Robin Roberts unveils trailer for Mahalia Jackson biopic (video)

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts will be releasing a biopic about legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Roberts premiered the trailer for the film, Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia, on “GMA” Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, and announced that the project will air Saturday, April 3, on Lifetime. Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia stars Danielle Brooks and is […]

Denzel Washington, Viola Davis attend 1st screening of ‘FENCES’ film

In theaters Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2016, Fences is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd […]

Celebrities looking good in suits and sundresses at Kenny Leon’s gala

On Saturday, May 21, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilege celebrated Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater Company’s 12th annual gala at the Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta. Attendees were treated to an enchanted evening that included food, Hennessy V..S.O.P cocktails (see recipes below) a live band a deejay on deck. Notable guests included Julius “Dr. J” Erving, actors […]

Ashthon Jones performs at the 2015 Who’s Who Kids & Teen Honor Awards

Former “American Idol” finalist Ashthon Jones continues to slayed the audience with her powerful performance at the 2015 Who’s Who Kids & Teen Honor Awards produced by CFox Productions. Social media raved about her vocal skills, which recently landed her single, “Time ” in the new movie Sister Code starring Amber Rose, Eva Marcille and Dru Sidora. […]

Kenny Leon and friends celebrate ‘Blues in the Night’ in Atlanta

Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège celebrated with Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company at his annual gala  —  Blues in the Night, this past weekend. The evening was a festive party at the Millennium Gate Museum with dinner, cocktails, blues entertainment and specialty Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cocktails. Celebrity guests, including Dule Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Glynn Turman, Julius “Dr J” Erving, Egypt […]

Will Packer, Kenny Leon honored by Georgia Black Elected Officials

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus held its annual dinner on Thursday, February 26, at the Georgia World Congress Center. At this year’s event, they honored African Americans in arts and entertainment with Georgia ties. It was hosted by actor-comedian Chris Tucker and Fox news anchor Cynne’ Simpson. Honorees included Steve Allen, Andre Thompson, Brenda Sigletary […]

2Pac musical ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ forced to close early

Holler If Ya Hear Me, the Broadway musical inspired by the life and lyrics of the late Tupac Shakur, has been forced to close on June 20th due to poor ticket sales. The non-biographical rap musical set in an inner-city neighborhood in the Midwest just opened a month ago, but it was met with low attendance and mixed reviews. Attendance was low, even during previews in early June.

Denzel Washington, Anika Noni Rose dazzle in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’

Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play A Raisin In the Sun returned to Broadway this week, and this latest revival breathes new life into a timeless piece of American theater. With two-time Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington taking on the role of frustrated dreamer Walter Lee Younger, Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo as his practical wife Ruth and Broadway veterans Latanya Richardson and Anika Noni Rose as the family matriarch and Walter Lee’s little sister, respectively

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co. premieres David Mamet’s ‘Race’ in Atlanta

When this writer saw Race during its Broadway premiere that starred Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier, I was taken out of my comfort zone. Fast forward three-and-a-half years later, after the Zimmerman and Dunn murder trials unfolded and subsequent verdicts declared them unaccountable for the deaths of teens Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, seeing […]

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery celebrates his 92nd birthday in Atlanta

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery celebrated his 92nd birthday with family, friends, fellow civil rights leaders and celebs. The “I’ve Known Rivers’” gala was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse college. The event also was a celebration of the life of his late wife, Evelyn Gibson Lowery.  On hand were his […]

Atlanta Magnolia Chapter of The Links Inc. party for a cause

Atlanta’s Magnolia Chapter of the Links Incorporated organization hosted their fundraising effort with a Gala that boasted many of Atlanta’s celebrities, dignitaries and beautiful people. The gala took place at the historic Piedmont Estate & Gardens where guests danced and dined on delicious shrimp and grits and fried turkey with a menu designed by owner […]

Steel Magnolias Director Kenny Leon Hosts Private Screening in Atlanta

The Georgia Pacific building was filled with fans, extras, actors and more on Friday, Oct. 5 to see the private screening of  the remake of Steel Magnolias hosted by Kenny Leon. As the famous director entered the venue cameras went off and many socialites, industry insiders and more congratulated Leon on his new venture. We […]

Ludacris Supports Soledad O’Brien’s Education Foundation

Reporting the news about catastrophes and devastation started to leave a void in the heart of CNN anchor and journalist Soledad O’Brien. A compassionate O’Brien felt she could no longer disconnect, walk away and move on to the next news story. After reporting the news for 24 years and covering the stories of millions who […]