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Award Winning Filmmaker Debra Martin Chase Discusses Producing ‘Harriet’ and Uplifting the African American Story on Film [VIDEO]

Award Winning Filmmaker Debra Martin Chase Discusses Producing ‘Harriet’ and Uplifting the African American Story on Film [VIDEO]
Two-time Emmy nominated film and television producer Debra Martin Chase, graced the red carpet at the American Black Film Festival Honors on Feb 23rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. During her red carpet interview with ChicagoNow.com The Art of New Media,  Martin Chase, a Chicago native and a former Advisory Board... Read more »

ABFF Honors: Award Winning Actor Rob Morgan, (Just Mercy, The Photograph) Gives ‘Shout Out’ to Chicago 'Steppers' [VIDEO]

ABFF Honors:  Award Winning Actor Rob Morgan, (Just Mercy, The Photograph) Gives ‘Shout Out’ to Chicago 'Steppers' [VIDEO]
The 4th Annual American Black Film Festival Honors was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this past Sunday, February 23rd.  The annual awards presentation celebrates African American artists who have made distinguished contributions to the entertainment industry, as champions of diversity in Hollywood. The event started with a red carpet presentation staged for the media,... Read more »

Sundance 2020: A Blackhouse Conversation with the Producers and Cast of 'Charm City Kings'

Sundance 2020: A Blackhouse Conversation with the Producers and Cast of 'Charm City Kings'
Park City, Utah, January 27, 2020 – The Blackhouse Foundation returned for its 3rd day of stacked programming on Sunday, January 26, during The Sundance Film Festival 2020. During A Blackhouse Conversation with the Filmmakers and cast of Charm City Kings – cast members including Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Caleeb Pinkett, and William Catlett – discussed their experiences... Read more »
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Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses the Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO, hosting 'An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure'

Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses the Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO, hosting 'An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure'
Park City, Utah – January 24, 2020:  The Sundance Film Festival 2020 kicked off its eleven day celebration showcasing artists in film, theater and media.  The festival was founded in 1981 by Academy Award winning actor and philanthropist Robert Redford.  This year’s event feature panel conversations,  movie premieres and exhibitions that began Thursday, January  23rd... Read more »

Chicago's DJ Casper ‘Cha Cha Slide’ Song Selected by NFL-Pepsi's Ad Campaign to Honor NFL's 100th Anniversary

Chicago's DJ Casper ‘Cha Cha Slide’ Song Selected by NFL-Pepsi's Ad Campaign to Honor NFL's 100th Anniversary
The football season is here and Chicago fans have much to cheer about.  Besides the city being selected to host the first football game of the season in honor of the NFL’s 100th anniversary, there’s a television commercial campaign being aired that’s also giving Chicago global recognition. In a concerted effort to honor the National... Read more »

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 Million Donation to the Motown Museum Expansion Will Help Boost Detroit's Economy

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 Million Donation to the Motown Museum Expansion Will Help Boost Detroit's Economy
The Motown Museum expansion campaign in Detroit has another reason to celebrate. Museum officials announced today that Motown music pioneer Berry Gordy will donate $4 million to the project.  Gordy’s latest contribution adds to other donations as well, from institutions and organizations across the country including Ford Motor Company and UAW-Ford, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The... Read more »
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Black Ensemble Theater's 'You Can't Fake the Funk' is About the Music and the Music Will Make You Dance!

Black Ensemble Theater's 'You Can't Fake the Funk' is About the Music and the Music Will Make You Dance!
Jackie Taylor’s Black Ensemble Theater is debuting a new play You Can’t Fake The Funk, A Journey Through Funk Music.  Directed by BET’s Daryl Brooks, the musical commemorates the soulful and danceable ‘funk-style’ music, a genre made popular by artists like George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Sly Stone. Funk music or ‘P-Funk’ (Parliament Funk) is... Read more »

'Pride & Joy' Marvin Gaye Musical Comes to Chicago

'Pride & Joy' Marvin Gaye Musical Comes to Chicago
CHICAGO:  Tickets are going fast for Chicago’s hottest musical play, Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical, coming to the Chicago Theater June 19th through June 23rd.    Pride & Joy is a show-stopping performance that tells the story of Grammy Award winning singer-producer Marvin Gaye and his passionate relationship with his first wife Anna Gordy... Read more »

Black Ensemble Theater Celebrates Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne in 'Style and Grace' Musical Play

Black Ensemble Theater Celebrates Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne in 'Style and Grace' Musical Play
CHICAGO:  Grammy Award winning singers and music icons Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson are celebrated in Black Ensemble Theater’s latest musical play, Style and Grace: In Tribute to Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson.   In Kylah Frye’s directorial debut at BET, Style and Grace tells the story of two African American women whose extraordinary lives as... Read more »
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Marvin Gaye Postage Stamp Honor Presented on April 2nd in Commemoration of Marvin's Birthday Annversary [VIDEO]

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LOS ANGELES.  Grammy Nominated singer Howard Hewett sang “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” at the U. S. Postage Stamp dedication honoring Grammy Award Winning singer-producer Marvin Gaye.   During the ceremony Howard Hewitt gave an emotional tribute to Marvin Gaye. The event was hosted by the United States Postal Service on April... Read more »