Arts & Entertainment


DuBay’s ‘The Priest and the Cardinal' reveals entrenched religious dogma

The title suggests a running confrontation between a subordinate and a superior. And while the dichotomy between two partners in faith may reveal how difficult change can be within religious orthodoxy,

Capitol Records 75th anniversary

Capitol Records will begin a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary Tuesday with the unveiling of a "Star of Recognition" and a proclamation declaring Nov. 15 Capitol Records Day in the city of Los Angeles.

“Little Shaq: Star of the Week” by Shaquille O’Neal, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

Being a responsible kid has its rewards. First, there’s the feel-good; you did well, and you can be proud of yourself. That leads to the second benefit: adults see your responsibility, and you’ll have earned their trust. And in the ...

The American Film Institute presents its 30th iteration

festivals can be a welcome departure from the formula driven blockbusters that dominate the movie industry. This year’s 30th annual American Film Institute Festival, held Nov. 10-17, offers up a platform for emerging talents to showcase their wares, along with ...

Hollywood by Choice

Okay, get ready to mark your calendars because here are the upcoming holiday movies you don’t want to miss. As always my focus is on those movies that star and or feature Black performers, and this year we’ve got some ...

Documentary recalls the history of local dissent

Among the offerings at the upcoming “I’ve Known Rivers Film Festival” is a documentary highlighting an obscure facet of the Black Liberation struggle, titled “Jackson: Not Just a Name.”

Hollywood by Choice

Cuban-American singer Celia Cruz goes down in history as one of the most popular salsa performers of all time. Known as the “Queen of Salsa” Cruz has made more than 75 albums including 23 that went gold, and won several ...

Hollywood by Choice

When it comes to Black entertainment history in Hollywood, you should always be prepared to learn something new. A good place to start is the Turner Classic Movie Channel. TCM sometimes features those pioneering Black stars that you may or ...

CAAM introduces fall exhibition season with ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’

“While the California African American Museum opened its doors in 1984 (chartered in 1977), it has until recently remained one of the best kept secrets in Los Angeles.” —Deputy Director Naima J. Keith

“We Gon’ Be Alright” by Jeff Chang

You had hope that things might be better. We elected a Black man as President, and there was a minute where you could almost see a bit of racial optimism.

Hollywood By Choice

There is so much on TV that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the channels and what they offer. I channel surf on a regular basis, and if something catches my attention I check it out.

Eso Won Books hosted ‘Birth of a Nation’ forum

Following the media build up prior to its Oct. 7 opening, “The Birth of a Nation” generated some $7 million in box office revues in its first weekend, short of the projected $10 million anticipated.

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

The clowns at your job dominate Ring Number One. Ring Number Two features The Juggler (you) and your checkbook, schedule, chore list, and family obligations. And in Ring Number Three, there’s a wild combination of the other two. Run away ...

Hollywood by Choice

For those of you who like to collect DVDs, be it for entertainment or for historic purposes, there are several out this month worth purchasing for your library.

Tommy Ford dies at 52

“Martin” actor Tommy Ford died on Wednesday in an Atlanta hospital after suffering a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen. He was 52.