Chefs, stilettos, comedy and funk

The Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Delta Fine Arts, Education and Cultural Center present their signature event – Cater to You: A Gentleman's Way – on June 16 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pink Palace Museum Exhibit Center, 3050 Central Avenue.

The event is an effort to provide scholarships to deserving, college bound inner city youth, as well as free arts and cultural programming to the Memphis community.

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Cuckoo for Coco!: The ‘Let It Shine’ interview

cocojonesA fresh-faced, bright-eyed, Southern beauty, 14-year-old, Hollywood Records recording artist Coco Jones will grace television sets across the world on June 15th when she stars in the Disney Channel original movie "Let It Shine" opposite Tyler James Williams and Trevor Jackson. Coco plays the role of "Roxie," a teenage singing sensation whose music label is sponsoring a songwriting contest at a teen club.

"Cyrus DeBarge" (Williams) writes a contest-winning song about his love for Roxie but, when he's too shy to claim it as his own, his best friend, "Kris McDuffy" (Jackson) takes the credit. Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac," "Let It Shine" relates a tale of young love with an underlying message about summoning self-confidence.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 06/08/2012

prometheus-charlize-idriFor movies opening June 8, 2012


"Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" (PG for mild action and rude humor) Latest adventure in the animated franchise finds the anthropomorphic menagerie joining the circus in Monte Carlo to evade capture by a mean, animal control officer (Frances McDormand). Voice cast includes Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer and Cedric the Entertainer.

"Prometheus" (R for intense violence and brief profanity) Ridley Scott directed this sci-fi thriller, set in the late 21st Century,

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‘The Church,’ community and economic impact

For many years, African-American churches have been the catalysts of change in society. Churches have pushed the envelope as it relates to spiritual and social issues. Given their collective money, political power and expertise, churches continue to be in a unique position to impact the community from an economic perspective.

The challenge of determining where the church begins versus the business venture may forever exist.

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Two questions: Retirement challenges facing business owners and professionals

Q: How can I convert my business into planned retirement income?

A: With all businesses, especially those that are primarily service oriented, it is important to transition from one that is "lifestyle based" to one that can be "equity based."

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