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Eric Jerome Dickey set for stop at Southwest

Eric Jerome Dickey set for stop at Southwest

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey will visit Southwest Tennessee Community College on May 1 as part of a nine-city book tour promoting his latest novel.

Dickey, who is a Memphis native, will read some of his work and sign his most recent novel, "Decadence," from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest's Macon Cove Campus in the Farris Building, Farris Auditorium, room 1201.

The author of 19 novels, Dickey also penned a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels for Marvel Enterprises, featuring "Storm (X-Men)" and "The Black Panther."

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 04/25/2013

Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 04/25/2013

For movies opening April 26, 2013

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"The Big Wedding" (R for profanity, sexuality and brief nudity) Hollywood remake of Mon Frère se Marie, the French farce about a long-divorced couple (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) pressured to pretend they're still happily married at the wedding of their adopted son (Ben Barnes) when his conservative birth mother (Patricia Rae), a devout Catholic from Colombia, unexpectedly decides to attend. Ensemble includes Susan Sarandon, Katherine Heigl, Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried and Topher Grace. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)

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Mike Tyson: The ‘Scary Movie 5’ interview

Mike Tyson: The ‘Scary Movie 5’ interview

Inside the ring, "Iron Mike" Tyson ruled and struck fear in opponents during his prime. Outside the ring, Michael Gerard Tyson has weathered a host of woes and controversies, ranging from allegations of spousal abuse to a rape conviction to the death of his 4-year-old daughter, Exodus, to declaring bankruptcy after frittering away over $300 million in prizefight purses.

Today, he is a very happily-married man, with a couple of children, Milan and Morocco, by his third wife, Kiki. He is currently on a 36-city tour of the country in "Undisputed Truth," a one-man Broadway show that is part comedy/part confessional and covers all of the above and more.

Here, the pugilist-turned-actor talks about his latest movie, "Scary Movie 5," co-starring a rogues gallery of controversial celebrities, including Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Katt Williams and Snoop Dogg.

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Hip hop, sagging pants, strippers and parenting

Hip hop,  sagging pants,  strippers and parenting

While the Heal The Hood Foundation-sponsored concert at American Way Middle School (April 20) was what urban youth would call "off the chains," there were multiple panel discussions that were just as "cool" – particularly the one about hip hop and its following.

The words Hot 107.1 FM'S DJ Lomax spoke were not a remix, nor were they commercialized. Every child and adult in the room knew that this was an original perception because there was far too much knowledge in the message for it to have been recycled or sampled.

Dressed in army fatigues, his words carried the weight of a drill sergeant.

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans

‘Power List’ of books written or read by African Americans

‘Power List’ of books written or read by African Americans

Three leading African-American literature web sites have launched the Power List, a quarterly compilation of best-selling books written or read by African Americans.

The Power List is a joint project of AALBC.com, Cushcity.com and Mosaicbooks.com. The founders of the companies see a need for a comprehensive list of best-selling African-American books.

"Currently, the data is dispersed over a wide variety of sources," said Gwen Richardson, co-founder of Cushcity.com. "We wanted to compile and analyze the data across the board and present those findings to the public."

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

A Memphis Original! Designs and Punchlines: A New Concept in Entertainment

A Memphis Original! Designs and Punchlines:  A New Concept in Entertainment

 

 

 This week TSD had an opportunity to sit down with the visionary producers of the upcoming April 20th Designs and Punchlines (D/P) Comedy and Fashion Show.  Comedian Eugene “Spankie” Broyls (ESB) and entrepreneur and event promoter extraordinaire, Niki Smith-Brown (NSB) have teamed up to bring a unique concept in entertainment to the Memphis community.  This week they shared the background and a few inside thoughts about D/P with the New Tri-State Defender.

 

TSD:  So how did Designs and Punchlines (D/P) come to be?  Whose vision was it?

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  • Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director

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