe on that man's grass and you'd hear it for blocks: "Get off my lawn!"

You'd think that kid was walking across a white carpet with muddy feet. "Why was this old man so darned ornery?" I often wondered.

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  • Written by NNPA News Service

Ladies & Gentlemen ... Mr. John Gary Williams!

Ladies & Gentlemen ... Mr. John Gary Williams!

One of the truest living embodiments of why Memphis soul music is Memphis soul music will take the stage at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park on Saturday (Sept. 28) night.

The evening's concert has the elements that are present when the full power and reason of music spring to life. Consider the featured performers: the Bo Keys, Percy Wiggins, and the supporting ensemble Opus 1 (comprised Memphis Symphony Orchestra members), and a rejuvenated version of the Mad Lads.

The frontman for the new-look Mad Lads will be original lead singer John Gary Williams. And in that name lies a history we all share.

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  • Written by Tony Jones

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