Category: TV Entertainment

Marvin Gaye Honored with a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp on April 2nd

Marvin Gaye Honored with a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp on April 2nd
Los Angeles California will host Marvin Gaye’s celebration of his commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp honor.  The United States Postal Service will honor R&B singer Marvin Gaye (1939–1984) with the ‘Prince of Soul’ Forever Postage stamp as part of their 2019 Music Icons collection.    The event will be held at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles... Read more »

Chicago’s Behind The Scene TV Production Showcased in New Documentary 'The Production Crew'

Chicago’s Behind The Scene TV Production Showcased in New Documentary 'The Production Crew'
DVIDEO 79 Productions is in post-production for their much anticipated film documentary The Production Crew.  Produced and directed by Emmy Award Winning Editor Don Howze, The Production Crew is a behind-the-scenes perspective of four television crew members producing local and network television programs in Chicago: Kevin Gist (Steve Harvey), Hope Halliburton (ABC-7 News), Ray Blaney... Read more »

WCIU-TV Airs 'Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert' TV Documentary

WCIU-TV Airs 'Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert' TV Documentary
Chicago’s WCIU-TV will air the much anticipated film documentary ‘Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert’ on Sunday April 23, at 8:30 am on the station’s The U-Too on Channel 26.2.   The 30 minute program was written and directed by Chicago television producer and Emmy Award winning Editor Don Howze.  It documents an inspiring story... Read more »
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Singer Marvin Gaye’s Life Story Resonates in Music and Drama at Black Ensemble Theater

Singer Marvin Gaye’s Life Story Resonates in Music and Drama at Black Ensemble Theater
In celebrating Black Ensemble Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season, the award winning theater based in Chicago is giving an encore performance of their most highly acclaimed plays. The Marvin Gaye Story (Don’t Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend), performing from June 12 to July 10, 2016,  is one of seven plays featured this... Read more »

Black Ensemble’s 'Dynamite Divas' Wows the Audience with a Tribute to R&B Soul

Black Ensemble’s 'Dynamite Divas' Wows the Audience with a Tribute to R&B Soul
“Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you, the Dynamite Divas Telecast, featuring Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight and Nancy Wilson!,” bellowed Mr. Maurice (Rueben D. Echoles) as he stood alone at center stage. “This grand concert features the biggest and most influential R&B singers of our time!” From Mr. Maurice’s opening scene of Dynamite... Read more »

Mike Tyson Predicted 10 Years Ago that Floyd Mayweather Would be Today's 'Best Fighter in the World' [VIDEO]

Mike Tyson Predicted 10 Years Ago that Floyd Mayweather Would be Today's 'Best Fighter in the World' [VIDEO]
The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao boxing match touted as the ‘biggest fight of the decade’  has tickets going on sale to the public on Friday, April 24th.  The twelve round bout is scheduled for May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The announcement came today after both camps resolved their differences... Read more »
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Director Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Earns Two Oscar Nominations, Best Picture and Best Original Song

The upcoming Academy Awards broadcast on February 22nd, will honor the best in television and motion picture achievements, including Best Picture stand-out “Selma,” directed by the highly acclaimed multi-award winning director Ava DuVernay. Nominated for two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, five Critics Choice awards, eight NAACP Image Awards and five Independent Spirit Awards, DuVernay’s... Read more »

'70's R&B Singing Group The Emotions Reunite for a History Making Performance [VIDEO]

'70's R&B Singing Group The Emotions Reunite for a History Making Performance [VIDEO]
The timeless music of the Grammy Award winning female R&B group The Emotions, continue to touch the hearts of adoring fans and admirers. Comprised of three sisters, Wanda, Sheila and Jeanette Hutchinson, The Emotions originally performed as the Hutchinson Sunbeams as children, from 3 to 5 years of age, while singing gospel in their hometown... Read more »

TV News Anchor Hosea Sanders Brings Style and Professionalism to ABC 7 Chicago [VIDEO]

TV News Anchor Hosea Sanders Brings Style and Professionalism to ABC 7 Chicago [VIDEO]
TV News Anchor and Reporter Hosea Sanders, is quickly becoming a welcoming attraction for Chicago’s morning local news.  Since his arrival at ABC 7 Chicago in August 1994, his dedication to journalism and broadcast television has helped increase viewership of the station’s morning newscasts. Sanders is following a long tradition of African American TV news... Read more »
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Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom Keeps Jazz Alive in Chicago [VIDEO]

Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom Keeps Jazz Alive in Chicago [VIDEO]
When it comes to jazz, Bobby Broom is the quintessential jazz guitarist and composer.  Like Wynton Marsalis, Broom stands true to the history and culture of the founding pioneers of the jazz genre. Broom’s style of performing with the same delicate strumming and interpretation made popular by legendary jazz  guitarists Wes Montgomery and Les Paul,... Read more »