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WHAT’S HAPPENING MYRON?: Memphis was full of high-profile entertainment options this past weekend.

WHAT’S HAPPENING MYRON?: Memphis was full of high-profile entertainment options this past weekend.

Ever woke up on a Monday morning and felt so tired that you were absolutely sure that getting out of bed was one of the hardest things you ever had to do? Of course you have, that’s what happens to most of us on Monday.

Occasionally, the challenge of Monday is muted by a mitigating factor – the lingering vibes and memories from a busy, soul-satisfying weekend like the one I just experienced.

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Steve Harvey launches website ‘to help women become more dateable’

Steve Harvey launches website ‘to help women become more dateable’

Steve Harvey has helped ladies “Think Like a Man,” and “Act Like a Success;” now he’s on a crusade “to help women become more dateable.”
The acclaimed talk show host has launched a dating website, Delightful.com, a joint venture with IAC, the company that owns Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder and a slew of niche-oriented matchmaking services.

As Forbes reports, in addition to providing the animating philosophy, Harvey will supply articles and videos for subscribers hoping to “find love and keep it,” as the tagline has it.

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  • Written by Chris Witherspoon-theGrio

Movie Review: ‘Dear White People’

Movie Review: ‘Dear White People’

The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It’s too bad that black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially.

That’s precisely the predicament we find a quartet of African-American undergrads facing at the point of departure of Dear White People, a sophisticated social satire marking the directorial and scriptwriting debut of Justin Simien. Earlier this year, the thought-provoking dramedy won the Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the Sundance Film Festival. 

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This ‘mom’ knows best: Sophia Livingston

This ‘mom’ knows best: Sophia Livingston
Sophia Livingston of Memphis will play Margaret Miles, a mom who can’t be fooled and a wife who knows how to out-flank her husband, in ‘The Suburban Itch,’ a comedy short which will be filmed in Memphis in coming weeks.
 
Livingston has wide experiences as a Mid-South actor, from feature films to local stages, including many productions at Hattiloo Theatre.  She portrayed Clairee Belcher in Hattiloo’s production of “Steel Magnolias” and was nominated for an Ostrander Award for her supporting role as Mrs. Pauline Breedlove in “The Bluest Eye.”
  

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  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

A moment with ‘Mr. Wonder’

A moment with ‘Mr. Wonder’
The Consortium MMT honored one of the most legendary artists of all-time on Saturday night at the Cannon Center for the performing Arts, with Stevie Wonder receiving the Epitome of Soul Award and what amounted to the red-carpet treatment.
 
Every single aspect of the evening seemed fitting for a talent unparalleled in our time. There were piano cookies and cupcake records that accented the color scheme of the pre-reception area. The fall-orange tablecloth’s swayed in unison with the fire of the lit candles placed upon them. The Mississippi River was within view and rolling as if positioning itself for the arrival of a king.

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  • Written by Kelvin Cowans

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