Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2015

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It is always interesting to look at Dr. King’s life and work every year as we celebrate his birth, because the interpretations and recollections change.  As the nation celebrates his greatness and impact he clearly is a revered American hero.   So many people step up to claim that they marched with King as a badge of courage.  Sometimes you wonder did they m[...]

The Shrine Celebrates Hip Hop Legends

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By Farrah Turenne Good things come in threes and within less than a month, The Shrine entertainment venue at 2109 South Wabash will have presented concerts by three legends from the Golden Age of Hip Hop – Kool G Rap on December 19; Talib Kweli on December 23; and KRS-One this coming Friday, January 16. These shows are for veteran lovers of real hip ho[...]

Selma: A Sure Fire Oscar Contender

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Selma is about the three months surrounding the violent march in Selma, Alabama led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other stalwarts of the Civil Rights Movement that resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Since it’s limited engagement opening at Christmas, the movie has received a series of nominations and accolades from various bodie[...]

SELMA Advanced Screening

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WIN! Limited Tickets to the advanced screening of SELMA. Follow the code, for your chance to win. SYNOPSIS: In spring of 1965, a series of dramatic events changed the course of America and the modern concept of civil rights forever -- as courageous marchers, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., attempted three times to carry out a peaceful procession fro[...]

Happening Holiday Movies

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Top Five Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Cedric The Entertainer, JB Smoove, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Anders Holm, Jay Pharaoh, Michael Che, Sherri Shepherd, Leslie Jones. Written and Directed by: Chris Rock (**1/2) Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest standup, Chris Rock’s Top Five takes things to the next level, rev[...]