Sunday, March 7, 2021
Prepare for a bunch of laughs and kick-off Black History Month by celebrating the arrival of the original COMING TO AMERICA on Prime Video February 1st! The #RoyalRewatch will start at 4 P.M. PT, followed by an 80’s throwback live DJ set by DJ D-Nice over on Instagram Live. Join the Twitter Watch Party by following along on @PrimeVideo and @ZamundaRoyals! And don't forget to...
By Raymond Ward, The New 411 GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis continues his live streaming ticketed solo performances with a second season of twelve shows announced for 2021. The “Saturday Salon” will take place on the last Saturday of every month and feature a 60-minute performance...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Too Loud, Too Fast, Tell Too Much This is what Wendy Williams’ parents would warn her against when she went out in public, as told in “Wendy Williams: The Movie” coming to the Lifetime network on January 30. The film is filled with juicy information about...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “Everybody was either in a group or a gang. Some were in both!”—Smokey Robinson I thought that I would just casually and quickly listen to the “Greatest Music of All Time Podcast,” featuring the great Smokey Robinson. Man, was I surprised! I was mesmerized at the...
By Raymond Ward, The New 411 Free programming includes 10-minute play festival and Conversations at the Square with industry professionals  Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation’s premier African American theatres, announces its Festival on the Square, a three-day virtual festival celebrating the arts, February 4-6, 2021. Inspired by...
 David Weathersby moderates Reel Black Filmmakers monthly online film series  Reel Black Filmmakers, in collaboration with the Community Film Workshop of Chicago, will present its monthly South Side Online Short Film Series, featuring creative narrative and experimental films by South Side filmmakers from the Digital Storytelling Initiative (DSI) on Wednesday,...
About THE REV In this hilarious, melodic and inspirational new series, there’s never a dull moment in the world of larger-than-life Pastor Richard Hartley. When he isn’t preaching and inspiring his congregation at his Queens, NY church, he’s dealing with his rambunctious and loving family… all while utilizing his musical...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The following films are being considered on the short list for Academy Awards or have been moved into Oscar consideration—most likely in the live action short category. If they are valued for their contribution to the arts or just plain old appeal to a wider...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Last month, the streaming service formerly known as Urban Movie Channel (UMC) announced that it would be rebranded as ALLBLK in early January. ALLBLK is now live and available across all streaming devices and platforms! What is ALLBLK? ALLBLK is an invitation to a world of streaming...
Start off the New Year on a light note with the return of the Acorn TV original irreverent comedy “Finding Joy,” starring award-winning Irish personality Amy Huberman (“Striking Out” and “The Clinic”). Encouraged by her stint as an internet sensation, the thirtysomething lifestyle vlogger Joy Morris (Huberman) establishes her own video...