"The Rhythm of Memphis" is headed for a one-year run in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capitol.
The artwork is the handiwork of Jay Williams, a 17-year-old senior at Wooddale High School. On Tuesday (April 30), Williams emerged as the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
"Jay Williams' artwork embodies the culture of Memphis," said Congressman Steve Cohen, who announced Williams' selection.
Anthony Mackie was discovered after receiving rave reviews for playing Tupac Shakur in the off-Broadway play "Up Against the Wind." He's established himself as a solid on-broadway performer and has pocketed an impressive film career.
For Mackie, 2013 is proving very productive, with the horror thriller "Vipaka," the coming of age drama "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete," the crime thriller "Runner, Runner" and "Bolden" being among his offerings. Here, he talks about his new movie, "Pain & Gain," a fact-based crime comedy co-starring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg.
For movies opening May 3, 2013
"Iron Man 3" (PG-13 for intense violence and brief sensuality) Latest installment of the Marvel Comics franchise finds the brilliant billionaire-turned-intrepid superhero (Robert Downey, Jr.) teaming with a precocious, prepubescent sidekick (Ty Simpkins) to take on a new nemesis, Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), the maniacal madman behind a recent string of terrorist bombings. Cast includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau.
Lauryn Hill may be in a boatload of legal troubles, but that isn't stopping her from finally making new music – and it's time for the world to rejoice. Hill posted a statement to her official Tumblr account, announcing that she's back in the studio for the first time since 1998's iconic "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill."
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."
For movies opening April 26, 2013
"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)