ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins’ Next Project? ‘The Underground Railroad’

NEW YORK (AP) — "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins will follow up his Oscar-winning film with a drama series for Amazon based on Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad." Amazon announced Monday that it will develop the...

Drake’s New CD ‘More Life’ Breaks a New Streaming Record

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake, who was the most streamed act on Spotify last year, has started 2017 strong — his new album, "More Life," has broken the U.S. record for the number of...

Actress, Producer-Writer of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Marry

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An actress and producer-writer from "Orange Is The New Black" have married. Actress Samira Wiley, who plays the character Poussey Washington on the Netflix show, and Lauren Morelli wedded Saturday...

Mike Tyson Suffers Rare Loss in Noisy Latin America Bout

NEW YORK (AP) — Over his career, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson recorded 50 wins and six losses. But he recently notched another big loss in Latin America — this time as a coach...

Oscar Winner Lou Gossett Jr. Partners With Pepperdine to Erase Racism

At the age of eighty, Academy Award winning actor and lifelong activist, Lou Gossett, Jr. remains in love with life and in love with humanity. “Everything is green. It looks like Ireland or Scotland...

Local Musician: James King, Jr.

For the past 40-plus years, local musician James King, Jr. has been laying a solid foundation for musicians around the world. His mastery of the upright bass displays confidence and ebullience. King is a...

Chappelle Celebrates Netflix Release with All-Star Party

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Chappelle has celebrated Tuesday's release of a pair of Netflix comedy specials with some high-profile friends. USA Today reports Chappelle hosted a late-night party Monday at a Hollywood club ahead...

Drama ‘Shots Fired’ Takes Reversed Layered Look at Police Shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The title of "Shots Fired" makes it clear the new drama series is treading on contentious turf. Yes, a police shooting of an unarmed youth is at the center of the...

Friend: Chuck Berry’s 1st Album in Decades is ‘Sensational

Chuck Berry's death came just weeks before the debut single off his first new studio album in nearly four decades was scheduled to go on sale, a friend of the rock 'n' roll legend...

September Trial Planned for Trey Songz if No Plea Agreement

DETROIT (AP) — A September trial is planned for singer Trey Songz if he can't reach a deal with prosecutors to reduce a felony assault charge stemming from a concert in Detroit. Songz appeared Thursday...

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean Poet, Dies at 87

CASTRIES, St. Lucia (AP) — Derek Walcott, a Nobel prize-winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean, died Friday on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. "Derek Alton Walcott, poet,...

Blues Harmonica Star James Cotton Dead at 81

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — James Cotton, a Grammy Award-winning blues harmonica master whose full-throated sound backed such blues legends as Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson II and Howlin' Wolf, has died at age 81. A...