Tag Archives: wynton marsalis

  • Publisher Pulls Celeb Endorsements from Bill Cosby Biography

    Jul 22, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *Mark Whitaker’s book on Bill Cosby has just lost all of its celebrity endorsements. Simon & Schuster vice president and executive director of publicity Cary Goldstein told The AP Wednesday that because of “recent events” it was removing blurbs from Billy Crystal, Mary Tyler Moore and other stars for “Cosby: His Life and Times,” which […]

  • Damien Sneed Presents ‘Everyone Has a Place’ at Film Festivals This Summer

    Jul 21, 15 by EURweb editor/BJ Leave a comment

    *(New York, NY – Multi-genre recording artist and the Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient Damien L. Sneed presents “Everyone Has a Place” at a series of film festivals this summer. Sneed stars in the documentary alongside his mentor, Pulitzer Prize winner and nine-time GRAMMY® Award winner, Wynton Marsalis in the new PBS film by Dennis Scholl […]

  • Sam Pollard on Telling August Wilson’s Story for ‘American Masters’

    Feb 19, 15 by Cherie Saunders 1 Comment

    *The life and work of Tony- and Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson will be examined in the next “American Masters” special for PBS, with filmmaker Sam Pollard weaving biographical info with clips and readings from his 10-play cycle, chronicling each decade of the 20th-century African-American experience. “My approach was, first, to really revisit and re watch […]

  • Keys, Belafonte and Bassett Honor Ruby Dee At Star-Packed Memorial

    Sep 22, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment

    *Entertainment icon Ruby Dee was honored with an all-star memorial Saturday during in New York City. The public home-going service, held at the Riverside Church in Upper Manhattan, attracted fans and celebrities , who celebrated the late actress/activist through songs and poems, according to CBS. Among those paying their respects were Alicia Keys, Harry Belafonte […]

  • Patti LaBelle Prays for a ‘Big Angel’ to Save ‘After Midnight’

    Jun 27, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment

    *After 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances,”After Midnight,” the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical starring Patti Labelle, is set to end its run on Sunday (June 29). And while the play, which starred actor Dulé Hill and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino, received accolades rom critics, it’s looking like it will leave the Great White Way […]

  • Babyface and Toni Braxton Prepare for Broadway Invasion

    Feb 18, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *Fresh off of the success of their duet album, “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” Babyface and Toni Braxton are taking their act to Broadway next month. Media sources report the pair is gearing up to join the Broadway production of “After Midnight.”