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REWIND BarBQ Fest August 31

REWIND BarBQ Fest August 31

NASHVILLE, TN — REWIND BarBQ Fest is a Family Friendly Concert and Bar-B-Que festival held on the scenic RiverFront Park in Downtown Nashville. On Sunday August 31, 2014, during John Merritt Classic Weekend, be prepared to [...]

Early Registration Has Begun For Nashville Herb Day

Early Registration Has Begun For Nashville Herb Day

NASHVILLE, TN — The Herb Society of Nashville (HSN) is now taking early registration for its annual Herb Day event on September 20, 2014 at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Herb Day 2014, “A [...]

‘American Idol’ Judges Visit Music City

‘American Idol’ Judges Visit Music City

NASHVILLE, TN — Last week about 4,000 aspiring singers turned out at the Municipal Auditorium for the first round of auditions for the 14th season of Fox’s American Idol mega-talent TV show. Music City’s best/worst and [...]

Movie Review: Get On Up By Dwight Brown

Movie Review: Get On Up By Dwight Brown

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have [...]

Access Denied: BET Awards Not A Positive Experience for Black Press

Access Denied: BET Awards Not A Positive Experience for Black Press

by Brandon Brooks and Jennifer Bihm Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel “At a black event there is no reason that a black photographer shouldn’t be there,” said Valerie [...]

A Challenge for the Hip Hop Generation

A Challenge for the Hip Hop Generation

By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Lately, Hip Hop news has been fueled with beef and rants of all kinds. Meek Mill is beefing with Wale because Wale wasn’t supporting Mill’s current project enough on social media, [...]

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic At the end of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the 2011 version of the classic 1968 ape movie, you were left with a haunting sense that humans had [...]

Movie Review: ” Deliver Us From Evil”

Movie Review: ” Deliver Us From Evil”

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic What do you get when you mix cop/thriller elements with a paranormal film? Dread, fear, anguish, action, suspense anxiety, curiosity, disbelief, demons, thrills… At first, you might think that this [...]

The 2014 American Black Film Festival

The 2014 American Black Film Festival

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic In 18 years, the American Black Film Festival has migrated from Acapulco, Mexico, to Los Angeles to Miami and now New York City. The locations have varied; the mission to [...]

Film Review: Jersey Boys By Dwight Brown

Film Review: Jersey Boys By Dwight Brown

By Dwight Brown NNPA Film Critic Four guys stand under a street lamp, singing their hearts out. That’s the iconic vision of Doo-wop/pop groups like The Four Seasons. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys puts [...]

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