Category: Stage & Screen

Our Friends, Our Lives; Why “Girls Trip” Is A Movie Must

Our Friends, Our Lives; Why “Girls Trip” Is A Movie Must

| July 29, 2017 | Reply

       Music, New Orleans, girlfriends, zip-lining, absinthe….. and grapefruit? If that sentence made perfect sense to you, then congratulations—–you’ve also recently seen the new summer comedy, Girls Trip. I attended a showing with a girlfriend last Friday and yes, we both considered it a fabulous flick. At our AMC location, the theater was packed with […]

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Charlie Wilson: From Down For The Count To “In It To Win It”

Charlie Wilson: From Down For The Count To “In It To Win It”

| March 11, 2017 | Reply

“All mouth, no action.” “Talk is cheap.” “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hear me.” Quotes like these are easy to say…..until you’re wounded by someone’s carelessly-spoken words. Sometimes it’s an ill-timed joke, other times a piercing verbal barb wrapped in the guise of “bless your heart.” And then there […]

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Concert Review: The “King & Queen of Hearts” Tour Hits Dallas’ AAC

Concert Review: The “King & Queen of Hearts” Tour Hits Dallas’ AAC

| December 4, 2016 | 1 Reply

Pain, passion and partying all the way through—- clouds and chilly rain may have loomed outdoors, but thousands of fans enjoyed the heartwarming soul of newcomer Ro James and co-headliners Maxwell and Mary J. Blige, who regaled the nearly packed-out Dallas’ American Airlines Center on Friday night. Mary J. Blige was the first up of […]

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Play Review: “Love Jones: The Musical”

Play Review: “Love Jones: The Musical”

| November 29, 2016 | Reply

Romance, drama, music and the big city: nearly 20 years ago, African-American movie goers fell in love with Love Jones, a 1997 film starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long. As Darius Lovehall and Nina Mosley, they enraptured audiences, playing two young Chicago-area professionals keen on their jobs, deep into the arts and hot for each […]

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“Fool—You Got a Mistress?” Relationships 101 With LisaRaye McCoy

“Fool—You Got a Mistress?” Relationships 101 With LisaRaye McCoy

| December 29, 2015 | Reply

My fun and fascinating 2011 chat with actress LisaRaye McCoy, she was mad chill and SUCH a refreshing change of pace from what one expects of Hollywood players…… How could a marriage start like a fairy tale and end in a public, paparazzi-esque nightmare? Ask LisaRaye McCoy. In the space of two years, the actress […]

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Anthony Anderson: “Black-ish,” “Cosby Show” Comparisons & The N-Word

Anthony Anderson: “Black-ish,” “Cosby Show” Comparisons & The N-Word

| October 3, 2015 | 2 Replies

In this day and age, it’s a pretty plausible scenario: Your African-American son recites lyrics during a school talent show that include ‘the n-word’ and is subsequently expelled. As their parent, how do you feel you should respond? If your answer is to appeal on his behalf to the school board and caution the members […]

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“When Someone Believes In You, You Shine”:  “Motown: The Musical’s” Charles Randolph Wright

“When Someone Believes In You, You Shine”: “Motown: The Musical’s” Charles Randolph Wright

| August 3, 2015 | Reply

Knowshi: How do the original Motown superstars feel about their younger acting counterparts and how they’ve been portrayed? Wright – “They’ve been incredibly supportive: the man [Gordy] who wrote songs and produced for them was there when they were teens, so having that is my secret weapon in having it feel authentic, his insider knowledge […]

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Lamman Rucker: UP’s Premiere Film “Where’s The Love,” The MOC Preview/Knowshi Interview Link

Lamman Rucker: UP’s Premiere Film “Where’s The Love,” The MOC Preview/Knowshi Interview Link

| May 3, 2014 | Reply

What if you’re counted on nationwide for help, advice and wise counsel, but behind closed doors, you happen to be in need of assistance yourself? That’s the situation a couple faces in a romantic drama premiering Saturday, May 3 on cable’s Up network, “Where’s The Love?” (7:00 p.m. E.S.T.) It’s supposed to be a happy […]

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