Arts & Entertainment

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Robey Theatre Company celebrates with Paul Robeson Theatre Festival

The two-day Festival celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Robey Theatre Company, dedicated to developing "innovative new plays written about the Black experience."

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"Get On Up" says it loud: He's Brown and he's proud!

Tate Taylor's well-directed Get On Up is the latest movie about tortured artiste who acts in self-destructive ways, a biopic about "The Godfather of Soul," James Brown.

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"Buddy": The day the music… lived

Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story is a highly entertaining musical about the meteoric rise - and, alas, fall -- of the 1950s rock 'n' roll icon.

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"Lucy" evokes Kubrick, visually visionary

Writer/director Luc Besson's "Lucy" is arguably the most visually visionary science fiction movie since Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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"We Will Rock You": Screaming Queens

The musical, is a sheer delight for lovers of the British band Queen in particular and of classic rock in general, with a little bit of  anti-censorship, antifascist pop politics.

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In "Snowpiercer," classes struggle on a train

The master and inventor of the perpetual train lives in the engine, while subsequent cars are filled with succeeding levels of privileged people. Our heroes barely survive in the back.

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"Begin Again" features music industry and people

Starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, and several products of Apple, Inc. It's about producing and distributing music without the overhead costs or help of the traditional industry.

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“We Are the Best!”: Little anarchists start a band

Clearly, "We Are the Best!" is a remembrance of someone's 1982 life on the cusp of womanhood.

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"Death Blow to Jim Crow" comes highly recommended

At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.

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Jan Ole Gerster's award-winning feature debut, A Coffee in Berlin

It's a surprising delight to discover a bittersweet sensibility in this black and white dramedy with a decidely jazzy soundtrack.

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