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Tyler takes the witness stand: The truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth

Tyler takes the witness stand: The truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth

Tyler Perry
The “Madea’s Witness Protection” Interview
with Kam Williams

Tyler Perry’s inspirational journey from the hard streets of New Orleans to the heights of Hollywood's A-list is the stuff of American legend. Born into poverty and raised in a household scarred by abuse, Tyler fought from a young age to find the strength, faith and perseverance that would later form the foundations of his much-acclaimed plays, films, books and shows.

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Jearlyn Steele performs July 2nd at Old Log Theater

Jearlyn Steele performs July 2nd at Old Log Theater

The crystal clear voice of Jearlyn Steele will be featured in a concert July 2 as part of the Old Log Theater’s Sounds for Summer music series.

Jearlyn Steele has titled her show “Songs I Love to Sing.” It is a collection of the many songs she has particularly enjoyed singing over the years. Great songs like “Summertime,” “Let the Good Times Roll,” and many others.

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American Black Film Festival

American Black Film Festival

June 20th

As the rain proceeds to engulf the coasts of Miami, the start of the American Black Film Festival’s 16th year of celebrating urban cinema is turning the heat up in this tropical city and bringing together a myriad of industry tastemakers to celebrate the importance of diversity in independent film.

Images: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis as 'Hushpuppy' (the girl in both pics), and actor Dwight Henry as 'Wink'

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Father-son biopic set to air on PBS and to debut on DVD

Father-son biopic set to air on PBS and to debut on DVD

My Reincarnation, PBS-TV & DVD Review
By Kam Williams

When the Chinese occupied Tibet in 1959, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche had the good sense to get the heck out of the country while the going was good. The exiled monk moved to Italy where he married a local gal and had a couple of kids, including a son, Yeshi, who was recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a renowned Buddhist master.

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Tom Cruise again leads team in spy franchise’s 4th installment

Tom Cruise again leads team in spy franchise’s 4th installment

Mission: Impossible--Ghost Protocol
DVD Review by Kam Williams

Before he could intercept a courier carrying the activation codes for Russia’s nuclear devices, an American spy (Josh Hollaway) is slain in Budapest by a blonde assassin (Lea Seydoux). She was working on behalf of Cobalt (Michael Nyst), a person of interest whose identity can only be determined by infiltrating top secret files located inside the Kremlin.

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Margaret Thatcher biopic features Meryl Streep’s Oscar-winning performance

Margaret Thatcher biopic features Meryl Streep’s Oscar-winning performance

The Iron Lady
DVD Review by Kam Williams

Over the course of her illustrious career, Meryl Streep has landed more Academy Award nominations (17 and counting) than any other thespian in history. Blessed not only with an enviable emotional range but a knack for feigning foreign accents and regional dialects, the versatile actress has repeatedly demonstrated an uncanny ability to disappear into whatever role she’s been asked to play.  

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Tyler Perry love triangle finds groom-to-be torn between fiancée and widow

Tyler Perry love triangle finds groom-to-be torn between fiancée and widow

Good Deeds
DVD Review by Kam Williams

 Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has it all, or so it seems, between serving as CEO of a thriving computer software company and his impending marriage to a successful, if shallow, San Francisco realtor (Gabrielle Union). The dedicated, driven executive was handpicked by his mother (Phylicia Rashad) over his hot-headed brother, Walter (Brian White), to replace their late father to run Deeds Corporation.

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