Arts & Entertainment


Acknowledging Black and POC experimental musicians

My years of following, documenting and sharing the news of diverse experimental music artists led me to the High Zero Festival in Baltimore, as I had gotten the tip that the festival had made a conscious curatorial effort to scout ...

‘Mubassa’s Dream’ takes flight in Harlem

Dr. John (Satchmo) Mannan’s book, “Mubassa’s Dream—And 18 Legends from the Land of Nod” (Aladdin’s Books International, 2016), in many ways mirrors the diverse interests and passions of the writer.

NY Film Fest’s opening night

The New York Film Festival’s opening night is considered to be the world’s most prestigious celebration of cinema, and the AmNews was part of a very select group of journalists invited to celebrate, mix and mingle.

Lemonade: That cool refreshing eatery

Eddie Murphy said it first, and best, when impersonating Elvis in “Delirious,” but the California fast casual eatery chain, Lemonade (@LemonadeLA, www.lemonadela.com), takes “cool” and “refreshing” to a whole new level.

Talking SCHOP! Convertible. Sun. Fun. Friends. It’s LA! Part II

My first visit back to Los Angeles in nearly eight years was proving to be just what the doctor ordered: sun, fun and friends, plus a convertible for added effect.

A day trip to La Jolla

If you plan to be in San Diego for a few days, you should rent a car and take the 30-minute trip up to La Jolla. The 7-mile, hilly seaside community offers much more than just the University of California, ...

Miriam Makeba magnificently honored in ‘Mama Africa the Musical’

In the early 1960s she was introduced to the world by singer and activist Harry Belafonte, singing in her incredible, unique South African vocalizing style of yells, chants, hums and scats woven into the electrifying soulfulness and spiritual vibrations of ...

Fox airing 'Showtime at the Apollo' special in December

Steve Harvey is hosting host SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, a two-hour event on Dec. 5

'BeyHive' descends on former pol for citing Beyoncé lyrics as example of Clinton hypocrisy

Beyoncé became part of the 2016 election dialogue on Monday night, and the "BeyHive" swarmed.

Janet Jackson confirms pregnancy at 50

Janet Jackson is finally letting the world in on her big news.

Fall vacationing in Orlando

Autumn is the perfect time to visit Orlando in what is known as the offseason during September through November, when crowds are fewer, children are back in school and the weather is still warm.

Drake cancels the rest of his tour after ankle injury

Drake has just canceled the remainder of his Summer Sixteen tour.

SOB's hosting fundraiser for Haiti

Live world music venue and restaurant SOB's is hosting a Haiti hurricane relief fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 14.

Solange Knowles: She's more than just Beyonce's sister

Solange Knowles is more than just Beyonce's little sister. But like Queen Bey, Solange now has a number one album.

Magpies: Soft-served in LA

My visit to LA was not primarily about food