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Lottery Day is the culmination of playwright Ike Holter’s  seven-play “Rightlynd Saga” series that tackles, among other themes, gentrification in Chicago’s fictional 51st Ward. Rolling out went behind-the-scenes to Chicago’s Goodman Theatre rehearsal room to chat with director Lili-Anne Brown and cast members J. Nicole Brooks and McKenzie Chinn to get their perspective on the…

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R&B singer Mario is setting the record straight about his relationship with Tinashe. The “Let Me Love You” hitmaker and the 25-year-old singer were spotted on what appeared to be a dinner date at Craig’s in West Hollywood recently. The 32-year-old hunk has insisted they are just friends, saying he and Tinashe “have a vibe” — but they…

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Dallas audiences are in for a life-changing experience at the theater. The stage play Soul Purpose is set to debut at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters – Naomi Bruton Theater and will run April 27-29. It centers on five strong African American women from different backgrounds seeking to discover God’s purpose for their…

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Photo credit: Montez Miller/TheMontezGroup.com Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Raheem DeVaughn, known for albums such as The Love Experience and Love Sex Passion and songs like “Woman” and “Customer” is now hitting the stage in a new and major way. The singing sensation is now hitting high notes in the theatrical musical, Love Jones, a romantic comedy which…

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From Charles Randolph-Wright, director of Motown the Musical, and six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans comes a hilarious and heart-warming journey toward self-discovery, Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story. Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans are youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty. They experience the ultimate in culture shock when invited to join Jim…

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After speaking with the director and writers of Unspeakable: A Dramatic Fantasia, I expected the production to be great. What was unexpected was being sucked into an interpretation of Richard Pryor’s life and getting lost in the experience. Unspeakable: A Dramatic Fantasia is the brainchild of Rod Gailes OBC and James Murray Jackson Jr. It chronicles the…

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Leia Avery knew early on that she would become an entrepreneur. As a child she made money by creating a carnival in her backyard and charging friends 25 cents to play hula hoops and the Bozo bucket game. Her love of having fun and desire to share that with others inspired her to create Just…

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Anastasia Means-Dallas decided to adapt her best selling book, “Waiting With A Purpose-A Guide to Finding Your Boaz,” into a play called “The Present Day Ruth.” Dallas recently spoke to rolling out about the play which will debut at Atlanta’s 14th Street Playhouse on Feb. 1. How did the creation of the play come about?…

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