Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment Archives

6th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival coming on August 22, 24 and 25

August 8, 2019

DTE Proudly Presents Alexander Zonjic’s 6th Annual Shoreline Jazz Festival Heritage Landing, Muskegon, WI August 22, 24 & 25, 2019

Ko-Thi Dance Company presents JUBA-LEE!

August 1, 2019

Milwaukee’s own Ko-Thi Dance Company has reached an incredible milestone in 2019. This veritable artistic gem, Milwaukee’s ‘best kept secret’, celebrates 50 years! Always working to build community while addressing the challenges of our community through dance and the arts, this ensemble, founded and led by Ferne Yangyeitie Caulker, has literally reached thousands of communities… [Read More]

Colson Whitehead on the ‘incredible evil’ of the real school that inspired ‘Nickel Boys’ – the true story about black youth

July 18, 2019

By Carolyn Kellogg Two miles north of Interstate 10, a cool breeze ruffles the overgrown grass around the Dozier School for Boys. This is 2,200 miles east of Santa Monica, in Marianna, FL, where the air is filled with humidity. Grasshoppers sing and a jay swoops by, bright blue. The scattered buildings are picturesquely losing… [Read More]

Local actor has special screening of new movie for family and friends

June 20, 2019

On Monday, June 10, 2019, Shiloh Tabernacle United Holy Church of America, Inc., hosted a special showing the new movie, “Play The Flute,” at the Landmark Downer Theater, 2589 N. Downer Ave. The reason for the special showing was former church member, Ken Ivy, is making his major motion picture debut in the film. “Play… [Read More]

“Martin Luther King, Jr.: Voice for Equality!” by James Buckley, Jr. and YouNeek Studios

June 6, 2019

The heroes in comic books arrive in fancy costumes. Their heads are ringed by bubbles that say things like “POW!” and “ZOOM!” and that’s when bad guys fall like dead twigs from a tree. BAM! All the heroes in comic books are super-powerful and mighty but here’s the thing: as you’ll see in the new… [Read More]

John Singleton, ‘Boyz n the Hood’ director, is dead at 51

May 2, 2019

John Singleton, a versatile director who made a splash with “Boyz n the Hood” and went on to a variety of projects — including “2 Fast 2 Furious” — has died after suffering a stroke. He was 51. The director, who had been in a coma since suffering the stroke on April 17, died Monday,… [Read More]

‘We Are the Drum 2019’ celebrates Black History

March 14, 2019

On Friday, February 15, 2019, CAPITA Productions presented its highly anticipated show “We Are The Drum” at Marshall High School auditorium. “We Are the Drum” is an educational, entertaining, high-energy, professionally produced show using powerful singing, poetry, dance and inspiration that celebrates 400 years of our people’s rich African American heritage, history and culture, past,… [Read More]

Celebrating Black women writers: Toni Morrison

March 14, 2019

As we continue to feature African American female writers, this week we showcase Toni Morrison. Morrison is one of most beloved female writers in American history. She has exceptional creative energy for examining the life of African American women and the black experience. I have a few of her books in my home library. Here… [Read More]

Oscars: women, people of color triumph on night of firsts (and seconds)

February 28, 2019

Oscar Sunday marked a night of important firsts — and seconds — for diverse artists and filmmakers and their Hollywood contributions. The 2019 telecast started making history almost immediately. After Regina King accepted best supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk, Ruth E. Carter became the first African American woman to ever win best… [Read More]

Jim Crow Effects: Open Wounds in Need of Healing

February 21, 2019

Special event set for March 2, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 pm, at King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio of African Diaspora Culture, 2767 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive The residual effects of Jim Crow laws are still current in our society today— even in Milwaukee. We see them in education, housing, the legal… [Read More]