Zendaya and John David Washington Did Movie During Quarantine “Malcolm & Marie”

July 12, 2020

So the story goes like this. Zendaya phoned Euphoria creator Sam Levinson after receiving the call from HBO that Euphoria’s Season 2 had to shut down. Zendaya asked him to write and direct a movie during quarantine. Within six days, Levinson had Malcolm & Marie written. Malcolm & Marie was shot between June 17-July 2, […]

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What To My People is the 4th of July

July 3, 2020

I just realized I have never posted something that would take longer than 60 seconds to get the point. This was something that even I with my a.d.d. consumed the whole thing plus looked up the F. Douglass speech to read. “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2927t.html The Life and Writings of […]

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Michael Jackson musical and other Broadway productions postponed

May 16, 2020

The Broadway musical about Michael Jackson’s life called “MJ” (previously titled “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”), that was supposed to start on July 6, has been postponed until March 2021. It will debut with preview performances at the Neil Simon Theatre. Written by 55-year-old American playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed […]

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Issa Rae Movie “The Lovebirds” Heading to Netflix

March 26, 2020

The new Issa Rae movie “The Lovebirds” is heading to Netflix. The film which also stars Kumail Nanjiani, was originally set to be released on April 3rd. It was pulled. Along with every movie from every movie theater due to the growing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. According to IMDb, The Love Birds is described […]

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Broadway Hit “Hamilton” Coming To Theaters 2021

February 4, 2020

If you were fortunate to see the Broadway sensation “Hamilton” in Rochester last year, or even luckier to see it on Broadway. Get ready for some good or bad news. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney are bringing “Hamilton” to Movie Theaters. In what is being called a “Live Capture” of a the stage performance filmed in […]

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Live Theater Lasts Forever

December 23, 2019

When I was about 8 or 9 years old my mother would take me to, (what I thought at the time were) boring Broadway and Off Broadway Plays and/or Musicals. Like most boys that age, I would have rather been playing baseball, basketball, watching anything on the 5 TV Channels that existed at the time […]

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Reign Review: Geva Theatre’s La Cage Aux Folles

September 17, 2019

Written by DJ Reign Disclaimer, I’m not a theatre geek or critic, but when a show is good – it is good! Without further ado, La Cage aux Folles kicked off Geva’s 2019-2020 season with a bang, a BIG bang!  Spectacular! It was a pleasant surprise to see Artistic Director Mark Cuddy, who outdid himself, […]

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New York City Ballet Casts its First Black Lead in “The Nutcracker”

December 5, 2019

Written by Jasmine 11-year-old Charlotte Nebres is making history after being cast as Marie in New York City Ballet’s holiday production of “The Nutcracker”. She is officially the first black lead in the history of the dance company’s production, which dates back to 1954.   View this post on Instagram   IN THE NEWS // […]

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Rochester’s Auditorium Theater Sports New Metal Detectors

October 24, 2019

Written by Jasmine If you plan to see a show at Rochester Broadway Theater League’s (RBTL) Auditorium Theater, be prepared for their newest security feature. The theater has done away with metal detector wands and has instituted new walk-through metal detectors, opting for more safety and efficiency. With the recent increases in mass shootings, more […]

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Lawmakers Push to Allow Alcohol Sales in Movie Theaters

December 3, 2019

Written by Jasmine Have you ever wanted to go to a movie theater to catch a great film, eat some great popcorn AND have a cocktail? Well, this dream may actually be turning into reality for movie theaters in New York state. A state bill, which has actually been in the works for years, would […]

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