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Artist Frank Kelley, Jr. Brings His Arts Program to The Boys & Girls Club West Monroe Louisiana

More than a dozen area youth from the Boys & Girls Club of West Monroe, LA took part in an interactive arts program, lead by noted artist Frank Kelley, Jr. last week. Celebrating 17-years working with youth around the country, the Educational Arts Initiative Program reaches youth through art. Participants have fun while being educated about art, build their self-esteem and learn self-expression, while increasing their reading, writing and geometry skills. Kelley works with private and public schools and youth organizations around the country, giving kids insight into artistic techniques and life lessons. "My motto is 'If I can, you can too," says Kelley. To learn more about this program or b

Oprah's Book Club Choice: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

ABOUT AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE An explosive love story about a marriage interrupted. Could you put your life on hold for twelve years? A stunning love story about family, injustice and marriage, and three people at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. They are settling into the routine of their life together, when they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Cel

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA ANNOUNCES AFRICAN–AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENTS IN TELEVISION: A BLACK HISTORY MO

In 1965 a sheriff’s posse on horseback trampled peaceful protesters seeking voting rights for black citizens. The following day the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said to the assembled news media: “We are here to say to the white men that no longer will we let them use clubs on us in the dark corners. We’re going to make them do it in the glaring light of television.” Dr. King’s words give context to how television has served as the vehicle that not only highlighted the crucial moments of the civil rights movement, but also African-American achievements across all creative endeavors. The Paley Center for Media will celebrate these historic moments in AfricanAmerican Achievements in Te

THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL LINEUP FOR PALEYFEST LA, MARCH 16-25, 2018

35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WILL OPEN WITH PALEYFEST ICON TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY BARBRA STREISAND Lineup Includes: The Casts of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon on the Same Stage; The Good Doctor; The Handmaid’s Tale; Mom; The Orville; Queen Sugar; Riverdale; Silicon Valley; Stranger Things; Supernatural; and Will & Grace The Paley Center for Media announced the lineup for PaleyFest LA 2018 which will mark thirty-five years as the premier television festival. Running March 16-25, at the iconic DOLBY Theatre, the milestone anniversary celebration will include the cast and creative teams of today’s most acclaimed and hottest television shows, and will open with a PaleyFest Icon Tribut

Black Panther: The superhero movie just about to hit Africa

In a few days, Kenyans will be watching a new movie called Black Panther, in which three of Africa’s leading actors in Hollywood will appear: Daniel Kaluuya from Uganda/UK, Danai Gurrira from Zimbabwe/US and Lupita Nyong’o from Kenya/Mexico. Many have described Black Panther as an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character by the same name. But I doubt whether Ryan Coogler would have taken the trouble to direct this movie, weave it together the way he did and cram it with an almost all Black cast of brilliant actors if all that was in this movie were mere “comics”! There is more to this action-packed movie that one can only discern by reflecting on the messages that the act

WESTWORLD returns for its ten-episode second season, exclusively on HBO

The Emmy®-winning drama series WESTWORLD returns for its ten-episode second season SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Viewers can now see the WESTWORLD spot that premiered during Super Bowl LII, marking HBO’s first Super Bowl ad in 20 years. The WESTWORLD Season 2 Official Super Bowl ad was directed by series co-creator Jonathan Nolan. Link: https://youtu.be/qUmfriZoMw0. All ten episodes of the critically acclaimed first season of WESTWORLD are available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms. The pilot episode is also available for nonsubscribers to watch for free on‪HBO.com. In addition, fans and first-time viewers can catch up on ‪ h

MOVIES: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Official Trailer

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom In Theaters June 22, 2018 https://www.jurassicworld.com It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as la

Happy Birthday to our friend Florence LaRue

LaRue is an original founding member of the iconic “Fifth Dimension” and has recorded and performed with The 5th Dimension from their beginning in 1967. They garnered hits such as Age of Aquarius, Wedding Bell Blues, Stone Soul Picnic and Up Up And Away, which soared to number one setting them firmly on the map in pop music. They toured the states and Europe and continue to thrill crowds worldwide. PHOTO: Bob Barry #SPMGMedia SPMG MEDIA – SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

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