Arts and Entertainment

From the Book Shelf: “I Want My MTV” by Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks

If the MTV era of the 1980s meant something to you, if it was an essential part of your musical and television life, then “I Want My MTV” should be…

Big Gaff @ the Movies: “The Equalizer” Adds Screen Credit to Denzel’s Filmography

I first saw Denzel Washington in the play “A Soldier’s Story” in New York City in 1981. The production was off-Broadway, presented by the world famous, Negro Ensemble Company. He…

Hip Hop Review: Def Jam Recordings Celebrating 30th Anniversary

The house that Rick Ruben and Russell Simmons built in 1984 is celebrating its 30th anniversary in style this month. The prominent Hip-Hop label announced a concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays…

Check This Out: One of A Kind Comedy Show to Make History

After years of talking to others about producing a comedy show starring disabled artists, Damon Rozier, a wheelchair bound comedian, decided last year to stop talking and to do it…

The Sounds of Music

Mariachi is a traditional style of Mexican music. With its folk-like form, the music is played on violins, trumpets, an acoustic guitar and occasionally even a harp. Since the 18th…

Hip Hop Review: Chris Brown’s ‘X’ to debut high on Billboard’s 200 Chart; Announces Tour With Trey Songz

Things are finally looking good for multi-platinum Grammy Award winning singer Chris Brown, aka Breezy, after having a rough year. It’s been a difficult 12 months for the 25-year-old Virginia…

Sun Spots: What’s Happening in and around our community for September

Tuesday, September 30 Tuesday, September 30 6p.m.: Optional Allusions Part II @ Cheri Restaurant: Art and dining are combined for this two part exhibit, also featuring photographs by John Pinderhughes…

Big Gaff @ The Movies: “No Good Deed” Defies Critics

I have mentioned that I am the prejudice movie reviewer. I will head for a theater with a notion of the worth of  the film I will see.  I might…

From the BookShelf “City of Stairs” by Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway Books)

Reviewed by Ealish Waddell “City of Stairs” takes place in a fascinating alternate Asia, a world where the mundane and the miraculous have struck an uneasy truce. For a thousand…

Big Gaff @ The Movies – Coming of Age Tale Makes For Great Adult Film

I am not a preacher, but I often send out a message with the same passion used by those who speak from the pulpit. My message is that if you…

Hip Hop Review – Cashing In At Fashion Week

Kicked off last Thursday (September 4), New York Fashion Week (NYFW) is happening right now. Designers and fashion houses are presenting their spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection. The industry always shows…

Supercharged Rollout of Superhero Films

By Amanda Moses  If you have recently seen billboards or television commercials portraying men and women who fly, have claws for fingers or shoot lasers from their eyes, they have…

Virtual Adventures for the Holidays

BY DEAN MOSES What adventures will you and your family be having this holiday season? Will you be fighting crime dressed as a bat on Christmas Eve? Or will you…

A New Generation of Gaming

By: Dean Moses In June, the Electronic Entertainment Exposition showed off Microsoft and Sony’s new game consoles for gamers everywhere who have been eagerly anticipating the return of both brands. …

Raiding Tombs with Lara

  BY DEAN MOSES Whether you’re crawling through collapsing caves, wading through murky rivers or balancing on fallen trees over majestic waterfalls there is always something to do in Tomb…