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Broadway’s Neon Lights Shine with 10 New Black Plays, Musicals

by Stacy M. Brown | NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent After a somewhat experimental reopening in June with “Springsteen on Broadway,” the Great White Way...

Count Basie Orchestra Director Talks Jazz and Welcomes Back Live Performances

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent   The legendary William James “Count” Basie enjoyed a keen eye for talent and greatness. Over the years,...

IN MEMORIAM: Film and Stage Legend Cicely Tyson Dies at 96

Among her more memorable stage performances were 1968’s “Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights,” 1969’s “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” and 1983’s “The Corn is Green.” “So many great stories about Cicely Tyson,” Tweeted Soledad O’Brien. “Whew, that lady was amazing. While shooting a doc on her in Spanish Harlem, people kept stopping their cars. In the street. To hop out and say hi. Old people. Teenagers. Middle-aged fans. “Ciss-el-lee” they’d chant as she’d walk by.”

NNPA Exclusive: Iconic Entertainer and Entrepreneur, Ice Cube, Speaks to the Black Press of...

By Stacy M. Brown | NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent Like very few others, Ice Cube is celebrated for his groundbreaking accomplishments in music, film, sports...