facebook-icotwitter-icogoogle-icorss-ico
connectsubscribearchives
Log in

Entertainment

Benefit gala to cap Bar-Kays 50th anniversary

Benefit gala to cap Bar-Kays 50th anniversary

The Bar-Kays will celebrate five decades in the music industry with a 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 4th.

The black tie gala will be hosted by Elise Neal of TV One’s “Hollywood Divas” and actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ,who starred in “The Jacksons: An American Dream.”

Read more...

  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

Kam's Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Kam's Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun   

BIG BUDGET FILMS    

“Big Hero 6” (PG for action, peril, crude humor and mature themes) Animated family comedy inspired by the Marvel Comics series about a 14-year-old inventor (Ryan Potter) who teams with his inflatable robot (Scott Adsit) and his close friends to solve a string of crimes. Voice cast includes Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., Maya Rudolph and James Crowell.   

“Interstellar” (PG-13 for intense action and brief profanity) Post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller about an outer space expedition undertaken through a wormhole by scientists searching for a habitable planet in the wake of climate change that has left Earth devastated by drought and famine. Ensemble cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Oyelowo, Topher Grace, Bill Irwin and William Devane.  

Read more...

Marlon Wayans to host Memphis Music Hall of Fame ceremony

Marlon Wayans to host Memphis Music Hall of Fame ceremony

Comedian and television and big screen star Marlon Wayans will host the Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2014 induction ceremony at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Memphis on Nov. 6.

 “This is gonna be a blast. Sharing a stage with legends like Ann Peebles and Al Bell will be outrageous,” said Wayans.

Read more...

  • Written by Tri-State Defender Newsroom

The real ‘King of R&B’

The real ‘King of R&B’

Take U.S. 78 South about 90 miles from Memphis and you come to Tupelo, Mississippi and BancorpSouth Arena, where Robert Sylvester Kelly – widely known as the “King of R&B” put on a show that will have people talking…at least until he returns.

At first, I was a little skeptical about the show. I mean, when I arrived and took my seat, the only thing I saw on stage was a tall thin curtain and the blue lights. There did not appear to be any instruments behind it. Not a drum set. No keyboards. Not even so much as a guitar.

Read more...

In defense of Tiny Harris’ new eye color

In defense of Tiny Harris’ new eye color

Was I the only one who had absolutely no idea that people could permanently change their eye color with surgery? Apparently I was stuck in the ’90s, thinking that colored contacts, which never look real, were the only option. Who knew?

Apparently Tameka “Tiny” Harris—celeb mom, wife of rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris and reality-TV star—did. During promotional rounds for her latest reality show, Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip, fans noticed that Harris had a new enhancement: a new color she would eventually call “ice gray.” Harris turned to BrightOcular to permanently lighten her dark-brown eyes by having an implant of “thin, flexible, biocompatible, colored, medical-grade silicone” applied to her eyes. The procedure costs around $8,000.

Read more...

  • Written by Demetria L. Lucas-The Root

Subcategories