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Denzel to direct, star in film version of ‘Fences’

Denzel Washington will star in and direct a film version of August Wilson’s “Fences” for Paramount Pictures, with Viola Davis on board to star, according to Variety.

Brooklyn playwright debuts movie in hometown

A capacity crowd filled the Linden Multiplex Theater as Brooklyn native Jermaine “Jay Everyday” Smith returned to East New York to premiere his film, “A Piece of Me: An Everyday Story.”

Must-see at Tribeca Film Fest

Here is what should not be missed at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Eve cuts it up in ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’

She’s baaack! It’s been 10 years, but the fast-talking, hair-cutting, weave-weavers at Calvin Barbershop are back with full comedic force.

The empire of Ice Cube

The new comedy “Barbershop: The Next Cut” opens April 15 and features Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Eve and Oscar winner Common.

'Mann & Wife' returns for second season

The second season of hit comedy series Mann & Wife, starring Daivd and Tamela Mann premieres Tuesday, April 5

Vanessa Bell Calloway stirs up church intrigue in ‘Saints and Sinners’

Vanessa Bell Calloway is an unlikely amalgam of God-given gorgeousness, dramatic chops and unbeatable comic timing.

New season of 'Empire' kicks off with a bang

Co-creator Danny Strong wrote and directed the March 30 spring premiere of “Empire” entitled “Death Will Have His Day.”

‘London Has Fallen’ rises to the occasion

As the world is shocked by the unexpected death of the British prime minister, the leaders of the Western world, including U.S. President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart), immediately make plans to attend the funeral in London.

Tyler Perry to narrate modern-day version of 'The Passion'

New Orleans is famous for its processions, but on Palm Sunday, Tyler Perry and a host of stars will take things to a new level with a live, modern-day portrayal of the last hours of Jesus' life on Earth.

The casting of Nina Simone and why skin color matters

The casting of Zoe Saldana to play civil rights icon and singer Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic has reignited a debate about race and skin tone in Hollywood that goes beyond just black and white

March 2016 travel calendar of events

Upcoming events for the emerging spring season.

Oscar boycott party held at Harlem’s Shrine

Consistent with what many would want the Academy Awards to actually be, a diverse group of New Yorkers came together at Harlem’s Shrine World Music Venue

Oscar winners speak with the AmNews

In 2014, Jared Leto smiled and winked at me and let me hold his Oscar in the pressroom.

‘Race’

Its 1936. Nazi Germany hosts that year’s Summer Olympics.