Jack Lightsy Productions presents “Who’s Playin’ Who?”
Jul07

Jack Lightsy Productions presents “Who’s Playin’ Who?”

Opening July 11th at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Jack Lightsy’s evocative musical “Who’s Playin’ Who?” hits the L.A. theatre scene with a sparkling cast and a fun, riveting story that explores the romance between a good girl and a hustler.

“I was trying to bring the reality of relationships, the dating process, to the stage,” Jack Lightsy, director and writer, says. “What draws a man to a woman? What brings men and women together?”

Eye on Gospel
Jul03

Eye on Gospel

Ricky Dillard & New G’s Amazing Tops Charts

Ricky Dillard & New G’s new album Amazing debuted to chart-topping success, as the album and the lead single “Amazing,” both topped the latest charts at #1, particularly the Gospel Radio Chart. It has remained there into its second week.

Cheadle Turns to Crowdfunding for Miles Davis Film
Jul03

Cheadle Turns to Crowdfunding for Miles Davis Film

Actor-director Don Cheadle is calling on Hollywood heavyweights to raise funds for his directorial debut on “MILES AHEAD” – a movie about jazz icon Miles Davis.

The film has reportedly been approved for $2.37 million Ohio Motion Tax Credit but the deadline is 11:59 pm July PST on July 10.

Lupita Nyong’o: Businesswoman and Fashion Icon
Jul03

Lupita Nyong’o: Businesswoman and Fashion Icon

Who says what you wear doesn’t matter?

During the 86th Academy Awards Ceremony, Lupita Nyong’o jokingly handed Ellen DeGeneres her lip balm as payment for the comedian’s running joke of ordering a pizza. The Clarins HydraQuench Lip Balm brand she had tucked into her purse for the night quickly became the focus of pictures, screenshots, internet searches within minutes, as #lupitaslipbalm trended on Twitter the whole night. Within twenty-four hours, Clarins had to make a statement to the public that all of their locations had sold out of the product, but that they were making an extra-large order from Paris to increase their stock, easily making thousands simply because their lip balm had been pocketed by the rising star before she left for the Oscars.

Freedom Schools Teach Literacy and Life to  At-Risk Youth
Jul03

Freedom Schools Teach Literacy and Life to At-Risk Youth

While “probation camp” may inspire pictures of work boots, barbed wire fences, and stringent rules, County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas introduced an entirely new kind of summer probation program that kids actually want to go to—one that is arguably much more important, and effective, than your typical camp for troubled or at-risk youth.

One o One: Djimon Hounsou
Jul03

One o One: Djimon Hounsou

Rarely does an actor gain an Oscar nomination for his very first starring role, but that is exactly what happened to 50-year-old Djimon Hounsou with his breakout role in Steven Spielberg's "Amistad." Fact is, the Benin, Africa native became the talk of Tinseltown in 1997, not just for his stirring portrayal of Joseph Cinque, the leader of a slave ship mutiny, but also for his rags to riches rise to fame. Homeless and living on the streets of Paris after dropping out of school at 13, Hounsou moved to Hollywood to pursue acting. A chance encounter with Spielberg and Debbie Allen at an open casting call for the movie would forever alter the course of his career. A string of credits followed on both the big and small screens including a semi-regular role on “ER” and appearances in “Gladiator” opposite Russell Crowe and “Blood Diamond” opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, “Biker Boyz,” “Beauty Shop” and most recently “Baggage Claim” and most recently “How To Train Your Dragon 2.”

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