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Poetic Justice: Musical Adaptation Of “Love Jones” Movie Going On Tour

Posted August 18, 2016 by jmurray

As the 20-year anniversary of the release of the popular romantic comedy “Love Jones” approaches, a stage adaptation of the movie is hitting the road this fall. “Love Jones: The Musical” will feature music superstars Dave Hollister, Chrisette Michele, Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius, MC Lyte, and Raheem DeVaughn in a hybrid concert and theatrical presentation. The night will […]

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Roxanne Shante: Forest Whitaker Producing Film About Female Rap Star

Posted June 15, 2016 by jmurray

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker has signed on to produce a feature film about the legendary Roxanne hip-hop wars that occurred in the music industry back in the 1980s. According to Roger Friedman at Showbiz411.com, the film is titled “Roxanne, Roxanne” and is about 14-year-old lyricist Roxanne Shante—born Lolita Shante Gooden—who become the first female star […]

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Deal Done: Love Story About The Obama’s Lands A Studio

Posted February 15, 2016 by jmurray

The film “Southside With You” has been acquired by Miramax and Roadside Attractions for North American rights, AlwaysAList.com has confirmed. The movie chronicles the first date of future President of the United States, Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson based on factual events known about the first couple’s life. “Southside With You” shows Harvard Law associate […]

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Sherri Shepherd, Taylour Paige & Gloria Reuben
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Indie Buzz: “Jean of the Joneses” Will Be Featured At SXSW

Posted February 9, 2016 by jmurray

The new film “Jean of the Joneses” has been accepted into the South by Southwest Festival Film Festival in Austin, Texas as part of the Narrative Spotlight program. The Stella Meghie film stars Taylor Paige (“Hit The Floor”), Sherri Shepherd (“Ride Along 2”), Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”), Gloria Reuben (“ER”), Michelle Hurst (“Orange Is the […]

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Apollo Theater: Famed Venue Headlining Its Own Upcoming Film

Posted February 1, 2016 by jmurray

“Empire” creator Lee Daniels has signed on to direct “The Apollo Theater Film Project,” a documentary that chronicles the history of New York’s famed Apollo Theater. The authorized documentary will capture the Apollo’s storied impact in shaping America’s music nationally; as well as being cultural landscape for New York. Born out of the Harlem Renaissance, […]

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Made For TV: Miki Howard Movie Coming To TV One

Posted January 20, 2016 by jmurray

R&B veteran Miki Howard will have her story depicted in a made-for-TV movie set to air on TV One for Black Music Month. According to ABC News Radio correspondent Karu F. Daniels, the film with the working title “Unsung: The Miki Howard Story” will premiere on the network in June and star actress Teyonah Parrish […]

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Rochelle Brown (Powerhouse Productions), Melba Wilson (Melba's),
Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad (The Schomburg Center), Tren'ness Woods-Black (Sylvia's), 
Sonia Armstead (Powerhouse Productions, Gina D. Nisbeth (Citi)
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Foodie Film: New Documentary Captures Harlem Culinary History

Posted December 28, 2015 by jmurray

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Powerhouse Productions have partnered on a new documentary short film called, “Harlem on My Plate.” Presented by Citi, the movie was written, directed and produced by Rochelle Brown and Sonia Armstead of Powerhouse Productions. “Harlem on My Plate” explores the Great Migration of African-Americans from the […]

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Tika Sumpter: Playing Michelle Obama In Film About First Couple

Posted December 9, 2014 by jmurray

There’s a movie about President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s romance headed to the big screen. Titled “Southside With You,” the love story will chronicle the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago’s South Side. […]

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