Since she appeared on the music scene back at the turn of the century, Jill Scott has released 5 top-selling albums and appeared in 4 major motion pictures. She’s also appeared on several television shows and even in her own TV series, “The #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” in which she starred on HBO.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s Monday morning in a classroom at the University of South Carolina. A small group of students is talking about the latest movie to open over the weekend. “I just can’t help but be critical if it doesn’t stay true to the story,” says a student from two rows back. “Whether something stays true to the book or not doesn’t bother me,” chimes in another before the professor calls the class to order.
Soul Singer and Rock Star Amy Winehouse has passed away. Although she was only 27, she made an indelible impression on the world of music amidst her short lived career. Her debut CD “Frank” virtually went unnoticed initially in the United States, but by the time it hit the streets of London back in 2003, she was already a well known performer in the UK community. Her 2006 release, “Back to Black,” put her on the proverbial map and earned her six Grammy nominations that resulted in five wins.
Peter Falk, who appeared in the crime series “Columbo” and the cult fantasy film “The Princess Bride,” has died at age 83 after battling dementia for years.
Yesterday I accompanied my godchildren to the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park, N.J., where over 200 playable games sit just off the boardwalk.
Ronald “Butch” Lewis, known in the fight industry for tenaciously landing his light heavyweight champion Michael Spinks a massive $13.5 million purse for what turned out to be a brutal, one round KO at the hands of Iron Mike Tyson, apprently suffered a massive heart attack. Lewis, age 65 and more active in recent years in the music and TV fields than in boxing, was in or around his stately home in Delaware when he went into cardiac arrest.
Graffiti goes global in this third volume of blackbook drawings from writers around the world. Nearly 200 private drawings by artists from every corner of the globe are featured in this volume.
I’m not really a huge fan of comic books but I do realize the importance of preserving history and documenting pop culture. Most museums have archives that are centrally based on art, social and political history and current events. The Museum of UnCut Funk collects material that is relevent to the history of The Greatest Decade Ever…the 1970’s, in which the lives of Black folks was more defined and forever altered.
There’s a film titled “Kings of the Evening” airing on STARZ right now! If you miss it, it’s also available for purchase via Amazon, and it’s worth every penny. Set during the “Great Depression,” it stars Tyson Beckford, who’s also one of the films Executive Producers.