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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/25/2011

 

“Columbiana,” “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” “Our Idiot Brother” and a number of independent and foreign films

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Nick Ashford: We remember

Nick Ashford, half of the singing and songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, passed away from throat cancer on Monday (Aug. 22).  He was 70.

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Group settles in to support black females in music & entertainment

 

Women of various professions were on hand for the re-launch of the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, Inc.’s Memphis operations.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/18/2011

“Conan the Barbarian,” “Fright Night,” “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World” and a number of independent and foreign films

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Work with me, the weekend’s coming

“Final Destination 5” is no joke. Not only is it intense, it is also in 3-D. This film is not for the faint of heart. I’m still having chest pains.

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Keelyn Ellis: From North Memphis to North Africa

 

Memphis born-and-raised musician Keelyn Ellis was just back from a trip to Tunisia Africa and was happy to do an interview for the readers of The New Tri-State Defender.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 08/11/2011

 Final Destination 5

“30 Minutes or Less,” “Final Destination 5,” “Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie,” “The Help” and a number of independent and foreign films 

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Glamour in the slammer, guitar blues and destiny

Why do so many celebrities seem to think it is OK to go to jail? Well, let me rephrase that. Why does it seem that celebrities think it’s OK to do the things that would land one in jail?

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Mary J. Blige: ‘The Help’ Interview

 Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige wrote and recorded an original song for the soundtrack of “The Help,” a film which takes places in Mississippi in the early Sixties.

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‘The Help’ delivers on ‘truth and reconciliation’ journey

Kathryn Stockett made an auspicious debut with the publication of “The Help,” a poignant period piece examining the unquestioned relationships of entitled, white socialites and their deferential black maids in Mississippi.

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‘Boyfriend Season’ is sensibly hot

For Dynasty, Patience and Santana, this isn’t just the end of summer, though. In the new teen novel by Kelli London, you’ll see that it’s really “Boyfriend Season.”

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There’s a new Spider-Man in town

 

In a bold move by Marvel comics and writer, Brian Michael Bendis and artist Sara Pichelli, another landmark event has occurred. Spider-Man is going to be black! 

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A fable that gets an ‘A’ on the test of time

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe came to fame in 1958 upon the publication of “Things Fall Apart,” which remains to this day the best-selling piece of literature by an African author.

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