Bittersweet biopic recounts final hours in Oscar Grant's life
Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan) and his girlfriend, Sophina (Melonie Diaz), were returning to Oakland in the wee hours of the morning after attending a New Year's Eve 2009 celebration when their crowded train was stopped by police in response to a report of a disturbance. Oscar was among a number of male passengers ordered onto the platform at Fruitvale Station, where he was initially allowed to sit quietly with his back against the wall.
In a weekend full of events, Aesthetically Speaking photogs were able to catch a couple of events, including #MPLS (formerly BoomBox) performing at the Dakota Jazz Club and the Whiteout Affair at Mill City Nights. Here are few scenes from the cameras' lenses.
(Left to right) Regina Mhiripiri, Denise Williams and Melissa Essien enjoying #MPLS at the Dakota Jazz Club.
Bullock and McCarthy paired as unlikely partners in good cop-bad cop comedy
FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) has been dispatched to Boston where she's assigned to apprehend a ruthless drug kingpin. However, her boss is concerned about the uptight, 12-year veteran's horrible habit of rubbing her relatively-relaxed colleagues the wrong way.
Move over Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Steve Harvey and Katt Williams, the hottest black comic around right now is Kevin Hart. The diminutive, 5' 2" funnyman has skyrocketed to the heights of showbiz ladder lately, making myriad memorable performances on both TV and film.
Green Central partnering with local artist to create large-scale mural
Award-winning local artist Greta McLain will bring hundreds of Richard R. Green Central Park School students and neighborhood residents together for the Central Identity Project (CIP), a series of workshops and forums to design, paint and install a 2,000-square-foot mural that will transform the exterior of Green Central School, located at 3416 4th Ave. S.