Tuesday, September 26, 2017

‘LOVE’ AFFAIR

An important fundraiser for Broadway in the Hood comes to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Las Vegas: Lights, Camera, Action

BY CAPUCINE HOLMES Las Vegas is full of excitement. People from all over the world are awed by the city’s inimitable glamour, and the entertainment industry — from movie and television productions to awards shows — is taking notice. The gospel music industry took over Las Vegas recently when about 30,000 people descended on the […]

Rest in Heaven Walter Mason | 1926-2017

Walter Mason Jr., who passed away on Feb. 28, was a tremendous contributor to the arts in Las Vegas. A celebration of his life was held recently at the West Las Vegas Arts Center, where he logged countless hours as a volunteer — mentoring young people, and producing and directing stage productions for first-time actors. […]

DISPATCH FROM L.A.: Ring Her Bell

DISPATCH FROM L.A. Ring Her Bell Vanessa Bell Calloway is the center of attention at her star-studded 60th birthday celebration. Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway turned 60 in March, and celebrated with a star-studded birthday gala and comedy show at Regency West in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles. The celebration was hosted by Sherri […]

Under the Glittering Lights: Deep Discussion

Actress Vivica A. Fox was recently in Las Vegas for “Conversations with Kym” — a special event for domestic violence awareness hosted in the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

VEGAS WATCH: Taste Of Brandye

BY CAPUCINE HOLMES South Point Hotel and Casino was the site of a historic gathering on a recent Tuesday, as people from across America came together for a rare taste of Brandye — the outstanding singing trio comprised of Donna Davis Sadler, Cynthia Douglas, and Pamela Vincent, reuniting after several decades. Brandye have made over […]

VEGAS WATCH: Founding Document

The members of Kappa Alpha Psi know a thing or two about remembering history, and Capucine Holmes finds how out they keep their legacy alive. BY CAPUCINE HOLMES It was history in the making for Kappa Alpha Psi, as members of the fraternity marked Founders Day Weekend with celebrations and community service to honored their […]

Soul Train Awards 2016

Soul Train Awards 2016

Blues in the Park!

KCEP Power 88.1 recently celebrated 44 years of broadcasting excellence at the Craig Ranch “Southern Soul Blues in the Park” event. Hundreds of fans were delighted by performers that included Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Bigg Robb, Walter Waiters, Billy Ray Charles, Edward “The Blues Man” Thomas and Lady Brandy.

Sight Night

Hundreds of people gathered recently at the home of Dr. Kenneth C. Westfield for a fundraiser benefiting The Gift of Sight — the non-profit organization he founded to help people around the world who lack access to eye care. For the last 18 years, The Gift of Sight has volunteered supplies, knowledge, and surgical skills […]