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February 27, 2014

Oprah’s OWN Network Ratings Reach All Time High in February

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III When Oprah Winfrey stepped out and created OWN, there were many naysayers. Let’s face it – to create your own network is difficult, no matter who you are. With all of her accomplishments and money at her disposal, the question many people probably asked Oprah is why do this? However, anyone who knows Oprah and follows her will conclude that she is a pioneer and…

Michelle Obama Host Screening of “The Trip To Bountiful”

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert With February being African American History Month, who better to do the honors of several greats that have set an example, than our First Lady Michelle Obama. The First Lady spoke on Monday at a White House screening of Lifetime Television’s film version of the play “The Trip to Bountiful.” The movie stars Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and KeKe Palmer, who discussed the film after…

Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald Will Star As Billie Holiday

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this spring singing the blues as Billie Holiday. The five time Tony Award winner will star in Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” a musical that imagines one of Holiday’s last performance in 1959. Previews began March 25 at the Circle in the Square Theatre and opening night is set for April 13. It is a limited engagement…