Spring is in the Las Vegas air, and so are the celebrities. The weather outside is delicious, which means it’s time to put on your spring fling and hit the town.
On Feb. 16, the Springs Preserve (located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd., across from the Meadows Mall) will host its 4th Annual Black History Month Festival.
As a child in Compton, Calif. — who relocated to Las Vegas at age 17 — Bruce Williamson Jr. had always known that his mother was grooming him for a life in the ministry, with an eye on the gospel stardom his inimitable voice would surely bring.
“Drumline Live,” a stage production that celebrates marching band culture on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities, will thrill audiences at the Smith Center on Jan. 18 and 19.
After walking through a winter wonderland of charity events and holiday parties, my 5-inch, blinged-out stilettos are now a lifeless pair of ballerina slippers. I am a glistened- and tinseled-out child. Time for a recharge. Where is that pink bunny when you need her? Energize!
I am pleased to send a “choo-choo” shout out, with some sophisticated funk, to the Soul Train Music Awards that recently rolled into Sin City for the first time ever! The awards ceremony was a champagne-and-grits affair, a little bling-bling with your cornbread. The night’s host was Cedric the Entertainer, featuring performances by musical masters John Legend, Fantasia, Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder.
Mary J. Blige performs at the Palms Sept 7, 2012. D’Angelo opens the show. (Photos By Denise Truscello/Wire Image)
I have been writing ever since I was young boy growing up in Chicago. As a young man, I wrote a play called “The Willow Building,” adapted from my real-life conversations with veterans who lived in an actual Chicago building after their military service was complete. I was captivated by the wartime experiences of these men, who spoke so freely while coping with post-war trauma.
A steady buzz is building among theater lovers, as the West Las Vegas Library Theatre prepares for a staging of the smash Broadway musical “The Color Purple,” August 23-26.
Sweet Honey in the Rock — the acclaimed all-female a cappella group that incorporates traditional gospel, blues, reggae, African chants, hip-hop and jazz improvisation into its unique sound — dazzled fans with it’s recent performance at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.